EARLY BIRD IS NOW OPEN

The 6th Chelsea International Photography Competition

The competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it 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. 

Early Bird Special!

Enter 7 images for the price of 5

Amateur category $45 | Professional category $55

Be the Early Bird and Seize the Perks!

Participating in our Early Bird Special opens doors to refine your artwork applications and access exclusive benefits! Early Bird Applicants enjoy priority consideration, early announcements, discounted fees, and ample preparation time.

 

Why Apply to an Early Bird?

  • Discounted Entry Fee: Take advantage of reduced entry fees only during the early bird promotion period.
  • Extended Exposure: Get your artwork noticed early and gain additional exposure through promotional efforts.
  • Chance of Success: By submitting your entry early, you increase your chances of success as your work may stand out among fewer submissions.
  • Opportunity to Prepare: Early applicants have more time to prepare their submissions and ensure a stronger application overall.
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Reception 2021/2022
Reception 2021/2022

This year’s prizes are valued at more than $55,000

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  • Collective Exhibition
    15 photographers from the amateur category will be selected to display one photograph as part of the group exhibition.

    15 photographers from the professional category will be selected to display between three to five photographs as part of the group exhibition.

  • Cash Prizes
    $500 cash prize will be awarded to five (5) selected photographers and their work will be shown on our websites.

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

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Join our competition to showcase your talent to a global audience in the heart of New York

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 should 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. Every one was beyond helpful, cordial and well organized re getting the work there. The collection of images was fabulous- I was honored to have made the cut. Opening night was a wonderful event-so 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

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, have 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 in terms of 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.

Early Bird Special!

Enter 7 images for the price of 5

Amateur category $45 | Professional category $55