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Camera Obscura 2011 Summer Photography Competition

Camera Obscura Journal is accepting entries for the 2011 Summer Photography Competition. This is not a free competition, but the entry fees are quite affordable. Entries are accepted from both professional and amateur photographers.

The Camera Obscura 2011 Summer Photography Competition is open for photographic-based artworks that don’t have to consist exclusively of photography. Photography-based mixed media artworks are encouraged for submission.

Winners will be chosen in two categories: professional and non-professional and cash prizes will be awarded.


Camera Obscura Journal accepts for its photography contest any photographic-based artwork. The artwork need not consist exclusively of photography. Photography-based mixed media artworks are encouraged for submission, in addition to straight photography as long as it can be submitted electronically.

Criteria considered in judging these photographic artworks include:

  • artistic merit
  • technical proficiency
  • theme: Open (Camera Obscura Journal is looking for the best, most visually intriguing photography that can be found)


  • Professional
    • $1,200 cash award and publication in the Camera Obscura Journal of Literature & Photography. Selected finalists also receive publication.
    • In addition, finalists receive a professional marketing template from © The Polished Photograher – worth $100.
  • Non-professional
    • $300 cash award and publication.
    • Finalists also receive publication.


  • Professional designation: photographers who earn more than 25% of their income from photography.
  • Non-professionals may also enter the professional category.
  • Submit highest quality .jpg, .jpeg files. (4meg or less).
  • Enter as many images as you wish.

How to enter?

Entries are accepted online through the Camera Obscura Journal’s official website.

Direct questions or concerns to editor [at] (please replace [at] with @).

Entry fee

  • Professional entries: $15 per photo
  • Non-professional entries: $10 per photo