2019 Free International Entry Contests in Photography, Video/Film, Designing and Drawing
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.
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
1. The Alfred Fried Photography Award
It "recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful co-existence.
Prizes: The top five listed photographs will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal. The Peace Image of the Year will receive €10,000.
There is also Children's Peace Image of the Year (14 years and younger)
"The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian parliament."
Deadline: June 2, 2019
2. New Cosmology of Photography
The organizer of this contest, Canon Inc. is encouraging "entries of works that provide a glimpse of tomorrow's photography and open up new scenes for photography and art."
Prizes: One grand prize, Seven Excellence Awards and 14 Honorable Mention Awards
Eligibility: Individuals and groups. Those under the age of 16 should seek consent from their parents/guardians.
Submit only work which should be original.
They accept still images and videos/movies. Both color and black and white works are accepted.
Deadline: June 12, 2019
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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