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Photographer of the Year

Celebrating the Art of Photography

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Awarding the honors of Photographers of the Year to a distinguished group of those working with the camera as an art form

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Join us in our dedication to the limitless potential of the art of photography

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Welcoming both series and individual entries that remind viewers of the indisputable power of photography

Awarding the most exceptional creators with our highest possible global honor

Khanh Phan

Professional

Photographer of the Year

Awarded to the Winner in Each of the 24 Categories

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INTERNATIONAL

Photographer of the Year

WINNERS OF EACH CATEGORY ADVANCE TO COMPETE FOR THE OVERALL TITLES

Non-Professional

Discovery of the Year

Awarded to the Winner in Each of the 24 Categories

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INTERNATIONAL

Discovery of the Year

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.

Our Most Prestigious titleXS

Crowning the International Photographer and Discovery of the Year winners, as well as Photographers of the Year

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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Professional

Non Professional

International Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year (Per Category)

Category Winners (Silver & Bronze)

People's Vote Award

Honorable Mention

Nominee

Every Entrant

$3,000 Cash Prizes

Published Winner's Interview

Printed & Embossed Winner’s Achievement Certificate

Credit For Free Entry to Another 1839 Contest

Receive Feature in Dedicated Email to Global Audience

Premier Artist Placements Throughout 1839 Website

Prominent Feature in Winner's Gallery

Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement

Public Profile in 1839's Artist Directory

International Press Exposure to our Global Community

Digital Winner's Certificate & Badge

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

Showcase in Winner's Gallery

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

Winner Coverage:

We're thrilled to have helped the winners of our contests receive the attention their work deserves in global media placements.

Digital Camera World
My Modern Met
The Times
Insider
Peta Pixel
The Guardian
Daily Mail

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

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.

Abstract

Aerial

Architecture

Conceptual

Culture

Domestic Animals

Event

Fashion & Beauty

Film/Analog

Landscapes

Macro

Minimalism

Nature

Nude

People

Photojournalism

Portrait

Sports

Still Life

Storytelling

Street

Travel

Underwater

Wildlife

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ENTRY INFO

Early Bird

20% Off

May 28

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Jul 30, 2024

Regular

10% Off

Jul 30

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Aug 29, 2024

Extended

Aug 29

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Oct 17, 2024

Entry Level

Professional

Non-Professional

Student

Single Image

$35

$28

$27

$21

$20

$16

Series

$50

$40

$40

$32

$30

$24

Additional Category

49% Off

48% Off

50% Off

Reward Dollars

5% Back

5% Back

5% Back

Winners Announcement: November 19, 2024

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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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