Introduction

Awards & Benefits

People’s Vote Award

Contest Judges

Contest Categories

Entry Info & Pricing

FAQ’s

Image Credits

Black & White Photo Contest Featured Image

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All winners will be announced on February 06, 2023. If you want to be the first to know when our next contests launch, please subscribe.

Black & White Photo Contest

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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.

Drew Doggett
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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

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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.

Global Exposure

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

Cash Prizes

$4,000+ in cash prizes

Exhibition:

An artist-forward space dedicated to exhibiting your works online

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

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 (Gold, Silver, Bronze)

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

Premier Artist Placements Throughout reFocus Website

Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement

Prominent Feature in Winner's Gallery

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

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 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.

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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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Lauren Katz

Lauren Katz

Getty Images

Senior Print Sales Manager

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

Architecture

Events

Fashion & Beauty

Film/Analog

Landscapes

Life During a Pandemic

Minimalism

Nature

Nude

People

Photojournalism

Portrait

Wildlife

Alfred Minnaarh

Entry Info & Pricing

2022 Black & White Photo Contest

Closed for Entry

All winners will be announced on February 06, 2023. If you want to be the first to know when our next contests launch, please subscribe.

WHETHERYOUR GOAL IS TO
EXPAND
THE VIEWER'S
WORLDVIEW,
EXPLORE
THE
UNEXPECTED
OR REFRAME
A SUBJECT
WE WANT TO
SEE YOUR IMAGES.

Winners will be announced in

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Image Credits

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Kyriakos Kaziras

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Jesse O'Leary

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Fenqiang (Frank) Liu

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Jenny Eckhoff

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Bastiaan Woudt

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Peter Zarkob

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Peter Zarkob

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Alfred Minnaarh

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