Enter 2018-03-02T14:46:08+00:00


All photographers are welcome to take part and the theme can be responded to playfully, or to the letter. There’s no rights-grabbing – photographers retain full and exclusive rights to their work.

Inspirational photography © Kevin Lo Kee Pierrat


Deadline: 31 March 2018

“A city is more than a place in space. It is a drama in time.” – Patrick Geddes

More than half of us now live in cities – surviving and thriving 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.

Judge: Peter Funch

Peter Funch is best known for his series ‘Babel Tales’ in which he painstakingly creates elaborate, hyper-real street scenes – mesmerizing digital compositions of images taken at the same location over several days. He combines perceptive social commentary with a cinematic visual language, resulting in a vivid and recognizable style that has won him wide-spread acclaim and work for clients such as The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, Adbuster and Neon.


Inspirational photography © Lucile Boiron

YOUTHHOOD judged by Wilfrid Estève

Deadline: 30 April 2018

Inspirational photography © Michela Corbo

FACES OF LIFE judged by Katherine Matthews

Deadline: 31 May 2018


> On top of the cash prizes, exposure and international exhibitions, all entrants can create a personal, public profile (we feature some in The Collection), and get published in the Journal.

> When submitting you can choose to submit to one of the open themes, or to submit your images across any of the three open themes in the combination of your choice. Each image is reviewed as a separate entry.

1. SHARE YOUR ART: Choose how many images to enter, or if you’d like to become a member

2. TIE IT TOGETHER: Pay the admin fee securely with a credit/debit card or PayPal, and upload your image(s)

3. AND FINALLY:  Receive confirmation and access to “my LF” for exclusive content


  • Enter one image for one of the themes of your choice

three images

  • Enter three images for one theme, or across the themes

six images

  • Enter six images for one theme, or across the open themes


  • Enter up to ten images per theme for the next 12 themes (no further payment required)

    Submit your work to the exclusive Series Award

    Receive feedback on your Series Award submission



Becoming a member grants you:

  • Access to a member portal where you can enter up to 10 images per theme for the next 12 themes of Life Framer Edition 2017/2018. 
  •  Exclusive access to the Series Award, where you can enter a photographic series on any topic and receive your own solo show in a prestigious contemporary photography gallery.  
  • Feedback on your submission – Detailed and constructive comments to your Series Award submission are provided by our guest critic team – an exclusive for Life Framer members
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Banner images courtesy of Anne Paternotte, Maciej Staszkiewicz, Nicole de Khors, Claire Lawrie, Hiro Tanaka and Alexandra Lethbridge (from left to right).