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The List That Lists the Best Photography Competition Lists

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Contests, News | 3 Comments

Recently, a lots of lists have appeared in my Twitter/Facebook/Google+ feeds for photography competitions and grants. It must be that time of the year.

We all know that the traditional avenues for getting funding for serious, long-term bodies of work have dried up, but a lot of other new opportunities have also arisen, mainly in the form of grants and some competitions.

Some can be bit of a lottery, some require a good deal of time in entry preparation, but if you have a great project, there is a chance that there is an organisation out there that would like to help you develop it further.

So, below I present “The List That Lists the Best Photography Competition Lists”. Catchy.

In no particular order, these are some of the best lists that I’ve seen popping up in my feeds recently. Happy perusing.

1. Fotografia Magazine – 2014 Photography Grants, Funds and Fellowships

2. Photophilanthropy – Media Grants, Competitions and Workshops

3. Claudius Schulze – Competitions

4. Photoshelter – Photo Contests, Photo Awards and Photo Grants

5. Ami Vitale – Resources

6. PhotojournalismLinks – Awards, Grants, and Competitions

7. DVAfoto – Deadline Calendar

8. Jasmine DeFoore – Resource: Photo Contests and Grants Calendar

9. International Center of Photography – Competitions and Grants

10. The Photo Society – Grants, Fellowships and Contests for Photographers

The ICP website has this useful piece of advice which I concur with “Please note that ICP does not necessarily endorse the content contained on other websites. Always read grant/competition guidelines and rules carefully before considering applying.”



  1. Constantin
    February 1, 2014

    Hey, thank you for the list of lists! You have to mention Lenscratch, too!


  2. Sean Gallagher
    February 19, 2014

    Thanks for the contribution, Constantin!

  3. Sean Gallagher
    February 19, 2014

    Here’s another list I stumbled upon this week. Not sure how I missed it the first time around…

    David Campbell – Grants


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