LAST DAY TO ENTER: LENS CULTURE International Exposure Awards

Details for entering the competition here.

DEADLINE for Submissions is September 15, 2009!

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, recognize, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting images from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, street photography, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

An international jury of photography experts will review and judge every photo submitted.

Four winning photographers will each earn cash prizes — plus prominent, exclusive photo features in Lens Culture, giving them access and broad exposure to an enthusiastic, influential worldwide audience.

The four winning photographers will also win $1000 credit toward a professional, custom-designed portfolio website byliveBooks, plus a personal Blurb
50 euros).
photobook (value $70 or

Additionally, 25 photographers will win Honorable Mention Awards, including the display of one single image each in the Winners’ Gallery in Lens Culture, and a link to their personal or professional web pages — a powerful way to get the attention of hundreds of thousands of photography lovers!

Award Categories and Prizes

All levels of amateurs and professional photographers are invited to apply for these awards. Two categories of photographs will be judged:

Portfolio Award

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that are linked — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs.

One Grand Prize Winner gets:

$1,500 cash PLUS:

A prominent feature article in Lens Culture.

$1000 credit toward a professional, custom designed portfolio website by liveBooks.

A free 8×10 or 10×8 Blurb photobook, up to 120 pages, on premium paper (value 50 euros or $70).

The winner will also be announced in the Lens Culture blog, along with a special mention in the Lens Culture email newsletter that is sent to thousands of subscribers. Prints of some of the winning images from the Photo Series Award may also be eligible for sale via Lens Culture Editions, subject to an optional agreement between the winner and Lens Culture.

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