Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels, from all nations are invited to enter the American Photography Open 2018 competition.
American Photography Open is a new competition to celebrate the best pictures submitted by photo enthusiasts, taken with any device.
For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition for pro photographers. Now with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are introducing a new competition for photo enthusiasts at all levels.
Our judges will include members of the Pro Photo Daily staff, Julia Sabot from Blink, Alison Zavos Editor of Feature Shoot, Reuel Golden Editor at Taschen, Marc Asnin from Boulevard Artists, a Tamron Image Master and they, along with the community who register, will award prizes for the best images submitted in 2018.
A Short List will be announced in September and a Community Voting Gallery will be available for voting.
In October ten finalists will be announced who will receive prizes including selected products/ services from our partners, an exhibit of their prints and recognition at our awards event at Photo Plus in New York City and a chance to participate in a Photo Walk conducted by one of the Tamron Image Masters during the show.
The Grand Prize of $5000, a Tamron 24-70 G2 lens (value $1200) plus additional prizes from our partners, will be announced along with the Community Voting Award winner at an event at Photo Plus on Thursday Oct. 25th. 2018.
10 Finalists Prizes – a Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC lens, a SanDisk SD card, a ProMaster Specialist tripod, a PhotoShelter 1 year Standard Account, a custom 16×24 Museum Quality print in a contemporary wood frame from Digital Silver Imaging, an exhibit of their winning entry and participation in a Photo Walk conducted by a Tamron Image Master in New York City during the Photo Plus show on October 25,2018.
SanDisk Community Award Winner – in addition to the above Finalist prizes the Community Award winner will receive a SanDisk SD card.
Short List winners – Inclusion in the Community Voting gallery on our Awards entry site at www.ai-ap.com and in the book celebrating the 2018 winners. When the book is published in October 2018 there will be a link provided for a free downloadable pdf as well as a link to order hard copies on demand.
The entire 2018 short list collection will be featured in a book that will be available to download for free or purchase as a hard copy.
Final Deadline August 24, 2018
Your initial entry is free (one image) until July 1st,2018. If you would like to enter more you can buy collections of an additional 2 images for a total of 3 for $25, or an additional 6 images for a total of 7 for $50 or an additional 15 images for a total of 16 for $100. If you have more images you would like to enter they can be added for $5.50 each. Once your entry has been paid there are no refunds provided.
Terms and Conditions and an FAQ can be found on this webpage
Online submission of digital photographs via the website: https://apopen.awardsplatform.com/
Share your vision today and get discovered! Good luck!