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2019 Free International Entry Contests in Photography, Video/Film, Designing and Drawing

Updated on July 31, 2019

For the lovers of all things non-writing, this article will provide you with an up-to-date list of the latest contests in designing (including illustration), painting, drawing, photography and short video/film.

The interesting thing about these contests is that they are free to enter, and they accept entrants from any region of the world unless it's noted a contest is limited to a specific region.

Whether you're an amateur or professional, this is your chance to show your talent and/or professionalism with an opportunity of winning cash and/or cool prizes such as photographic equipment. Additionally, your work will be showcased in art galleries thus promoting your artistic work.

Monthly Contest

1. Monthly International Photography Awards

Shoot The Frame is "a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers."

Applicants: Amateur and professional photographers

Deadline: At the end of every month

Categories: Portrait, Landscape and Wildlife

Details here.

Source

July Deadline

1. 2019 Newcomer Award – International Poster Competition

The competition is open to everyone younger than 27. Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne (Switzerland) is looking for the best young poster designers.

Theme: This year's competition theme is "Manifesting Rules".

Submission: Submit a maximum of three posters.

Prizes: Twenty posters will be shown during Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne from September 28th to October 7th, 2019&the winning poster will be shown at 500 locations throughout Switzerland and awarded CHF 1,500.

Deadline: 31st July 2019

Details here.

2. Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition 2019

Entrants must not be professional photographers.

‘Capturing movement’ is the theme of this year’s competition.

Submission: Each entrant can submit up to three images.

Prizes:

There are two categories:

• Photographer of the Year (18 and over) - £1,000 top prize

• Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) - £500 top prize

Deadline: 26th July 2019

Details here.

3. Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition 2019

Entrants must not be professional photographers.

‘Capturing movement’ is the theme of this year’s competition.

Submission: Each entrant can submit up to three images.

Prizes:

There are two categories:

• Photographer of the Year (18 and over) - £1,000 top prize

• Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) - £500 top prize

Deadline: 26th July 2019

Details here.

4. The Animago AWARD

The Animago AWARD is a competition that honors outstanding international work in the fields of 3D Animation & Still, Visual Effects, Visualization and Design.

Submission: There is no limit to the number of submissions permitted. However, each submission must be registered individually on the Animago website.

Prizes: Awards in Best Still, Best Visual Effects, Best Game Cinematic, Best Short Film, Best Advertising Production, Best Character, Best In-Game Graphics, Best Young Production& Jury’s Prize.

Deadline: Extended to 31st July, 2019

Details here.

5. The Depict Challenge

"Depict is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artists film and hybrid work."

Duration of the film: Should not exceed 90 seconds including titles and credits.

The films which are captured from January 2018 are accepted.

Maximum submission: 10

Prizes: Up to 2500 prize money, invaluable industry-exposure and other exclusive prizes.

Deadline: July 1, 2019

Details here.

6. Red Bull Illume 2019

Only images that capture the adventure and action sport culture and lifestyle may be submitted. Whether they take place in the air, sea, mountains, cities or on rivers and trails, a broad range of adventure and action sports submissions are accepted.

Submission: There are 11 categories and deadline of one has already passed.

Prizes: Overall and category winners will receive a selection of outstanding prizes from reputable photography brands.

Deadline: July 31, 2019 (for 10 out of a total of 11 categories)

Details here.

7. The UAE SDG Photography Award

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible. There are five categories: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.

Submissions: You may submit up to one photo in each category of the competition, except the category 'People' where you can submit between 5 – 10 photos.

Prizes: Total $25,000 in cash prizes (i.e. $5,000 in each category)

Deadline: 31st July 2019

Details here.

9. Huawei Next Image Awards

There are 6 categories in this contest: Emotional Tag, Hello, Life!, Faces, Going the Distance, Life Now and Storyboard.

The purpose of the contest is "explore alongside HUAWEI mobile users the possibilities of next-generation visual expressions and culture."

You should note: "All submissions be images or videos captured by HUAWEI phones, without limitation to when you captured the images or videos and with which HUAWEI phone you have done so."

Prizes: Grand prize winner ($20,000, opportunity to attend Paris Photo 2019, receive Huawei P30 Pro smartphone and a medal or certificate)

Category winners ($6,000, opportunity to attend Paris Photo 2019, receive Huawei P30 pro smartphone and a medal or certificate)

Runner-up winners (Huawei P30 smartphone Pro and a medal or certificate)

Age: Above 18 years

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Details here.

10. Red Bull Illume 2019

Only images that capture the adventure and action sport culture and lifestyle may be submitted. Whether they take place in the air, sea, mountains, cities or on rivers and trails, a broad range of adventure and action sports submissions are accepted.

Submission: There are 11 categories and deadline of one has already passed.

Prizes: Overall and category winners will receive a selection of outstanding prizes from reputable photography brands.

Deadline: July 31, 2019 (for 10 out of a total of 11 categories)

Details here.

11. The animago AWARD

The Animago AWARD is a competition that honors outstanding international work in the fields of 3D Animation & Still, Visual Effects, Visualization and Design.

Submission: There is no limit to the number of submissions permitted. However, each submission must be registered individually on the Animago website.

Prizes: Awards in Best Still, Best Visual Effects, Best Game Cinematic, Best Short Film, Best Advertising Production, Best Character, Best In-Game Graphics, Best Young Production& Jury’s Prize.

Deadline: Extended to 31st July, 2019

Details here.

12. The Royal Society of Biology Annual Photography

Theme: Capturing Movement

"Life on earth is constantly changing, and we invite you to photograph nature in motion."

Prizes: Photographer of the year (18 and over) - £1,000

Young Photographer of the Year (Under 18) - £500

Submission limit: 3 photographs

Deadline: July 26, 2019

Details here.

Source

August Deadline

1. V Tragaluz International Illustration Award

Open to illustrators of age above 18, worldwide.

"This year’s invitation is to draw what a house means for you. What it looks like, who inhabits it, what makes it a place one wants to go once and again."

Submission: Each artist may submit only one illustration.

Prizes: A contract for seven million Colombian pesos (approx. 2,100 US$) to create the illustrations for a book that will be published by Tragaluz.

Deadline: 15th August 2019

Details here.

2. 3rd International Skylife Photo Contest

This year's theme is “Discover”.

Submission: You may submit a maximum of 4 photographs.

Prizes:

• 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes are flight tickets worth of $12,000, $6,000 & $3000 respectively.

• FIAP Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals and Blue Badge + Flight Ticket worth of $1,000

• GPU Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals + Flight Ticket worth of $1,000

• TFSF Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals + Flight Ticket worth of $1,000.

Deadline: 25th August 2019

Details here.

3. 6X7 Award “Has the Moon landed?”

The contest is organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon. The subject of the submitted works should refer to this event.

Submission: You may submit a maximum of five photos or one film (your film must be 15 seconds or less in duration).

Prizes: The winner will receive a Leica Q2 camera.

Deadline: Extended to August 28, 2019

Details here.

4. International PhotogrAphy Grant 2019

Photographers age 18+ from any country may apply for this Grant. You can submit series of photographs up to 10 images - which share a common theme and are built as a one consistent project in the following categories: Creative, Documentary, Landscape, Portrait, Travel.

Submission: Only 1 project (up to 10 images).

Prizes: The winner will receive $1,000.

Deadline: 31st August 2019

Details here.

5. 2019 KIABusan International Architecture & Urban Digital Photo Competition

The competition is organized by Korean Institute of Architects BUSAN.

The theme of this year's competition is Memory & Oblivion.

Submission: You may submit up to 3 photos or short video of 5 minutes.

Prizes:

• Photography

One 1st Prize of 500,000 (KRW) each.

Two 2nd Prizes of 300,000 (KRW) each.

Three 3rd Prizes: 150,000 (KRW) each.

• Video

One 1st Prize of 1.000,000 (KRW)

One 2nd Prize of 500,000 (KRW)

Three 'Certificates of Award' for Third position.

Deadline: The competition begins on Monday 5 August 2019 and ends Friday 6 September 2019.

Details here.

September Deadline

1. 2019 KIABusan International Architecture & Urban Digital Photo Competition

The competition is organized by Korean Institute of Architects BUSAN.

The theme of this year's competition is Memory & Oblivion.

Submission: You may submit up to 3 photos or short video of 5 minutes.

Prizes:

• Photography

One 1st Prize of 500,000 (KRW) each.

Two 2nd Prizes of 300,000 (KRW) each.

Three 3rd Prizes: 150,000 (KRW) each.

• Video

One 1st Prize of 1.000,000 (KRW)

One 2nd Prize of 500,000 (KRW)

Three 'Certificates of Award' for Third position.

Deadline: The competition begins on Monday 5 August 2019 and ends Friday 6 September 2019.

Details here.

2. International Biennial Poster Design Terras Gauda – Francisco Mantecón Competition

"Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organizing company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. Credit will be given for creativity and the incorporation of the Company's logo into the design."

Submission: A maximum of 2 posters & any form of photographic, painting or computerized techniques, etc. may be used.

Prizes

• Grand Prize: €10,000

• 1st honorable mention: €2,000

• 2nd honorable mention: €2,000

• Special mention: €2,000

Deadline: 30th September 2019

Details here.

3. The 7th Bio-Art Contest

The theme for this year's Bio-Art Contest is "The Beauty of Life".

There are four categories: Digital Photography, Microphotography, Computer Graphic, Video Clip.

Submission: Individuals and groups (maximum of 4 members).

Prizes: Total 34 prizes.

• Grand Prize (1): Prize of 3,000,000 KRW

• Main Prize (3): 1,000,000 KRW

• Participation Prize (10): 200,000 KRW

• Selection Prize (20) : certificate

Deadline: The online application form will be available from 2 September 2019 and will close on 30 September 2019.

Details here.

Source

October Deadline

1. Embracing Our Differences 2020

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “Enriching lives through diversity.”

Submission: Your original art may be any size and medium; however, you must create or scan and submit it as a high-resolution digital file. All art must have a horizontal orientation.

Prizes: $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice”.

Deadline: 8th October 2019

Details here.

Source

November Deadline

1. The Allard Prize Photography Competition

Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.

Prizes: Up to six prizes, each winning entrant will receive CA$1,000

Deadline: 1st November 2019

Details here.

2. 17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

The competition is open to photographers who are 18 years old or older.

There are 6 categories: Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, Mobile.

Submission: You may submit up to 15 photographs per category for a contest total of 90 submissions.

Prizes:

• Grand Prize: $2,500

• The winners of each of the six categories will receive $500.

• Readers' Choice winner: $500

Deadline: 30th November 2019

Details here.

3. Sony World Photography Awards 2020

It has four competitions:

• Professional competition

All entrants must be over 18. Photographers must submit a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) images and all submissions must be accompanied by a series description.

• Open competition

Open to anyone, this competition rewards outstanding single images across ten (10) categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel.

• Youth competition

Photographers aged 12-19 are set monthly challenges. Each photographer can enter up to three single images answering the set challenge per month from June 2019 to December 2019.

• Student competition

The competition is open to all students of photography from World Photography Organization’s selected Universities. All entrants must be aged between 18 and 30 years of age.

Prizes: (Different prizes in categories) $25,000 Cash Award, Flight tickets, Sony Digital Imaging Equipment, Publication in winners’ book, Inclusion in exhibition at Somerset House, London.

Deadlines:

• Professional competition - 14th January 2020

• Open competition - 7th January 2020

• Youth competition - 31st December 2019

• Student competition - 29th November 2019

Details here.

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    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Benny Alianess 

      7 months ago

      Thank you Rameshwar for your comment and interest in my work.

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      Rameshwar Singh Pande 

      9 months ago

      Congratulations. just a hobby writer, keen to know more about your work.

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      Benny Alianess 

      9 months ago

      I haven't updated the contests in a while. Keep on checking, I will update the contests very soon.

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      Innocent Ntakiyiruta 

      9 months ago

      How many comp...? only 2!

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      Benny Alianess 

      11 months ago

      Thank you Elizabeth

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      Elizabeth Jones gold 

      11 months ago

      It very cool and nice

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