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The award is made up of 12 monthly calls for entries – each judged by an industry leader with a wealth of experience and expertise. You can use your entry to submit to one or more of the open themes.

Inspirational photography © Mariagrazia Beruffi


Closing: 30 November 2018

From the pulsing arteries of a bustling metropolis, to the quiet solitude of its empty backstreets. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Chance encounters and random moments. From Los Angeles to Lagos; as a stranger in a foreign land or on a habitual stroll in the village you’ve always known. Life exists in the streets. Take us there.

Urbanscapes, observational photography, accidental revelations, street encounters, city scenes… Inspire us with street photography, and the insights it can uncover.

This month’s judge is David Alan Harvey

David Alan Harvey has cemented himself as a living legend of photography over the last 50 years. He has published two major books, Cuba and Divided Soul, based on his extensive work on the Spanish cultural migration into the Americas. He is also the founder and editor of Burn magazine, featuring iconic and emerging photographers in print and online. His latest books, (based on a true story) and Tell It Like It Is, were published by BurnBooks.  He has been a member of Magnum Photos agency since 1997.

He is a champion for emerging photographers as founder and editor of the award-winning Burn Magazine, and is a frequent leader for workshops and seminars. Such depth of experience, and dedication to photographic learning and mentorship make his a perfect judge for the theme ‘Street Life’.

Images © David Alan Harvey

Inspirational images © Daniel Cheetham, Sinziana Velicescu, Marta Corada, Emily Grunfeld, Claudia Costantin, Francesca Remorini, Guillaume Tomasi, Michelle Bruzzese, Nikolas Ventourakis

Inspirational photography © Yasmin Mund


Submission deadline: 31 December 2018

Judge: Steve McCurry

“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!
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!

Inspirational photography © Mariagrazia Beruffi


Submission deadline: 31 January 2019

Judge: Marion Tandé / MoMA

The sweet delight of an endless night. This month we are looking for images inspired by the night – in a literal or abstract way. From hazy dreams to harsh realities. From deserted backstreets to the glitz and glamor of a sleepless city. Neon lights and foreboding shadows. Show us darkness, the underworld, the hidden.

Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Show us life at night!

Inspirational photography © Michael Meissner

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