Contests and Juried Exhibitions are both great ways for Photographers to gain exposure for their work. Displaying your art will essentially lead to some great new connections and opportunities. For those who don't know where to begin, here are a few upcoming contests and exhibitions to get you started.
The Monochrome Awards
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The Monochrome Awards is a platform where professionals and amateurs can enter their shots amongst communities of photographers from around the world, for a chance to win $3000 and an opportunity to show their work to an international audience.

The Passepartout Photo Prize
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The Passepartout Photo Prize provides cash awards, exhibition in a fine art gallery in Rome, publication in the annual catalog, and various magazines. Passepartout is an open theme contest, open to all photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size, and technique.

© LoosenArt
LoosenArt is an online gallery and platform dedicated to contemporary visual arts. They provide a space where art finds further support for its role, of its deeper meaning, of it being a channel through which man relates with others, with the world and reality. They will be hosting a group exhibition in Rome, Italy. LoosenArt welcomes photographers to submit work that falls under the theme "Experimenta".

INCADAQUÉS Photo Festival
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INCADAQUÉS Photo Festival is an international photo festival based out of Barcelona, Spain. 15 projects will be selected and exhibited during the festival. INCADAQUÉS welcomes photographers to submit projects with the potential to be exhibited during the next International Photo festival.

Rotlicht Festival
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Rotlicht Festival is an analog photography festival based out of Vienna, Austria. Rotlicht Festival is looking for artists that use photography as their medium, in which analog processes and elements play a decisive role, as well as expanding it with digital techniques into hybrid forms.