LensCulture Exposure Awards 2018

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2018: now open!

  • Deadline: 19 December 2017
  • Entry fee: $60 USD For a related series of 10 photos reviewed as one entry. Submission should work together as a group, thematically or aesthetically - $50 USD For 5 single photos judged as 5 separate entries. You can add more photos for $10 each, up to the deadline - FREE First photo is free, then $10 USD for each additional photo. Limited to one free entry per person. 5 photos are $50, then $10 for each additional photo (includes a written submission review)
  • Website: https://www.lensculture.com/exposure-awards-2018

The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2018 aim to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers! As we approach the Awards’ 10th anniversary, this year’s competition will celebrate a decade of helping photographers of all levels gain global recognition. The Awards will culminate with a series of international gallery and festival events, worldwide media coverage, and career-changing exposure for the jury’s six winners, eight jurors’ picks and 25 finalists.

Each of the winners, jurors’ picks and finalists will gain access to the broadest exposure we’ve ever offered through a LensCulture award. Together with our audience of 2.8 million, we will celebrate 10 years of exposure as one of the largest contemporary photography communities in the world!

For the first time in our Exposure Awards, we are waiving fees for anyone who enters a single image. We truly want to discover the most talented image-makers—we believe that EVERY photographer deserves the opportunity for exposure and recognition without restriction. So, send in your best work today!


$22,000 in Grant Awards
London Gallery Exhibition
Visibility with LensCulture Insiders
Exposure Awards 2018 Online Exhibition
A Series of International Photo Festival Projections
Published in The Best of LensCulture, Volume 2
International Press Exposure
Opportunity for LensCulture Instagram Takeover
Feature Article on LensCulture
LensCulture Network Membership
Massive Exposure to our Global Audience of 2.8 Million
Submission Review by Photo Industry Professional*
Engage in the Global Photography Community
Opportunities for Immediate Exposure
LensCulture Portfolio Account***

*Submission Review: Available for all Series entries and 5+ Single entries
**Editors’ Picks: During the competition, LensCulture’s editors will curate hundreds of entries for immediate exposure to our global audience through the competition gallery and our Facebook page.
***LensCulture Portfolio Account: Available for all Series entries and 5+ Single entries



Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All photographers retain full copyrights for their own work. Period.
Winners, Jurors’ Picks and Finalists grant LensCulture limited, restricted use of winning photos only to promote the photographers themselves and in connection with marketing the Awards competition itself.
Details can be found in the Competition rules


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