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2023 Booooooom Photo Awards

Calling all photographers! The Booooooom Photo Awards are back and open for submissions! We have 5 award categories to submit to: Portrait, Nature, Street, Colour, Shadows. We’re going even bigger this year with the help of our friends at Format. We’ll be awarding each category winner a $1,000 USD cash prize, editorial and social coverage, and a feature in a printed publication. We also have 3 Format websites with lifetime subscriptions up for grabs.

Format is an online portfolio builder specializing in the needs of photographers, artists, and designers. Unlike other web builders, Format’s portfolio and studio management tools are specifically designed to meet the needs of creative professionals. With nearly 100 professionally designed website templates and thousands of design variables, you can showcase your work your way, with no coding required. The Workflow studio management tools allow you to create branded client proofing galleries, transfer files and more. You can also sell your work commission free through the Format store feature. If you want to learn more about Format, check out their website here or start a 14-day free trial.

Everyone is welcome to submit one image to these awards for FREE. Members enjoy unlimited submissions and unlimited images for all award categories. If you want to submit more than one image or compete in multiple categories, consider becoming a member here!

Don’t miss out! This is your chance to get your work seen – and not just by our own Booooooom community! In addition to the $5,000 USD in cash prizes and bragging rights, all 5 winners (and 20 shortlisted photographers) will be featured in, and receive a copy of, a special mini photo publication. Designed specifically to showcase your work, this zine will not be for sale but will be sent to curators and editors we respect. Winners and runners-up will also receive editorial coverage on Booooooom and promotion across all our social channels.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  1. PORTRAIT – Human subjects are the focus here.
  2. NATURE – Images related to land, sea, sky, the natural world.
  3. STREET – Street photography is generally understood to be candid unposed moments of everyday life in public spaces. Images may spontaneous and chaotic or they may be more quiet observations.
  4. COLOUR – Images may feature one colour or an explosion of many. Or maybe they capture a few that feel in perfect harmony with one another. How can you make the viewer notice the colour first?
  5. SHADOWS – Silhouettes and dark shapes. Change your focus from the things that cast the shadows to the shadows themselves.

The 2023 Photo Awards are now closed



It is FREE for anyone to submit 1 image to 1 award category.

 

$15 – Submit up to 10 images to 1 award category for consideration.

 

Submit Unlimited Images to all Categories (MEMBERS)

If you are currently a member, log in to enable the submit button unlimited submissions (unlimited images + unlimited categories). If you are not a member, you can learn about becoming a member here.

The 2023 Photo Awards are now closed

Deadline for submissions: 11:59PM PST January 19, 2024

Terms & Conditions

Photo Awards Zine, Cover photo by Amber Hakim
Photo Awards Zine, photo by Giovanni de Mojana
Photo Awards Zine, photos by Amber Hakim
Photo Awards Zine, photo by Van-Nhi Nguyen

Above are images of last year’s Photo Awards zine! There are interviews with each of the category winners as well as images by all of the runners-up.

In addition to the printed zine, our friends at Format have generously provided 3 “Lifetime Subscriptions” websites. To enter, complete a submission of any kind and opt-in to their newsletter. We will randomly draw 2 winners from all of the submissions at the end of the Photo Awards deadline, and also award 1 winner or runner-up with one of the three Lifetime Subscriptions.

Booooooom Photo Awards is FREE to enter. Anyone can submit one image to one category. If you would like to submit multiple images and multiple categories, consider becoming a member here!

5 Winners will receive:

  • $5000 USD in cash prizes (5 x $1000 USD prizes)
  • Interview Feature published in Photo Awards zine
  • Editorial coverage on Booooooom + promotion across all social channels
  • Editorial coverage in Format Magazine

20 Runners-Up will receive:

  • Image published in Photo Awards zine
  • Editorial coverage on Booooooom + promotion across all social channels

 

The 2023 Photo Awards are now closed



It is FREE for anyone to submit 1 image to 1 award category.

 

$15 – Submit up to 10 images to 1 award category for consideration.

 

Submit Unlimited Images to all Categories (MEMBERS)

If you are currently a member, log in to enable the submit button unlimited submissions (unlimited images + unlimited categories). If you are not a member, you can learn about becoming a member here.

The 2023 Photo Awards are now closed

Deadline for submissions: 11:59PM PST January 19, 2024

Terms & Conditions

If you are unable to afford a membership, we are offering one-time submissions for people who are experiencing financial hardship. Head over here to fill out a request form and let us know about your situation. (Available until December 29, 2023)

Call to Submit: Art & Photo Book Award

If you have a specific series or a cohesive selection of work that you want to turn into a book, we want to see it!

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