The photography award is made up of 12 monthly themed calls for entries

The overall theme is ‘Life’; All-encompassing and all-defining. To make this challenging theme more manageable we break it down into sub-themes, each running for a month.

life-framer-photography-competition-theme-messay-shoakena

Inspirational photography © Messay Shoakena

Theme: URBAN LIFE

Closing soon

More than half of the world now live in cities – co-existing in a complex, manmade space. Show us urban life and the revelations of the modern world, from New York to Nairobi, São Paulo to Shanghai…

We’re interested in urban explorations and the insights they can uncover: architecture and cityscapes, urban decay, street encounters, suburban stories… All genres welcome.

Submission deadline: 31st January 2017

Enter Now

life-framer-photography-contest-montage

Inspirational photography © Emily Grunfeld, Kris Arzadun, Karl Hussey, Johannes Heuckeroth, Thomas Morelfort, Chen Liu, Michele De Punzio.

Theme: OPEN CALL

For our final month of the current edition there’s no explicit lead… You are free to investigate everything, and to capture anything.

Landscapes, portraits, reportage, conceptual, personal documentary, travel… From spontaneous street moments to meticulous studio set-ups… Inspire us with your technique, vision and creativity.

A picture is worth a thousand words as the old saying goes. Show us that picture…

Submission deadline: 28th February 2017

Enter Now

life-framer-photography-competition-2

Inspirational photography © Andrea Hamilton

Stay Updated

Get photography news, find out about the winners and receive exhibition invites