LensCulture Critics’ Choice 2021

The top ten photographers will each get a $1000 cash grant.


Critics’ Choice 2021 is designed to maximize exposure and opportunities for talented photographers who are ready for the global stage and international markets. We have carefully assembled our largest Jury ever - photography experts and influencers from world-renowned museums, magazines and news media, online publications, book publishers, international festivals, and art galleries. This jury is really amazing...Take a look.
Every critic will select three photographers with outstanding talent and creative vision. We’re seeking all kinds of new photography that is thoughtful, poetic, smart, raw, refined, nuanced, powerful or otherwise remarkable. Awards include an Online Solo Exhibition, feature in Critics’ Choice 2021 Photobook, cash prizes for the top ten photographers, global media coverage, and more. Free entry for single image entries. Open to all types of photography.
This past year has severely limited our ability to get out and meet each other in person at portfolio reviews, workshops, gallery openings or festivals — so this is a great way to get your work in front of 21 experts — it only takes one great connection to change your career!


The top ten photographers will each get a $1000 cash grant.


The competition is open to everyone that is 18 years and older, professional and amateur photographers alike

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Winning photographs may be included in the future in traveling group gallery exhibitions and/or screenings and projections at arts institutions and festivals worldwide. Each photographer retains copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each photographer when exhibited or screened anywhere by LensCulture.