This guide on how to find photo competitions is part of my free “Photographer’s Guide to Social Media & Marketing“.
How to find interesting photography contests
This website gives you a huge curated list of photography competitions.
When you go to the website, you can sort the photography contests by “ending soon” and by “free photography competitions” and “paid photography competitions”.
Use Google Alerts to get notified about new photo contests
I set up a Google Alert for the keyword “Photography competition”
Every time Google finds a new page containing the words “photo competition” or “photography competitions” I will receive an email immediately.
Find Photography contests with Google Alerts
- Go to Google Alerts.
- Add the following: “Photography competition” + enter & add “Photography competition” + enter.
- Alternatively, if you do landscape photography, for example, you can put “: Landscape “Photography competition” + enter.
How it looks in Google Alerts
After setting this up, you will get notified once a day, when Google finds a new article or website mentioning either “photography contests”.
If you think it’s too broad of a search, you can always narrow it down to your type of photography + “contests”. Like: Landscape “photography contests”.
Ello Photography Contests: Artist Invites
Remember Ello? The so-called Facebook-killer? Well, that platform actually turned out to be a great place for creatives. And Ello actually hosts something they call “Artist invites“. There you find Photography contests with price-money, cameras and much more.
If you aren’t posting your photos on Ello yet, read my Photographer’s Guide to Ello and how to use it.
EyeEm Photography Competitions
I’m actually, a big fan of EyeEm. If you don’t know, EyeEm is another photo sharing websites.
Read my Photographer’s Guide to EyeEm.
Today, as a photographer, whether you do nature photography, like landscape or wildlife, or you do artsier, conceptual photography, street photography or portraits photography, there are hundreds of contests to enter.
What about Flickr & 500px?
But during my research, I was actually surprised Flickr didn’t do anything related to Photography contests, being maybe the biggest photo sharing website.
500px has something called photo quests. But I don’t see them being very active at all.
Good luck hunting those prices.