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Color Photography Contest

Celebrating the Art of Photography

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Celebrating distinctive images that celebrate and honor color photography

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We seek to elevate the art of photography worldwide

Jonathan Ducrest
Pat Kennedy Corlin
David Pickens
Khanh Phan
Yevhen Kostiuk
Jonathan Ducrest
Pat Kennedy Corlin
David Pickens
Khanh Phan
Yevhen Kostiuk
Jonathan Ducrest
Pat Kennedy Corlin
David Pickens
Khanh Phan
Yevhen Kostiuk

Helping your work get the attention it deserves

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”

- Ansel Adams

Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs
Pedro Jarque Krebs

Series
Submissions

Enter 2-5 images to be judged as a group rather than as individual photographs.

Individual
Submissions

A single image submitted to this contest should explore the power of photography through one incredible shot.

Natalie Meredith

Awards & Benefits

Winners of the 1839 Awards enjoy more than prizes; honorees will be actively promoted and celebrated throughout the year and beyond.

Prizes are designed to meet your needs as a photographer, wherever they are in their careers.

Global Exposure

Receive international press exposure as well as have your work judged by industry professionals, gallery directors, museum curators, and influential tastemakers

Cash Prizes

$4,000+ in cash prizes

Exhibition:

An artist-forward space dedicated to exhibiting your works online

Winner's Assets

Custom badges and certificates to seamlessly share your wins with the world and get your work the attention it deserves

Artist Directory

Receive your own personalized page with links to your website and social profiles as a year-round point of discovery for your work

Press Release

Customized press assets to help you share your win using a professionally written and formatted press release

Winner’s Interview

A publicly-shared and promoted interview with links to your work and social profile will help you get the global recognition you deserve

The 1839 Trophy

Our custom metal trophy, signifying that the recipient is among the most exceptional photographers out there, is reserved for contest and category winners at the 1839 Awards. Each trophy comes personalized with the award won and the name of the honoree.

Contest Winners

Category Winners

* Winner's title and award distribution may vary depending on the contest.

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Non Professional

Contest Winners

Category Winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze)

People’s Vote Award

Honorable Mention

Nominee

Every Entrant

$2,500 in Cash Prizes

Personalized White Matte 1839 Trophy

Printed & Embossed Winner’s Achievement Certificate

Published Winner's Interview

Receive Feature in Dedicated Email to Global Audience

Premier Artist Placements Throughout 1839 Website

Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement

Prominent Feature in Winner's Gallery

Eligible to Purchase the Color Metal 1839 Trophy

International Press Exposure to our Global Community

Public Profile in 1839's Artist Directory

Free Entry & Placement In the People's Vote Award Gallery

Showcase in Winner's Gallery

Digital Winner's Certificate & Badge

Chance to be Featured on 1839's Social Media & Newsletter

Judges

The panel of judges selected for this contest represent the most important institutions and tastemakers in the art and photography world.

Judges include world-renowned photographers, curators, directors, and industry professionals who were chosen based on their respected positions within the global photography world.

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Contest Categories

Each category will be judged as art

Images can be entered into multiple categories and will be judged independently of one another based on the selected category.

AI

Animals

Architecture

Conceptual

Event

Film/Analog

Landscapes

Minimalism

Nature

People

Photojournalism

Still Life

Storytelling

Travel

Other

People's Vote Award

Before the winners are announced, all entries nominated by the jury will automatically be entered into the People’s Vote Awards where the public will vote on their favorite images within each contest category.

The opportunity to win this honor is included at no charge and is in addition to competing for the title in your entry’s category as part of your submission. Winners receive a public profile in our Artist Directory, a featured location in our Winner’s Gallery, and other benefits.

With tens of thousands of people visiting the 1839 Awards website and People’s Vote Award Gallery during the voting period. This unique honor is one of the many ways we aim to increase the chances of our artists, like you, being discovered and getting well-deserved recognition.

*Please note that in order to maintain the most positive experience for all nominated artists, the number of votes each entry receives during the public voting period will not be visible.

Learn Moreabout Peoples Vote Award
Mia Stawinski

ENTRY INFO

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Pay Per Entry

Regular

10% Off

Jan 23

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Feb 27, 2024

Extended

Feb 27

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Mar 29, 2024

Entry Level

Professional

Non-Professional

Student

Single Image

$30

$27

$25

$22

$15

$13

Series

$50

$45

$40

$36

$30

$27

Additional Category

50% Off

48% Off

47% Off

Reward Dollars

5% Back

5% Back

5% Back

Winners Announcement: May 07, 2024

Global Accessibility Pricing

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Buy a Bundle

Up to 30% savings compared to paying per entry

Locks in savings regardless of the entry period when you are submitting your work

Use your bundle credits on any contest within the calendar year

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If you use your camera as a medium of expression to honor and explore the art of photography, we want to see your images.

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