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Introducing the inaugural
Fotoform Awards

A new competitive award established to recognize exceptional talent amongst the global photography community.

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About The Program
FOTOFORM is commited to supporting photographers in every way possible. We are thrilled to launch our newest initiative: The FOTOFORM Awards.

The FOTOFORM Awards are a series of competitive awards culminating in a grand prize of $5,000, which will be given to a single photographer based on the strength of their current body of work.

With this new program, we aim to bring support to photographers working around the globe by providing additional means to propel their photography to the next level.
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photo by Walker Evans
The Awards

In addition to the $5,000 grand prize, we will be providing 3 photographers with $500 finalist awards, as well as giving editorial coverage to a shortlist of 10 photographers.

Read on to learn more about what's on offer in our inaugural season and how you can get involved.

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$5,000
Grand Prize
  • $5,000 grand prize to propel your photography to the next level
  • Interview featured in FOTOFORM Magazine
  • A portfolio archived at fotoform.co
  • Exposure across our social channels
3
$500
Finalist Awards
  • 3 Photographers will be selected to receive a $500 finalist award
  • A portfolio archived at fotoform.co
  • Exposure on our social channels
10
Shortlist
Features
  • 10 Photographers will be selected for a shortlist
  • A portfolio archived at fotoform.co
  • Exposure on our social channels
photo © Flora Westbrook
photo © Flora Westbrook
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photo © Hana Mara
Why Participate?
Massive Awards + Full Editorial Coverage
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photo © Gustavo Borges
Massive Awards
We are offering one of the largest competitive photography awards currently available.
Editorial Coverage

We will be putting the full breadth of our editorial coverage behind all of the selected photographers. We will also be making selections for editorial features from the wider pool of submissions.

Propel Your Photography

We're offering a deep range of support to propel your photography forward to get you to the next level. Beyond the awards, opportunities for advancement are available to all who enter.

Eligibility

Photographers 18 years and older from around the globe are eligible to enter the competition.

All Genres Welcome
  • Portrait
  • Street
  • Black and White
  • Landscape
  • Still Life
  • Fine Art
  • Conceptual
  • Abstract
  • Adventure
  • Documentary
  • Photojournalism
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William Henry Fox Talbot
Recognition & Visibility
Portfolios

Presentations of your singular photography projects contextualized for the biggest impact.

Interviews

Opportunities to share the stories behind the images.

Features
In-depth coverage of your long term projects combining your images in a compelling sequence paired with supporting text.
Show Us Your Work
How to Enter
photo © Abdulrhman Elkady
photo © Abdulrhman Elkady
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Complete the Application
Fill out the application. A complete submission includes 10 photographs, a statement on your work, and a brief biography. There is no theme or rules about subject matter or style. We want to see the best photographs you've got that show your unique perspective on the world.
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Pay the Entry Fee
There is a $35 fee to apply for the FOTOFORM Awards. This fee goes directly to supporting our platform so we can continue to do the work we do. If you are unhappy with the fee, or unable to cover it, you can always submit your work for an editorial feature for free.
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Send it In
Review your attachments and click submit. Once we receive your application, we will send you an email confirmating that we have received your work. Winners will be announced approximately 2 months after the submission deadline. We want to make sure our jurors have plenty of time to review your photographs. All entrants will receive an announcement email once final decisions have been made.
photo © Sergio Souza
photo © Sergio Souza
Enter the Awards
Share your work with a coummunity of like-minded visual storytellers and receive benefits ranging from massive support through prizes, interviews, and editorial features.
PRIZES
  • available when you enter
1
Grand Prize
$5,000
3
Finalist Prizes
$500
10
Editor's Picks
Magazine Features
Series of 10 Photographs
$35
(USD)
photo © Daniel Ap
photo © Daniel Ap
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I participate in the competition?

1. Choose your photos
2. Fill in the submission form
3. Pay the admin fee
4. Click submit

What are the benefits of entering?
We are offerings several awards and benefits to support the development of your photography.

1 photographer will win a grand prize award of $5,000.

3 photographers will win finailst awards of $500.

15 photographers will be selected for a shortlist.

All award winners and finalists will receive editorial coverage on Fotoform. Everyone who enters, regardless of whether they are selected as an award winners or finalist, will be considered for future editorial features as well.
How should I size my files?
Files should be sized to 3000px on the longest side. We only accept JPEG files. Maximum file size is 3MB per image. Please do not exceed these file sizes as it may cause issues with your submission.
Is the competition open to photographers outside the United States?
Yes, the competition is open to photographers across the globe.
Should I enter a project or a selection of my best images?
How you represent your work is entirely up to you. There is no theme. We just want to see your best work.
Do I retain copyright to my photographs?
Yes. You retain full copyright to your photographs. When you enter the competition, you grant Fotoform a limited reproduction right that allows us to post your work to our social media feeds as well as our main editorial platform.
When is the submission deadline?
Thursday, November 5th at 11:59PM
Will the deadline be extended?
No. The deadline is final. It will NOT be extended.
What is Fotoform Magazine all about?
Fotoform is an independent, photographer-run and ad-free international platform dedicated to showcasing work by contemporary photographers from around the globe.
Who will be judging the entries?
The grand prize winner will be selected by a guest curator, please see their biography above.
How will the winning photographer be determined?
Award winners will be selected based on the quality of their photography as determined by our guest juror who is a leader in the curatorial field. The decision of the juror is final.
Can I get feedback on my submission?
Unfortunately we cannot provide feedback on individual submissions.
What is the submission fee used for?
Entry fees will go directly to offset the costs of administering our platform and develop future programs. If don't want to pay the entry fee, you can always submit your Kit for free.
Can I update my submission?
Once you submit your work, your submission if final and cannot be updated.
photo © Jeffrey Czum
photo © Jeffrey Czum
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