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One Shot Photo Contest

The Premier Black & White Photo Awards

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Celebrating distinctive single images in monochrome

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Black and white photography is powerful.

Beyond its timelessness, images in black and white celebrate the core of the medium of photography

This contest is designed for those who honor monochrome photography today and carry its rich, enduring legacy forward

Awards & Benefits

Winners of the Exposure One Awards enjoy more than prizes; honorees will be actively promoted and celebrated throughout the year and beyond.

Prizes are designed to meet your needs as a photographer, wherever they are in their careers.

Global Exposure

Receive international press exposure as well as have your work judged by industry professionals, gallery directors, museum curators, and influential tastemakers

Cash Prizes

$4,000+ in cash prizes

Exhibition:

An artist-forward space dedicated to exhibiting your works online

Winner's Assets

Custom badges and certificates to seamlessly share your wins with the world and get your work the attention it deserves

Artist Directory

Receive your own personalized page with links to your website and social profiles as a year-round point of discovery for your work

Press Release

Customized press assets to help you share your win using a professionally written and formatted press release

Winner’s Interview

A publicly-shared and promoted interview with links to your work and social profile will help you get the global recognition you deserve

The Exposure One Trophy

At the Exposure One Awards, a custom metal trophy is reserved for contest and category winners. This trophy celebrates extraordinary black and white photography, and is personalized with the winner's name and honor awarded.

Contest Winners

Category Winners

* Winner's title and award distribution may vary depending on the contest.

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Contest Winners

Category Winners

People’s Vote

Honorable Mention

Nominee

Every Entrant

$2,500 in Cash Prizes

Personalized Grey Metal Exposure One Trophy

Published Winner's Interview

Printed & Embossed Winner’s Achievement Certificate

Public Profile in Exposure One's Artist Directory

International Press Exposure to our Global Community

Eligible to Purchase the Color Metal Exposure One Trophy

Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement

Credit For Free Entry to Another Exposure One Contest

Entry Featured in Winner's Gallery

Digital Winner's Certificate & Badge

Chance to be Featured on Exposure One's Social Media & Newsletter

Access to Our Global Community of Photographers on Facebook

Access to our Approved Vendor List and Other Business Resources

People's Vote Award

Before the winners are announced, all entries nominated by the jury will automatically be entered into the People’s Vote Awards where the public will vote on their favorite images within each contest category.

The opportunity to win this honor is included at no charge and is in addition to competing for the title in your entry’s category as part of your submission. Winners receive a public profile in our Artist Directory, a featured location in our Winner’s Gallery, and other benefits.

With tens of thousands of people visiting the Exposure One Awards website and People’s Vote Award Gallery during the voting period. This unique honor is one of the many ways we aim to increase the chances of our artists, like you, being discovered and getting well-deserved recognition.

*Please note that in order to maintain the most positive experience for all nominated artists, the number of votes each entry receives during the public voting period will not be visible.

Learn Moreabout Peoples Vote Award

Judges

Our international panel of judges represents today’s topmost tier of influence and distinction within our photography community.

Judges include world-renowned photographers, curators, directors, and industry professionals who were chosen based on their respected positions within the global photography world.

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Contest Categories

Images can be entered into multiple categories and will be judged independently of one another based on the selected category.

We highly encourage you to be expansive in your interpretation and selection of categories for your work.

Abstract

Aerial

Architecture

Conceptual

Domestic Animals

Event

Fashion & Beauty

Film/Analog

Fine Art

Landscapes

Minimalism

Nature

Nude

People

Photojournalism

Portrait

Still Life

Street

Travel

Wildlife

Other

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ENTRY INFO

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Pay Per Entry

Regular

10% Off

Jan 30

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Mar 19, 2024

Extended

Mar 19

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Apr 19, 2024

Entry Level

Professional

Non-Professional

Student

Single Image

$30

$27

$25

$22

$15

$13

Additional Category

50% Off

48% Off

47% Off

Reward Dollars

5% Back

5% Back

5% Back

Winners Announcement: May 21, 2024

Global Accessibility Pricing

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Buy a Bundle

Up to 30% savings compared to paying per entry

Locks in savings regardless of the entry period when you are submitting your work

Use your bundle credits on any contest within the calendar year

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TO THOSE CREATING EXCEPTIONAL MONOCHROME IMAGES THAT CONTINUE TO EXPLORE AND AMPLIFY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY: WE WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK.

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