Free Photo Contests

A listing of free photo contests that you can enter.

Dog and Cat Photo Contest
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Brush off your pet, because your pet is the topic of this photography contest. Share images of your pet and you may be able to win the cash prize.

Birds Photos
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Share your photos of birds for your chance at the cash prize in this photo contest.

Outdoor Photography
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Flowers are a popular topic for photography contest. This photo contest challenges you to share a photo of the outoors.

Nikon Photo Competition
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The challenge of this photo contest is to use your photography to tell a story.

Love Photography Contest
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Share a photo of love. It can be love between two people. Or love of a boy and his dog. Or anything you feel fits the topic. You choose.

Insect Photography Contest
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Share your photos of the insects for this photo contest. Get up close and personal for the best possible shot.

Water In Nature Photos
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Water in nature is the theme for this photo contest. You can capture a stream, a waterfall or a child playing in the ocean.

Color Photography
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Color is all around us. But capturing that color can be challenging. For this contest you are challenged to show an image that is colorful.

Sunrise or Sunset
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When you shoot a sunset you have about 20 minutes to get the shot. Once the sunset (or sunrise) is gone - your window has closed. Find perfect location, get ready, and shoot your sunrise or sunset for this photo contest. Cash prize to the winner.

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
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Share your travel experiences from around the globe for this contest. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

Black and White Photo Contest
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For this contest your goal is to share a black and white photo. The topic is open. So share a photo that captures any subject in black and white.

Flower Photography
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Flowers are a popular topic for photography contest. This photo contest challenges you to share a photo of a flower (or many flowers).

Seasonal Photo Contest
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Share a seasonal photo contest such as the snow drifts in the winter or the hot beach in the summer. Cash prize for this photo contest.

Nature Photo Contest
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This photo contest challenges you to share photos of the great outdoors. Share your photo of a flower, landscape or anything outdoors. Cash prize!

Nostalgia Photography Contest
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Share a window into the past with this photo contest. Bring us into the past with a photograph. You can edit a photograph if you choose for this contest.

Seeing Green Photo Contest
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Share photo that somehow incorporates a specific color. That color should be the highlight of your photo. View the contest announcement to reveal the color requirement for this photo contest.

Beautiful Flowers Photography
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Perhaps the most unique and beautiful creations is the flower. For this photo contest your topic is the flower. Share your creativity with a flower(s).

Unexpected Angles Photo Contest
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Take a standard photo shot and turn it on its head. That's the topic of this photo contest. Share a photo but using a unique angle.

Toy Photography
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Share a photo of toys! But first pose them in such a way as to tell a story. Cash prize for this photo contest.

Portrait Photo Contest
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Share the laughter, the smiles, the tears to enter this contest which challenges you to capture the human side of your subject.

Butterfly Photo Contest
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Butterflies can be fun and even a little tricky to photograph. Share your butterfly photo for this photo contest.

Man Touched Landscape Photos
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Share a photo of something man made that has an impact on the landscape such as a bridge.

Landscape Photography
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Share your best landscape photo for this photography contest.

Portrait Photo Contest
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This is a portrait photography contest. What will your subject be? Share photos that capture an individual in a portrait.

Wildlife Photo Contest
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Share a photo of any animal that that you take in the wild. What will you shoot? A squirrel on the roof or a lion on the prowl? Perhaps you can win this photo contest. Good time for that african safari!

Flower Photos
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Flowers are a popular topic for photography contest. This photo contest challenges you to share a photo of a flower (or many flowers).

The Sea Photo Contest
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The sea covers over 70% of the earth. So you should have plenty to shoot for this seascape contest. Turn your attention to the ocean and share a photo that uses the sea.

Summer Photo Contest
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Share your photos of this time of the year for this photo contest. What will you share for this contest.

Action Photo Contest
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An action shot can be a football player or a child playing outdoors. Action shots can be fun and offer many creative outlets. There is a cash prize to the winner of this photo contest.

Dog and Puppy Photo Contest
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Dog lovers this contest is for you. Share a photo of your dog or puppy.

Everything Abstract
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This is an abstract art contest. Abstract art can be loosely defined as not showing external, recognizable reality. Instead it looks to achieve its effect using colors, forms, shapes, and textures

Reflections Photo Contest
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Share a photo that is a reflection for this photo contest.

Nature Traditional Photo Contest
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Get out into the wilderness and you will find an unlimited number of subjects to shoot. Flowers, trees, rivers, rocks are all waiting to be shot.

Light Photography Contest
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Make use of light in this photography contest. Light, when used properly, can work in dazzling ways. The right shadow, the emphasis on a particular angle, all of these can play into photography.

Flower Photo Contest
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Flowers are a popular topic for photography contest. This photo contest challenges you to share a photo of a flower (or many flowers).

Macro Photos
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The challenge of a macro contest is to shoot a photo of something very small - and show it in great detail. So get up close and personal to enter this photo contest.

Outdoor Photo Contest
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Get out into the wilderness and you will find an unlimited number of subjects to shoot. Flowers, trees, rivers, rocks are all waiting to be shot.



Free Photo Contests

When looking for a free photo contest you've found the right place. Our photo contests listing is updated daily. To find out more information about a contest click the title of the photo contest. All contests offer cash prizes and are easy to enter. Entering free photo contests is an excellent way to improve photography skills and in some cases meet other photographers.

Photo Contest Free Entry

Whether you are planning to enter the portrait photo contest or the flower photography competition we recommend keeping in mind a couple of things. First, ensure that you are entering a contest with a reliable company. Many of our free photo contests, for example, are hosted by FanArtReview. FanArtReview has been hosting contests since 2004. The photo competitions are judged by a committee. The results are public. While this may seem logical not all free photo contests are run this way. We only list photo competitions from those that follow these guidelines. The contests must be free (paid membership is okay but after that the contests must be free), the results for the photo contest must be open and the judging must be done by a committee or another reliable source (such as a panel of professional photographers). You can find photo contests free entry on other sites but be certain that these contests follow these guidelines. Look for past results. If you don't see past results that should be a red flag that something isn't right. But all contests here on free photo contests are safe to enter! Enjoy and good luck in the free photography competitions!

Photo Contests

There are many types of photo contests. But each contest has different rules. We don't recommend that you find your best photo and try to make it fit the contest. Rather, read the contest rules and go out to shoot a photo that meats the photo contest rules. For example, if you are entering a flower photography contest read the rules and see if there are any hints about what the contest organizer is looking for. There may be a requirement for a specific type of flower. Or there may be a requirement on how you shoot it. Understand the rules prior to shooting your photos. When entering a free photo contest 2021 always try to share the photo that you think the judges will appreciate based on the contest rules. Just bevcause it is a photo contest free entry doesn't mean you should not put a lot of thought into your photo.

Photo Techniques

There are some tricks you can use to help you take better photos. If at all possible use a tripod. That will help you avoid camera shake which can ruin the best photo. If shooting for a portrait photo contest we recommend using simple backgrounds. You don't want anything to distract from your subject. If you use a filter we recommend a polarizing filter. This filter is especially useful for removing reflections. There are many photo competitions with the topic of water so having this filter handy could greatly benefit you in the free photo contest 2021. The use of flash can be tricky. Generally don't use your flash indoors. Rather move the ISO up. ISO 800 to 1600 will make a big difference for the shutter speed that you can choose. In the end we recommend taking lots of shots so you have many to choose from. Take into account the contest rules when choosing the best photo for the free photography contests.