LensCulture Portrait Awards 2021 has been recently opened for entries seeking the best portrait photography from all the corners of the world, open to everything, all points of view, all levels of expertise and all ideas of portraiture.
The LensCulture Portrait Awards are open to photographers at all levels of experience and all interpretations of portraiture. Your work may be made in the studio with professional lighting or snapped on a smart-phone during your travels, what matters is not your method but your ability to move your audience.
This competition is open to all types of portrait photography from quirky self-portraits to candid portrayals of family and friends, from staged and conceptual photographs of public figures to environmental portraits, we want to see your work!
LensCulture is on a mission to discover the most imaginative, talented, creative photographers out there, regardless of location, age, background or experience level.
All entries will be reviewed and pre-screened by the editors and an international group of industry professionals. The screened entries are then reviewed by their international jury. The jury will choose the winners.
➜ 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.
For best results, upload the highest-quality JPEGs, sized a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side but up to 2000 pixels is even better. Maximum size is 10MB. The file name should be under 50 characters.
You can submit a single-image for a free ($10 for each additional photo), 5 single-image entries (judged individually, not as a series) will cost 35 USD, 10 photographs (judged as a series) will cost 45 USD. All entries of 5 or more images can have a Submission Review for $15 USD from an Industry Specialist.
Student entry will recive 30% of discount.
Who can participate? ⇣
This competition is open to everyone, from professionals, semi-professionals, amateurs and passionate beginners.
Series Award Winners:
➜ 1st Place: 3,500 USD
➜ 2nd Place: 2,000 USD
➜ 3rd Place: 1,500 USD
Single Image Award Winners:
➜ 1st Place: 2,000 USD
➜ 2nd Place: 1,000 USD
➜ 3rd Place: 500 USD