A unique photography competition to challenge the global photographic community. Gain widespread exposure and your work exhibited around the world, and win cash prizes along the way.
Please note that Life Framer Edition III has now closed for entries, and the award exhibitions will take place from April to June 2017. The new edition will launch in June, with the themes, jury and exhibition locations to be announced in full in due course. Until then, early-bird entries are open for the first theme.
Call for entries
Life Framer is a photography award and community that sources and showcases outstanding photography from amateur to established artists. We aim to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world.
We run 12 monthly call for entries, each overseen by a world-renowned photographer or industry professional. Each month 20 photographers receive exposure and prizes, and at the end of the year the winners are exhibited in shows in New York, London, Rome and Tokyo.
Judge: Brian Paul Clamp / ClampArt Gallery Submission deadline: 30 June 2017
Faces of Life – Open for entries
Judge: Steve Macleod / Metro Imaging Submission deadline: 31 July 2017
Open Call – Open for entries
Judge: Katherine Oktober Matthews / GUP Magazine Submission deadline: 31 August 2017
About the award
Life Framer has become a world-renowned platform for discovering and exhibiting contemporary photography. It is an independent community and photography competition of artistic integrity that promotes and champions creative culture on and offline.
Past editions of the award were a celebration of creativity and ambition. We supported artists from over 35 countries to present their work through exhibitions in London, Paris, Rome, Los Angeles and Switzerland, and numerous print and online outlets like GUP, F-Stop, Photography Monthly and Urbanautica.
Each monthly theme is judged by an industry leader with a wealth of experience and expertise to their name. They select a shortlist and winning photographers, as well as providing feedback and critique.
Judges include editors for TIME and GUP Magazine, gallerist Brian Paul Clamp (ClampArt), and globally-acclaimed photographers such as Olivia Arthur, Ed Kashi and Mona Kuhn.