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Grants and photography competitions are often a way to develop one's artistic practice, to get one's work out, to lead a long-term project. Here you will find a list of all important prizes and awards dedicated to portrait photography with a calendar of submissions, grant amounts and useful information. Submit your work.


 

JANUARY

World Press Photo Awards / Portrait Category
1st prize: 10 000€
Submission deadline: early January 2021
www.worldpressphoto.org

 

Photographer of the Year (POY) / Portrait Category
1st prize: $1,000
Submission deadline: end of January 2021
www.poy.org

 

Sony World Photography Awards / Pro Portrait Category
1st prize: Sony photo gear & exhibition in London
Submission deadline: early January 2021
www.worldphoto.org

 

Portrait of Humanity
1st prize: 10 000€ to share & exhibition & book
Submission deadline: early January 2021
http://www.portraitofhumanity.co

 


 

FEBRUARY

LensCulture Portrait Awards
1st prize: $5,000
Submission deadline: end of February 2020
www.lensculture.com

 

Head On Photo Awards / Portrait Category
1st prize: $5,000, Fujifilm photo gear & more
Submission deadline: end of February 2020
www.headon.com.au

 


 

MARCH

iPhone Photography Awards / Portrait Category


1st prize: undisclosed
Submission deadline: March 31, 2020
www.ippawards.com

 

 


 

APRIL

Kuala Lumpur International Portraiture Awards


1st prize: $3,000 + exhibition
Submission deadline: April 30, 2019
www.klphotoawards.com

 

Portrait of Britain
Prize: exhibitions & publications
Submission deadline: April 18, 2019
www.portraitofbritain.uk

 


 

MAY

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize  of Ballart International Foto Biennale
1st prize: $15,000 AUD
Submission deadline: May 31, 2019
https://ballaratfoto.org

 


 

JUNE

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

1st prize: £15,000
Submission deadline: End of June 2019
www.npg.org.uk

 



JULY

Indian Photo Festival Portrait Prize
1st prize: INR 50,000, gear, accessories & more
Submission deadline: End of July 2019
http://www.indianphotofest.com

 


 

SEPTEMBER

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards - Faces, People and Cultures category
1st prize: variable cash prize, Fujifilm gear & prints
Submission deadline: September 19, 2019
https://www.tpoty.com

 

Cover photo from the series Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town 
© Matt Eich 
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