September 15- Deadline Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

September 15th Deadline for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

From the announcement:

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.

Additionally, 25 photographers will win Honorable Mentions, 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 $1500 — and will be highlighted in a prominent feature article in Lens Culture Magazine. 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.

Single Image Photo Awards — All Categories

Submit one to five photos to be considered for the Single Image Photo Awards.

Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. The jury will choose three cash prize winners in this category. All winning photographs will be displayed prominently in Lens Culture, along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages.

• Cash Prizes for Single Image Photo Awards:

1st prize = $1,000
2nd prize = $500
3rd prize = $250

• Plus 25 Honorable Mention Awards in the Single Image Photo Category. All Honorable Mention photographs will be displayed in Lens Culture, along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages.

Submit your photos by September 15, 2009

Applicants must submit their photos to us online at: You will be prompted to register for a free account at the entry site. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be less than 2 MB each, and sized around 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 ppi. Our online portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For complete submission guidelines and rules, please see our FAQs and rules.

Winners will be announced by October 15, 2009

Prizes will be awarded, and all winning photographs will be exhibited online, prominently, to coincide with Lens Culture’s extra-special Paris Photo Edition in November 2009.

About Lens Culture

Lens Culture is one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. The site attracts between 5,000 and 7,000+ unique visitors every day, from more than 50 countries (over 2 million visits each year). Our audience includes photography collectors, photo editors, book publishers, museum curators, art gallery owners, agents, critics, journalists, festival directors, and other passionate lovers of photography. Several artists whose photographs have gained attention as a result of their feature in Lens Culture have won book publishing contracts, solo and group art gallery shows, museum exhibitions, participation in international photography festivals, and commissions from around the world. Select artists are offered the opportunity to sell limited editions of their work through Lens Culture Editions, earning them thousands of dollars from sales to international art collectors.

Download a printable version of all contest information as a PDF file.



  1. lensculture said

    Thanks for passing along this info!

    Two other sponsors have added some great prizes for winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2009: is giving $1,000 credit toward custom designed photography websites for four winners. is giving free custom photobooks to all winners and all honorable mention winners: up to 120 page books, printed on premium paper.

    But as you know, best of all for everyone is the worldwide exposure to a very large, influential audience — a huge boost for any photographer’s career.

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