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LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016 Competition

LensCulture is currently accepting entries in its 3rd annual photography competition, the 2016 Portrait Awards, to discover the very best contemporary portrait photography from all cultures around the world.

The competition is open to anyone, from anywhere, with a new perspective on the modern-day portrait. There are no limitations on age, level or genre.

Prizes include $22,000 in cash, exhibition at Photo London 2016, a major international photography event (19-22 May, 2016), screenings at photo festivals and events worldwide throughout the year, features in the LensCulture “Portrait Award 2016” printed annual and online, and much more.

Portraits are the most fundamental type of photograph — helping people understand and celebrate human connections on a universal level. Through its Portrait Awards, LensCulture is discovering the full potential of 21st century portraits — the best portrait photography being made today.

Dedicated to helping all photographers move forward professionally and through this competition, LensCulture intends to provide photographers with opportunities for immediate exposure and meaningful feedback from a renowned group of industry professionals.

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016 Entry Fees

Entry fees range from $20 USD (for a single image) to $60 USD (for a series).

If you enter 5 or more photos, you will receive a free, professionally written review of your submission from an industry expert.