Contests


© KATE WOODMAN

The Portrait

Deadline: April 4, 2017

The Portrait is a photography contest that celebrates the art of photographing people. Whether newborns & children, family, fashion, glamour & boudoir or maternity, show us your best portrait work for a shot at $1,500 cash, gift cards up to $500 to B&H, a full-page profile of your work in an issue of Rangefinder and international exposure — ALL winning images will be featured in the June issue of Rangefinder, which is seen by 111,000 people worldwide in print and online.


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© Elena Paraskeva

WPPI First Half

Deadline: May 15, 2017

One of WPPI’s two exclusive, members-only competitions in which each image receives personal feedback from one of our world-renowned judges. Entering the First Half competition is the first step towards entering the Annual 16×20 and earning points towards the Honors of Excellence.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |

© Anne-Claire Brun

Wedding Photography Contest

Competition Closed

How do you capture “the big day?” Rangefinder is calling for the best in wedding photography. From local unions to destination locales, show us how you photograph the bride, groom, wedding party, reception or wedding details for a shot at $2,000 cash, gift cards and incredible exposure: all winning work will appear in the May issue of Rangefinder, which is distributed to more than 111,000 readers worldwide in print and online.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |

© Diana Bagnoli

Best Friends

Competition Closed

A photo competition dedicated to all-things-animal, from four-legged friends to creatures and wildlife. Open to both personal and commissioned work.

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Previous Winners:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |

© Sol Ji Park

Lifestyle

Competition Closed

Lifestyle photography aims for genuine, authentic moments that resonate with viewers. Often used to evoke emotion and create a story, lifestyle photography fuels much of the commercial world, from food and beverage to clothing and fitness. Rf’s Lifestyle Photography Contest seeks to find stellar lifestyle imagery, commissioned or personal, with a focus on travel, locations and interiors, food stories, portraits or fashion.

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Previous Winners:
2017 | 2016 |

© Marco Ibanez

The Body

Competition Closed

From the Venus of Willdendorf, dated nearly 30,000 years ago, to today, the human figure has been painted, sculpted, drawn and photographed endlessly. Continue the tradition and be a part of The Body, honoring contemporary photographers who capture the beauty of our anatomy. Presented by PDN and Rangefinder magazines, the competition covers boudoir, commercial, editorial and fine-art photography.

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Previous Winners:
2016 |

© Ben Sasso

Rf Annual

Competition Closed

Rangefinder‘s call for the best imagery created over the past year: Whether wedding, portrait, fashion, composite, fine art or filmmaking, show us your best work.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 |

© Sherry Sutton

Back to School

Competition Closed

A photo contest celebrating the latest trends in school-related photography, from senior portraits and campus shots, to high school & college football teams in action.

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Previous Winners:
2016 |

© Sasha Leahovcenco

Seeing the Light

Competition Closed

A photography contest celebrating the art of light. Whether created with natural light, one light, two lights or three+ lights, Rangefinder wants to see your best images that utilize and showcase light, along with a description of the lighting set up used to achieve the shot.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |

© Salvatore Dimino

WPPI Second Half

Competition Closed

One of WPPI’s two exclusive, members-only competitions in which each image receives personal feedback from one of our world-renowned judges. Entering the Second Half competition is a step towards entering the Annual 16×20 and earning points towards the Honors of Excellence.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |