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Thinking of entering that photo contest? Read this first
Photo contests can be a great way to get exposure and recognition. But they can also be money/rights grabs. Here's what you should consider before entering.
Wispy whiskers, a stunning light show, and our other favorite Photos of the Day
We're back, with a week's worth of reader-submitted photos to kick off the new year.
The most extreme sports and action photography of 2021
The Red Bull Illume Image Quest international photography competition—now in its sixth year—focuses on sports and action adventure photography.
These are the funniest wildlife photos of 2021
The winning photos from this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are both relatable and hilarious.
Environmental Photographer of the Year – winners and finalists announced
The 2021 Environmental Photographer of the Year Awards showcase human resilience, call to attention our collective impact, and celebrate sustainability.
Winners & favorites from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize contest
The top images from this prestigious competition are traditionally exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The Royal Photographic Society announces 2021 award recipients
Now in its 143rd year, the Royal Photographic Society Awards celebrate individuals working to create outstanding still and moving images.
The best close-up photos of 2021
A colorful collage of insects take the top prize in this year's Close-up Photographer of the Year competition.
The best wildlife photography of 2021
The 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards have been announced. And our favorite winning shots include an aquatic elephant, dueling reindeer, a brood of spiders, and hungry grizzlies.
See the work that earned these 20 photographers a share of Google’s new creative fund
The 2021 Creator Labs Photo Fund—provided by Google and Aperture—went to fine art photographers covering difficult topics ranging from identity and race, to globalization and politics.