Photography Awards
and Community

The Independent Photographer is a global network dedicated to sharing and bringing exposure to the work of photographers.
Our ambition is to inspire and connect like-minded people with a passion for photography. Through our monthly competition, we are committed to promote and celebrate all photographic talent.

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Luca Tombolini

Competition Awards

© Luca Tombolini

A unique chance to
gain widespread exposure!

The Independent Photographer offers a set of monthly photography Competition awards.
Every month, we invite you to join the current theme and submit your best images.
We’re open to all photographers: Enter today and Get discovered!

  • Cash Prizes

  • Exhibition

  • Exposure

  • Network

  • Feedback

Deadline: 31 July 2017 THEME: EMERGING TALENT

© Annelie Vandendael

The 2017 Emerging Talent Award is dedicated to bring exposure and discover the best upcoming photographers from all ages, background and making work in all photographic genres.

Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: There are no boundaries and we want you to release your creativity in as many inventive ways as you can imagine!

For this special award we are teaming up with the prestigious Berlin based Ostkreuz Photo-Agency as our esteemed competition judge.

Together we want to celebrate the most exiting and original emerging photographers from all over the world.

Share your vision today and get discovered!

Previous Theme: TRAVEL June 2017

Winning Photographer Catherine Matthys

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