Photography Competitions

1. Palm* Photo Prize 2022

Open to: Photographers working in all disciplines and styles. 


1st place   

  • £299 cash prize   
  • Post production on personal or editorial project supported by INK   - Labyrinth Photographic £500 voucher    - Palm* Studio goodies Bag + Palm* Feature 

2nd place   

  • Labyrinth Photographic £200 voucher   
  • Palm* Studios goodie Bag + Palm* Feature 

People's Choice Award   

  • Labyrinth Photographic £200 voucher   
  • Palm* Studios goodies Bag + Palm* Feature  100 entries will be selected by Palm* and be displayed as part of the Palm* Photo Prize exhibition at 10 14 Gallery.

The selected images will be open to the artists for public viewing and available for sale (unless otherwise stated by entrants). 100% of the profits will go back to the artists. 

Additionally, "The photographers agency Canvas Represents would like to present one recipient with an 'Mentorship Award.' The chosen recipient will be a stand out, emerging talent that is pursuing a career in editorial and commercial photography."

Also, "The winner will receive a three meeting mentorship with Canvas team of agents, focusing on a portfolio review, as well as an editorial & commercial strategy to help the recipient with the next steps in their career."

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Details here

2. XII Photography Contest 'Objectivo Africa': Digital Transformation in Africa

The best photographs "that publicise the positive aspects of the African continent in the field of digital transformation in Africa, this year's theme" will be awarded cash prizes as follows:

First award - 1000€

Second award - 500€

Third award - 300€

Max. entries - 5

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Details here

3. EuroNatur International Nature Photo Competition

Open to: All amateur and professional photographers


All amateur and professional photographers are invited to embark on a photographic journey of discovery and capture impressive pictures of amazing facets of Europe's natural world


1st prize - 1,500 EUR

2nd prize - 1,000 EUR

3rd prize - 750 EUR

4th prize - 500 EUR

5th prize - 250 EUR

"The 6th-12th prizes and the Jury Prize are a voucher to the value of 25 EUR to be redeemed against EuroNatur Service GmbH's range of products. Each winner will also receive a copy of EuroNatur's 2023 Europe's Natural Treasures wall calendar..."

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Details here

4. Rugby Photographer of the Year with Keith Prowse 

Open to: Amateur and professional from across the globe

They state that entries must have been taken between 1st January 2021 and March 31st 2022. 

"You can enter only one (1) image per category, except for the Portfolio of the Year category where you can submit ten (10) images to show a body of work."


18 and above for all categories 

16 ans under for Young Photographer category 


"A cash prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the overall Grand Prix winner of Rugby Photographer of the Year. All category winners will also feature in a special edition of Rugby Journal."

Also, "All shortlisted entries will have their work featured in an exhibition at the World Rugby Museum inside Twickenham stadium."

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Details here

1. African Geographic Photograph of the Year 2022

Entries should be taken in the African continent or associated islands, and should reflect the African wildlife, landscape, and/or culture.

Ages: 18 and above 


They state, "The winner will receive a cash prize of USD 5,000 and two runners-up will receive a cash prize of USD 2,500 each. 

The overall winner (plus a partner) and the two runners-up (plus their partners) will enjoy a group safari with our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Liz.

This ultimate private safari will include 5 nights all paid in Khwai Private Reserve, Botswana.

Winners must organise their own transport to and from Mauri International Airport in Botswana, and overnight costs in Maun (if required). African Geographic will sponsor the transfers to and from Maun and Khwai Private Reserve."

Deadline: April 30, 2022

Details here

2. AstroCamera Astrophotography Competition


a) Deep Sky Objects

b) Solar System Objects 

c) Astrolandscape 

"All participants may register maximum 5 competition entries jointly in all categories; however, in each category only one Photograph or one series of photographs of a participant may be awarded a prize."


Category I

  - Grand Prix - PLN 2,000,000

  - Second Prize - PLN 1,000,000

  - Third Place - PLN 500,000

Category II

  - Grand Prix - PLN 1,000,000

  - Second Prize - PLN 700,000

  - Third Place - PLN 500,000

Category III

  - Grand Prix - PLN 1,5000,000

  - Second Prize - PLN 1,000,000

  - Third Place - PLN 500,000

Deadline: April 27, 2022

Details here

3. Photography & Literature

This is a photography competition which deals with the challenges of literature. It is aimed at "Photographers, and us for works inspired by specific works of literature. The choice of literary form (poetry, prose, drama etc) is open.

Open: Internationally


First place - 800€

Second place - 500€

Third place - €300

Deadline: April 8, 2021

Details here

4. Yannis Behraks International Photojournalism Award (YBPA) 2022

Those interested in participating in this award are requested to submit a "portfolio of up to twenty-four (24) photographs, an explanatory text and brief bio note."


"The 15,000€ cash prize will be awarded to a full-length Photojournalism or documentary work created after January 2018."

Deadline: April 10, 2022

Details here

1. Transversalidades 2022: Photography Without Borders 


The pictures collected under this contest should portray the diversity of territories, societies and cultures of different communities in order to allow crossed looks on the changes which are taking place in different parts of the world, show different styles of social organization and space, capture signs of continuity and change, archaisms and innovations that manifest themselves in the most populous cities or rural areas, located in the most remote and distant and areas, which are facing depopulation.


Your photo submission should be based on one of the following subjects:

  • Landscape, biodiversity and natural heritage
  • Rural areas, agriculture and settlement 
  • Culture and society 

"Each candidate must only submit one portfolio with six (6) photos about a single subject of the contest."


The overall winner will receive:

  • a prize money of 1500 Euros, a professional monitor model E120 ColorEdge CE2740 27" with 4K resolution, hardware calibration, including visor and 5 years warranty.
  • The winner of each theme (4) will receive 750 Euros 
  • 12 portfolios - 150 Euros each

Deadline: May 8, 2022

Details here

2. FIBA Photo Contest 

Theme: Local Basketball Pride 


"We would like to celebrate the pride of being part of a diverse family, the stories of the origin of basketball in your countries and the success achieved. 

As well as Local Basketball Pride in each city, in each village, on each playground. We are looking for photographers and basketball lovers to reveal their hometown courts and players, showing unique aspects of their countries that represent the diversity of basketball."

Age: Any 

No. of entries: 1-3


1st prize 

Photographic equipment valued at 3.000 CHF, and publication in FIBA Photo Book 2022. 

2nd prize 

Photographic equipment valued at 1,500 CHF, and publication in FIBA Photo Book 2022. 

3rd prize 

Photographic equipment valued at 1.000 CHF, and publication in FIBA Photo Book 2022. 

The Best 100 photos 

publication in FIBA Photo Book 2022. 

Deadline: May 30, 2022

Details here.

3. The 2022 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition

Open to: Amateur and professional photographers

The submitted entry should be in the form of a photographic essay. The images can "depict any mountain story consisting of culture, adventure, wildlife, sport, environment or natural history."


Grand Prize - $200 CAD 

Deadline: May 2, 2022

Details here

4.8th International "'Jaløn Àngel' Photography Award 

Categories: Portrait, Travel, El Camino Dr Santiago


Any author (Spanish or foreign) of legal age may participate with an origin photograph that has not been awarded a prize in another competition in 2021 and up until 29th May 2022. 

The author may present a maximum of INR photograph to each category."


Award for best photograph in the portrait category - 1,000 euros, trophy and diploma. 

Award for best photograph in the travel category - 1,000 euros, trophy and diploma. 

Award for the best photographer in the category of El Camino de Santiago - 1,000 euros, trophy and diploma.

Deadline: May 29, 2022

Details here

1. Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition 2022

Theme: Communication 

Open to: Amateur photographers


a) Photographer of the Year (28 and above)

b) Young Photographer of the Year (under 18)


Top prize for the Photographer of the Year - £1,000

Young Photographer of the Year - £500

Deadline: June 24, 2022

Details here

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