Enter 2018-06-01T20:49:12+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 © Pascal Vossen


Deadline: 30 June 2018

For our final theme 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. It’s up to you.

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

Judge: Brian Paul Clamp / ClampArt

Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt – a gallery in the centre of New York City’s art market, specialising in contemporary photography. He represents a selection of mid-career artists including Amy Stein, Brian Finke and Lori Nix, and holds work by the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, David Bailey and Ryan McGinley. Brian is a frequent portfolio reviewer, and has authored over 40 articles on American art.


Inspirational photography © Robert Cameriere

FACE OF THE EARTH judged by Patrick Di Nola

Deadline: 31 July 2018

Inspirational photography © Kajsa Gullberg

THE HUMAN BODY judged by Roger Ballen

Deadline: 31 August 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 consecutive themes of Life Framer (across Editions). 
  •  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).