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Best photography competitions 2020

This is a list of best photography competitions coming up this year, taken from Amateur Photographer website. Lots of variety for everyone. The website also has some hints and tips for each categor.

Amateur Photographer of the Year

Opens March 2020 Closes November 2020 Entry fee Free entry per round, £2 thereafter Prizes TBC Website

Landscape Photographer of the Year

Opens Open now Closes 5 April 2020 Entry fee £9.99 single image, £24.99 up to 8 images, £34.99 up to 20 images. Prizes Total fund worth £20,000, overall winner receives £10,000. Website

Sony World Photography Awards

Opens Usually opens in June Closes Usually closes in January Entry fee Free Prizes A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers, Website

Travel Photographer of the Year

Opens Expected to be 6 April 2020 Closes Expected to be 6 October 2020 Entry fee £8-£30 Prizes TBA, last year’s prizes included a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and £2,000. Website

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Opens Open now Closes 6 March 2020 Entry fee Free Prizes £10,000 Website

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year

Opens Open now Closes date 9 February 2020 Entry fee £30 / 5 images Prizes £5,000 for the overall winner, various prizes for category winners. Website

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Opens Usually opens in October Closes Usually closes in December Entry fee £30 for 5 entries Prizes Winner receives £10,000, smaller cash prizes also available Website

Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize

Opens TBC Closes TBC Entry fee £30 per photograph Prize £15,000 cash prize for the winner Website

British Wildlife Photography Awards

Opens TBC Closes Usually closes in April Entry fee £10-£40 depending on how many images you want to submit Prizes Overall winner receives £5,000, other prizes available Website

Close Up Photographer of the Year

Opens TBC Closes Spring 2020 Entry fee £10-£40 depending on number of entries Prize £2,000 cash prize for the winner Website

International Garden Photographer of the Year

Opens Late February 2020 Closes 31 October 2020 (midday) Entry fee £12 per category, up to 4 images. Prize TBC cash prize for overall winner Website

EISA Maestro

Opens Open now Closes 1 May 2020 Prize €1500 for 1st prize Website

Nature Photographer of the Year

Opens Open now Closes 10 May 2020 Entry fee 27.50 euros Prizes 500 euros for the winner Website

Zeiss Photography Award

Opens Open now Closes 4 February 2020 Entry fee Free Winners announced 31 March 2020 Prizes Camera lenses of your choice, up to €12,000, up to €3,000 travel expenses for a project, and more. Website

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year in aid of RSPB

Opens 1 April 2020 Closes 30 September 2020 Entry fee Minimum donation of £1 Prizes Prize package worth over £1,145 Website

iPhone Photography Awards

Opens Open now Closes 31 March 2020 Entry fee $3.75 – $125.50 Prizes iPad Air, Apple Watch and a Gold Bar Website

RPS International Photography Exhibition 163

Opens Spring Closes Date TBC Entry fee From £18-£30 Prize £4,000 for future projects Website

British Photography Awards

Opens TBC, expected August Closes TBC, expected October Entry fee £5 per image Prize Invitation to the prestigious award ceremony Website

Weather Photographer of the Year

Opens TBC Closes TBC usually June Entry fee Free Prizes TBC, last year’s prizes included £500 cash for the winner, plus GoPro Hero7 camera and RMetS membership. Website

Fotoholics of the Year

Opens April Closes TBC Entry fee TBC Prizes TBC Website


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