500px 2023 Global Photography Awards (cash prize of $2,000)

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🕡 Deadline: Feb 19, 2023 (See all deadlines)
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Our annual photography awards are now open for submissions. We want to recognize and celebrate the most eye-catching, jaw-dropping, stunning images you’ve taken or shown us in 2022. This competition is free to enter and open to all skill levels. The only prerequisite for submitting is you must have a 500px Profile.


There are six categories to choose from. Each category will have 1 category winner and 5 finalists. To be eligible, the images you submit must be captured or first uploaded on 500px between January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.

  • Technical: Images that consider lines, texture, color, size and depth and result in a high-quality depiction of the subject.
  • Story-telling: Images that create an arch that makes viewers wonder what came before and what will come next.
  • Commercial content: Images taken with the intention to sell, advertise or market a business, a product, a service, a person, or persons.
  • Documentary: Images that chronicle the world around us in a realistic and honest manner.
  • Fine art: Images created as a means of expression, with an undeniable imaginative and aesthetic quality to them.
  • Landscape: Images that capture the spaces within the world, both vast and untouched terrains or environments.
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Photo must be taken or uploaded in 2022;
  • You must own the copyright – images will be inspected for copyright issues;
  • An image can not be submitted to multiple categories, a single image will only be considered for one category;
  • You need an active 500px account (Don’t have one? Sign up for free now).

Benefits of 500px Global Photography Awards

All six category winners will receive:

  • A cash prize of $2,000
  • A “photographer of the year” badge
  • A one-year Pro account
  • Global exposure via social media channels and blog
  • Published in 2022 collectible photobook (premium feature)
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Selection Criteria

  • Focus on quality over quantity. They want to see your best work.
  • Choose a category that best suits your image.
  • Ensure you are uploading your photo with the correct metadata.
  • Review the inspiration galleries to get a better idea of what the judges are looking for.

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