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LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017
The fourth annual LensCulture Portrait Awards strive to discover the best and most interesting portrait photography from all over the world. We’re eager to see innovative new approaches as well as stunning traditional work — from quirky self-portraits to creative portrayals of family, friends, groups and ordinary people in diverse cultures around the planet. These Awards are open to all people and all interpretations of portraiture. Whether made in a studio with professional lighting, or on the run with a smartphone, portraits are clearly the most popular form of photography today. Have you taken a great portrait? If so, we want to see it!
Drawing from the best and brightest in the photographic community, our international jury is on the lookout for a fresh vision of the photographic portrait. Six winners, eight Jurors’ Picks, 25 finalists and five student spotlights will be selected for awards and benefits including international festival projections, exposure to our audience of over 2.5 million, $22,000 in photographer grants and so much more.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Opportunities for Immediate Exposure During the Competition
Visibility with LensCulture Insiders
Massive Exposure to our Global Audience of 2.5+ Million
International Press Exposure
International Photo Festival Projections
Published in the LensCulture 2017 Book
Featured Article on LensCulture
LensCulture Network Membership
$22,000 in Photographer Grants
1st Place: $5000
2nd Place: $2000
3rd Place: $1000
SINGLE IMAGE AWARD
1st Place: $3500
2nd Place: $1500
3rd Place: $1000
Each juror will select one photographer to receive a $1,000 Juror’s Pick Award.
25 Finalists will be selected.
5 student photographers will be selected by our international jury to receive the Student Spotlight Award. We believe that the best form of learning comes through experience, so we’ve created an opportunity for students to access creative and professional development, as well as opportunities for international exposure, while still in school! Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
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