Photography Contests

2020 Black & White Single Image

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.

Four Black & White Photo Contests

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.

Vintage Images

Smartphone Photography

Alternative Printing Processes

Pinhole/Plastic Camera

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.