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Deadline: 31st March 2011
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From $60 ($45 before 28th February 2011)

2nd Edition of the Annual Black and White Contest

Arjun Mark The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards organize the second edition the BLACK & WHITE Contest. The second edition of the Black & White contest will be juried by the awarded photographer Nermine Hammam (Egypt) based in El Cairo;

David Zimmerman (USA), winner of 2009 Sony World Photography Awards’ L’Iris D’Or and 1st Prize in WPGA’s Annual 2009 Landscape Category; Larry Louie (Canada), winner of the Lux Award 2010, Editor Choice Award of Camara Obscura 2010, WPGA’s Humanitarian Documentary Award 2009,Lucie Trophy Award – IPA; Marita Gootee (USA), full professor in the Department of Art and Area Coordinator for the Photography Emphasis at Mississippi State University; Arjun Mark (India), winner of the first prize of the first edition of WPGA’s Black & White Contest; and Julio Hardy, WPGA’s Managing Director, and Photographer of the Year 2007, Black & White Spider Awards.

In this occasion we invite professional and non professional photographers as well as photography students worldwide, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to submit Single images to this second edition. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome. Digital or traditional photography or combination’s of both are accepted, as well as toned images.

Images can be submitted to any of the categories described below. Any single image can be submitted to one or several categories. Images submitted or awarded in previous contests organized by WPGA or other institutions are accepted, and there is no restriction regarding the date the image was taken.

There is no limit in the quantity of images to be submitted, but the minimum is five single images (in one or several categories). We require at least 5 photographs to allow jurors to have a better insight of each artist’s work.

On or before the Early Bird Deadline: $45 for the first 5 images; $7 each additional image. After the Early Bird deadline: $60 for the first 5 images; $10 each additional

Early Bird Deadline with discounted entry fees: February 28th

Only online submissions are accepted.


1. Animals and Wildlife

2. Architecture

3. Digital Enhanced

4. Nature, Flowers

5. Still Life

6. Abstract, Patterns and Textures

7. Landscape

9. Seascape and Underwater

8. Silhouette

9. Nude and Figure

10. Children

11. Citiscapes and Street Photography

12. Culture, People, Travel

13. Sports

14. Performing Arts

15. Portrait

16. Editorial, Photojournalism and Documentary

17. Alternative processes

18. Fine Art

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The first prize will consists in a cash prize of $ 1,000. Winner, Runners up and Honorable Mentions will be featured in the the second issue of the paper-based WonderPick Magazine.

The first issue of the Magazine will be released in the last week of February; the second edition will be released in last week of May.

Awarded images will also be featured online in WPGA's website for one year.

Donation:In this opportunity WPGA will donate $1,000 out of the proceeds of the entry fees to a charitable organization, nonprofit art institution or foundation chosen by the winner of the contest. ELIGIBILITY: Pro and non pro photographers of all countries Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Artists are the only owners of the copyright their images. USAGE RIGHTS: Submitted photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting WPGA contests and awards, in catalogs, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet.

Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards and without payment to the photographer of featured models. Photographers will receive photo credit with each use, and will allow WPGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contests and WPGA exhibitions.

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