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LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020

    LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  February 19, 2020 - expired! January 16, 2020
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    LensCulture Portrait Awards is an international competition seeking the best portrait photography from all the corners of the world. The competition is open to everything. All points of view, all levels of expertise and all ideas of portraiture.

    From fine art to spontaneous selfies, from hyper-perfect photoshopped portraits to seductive (and often fictitious) social media profile pics, to mobile phone snaps altered with digital nostalgia filters. Some are candid, some are staged, some are outrageous and silly, others are just plain beautiful.

    There are two categories:

    • Photo Series:

    Submit up to 5 or more photographic portraits that work well together as a series — variations of a single person, or members of a group, changes over time, etc. This category is open to all interpretations of what can be called a "portrait" - thematically, conceptually, sociologically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent.

    • Single Image:

    Often, a single powerful portrait captures our attention as honest, genuine, striking, meaningful, and memorable. A great portrait can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of intimacy, psychological perception, sensitivity, and creativity. All techniques of photography are welcome, and all interpretations of what defines a "portrait" are invited, as well.

    All entrants must be able to supply high resolution images suitable for printing in media, and for public exhibition. All photographers retain full copyrights for their own work.

    Free entry on single-image entries submitted before 29 January 2020. After that: 1 photo: 10 USD, 5 single-image entries (judged individually, not as a series): 35 USD, 10 photographs (judged as a series): 45 USD.


    The competition is open to everyone worldwide, 18 years and older, professional and amateur photographers alike.


    Series Award Winners:
    • 1st Place: 5,000 USD
    • 2nd Place: 3,000 USD
    • 3rd Place: 1,500 USD

    Single Image Award Winners:
    • 1st Place: 3,000 USD
    • 2nd Place: 1,500 USD
    • 3rd Place: 1,000 USD

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