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World Press Photo Awards

Opens: December 1, 2021
Deadline: January 11, 2022
The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
World Photography Awards

Deadline: January 14, 2022
The Professional competition is judged on a body of work.  Photographers must submit a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 images and all submissions must be accompanied by a series description. The main prize, Photographer of the Year, comes with a $25,000 prize.
Wellcome Photography Prize
Deadline: January
Our newly relaunched competition will reward pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide. We’re looking for entries that can captivate people with stories of science and medicine, and start conversations about some of the health challenges humanity faces today.
Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant

Opens: January 11, 2022
Entry Fee: £30
The PHmuseum Photography Grant is an annual international initiative organized to support photographers, promote their projects and further their careers. There’s a total of £15,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity for a solo exhibit at Cortona On the Move.
Pulitzer Prizes

Deadline: January 24, 2022
Entry Fee: $50
The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism are awarded in fourteen categories. Entries may be made by any individual based on material coming from a United States newspaper, magazine or news site that publishes regularly during the calendar year and that adheres to the highest journalistic principles.
Aperture Portfolio Prize

Deadline: January 7, 2022
The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. The first prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize and exhibition in New York. The winner and up to four runners up will be featured in an online gallery on
IWMF Courage in Photojournalism Award
Deadline: Spring 2022
The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courage of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. 
Created in 2014 with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja’s does.
The Award winner will be publicly honored, have her work showcased, and receive a cash prize of $20,000.
HCB Award

Opens: Spring 2022
The HCB Award is a prize to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achieve. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary. The prize is €35 000 Euros and is awarded every other year.
CENTER Grants + Awards

Deadline: February 2022
Entry Fee: $35-55
Project Development Grant:
The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.

Project Launch Grant:
The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities. This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.

Choice Awards:
The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and Exhibitor’s Choice. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, portfolio reviews and more. The Choice Award winners are invited to participate in an exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico during Review Santa Fe.
Inge Morath Award

Deadline: April 2022
Age Limit: 30
The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation award $5,000 every year to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation. 
W. Eugene Smith Grant

Deadline: May 30, 2022
Entry Fee: $50
The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.
Howard Chapnick Grant

Deadline: May 30, 2022
Entry Fee: $50
The Howard Chapnick Grant encourages and supports leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.
Getty Images Editorial Grant

Deadline: May 2022
The Grants for Photojournalism program supports independent photojournalists around the world by providing the creative freedom and collaborative editorial support necessary in their pursuit of work that is personally important to them and which they would otherwise not have the time or resources to address. There are three $15,000 grants available.
Camille Lepage Award
Deadline: May 2022
“Camille Lepage – On est ensemble” was founded on September 20, 2014, only months after the death of the photojournalist Camille Lepage while reporting in the Central African Republic. The association was set up by her family (her parents Maryvonne & Guy Lepage and brother Adrien) to commemorate Camille, her work and commitment, to provide assistance and protection for photojournalists working in conflict areas, to support communities that are victims of such conflicts, and, while doing so, to promote values that were so important to Camille. The Award is being sponsored by the Société des Auteurs des arts visuels et de l’Image Fixe – Saif* (8 000 euros). The award will provide support and encouragement for a photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
Firecracker Grant

Opens: Summer 2022
Entry Fee: £10
The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer born or residing in Europe to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project. The Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £1,000 plus £1,000 credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging. 
Arnold Newman Prize

Deadline: August 2022
Entry Fee: $55
The Arnold Newman Prize rewards excellence in new directions in photographic portraiture. The annual prize winner receives an award of $20,000 and is acknowledged in New York City with an exhibit and celebration. The winner’s work will also be exhibited at the PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine.
Bob and Diane Fund Grant

Opens: Late August 2022
The Bob and Diane Fund seeks submissions from visual storytellers—still photography, video, and multimedia—on stories about Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. The grant is for $5,000 to complete, publish or exhibit/feature. These can be intimate stories of loss, as well as those that point out the urgency of a growing medical crisis for Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.
The Alexia Professional Grant

Deadline: Fall 2022
Entry Fee: $50
The Alexia Foundation offers a professional Alexia Grant to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Work that helps bring about change is more valued. The Professional Grant recipient will receive $20,000 for the production of the
proposed project.
Lucas Dolega Award

Deadline: Fall 2022
This award is intended for freelance professional photojournalists. Its aim is to support and accompany their work in difficult conditions and in areas at risk. Its essence is to reward a photographer who, through his personal commitment, involvement in the field, his positions and the quality of his work, will have demonstrated his commitment to freedom of information.
FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo

Deadline: October 2022
Entry Fee: $50
The annual FotoEvidence Book Award will recognize a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published in a book, as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to the work of photographers whose commitment and courage create an awareness of social injustice.