One Shot Contest
Honoring the Most Exceptional Talent in Photography Today
The reFocus Awards invites emerging & established photographers to enter
your most exceptional single images into our One Shot Contest.
We welcome submissions that celebrate the power of a single photographic image.
Photographers may submit works that convey their talent and creativity
from images that stretch the limits of photography to those that explore classic portraiture and figuration.
Winners will receive career-enhancing cash prizes, a unique and immersive dedicated digital space to share works on our artist-forward platform,
a chance to be featured in the most important contemporary photography publication, 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
$5,000+ 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
$3,500 Cash Prizes
Published Winner's Interview
Printed & Embossed Winner’s Achievement Certificate
Public Profile in reFocus's Artist Directory
International Press Exposure to our Global Community
Custom Press Release Tailored to Your Achievement
Free Entry into the People's Vote Award
Entry Featured in Winner's Gallery
Digital Winner's Certificate & Badge
Chance to be Featured on reFocus'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
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 and will be judged independently of one another based on the selected category.
We also encourage you to be expansive in your interpretation and selection of categories for your work.
Advertising & Commercial
Event & Wedding
Film & Alternative Process
Food & Drink
*Gold Price Reflects Early Bird Discount - 10% Off
If you are submitting from an eligible country, the 20% discount fees are automatically applied during entry
List of Countries Eligible for Discount