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The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards are back, and we are thrilled to announce that this year, thanks to our generous sponsors MPB, we are waiving the entry fee so that everyone, regardless of location or financial status, is able to submit a photographic series for consideration.

Over the years, The Emerging Photography Awards has helped launch the careers of dozens of photographers worldwide. We are excited to introduce the next fifteen winning photographers to our audience of industry professionals, which includes curators, photo editors, art buyers, peers, and press.

Prizes include:

  • 15 winners will have their work selected for a group exhibition in NYC.
  • All winners showcased on Feature Shoot and takeovers on our Instagram.
  • All winners showcased in our newsletter going out to 48,000 industry professionals.
  • Chance to have your work seen by our judges who are actively looking for emerging photographers to commission as well exhibit.

 Photographers of all ages and backgrounds working across all genres not currently represented by a gallery or photographers' agent can submit work. Entries are now open until midnight EST August 5, 2024.

How to Submit

Submitting to the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards is easy and should take less than 3 minutes. Please make sure you have the following ready:

  • 1, 2, or 3 series of work from any genre of photography. You can submit up to 5 images per series.
  • Size: at least 760 pixels wide (JPEG or TIFF format)
  • A brief bio and description about the work you're submitting.


  • 1x series (up to 5 images) is FREE
  • 2x series (up to 10 images) for US$20
  • 3x series (up to 15 images) US$35

Portfolio Reviews

The following photography professionals are also offering portfolio reviews for photographers at a cost of $150 for 30 minutes. You can select one or more as an option at checkout:

  • Anna Goldwater Alexander (Director of Photography of WIRED)
  • Giangiacomo Cirla (Editor in Chief of PHROOM)
  • Jason Baron (former Head of Photography at the BBC)
  • Lieve Beumer (Director of Photography at Flowers Gallery)
  • Vaughn Wallace (Program Director at Blink, formally of @natgeo)
  • Alison Zavos (Founder of Feature Shoot)
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