With over $6,000 in prizes, a London exhibition, and worldwide exposure to the most influential people in contemporary photography, the 2013 LensCulture International Exposure Awards delivers EXPOSURE, REACH, and RESULTS. Open to all types of photography, all levels of expertise and all points of view. Your work will be shared with thousands of informed and influential people in the world of contemporary photography, including international photo editors, creative directors, museum curators, gallery owners, publishers, educators, journalists, critics, art collectors, festival directors, photography sites & magazines.
Success Stories from Previous Winners:
“Entering the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards competition was the single best thing I ever did for my career. “
- Jessica Hines
“One of the best aspects of winning the award is the sheer amount of exposure the work gets, no pun intended. I have received emails from people all over the world.”
“My LensCulture Exposure Award positively affected my career in many ways. After receiving the award I was able to publish my book. The Award offered the perfect support at the right time of my career within the ideal space and community to fully nurture my professional and artistic growth.”
- Maria Louisa Summer
“The Award brought increased attention to my newest body of work [4 publications, one exhibition, one additional award]. I like the fact that the work represented is always of a high and diverse calibre and that it is a highly respected competition.”
- Michelle Sank
This year we will be accepting entries in two categories, Portfolio and Single Image.
For almost a decade, LensCulture has been regarded as a highly respected online resource for contemporary photography worldwide. Described as “one of the most authoritative and wide-ranging sites” by The Guardian, and “a definitive resource for anyone who wants to keep up with the latest trends and debates in contemporary photography” by The Independent, LensCulture is committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Grand Prize: $2500 cash
2nd Prize: $1000 cash
3rd Prize: $500 cash
SINGLE IMAGES AWARD
Grand Prize: $1500 cash
2nd Prize: $500 cash
3rd Prize: $250 cash
Plus. all winners receive a dedicated, prominent feature article in LensCulture. Winners will also be announced to the LensCulture audience of over 100,000 international photo editors, creative directors, museum curators, gallery owners, publishers, educators, journalists, critics, art collectors, festival directors, magazines & photo sites
In addition, 25 Finalists photographs (chosen by the judges from all categories) will win prominent placement of a single image on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website.
ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: LensCulture recognizes you retain full ownership of the copyright in each photograph.
USAGE RIGHTS: All winners, including Finalists, understand that the photograph(s) submitted to the competition may be used by LensCulture, to conduct and promote the LensCulture Exposure Awards competition. You hereby grant LensCulture with a right to use the photograph in the framework of such promotional activities. Any photograph used by LensCulture shall carry a credit line.