Contests


© Oliver Regueiro

The Body: A Celebration of the Human Figure

First Deadline: September 1, 2017

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. Win up to $1,500 in cash, gift cards from B&H, and a one-page profile in Rangefinder.


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© Salvatore Dimino

WPPI Second Half

First Deadline: September 19, 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 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 |

© 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 |

© Ben Sasso

Rf Annual

Competition Closed

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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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 |

© Elena Paraskeva

WPPI First 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 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:
2017 | 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:
2017 | 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 |

© 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 |