Contests


© Ben Sasso

Rf Annual

Deadline: June 26, 2017

Rangefinder is seeking exceptional imagery created from July 2016 through July 2017 in the following categories: Wedding, Portrait, Fashion, Composite, Personal and Motion/Multimedia. Prizes include $5,000 cash, B&H gift cards, a two-page profile in Rf, the September cover of Rf and more.


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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 |

© KATE WOODMAN

The Portrait

Competition Closed

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 cash prizes, gift cards, a full-page profile in Rangefinder and international exposure.

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

© Anne-Claire Brun

Wedding Photography Contest

Competition Closed

Rangefinder‘s call 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.

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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

Rf’s Lifestyle Photography Contest seeks 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 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.

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Previous Winners:
2016 |

© 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-plus 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 |