Submissions accepted from 07/01/18 to 01/15/19
28 Spotlight winners will be featured photographers in issues of Black & White in 2018 and 2019
20 Excellence winners will have their work featured in four-page spreads in the August 2018 Portfolio Contest Special Issue.
80 Merit winners will have their work featured in two-page spreads in the August 2018 Portfolio Contest Special Issue
Submissions accepted from 11/30/18 to 06/30/19
New Spotlight Awards: A best photograph will be chosen from each category and will be featured in a regular issue of Black & White with a short bio of the photographer and background information on the shot.
Contest Awards: More than 210 winning images will be chosen in 15 different categories and each will have a full-page display in the Black & White Special Issue. This is your chance to have your images seen by more than 35,000 viewers worldwide.
New Judging: We have expanded our panel of judges. Each judge will act independently and winners will be chosen from merged lists of all judges.
More Winners: A panel of lay judges will select their favorite photograph in each category for a special “People’s Choice” award in the Black & White Special Issue.
Submissions accepted from 12/01/18 to 10/31/19
Looking Back – Looking Forward
Although we have photo contests for the broad categories of single images and portfolios, readers have suggested contests limited to the method of exposure or the time period when a photo was captured. We have come up with a blend of old and new which offer an opportunity to a variety of photographic interests.
Alternative Printing Processes
The narrow focus of each contest means fewer entries and increases the chance your image will be selected. While the winners won’t be featured in a Special Issue, they will get prominent representation in regular issues of Black & White. Adding more pages to each issue will allow us to dedicate 16-24 pages to display winning photos. Each of the four contests will have a dedicated section in one of the four regular issues of Black & White. The added pages of award-winning photography will be an added bonus for our readers.