American Photography Open 2019

Grand Prize winner of $5000

  • Deadline: 31 August 2019
  • Entry fee: Your initial entry is $20 (one image). Each additional entry will be $10. Once your entry has been paid there are no refunds provided.
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Welcome to American Photography Open 2019, our competition to celebrate the best pictures submitted by world-wide photo enthusiasts taken with any device.

For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition for pro photographers. Now with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are celebrating our second year of offering a new competition for photo enthusiasts at all levels.

Our judges will include members of the Pro Photo Daily staff, Julia Sabot from Blink, Brent Lewis New York Times Photo Editor, Marcel Saba from Redux, Alex Snyder Photo Editor of the Nature Conservancy, Kristina Feliciano Photography Consultant, Frank Meo from The Photo Closer, Evgeny Tchebotarev Chief Growth Officer Skylum, Rick Friedman Tamron Image Master, Andrea Wise Media Consultant & Co-Founder/Creative Director of Diversify Photo and they, along with the community who register, will award prizes for the best images submitted in 2019.


In October ten finalists (5 International and 5 from the U.S.) and the Grand Prize winner will be announced. They will receive prizes including selected products/ services from our partners.The Grand Prize winner of $5000, plus a Tamron SP 70-200 F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Canon or Nikon mount), value $1299, a SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, a Skylum suite of software( including Luminar, Aurora HDR and Photolemur, a Fujifilm X-T3 camera, a two hour business consultation with The Photo Closer and a PhotoShelter 2 year Pro account, will be announced along with the Community Voting Award winner at a PROJECTIONS event in New York City in October.
The entire 2019 short list collection will be featured in a book that will be available to download for free or purchase as a hard copy.


All amateur and professional photographers from all nations are welcome to submit work shot anywhere in the world.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

AI-AP does not retain any rights to your work when you make your submission. Upon selection, permission is given only for use in the book, website, finalists exhibit and any promotion for American Photography relevant to the contest. Proper artist credit is always given along with contact information where applicable.


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