Introduction

Awards & Benefits

People’s Vote Award

Contest Judges

Contest Categories

Entry Info & Pricing

Partners

FAQ’s

Image Credits

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Black & White Photo Contest

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Celebrating Today’s Most Exceptional Black & White Images

Fenqiang (Frank) Liu
Jesse O'Leary

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

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Series
Submissions

Enter 2-9 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.

Jenny Eckhoff

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

-Henri Cartier-Bresson-

Bastiaan Woudt
Peter Zarkob

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.

Peter Zarkob

Awards & Benefits

Winners of the reFocus Awards enjoy more than prizes, as we will actively promote and celebrate our honorees throughout the year and beyond.

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

Global Exposure

Get your work seen by industry professionals and influential tastemakers. Winners will also be featured in the foremost fine-art photography publication

Cash Prizes

$4,000+ in cash prizes

Exhibition:

An artist-forward space dedicated to exhibiting your works online

Community

A worldwide, global network of photographers brought together through this contest

Grow Your Audience

Winners receive a public artist profile with links to their website & social profiles

Press Release

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

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

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Contest Winners

Category Winners

People’s Vote Award

Honorable Mention

Nominee

Every Entrant

$2,500 in Cash Prizes

Published Winner's Interview

Printed & Embossed Winner’s Achievement Certificate

Credit For Free Entry to Another reFocus Contest

Receive Feature in Dedicated Email to Global Audience

Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement

International Press Exposure to our Global Community

Public Profile in reFocus's Artist Directory

Free Entry into the People's Vote Award

Showcase in Winner's Gallery

Digital Winner's Certificate & Badge

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

Louis-Philippe Provost

People’s Vote Award

All nominated images will automatically be entered into the People’s Vote Award where the public will vote on their favorite images within each contest category.

This unique opportunity to get your work discovered provides increased exposure for your submission. Share your work to build your network, activate your audience, and inspire your community and collectors through your photography.

We believe that community is at the core of what makes our network special

WHICH IS WHY WE’VE DEVELOPED OUR PEOPLE’S VOTE AWARD.

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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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Cheryl Newman

Cheryl Newman

Cheryl Newman

Artist & Curator of Photography

Contest Categories

Images can be entered into multiple categories.

If you are unsure of what category to choose, we encourage you to enter multiple categories since all images will be judged independently of one another based on the selected category.

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Abstract

Architecture

Events

Fashion & Beauty

Film/Analog

Landscapes

Life During a Pandemic

Minimalism

Nature

Nude

People

Photojournalism

Portrait

Wildlife

Alfred Minnaarh

ENTRY INFO

Early Bird

Regular

Entry Label

Professional

Non-Professional

Student

Single Image

$30

$24

$25

$20

$15

$12

Series

$50

$40

$40

$32

$30

$24

Additional Category

50% Off

50% Off

50% Off

Reward Dollars

5% Back

5% Back

5% Back

*Gold Price Reflects Early Bird Discount - 20% Off

Global
Accessibility

If you are submitting from an eligible country, the 25% discount fees are automatically applied during entry

List of Countries Eligible for Discount

Entry Label

Professional

Non-Professional

Student

Single Image

$22

$18

$11

Series

$37

$30

$22

Additional Category

50% Off

50% Off

50% Off

Reward Dollars

5% Back

5% Back

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Partners

Hahnemühle FineArt
Blazing Editions
Bumblejax
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Image Credits

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William Dubocq

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Alfred Minnaarh

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