LensCulture Competitions

We believe that competitions are one of the best ways to boost your career in photography. Competitions connect talent to opportunity, offering great work the chance to reach a global audience.
Portrait leasha overturf
© Leasha Overturf

Portrait Awards

Portrait photography is among the most iconic work created by photographers — we are seeking the new photographic portrait of the 21st century.

January – February
Earth paul mcmahon
© Paul McMahon

Earth Awards

Seeking photography inspired by our planet, we are looking for everything from artful examinations to journalistic exposés to powerful single images of the Earth.

March – April
Emerging alejandra cardenas palacios
© Alejandra Cardenas Palacios

Emerging Talent Awards

Emerging photographers often make the freshest, most exciting work — but it’s hard to gain attention when you are relatively new. These awards showcase outstanding emerging photographers.

May – June
Street maria marin
© Maria J. Marin

Street Photography Awards

Street photography is one of the most striking and universal genres in the whole medium. We're searching for the next great practitioners to share their vision of the world.

July – August
Visual storytelling alex masi
© Alex Masi

Visual Storytelling Awards

We believe photographs tell stories that can reach the broadest audiences and we want to discover the best story-tellers out there.

September – October
Exposure yola monakhov stockton
© Yola Monakhov Stockton

Exposure Awards

Our largest award of the year aims to discover and showcase the best photographers from all over the world. This is a truly global competition.

November – December

Get the LensCulture printed annuals

Enjoy these competition annuals featuring the Winners, Juror’s Picks and Finalists work from all our competitions.