Celebrating Today’s Most Exceptional Black & White Images
Welcoming both individual image and series submissions that honor and explore black and white photography.
Enter 2-9 images to be judged as a group rather than as individual photographs.
A single image submitted to this contest should explore the power of photography through one incredible shot.
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”
Photographers are encouraged to join us in celebrating the timeless, eternal nature of black and white photography.
Winners will receive career-enhancing cash prizes, a unique and immersive dedicated digital space to share their works on our artist platform, and way more.
Awards & Benefits
Winners of the reFocus Awards enjoy more than prizes, as we will actively promote and celebrate our honorees throughout the year and beyond.
Prizes are designed to meet your needs as a photographer, wherever they are in their careers.
Get your work seen by industry professionals and influential tastemakers. Winners will also be featured in the foremost fine-art photography publication
$4,000+ in cash prizes
An artist-forward space dedicated to exhibiting your works online
A worldwide, global network of photographers brought together through this contest
Grow Your Audience
Winners receive a public artist profile with links to their website & social profiles
Customized press assets to help you share your win using a professionally written and formatted press release
A publicly-shared and promoted interview with links to your work and social profile will help you get the global recognition you deserve
People’s Vote Award
$2,500 in Cash Prizes
Published Winner's Interview
Printed & Embossed Winner’s Achievement Certificate
Credit For Free Entry to Another reFocus Contest
Receive Feature in Dedicated Email to Global Audience
Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement
International Press Exposure to our Global Community
Public Profile in reFocus's Artist Directory
Free Entry into the People's Vote Award
Showcase in Winner's Gallery
Digital Winner's Certificate & Badge
Chance to be Featured on reFocus's Social Media & Newsletter
People’s Vote Award
All nominated images will automatically be entered into the People’s Vote Award where the public will vote on their favorite images within each contest category.
This unique opportunity to get your work discovered provides increased exposure for your submission. Share your work to build your network, activate your audience, and inspire your community and collectors through your photography.
We believe that community is at the core of what makes our network special
WHICH IS WHY WE’VE DEVELOPED OUR PEOPLE’S VOTE AWARD.
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.
Images can be entered into multiple categories.
If you are unsure of what category to choose, we encourage you to enter multiple categories since all images will be judged independently of one another based on the selected category.
Fashion & Beauty
Life During a Pandemic
*Gold Price Reflects Early Bird Discount - 20% Off
If you are submitting from an eligible country, the 25% discount fees are automatically applied during entry
List of Countries Eligible for Discount
Fenqiang (Frank) Liu