Photography Contest

Unleashed: Think Beyond Themes

Unleashed: Think Beyond Themes

Deadline |

CLOSED

Theme |

Unleashed

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

$10-$100

Prizes |

Cash Prize
UNLEASHED is a call to every photographer who doesn’t believe in being constrained by a theme. As the first photography contest of the National Photographic Society, we want every photographer to capture what their hearts desire. Submit your favorite images with no bounds or limits to themes and interpretations, and let our viewers decide the winners through a fair and equitable process. This is your chance to get under the limelight, get guaranteed cash prizes of $500 and unparalleled promotions!

The winners of this contest will be decided through popular votes. Every visitor shall get a maximum of two votes and they can allocate them to any photograph(s) of their choice. You’re welcome to solicit your friends and family members to visit the entries, vote for you, and cheer you on.
​ Please note that The National Photographic Society reserves the right to overrule the voting results if they notice any breach in voting rules.

PRIZES & AWARDS​
The winners shall be awarded guaranteed cash prizes of $500.
FIRST PRIZE - Guaranteed $200 cash, Certificate of Recognition, Social Media Promotions, Email Campaigns
RUNNER-UP PRIZE - Guaranteed $150 cash, Certificate of Recognition, Promotions on social media and email campaigns
MERIT PRIZE - Guaranteed $100 cash, Certificate of Recognition, Promotions on social media
TALENT PRIZE - Guaranteed $50 cash, Certificate of Recognition
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD - Certificate of Recognition
FINALIST AWARD - Certificate of Recognition

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