World Press Photo
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the annual World Press Photo Contest draws thousands of submissions from photographers around the world. Categories include photo stories and singles. The contest is limited to published professionals.
Photographer of the Year
Another prestigious contest, POY receives about half as many submissions as World Press Photo and has a strong focus on American photojournalism. The contest has more categories than any other major competition.
College Photographer of the Year
As the student version of POY, "the contest provides opportunity and motivation for college students to assemble portfolios for comparison with others of similar experience and age."
Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts
Each year the Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts produces four competitions: The Project Competition, Vision Awards, Photographic Teaching Awards, and Light Warriors Mentorship. Prizes total $20,000.