The Lumiere Awards Photography Competition 2016

Publish Date: Aug 01, 2016

Deadline: Aug 31, 2016


The Lumiere Awards are an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals, from around the world and award their photographic insights.
Recognizing photos that captivate us also free us to identify our desires, we invite ALL types of photographers — professional, non-professional/amateur, student and mobile photographers.


The Lumiere Awards is pleased to announce the following awards for this year’s winners:

  • Photographer of the Year Award
  • Emerging Photographer of the Year Award
  • Mobile Photographer of the Year Award
  • 15 Category Winners


You may enter your work in as many categories as you wish. Your photos can be entered in the following categories:

  • Abstract Photography
  • Advertising Photography
  • Architecture/Cityscape Photography
  • Collage Photography
  • Conceptual Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Landscape/Seascape/Nature Photography
  • Mobile Photography
  • Non-Professional / Amateur Photography
  • Nude Photography
  • People/Portraits Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Photography
  • Still Life Photography
  • Street Photography
  • Video/Moving Images Photography


To be eligible for this competition, photographers:

  • Must submit their own original work
  • Must be 18 years or older


Photographs may not infringe on the copyright of another’s work.

Photographs may not contain content that is illegal, unlawful, or otherwise in violation of applicable federal, state or local laws and regulations where the photographs were created.

Photographers retain all copyrights.

By entering, photographers grant The Lumiere Awards non-exclusive rights to reproduce the submitted photos for promotional and exhibition purposes. All copyrights are retained by the photographer. Winning photographs could be published in Fabrik Magazine. Any photograph used by The Lumiere Awards will be credited to the photographer.

By accepting a Lumiere Award, an entrant agrees to the use of his or her name, likeness, and photographs for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.



  • Single Image: $35
  • Each Additional Entry or Category: $25
  • Series (2 to 5 images): $60
  • Each Additional Series: $50

Non-Professional / Amateur

  • Single Image: $25
  • Each Additional Entry or Category: $20
  • Series (2 to 5 images): $50
  • Each Additional Series: $40


  • Single Image: $20
  • Each Additional Entry or Category: $20
  • Series (2 to 5 images): $30
  • Each Additional Series: $20

Mobile Photography

  • Single Image: $20
  • Each Additional Entry or Category: $20
  • Series (2 to 5 images): $30
  • Each Additional Series: $20


You may enter an image into more than one category.
Photographs may be made with any type of camera, smartphone or photographic process such as Instagram/Hipstamatic.
All images must be submitted as digital files.

Entries are only accepted through our online submission system. No other forms of submission will be accepted. Please take a little time to prepare your files before you begin the submission process.

Files must meet the following specifications:

  • Grayscale or RGB profile
  • JPEG format
  • Resolution of 72 dpi
  • Longest dimension should not exceed 1280 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels
  • Digital file should not exceed 4 MB
  • Layers must be flattened

To submit the online application along with your works, please click on "Further official information" below.

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