landscape color photo of Alpaca Kingdom - Palccoyo, Highlands of Cusco, Peru by Nicolas Castermans

Open Call Award Editors' Picks of December 2021

‘A good photographer gets right inside the story, gets accepted as part of it, stands in the right place at the right time, and presses the shutter’. – Bill Hurn

Following the results of our recent Open Call photography award (judged by Editor and Curator of Foam Magazine Elisa Medde), our editors are excited to share some of the competition entries that didn’t make it through to the final round. These images, nonetheless display remarkable skill and technique; encompass a diversity of unique and fascinating subjects, and a variety of genres, and are, in our opinion, well worthy of exposure.

– Discover the 2021 Open Call Award winners & finalists here

Congratulations to all selected artists: Rodislav Driben, Paul Lichte, Tom Tautz, Ilanna Barkusky, Gary Lawson, Hilda Champion, Anna Karvounari, Alessio Pannini, Nicolas Castermans, Iris Valentina, Ed Silvester, Stephen Taylor,

Monthly Photo Contest

color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero

2022 Travel AWARD Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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