Free Photo Contests

A listing of free photo contests that you can enter.

Macro Photos
Due Date: Thu, August 24, 2017

The challenge of a macro contest is to shoot a photo of something very small - and show it in great detail. So get up close and personal to enter this photo contest.

Nightime Sky
Due Date: Sun, September 3, 2017

Share your photos of the nighttime sky for this photo contest.

Water In Nature
Due Date: Fri, September 8, 2017

Water in nature is the theme for this photo contest. You can capture a stream, a waterfall or a child playing in the ocean.

Nikon Photo Competition
Due Date: Currently Open

The challenge of this photo contest is to use your photography to tell a story.

Summer Photo Contest
Due Date: Fri, September 15, 2017

Share your photos of this time of the year for this photo contest. What will you share for this contest.

Color Photography
Due Date: Wed, September 20, 2017

Color is all around us. But capturing that color can be challenging. For this contest you are challenged to show an image that is colorful.

Landscape Photography
Due Date: Mon, September 25, 2017

Share your best landscape photo for this photography contest.

Black and White Photo Contest
Due Date: Sat, September 30, 2017

For this contest your goal is to share a black and white photo. The topic is open. So share a photo that captures any subject in black and white.

Action Photo Contest
Due Date: Tue, October 3, 2017

An action shot can be a football player or a child playing outdoors. Action shots can be fun and offer many creative outlets. There is a cash prize to the winner of this photo contest.

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Due Date: Currently Open

Share your travel experiences from around the globe for this contest. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

Sunrise or Sunset
Due Date: Tue, October 10, 2017

When you shoot a sunset you have about 20 minutes to get the shot. Once the sunset (or sunrise) is gone - your window has closed. Find perfect location, get ready, and shoot your sunrise or sunset for this photo contest. Cash prize to the winner.

Portrait Photo Contest
Due Date: Sun, October 15, 2017

This is a portrait photography contest. What will your subject be? Share photos that capture an individual in a portrait.

Wildlife Photo Contest
Due Date: Fri, October 20, 2017

Share a photo of any animal that that you take in the wild. What will you shoot? A squirrel on the roof or a lion on the prowl? Perhaps you can win this photo contest. Good time for that african safari!

Photogenic
Due Date: Tue, October 31, 2017

Share the laughter, the smiles, the tears to enter this contest which challenges you to capture the human side of your subject.

Light Photography Contest
Due Date: Fri, November 3, 2017

Make use of light in this photography contest. Light, when used properly, can work in dazzling ways. The right shadow, the emphasis on a particular angle, all of these can play into photography.

Dog and Puppy Photo Contest
Due Date: Tue, November 7, 2017

Dog lovers this contest is for you. Share a photo of your dog or puppy.

Seascape Photo
Due Date: Thu, November 9, 2017

The sea covers over 70% of the earth. So you should have plenty to shoot for this seascape contest. Turn your attention to the ocean and share a photo that uses the sea.

Reflections Photo Contest
Due Date: Tue, November 14, 2017

Share a photo that is a reflection for this photo contest.

My Pet Photo Contest
Due Date: Mon, November 20, 2017

Brush off your pet, because your pet is the topic of this photography contest. Share images of your pet and you may be able to win the cash prize.

Nature Traditional Photo Contest
Due Date: Sat, November 25, 2017

Get out into the wilderness and you will find an unlimited number of subjects to shoot. Flowers, trees, rivers, rocks are all waiting to be shot.

After Dark Photo Contest
Due Date: Thu, November 30, 2017

Recent advancements in DSLR cameras give photographers the ability to capture breathtaking images of the night sky. Participating gives you the option to enter this dark photo contest.

Everything Abstract
Due Date: Tue, December 5, 2017

This is an abstract art contest. Abstract art can be loosely defined as not showing external, recognizable reality. Instead it looks to achieve its effect using colors, forms, shapes, and textures

Garden Photo Contest
Due Date: Sun, December 10, 2017

Weddings, birthdays and other celebrations are often the time when the cameras comes out. The challenge for this contest is to capture those moments with your camera.

Birds Photos
Due Date: Wed, December 20, 2017

Share your photos of birds for your chance at the cash prize in this photo contest.

Flower Photos
Due Date: Thu, January 4, 2018

Flowers are a popular topic for photography contest. This photo contest challenges you to share a photo of a flower (or many flowers).