Enter 2017-12-01T15:25:41+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 © Rokas Jankus


Deadline: 31 December 2017

Forget the past, put the future on hold, and focus on the now. Freeze the present for an instant and glance at a detail, an expression, an action, a feeling. Life is a gas – can you capture it?

Spontaneous and candid street shots, chance encounters, travel adventures, observational photography, accidental revelations, decisive moments, gestures and interactions… show us that moment.

Judge: Clément Saccomani / NOOR Photo Agency

Clément Saccomani is Managing Director of the photographer-owned agency NOOR, having previously worked as Editorial Director for Magnum Photos, and before that as a press photographer covering global news and conflict. NOOR, meaning ‘light’ in Arabic, is founded on a shared commitment to producing independent reportage on challenging global issues, and working with NOOR’s 14 photographers he develops business opportunities and oversee the communication and dissemination of creative projects.


Inspirational photography © Brice Krummenacker

COLORS judged by Lorenzo Vitturi

Deadline: 31 January 2018

Inspirational photography © Marcus Engler

AFTER DARK judged by Yumi and Masaru Goto

Deadline: 28 February 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).