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Black & White Photo Contest

Honoring the most extraordinary photographers of our time

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Celebrating Today’s Most Exceptional Black & White Images

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Welcoming both individual image and series submissions that honor and explore black and white photography.

Michael Knapstein
Michael Knapstein
Michael Knapstein
Michael Knapstein
Michael Knapstein
Michael Knapstein

Series
Submissions

Enter 2-5 images to be judged as a group rather than as individual photographs.

Individual
Submissions

A single image submitted to this contest should explore the power of photography through one incredible shot.

Gino Ricardo

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”

-Henri Cartier-Bresson-

Photographers are encouraged to join us in celebrating the timeless, eternal nature of black and white photography.

Winners will receive career-enhancing cash prizes, a unique and immersive dedicated digital space to share their works on our artist platform, and way more.

Awards & Benefits

Winners of the reFocus Awards enjoy more than prizes; honorees will be actively promoted and celebrated throughout the year and beyond.

Prizes are designed to meet your needs as a photographer, wherever they are in their careers.

Cash Prizes

$4,000+ in cash prizes

Personalized Trophy

Elegant crystal trophies, engraved and customized

Global Exposure

Receive international press exposure as well as have your work judged by industry professionals, gallery directors, museum curators, and influential tastemakers

Winner’s Interview

A publicly-shared and promoted interview with links to your work and social profile will help you get the global recognition you deserve

Winner's Assets

Custom badges and certificates to seamlessly share your wins with the world and get your work the attention it deserves

Artist Directory

Receive your own personalized page with links to your website and social profiles as a year-round point of discovery for your work

Press Release

Customized press assets to help you share your win using a professionally written and formatted press release

Exhibition:

An artist-forward space dedicated to exhibiting your works online

The reFocus Trophy

Reserved for contest and category winners at the reFocus Awards, our custom engraved crystal and metal trophy signifies that the honoree is one of the most distinctive photographers of our time.

Contest Winners

Category Winners

* Winner's title and award distribution may vary depending on the contest.

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Non Professional

Contest Winners

Category Winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze)

People’s Vote Award

Honorable Mention

Nominee

Every Entrant

$2,500 in Cash Prizes

Personalized Black Crystal reFocus Trophy

Printed & Embossed Winner’s Achievement Certificate

Published Winner's Interview

Receive Feature in Dedicated Email to Global Audience

Premier Artist Placements Throughout reFocus Website

Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement

Prominent Feature in Winner's Gallery

Eligible to Purchase the Clear Crystal reFocus Trophy

International Press Exposure to our Global Community

Public Profile in reFocus's Artist Directory

Free Entry & Placement In the People's Vote Award Gallery

Showcase in Winner's Gallery

Digital Winner's Certificate & Badge

Chance to be Featured on reFocus's Social Media & Newsletter

Winner Coverage:

We're thrilled to have helped the winners of our contests receive the attention their work deserves in global media placements.

Digital Camera World
My Modern Met
The Times
Insider
Peta Pixel
The Guardian
Daily Mail

People's Vote Award

Before the winners are announced, all entries nominated by the jury will automatically be entered into the People’s Vote Awards where the public will vote on their favorite images within each contest category.

The opportunity to win this honor is included at no charge and is in addition to competing for the title in your entry’s category as part of your submission. Winners receive a public profile in our Artist Directory, a featured location in our Winner’s Gallery, and other benefits.

With tens of thousands of people visiting the reFocus Awards website and People’s Vote Award Gallery during the voting period. This unique honor is one of the many ways we aim to increase the chances of our artists, like you, being discovered and getting well-deserved recognition.

*Please note that in order to maintain the most positive experience for all nominated artists, the number of votes each entry receives during the public voting period will not be visible.

Learn Moreabout Peoples Vote Award

Judges

Our international panel of judges represents today’s topmost tier of influence and distinction within our photography community.

Judges include world-renowned photographers, curators, directors, and industry professionals who were chosen based on their respected positions within the global photography world.

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Contest Categories

Images can be entered into multiple categories and will be judged independently of one another based on the selected category.

We highly encourage you to be expansive in your interpretation and selection of categories for your work.

Abstract

Aerial

Architecture

Conceptual

Domestic Animals

Event

Fashion & Beauty

Film/Analog

Fine Art

Landscapes

Minimalism

Nature

People

Photojournalism

Portrait

Still Life

Street

Travel

Wildlife

Peter Lik

ENTRY INFO

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Pay Per Entry

Regular

10% Off

Jun 5

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Jun 26, 2024

Extended

Jun 26

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Jul 23, 2024

Entry Level

Professional

Non-Professional

Student

Single Image

$30

$27

$25

$22

$15

$13

Series

$50

$45

$40

$36

$30

$27

Additional Category

50% Off

50% Off

50% Off

Reward Dollars

5% Back

5% Back

5% Back

Winners Announcement: August 28, 2024

Global Accessibility Pricing

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Buy a Bundle

Up to 30% savings compared to paying per entry

Locks in savings regardless of the entry period when you are submitting your work

Use your bundle credits on any contest within the calendar year

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Price:

$150

$105

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10

Credits

Price:

$300

$210

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Up to 30% Savings

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