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SUBMIT TO THE AWARD

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 © Steve McCurry

WORLD TRAVELERS

Deadline: 31 December 2018

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

There’s a world out there to explore. Open your eyes to its landscapes, people, cultures – on your doorstep or 10,000 km away. Expand our horizons with view from the four corners of the globe!

We’ve pointed the compass, but feel free to go in any direction you want: Landscape, travel, portraiture, reportage, street, aerial… All genres welcome. Your journeys, your discoveries!

Judge: Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry is celebrated as creator of several of the most iconic images of our time. Across countless countries he has captured ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike, always with a rich humanity. He has been recognized with a myriad of awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal, and an unprecedented six 1st Prizes from World Press Photo.

OTHER THEMES OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Inspirational photography © Mark Horn

NIGHT LIFE judged by Marion Tandé

Deadline: 31 January 2019

Inspirational photography © Rolf Lange

COLORS judged by Richard Mosse

Deadline: 28 February 2019

SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES

> 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

Single

$20
  • Enter one image for one of the themes of your choice

three images

$30
  • Enter three images for one theme, or across the themes

six images

$40
  • Enter six images for one theme, or across the open themes

membership

$80
  • 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

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MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION

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 (including 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
Learn more

Banner images courtesy of Anne Paternotte, Maciej Staszkiewicz, Nicole de Khors, Claire Lawrie, Hiro Tanaka and Alexandra Lethbridge (from left to right).