The 6th Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Competition provides the selected participants the opportunity to exhibit at one of our New York spaces, located in the heart of the Chelsea art district. The sprawling and elegant street-level space attracts hundreds of visitors with its striking exterior.

Showcase your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and prizes valued at more than $55,000, the competition is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers.

Art submitted to the competition will be reviewed by a rotating panel of expert jurors, each representing a different field in the art world, ensuring a fair and balanced selection process.

Enter 5 images for:

$45 Amateur category | $55 Professional category

OPEN FOR ENTRIES – APPLY NOW

Celebrating Years of Excellence and Achievement!

Get inspired and discover how the Chelsea International Photo Competition can elevate your artistic career to new heights.

Complete your entry, following these steps:

  • Create your account
  • Log in to the entry form
  • Choose your category: Amateur or Professional
  • Fill out the online entry form with your contact information
  • Upload your images in JPEG format, maximum size 5 MB
  • Review your entry and confirm it
  • Pay the entry fee using a credit card or PayPal
  • Receive a confirmation email once your entry is complete
  • Increase your chances, enter multiple entries at a 25% discount
  • Join our mailing list and social media channels for upcoming opportunities and promotions.

View our guidelines to help you with your entry.

Enter the competition now!

Prizes are valued at more than $55,000

Reception 2021/2022
  • Collective Exhibition

    30 photographers will be selected to exhibit in New York City

    Amateur Photography:
    15 photographers will display one photograph printed and mounted on c-type foam board as part of the group exhibition . Selected artwork will be displayed on our website for one year.

    Professional Photography:
    15 photographers will display between three to five photographs as part of the group exhibition. Selected artwork will be displayed on our website for one year.

  • Cash Prizes
    A $500 cash prize will be awarded to five selected photographers and their work will be shown on our websites.

  • Online Promotion
    5 photographers will be awarded one year of exposure on ARTmine.com.

  • Social Media Promotion
    5 photographers will be awarded one week of promotion during the competition exhibition on our social media platforms.
  •  Honorable Mention
    10 photographers
    will receive an honorable mention and a complimentary entry to the 7th Chelsea International Photography Competition.

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Are you ready to enter the competition?
Find here testimonials of previously selected artists who loved their experience here.

Reception 2021/2022

Being part of the Photo Competition show at the Agora Gallery was a great experience. The team was very helpful and supportive. It was an honor to be included with all the other artists and the show itself was top-notch! I will definitely enter again! Thank you to Agora and NY Art Competitions!

Morgan Anderson​, United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

Reception 2021/2022

I would HIGHLY recommend that anyone thinking about entering the competition do so. It was an absolutely amazing experience and I could not believe how packed the opening reception was, at points it was getting hard to move! It was great fun, great exposure, great space and hopefully won’t be the last time!

Bill Stephens (Billamack), United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

Reception 2021/2022

Being invited and involved with the Chelsea International Photography competition was a wonderful and seamless experience. Everyone was beyond helpful, cordial and well-organized about getting the work there. The collection of images was fabulousI was honored to have made the cut. Opening night was a wonderful eventso many interested viewers, and fellow artists. Many thanks for the opportunity to show my work in Chelsea!

Jo Ann Chaus​, United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

Reception 2021/2022

My experience with Agora Gallery and the CIPC has been solid from start to finish. Forthright, proactive, professional, helpful, communication throughout. The exhibition itself was well put together and looked great at every level. Thanks for everything!

Bradly Dever Treadaway​, United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

Meet our Partners

The Chelsea International Photography Competition is grateful to its partners and sponsors for their support and collaboration. They include AGI Fine Art, which provides exhibition opportunities and career guidance, ARTmine, an online fine art gallery, Agora Gallery, a contemporary art space in Chelsea, and White Space Chelsea, a modern street-level event venue in the heart of Chelsea, and more.

Enter 5 images for:

$45 Amateur category | $55 Professional category

Competition Guidelines

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Eligibility

Who is an amateur photographer?
Amateur photographers are the ones who engage in photography for pleasure rather than for financial benefit. They enjoy photography on different levels, considering it a hobby.

Who is a professional photographer?
Professional photographers are the ones who run a profitable business, have a solid body of work, a number of publications in their name, and earn the majority of their income from photography.

 

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Entry Fee

Amateur Photography:
There is a $45 entry fee for up to 7 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.

Professional Photography:
There is a $55 entry fee for up to 7 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.

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Submission Material

Amateur Photography:
Each photographer must submit at least one (1) image on any topic of their choice.

All images must be accompanied by a title.

Professional Photography:
Each photographer must submit a minimum of five (5) images. The images may be part of a series or individual photographs.

All entries must be accompanied by a title. You may also send in a series description (not mandatory).

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Accepted Media

Digital, analog, phone images and images taken with any camera are all accepted. Videos are not allowed.

The competition does not impose any restrictions as to the subject of the submitted photographs. The images may investigate any topic, from regional cultures and travel photography to commercial work and photojournalism.

Please note that all submitted images must be available for sale.

 

If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ page or send us an email at photo@nyartcompetitions.com.

Enter 5 images for:

$45 Amateur category | $55 Professional category