Photography Contests

Spring Photography Contest

34th Annual Spring Photography Contest sponsored by SIGMA

WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine.

Over $250,000 Cash Prizes Awarded Since 1980!

Contest Account Registration

Regarding the 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest:

  • Notification letters will be mailed to finalists on July 25th.
  • Winners and Honorable Mentions will be notified in mid-August.
  • All finalists, honorable mentions, and winners will be showcased in the WINNERS GALLERY after August 22nd.

To Enter by Mail:

Download Entry Form

• Enter black & white or color prints or slides.
• Prints must be unmounted 9×12 or smaller.
• Label every photo with your name and address, and indicate which edge is the top.
• Make checks payable to Photographer’s Forum.
• All entries must include payment, entry form, and photographs.

If sending prints or slides, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of work. Work will be returned in April 2014. Work with no SASE will be discarded.


WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2014.

FINAL Entry :: by May 12, 2014

Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered (all entries must be uploaded or postmarked on or before May 19, 2014).

No Limit to Quantity of Entries.

• Rights remain with photographer
• Subject matter is open
• Finalists notified by July 28, 2014
• Winners notified by August 11, 2014

This contest is open to all amateur photographers in the United States, Canada, and around the world.



  • $2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum
    • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM|Art lens (MSRP $1,160)
    • Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa
    Speed Ring). (MSRP $399)


  • $1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum
    • Sigma 18-250mm lens (MSRP $800)
    • Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 camera bag. (MSRP $264)


  • $1000 cash award Photographer’s Forum


  • Five $125 awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.

PARTICIPATION GIFT All entrants from the U.S. and Canada receive 2 FREE ISSUES of Photographer’s Forum.

SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art

Sigma 18-35 F1.8 Lens

The world’s first F1.8 zoom lens, the 18-35mm lens is designed for APS-C format cameras and allows for greater creative possibilities by setting new standards in photographic history. MSRP: $1,160.

SIGMA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Lens

Designed to do it all, this multi-purpose, high performance lens shoots macro to telephoto. Lightweight & compact, it’s the perfect lens for capturing travel and family moments. MSRP: $800.

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