Photos © Zoe Wetherall (top), Cian Oba-Smith (bottom)

It’s that time again! It’s been ten years since the launch of Feature Shoot, and we’re thrilled to announce our 4th Annual Emerging Photography Awards. Up-and-coming photographers working around the world are welcome to apply for the chance to kickstart their careers. We have a stellar lineup of prizes this year, including a $5000 cash prize and international group exhibitions at United Photo Industries gallery in Brooklyn, Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, and FORMAT International Photography Festival in the UK.

Alison Zavos, the Founder of Feature Shoot, will select one photographer to win the cash prize. The jury will also include Laura Roumanos, the Executive Producer & Co-Founder United Photo Industries and Photoville, Moshe Rosenzveig, the Founder and Director of Head On Photo Festival, and Louise Clements, Artistic Director QUAD and Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival. Roumanos will select 2-3 photographers to exhibit at United Photo Industries, while Rosenzveig and Clements will choose 3-5 photographers each to exhibit at Head On and FORMAT festivals, respectively. This means that as many as thirteen photographers could be selected to be part of one of the exhibitions.

Photos © Johanna-Maria Fritz, Niv Rozenberg, Paul Shiakallis, Dorine Bessiere, (clockwise from left)

Additionally, we will invite one submitting photographer per week to take over our Instagram account @featureshoot, where we have a current following of more than 195,000. During the open call, we will also have a People’s Choice Award winner each month, who will receive a $250 gift certificate to our new store Superfine Prints. The winners of the Emerging Photography Awards will be featured on our website, social media channels, and/or newsletter, reaching an estimated 500,000 people. All exhibiting images will be shown as beautiful ChromaLuxe metal prints.

Over the last few years, we’ve had thousands of talented photographers apply to the Emerging Photography Awards. We’ve also gotten the opportunity to see past winners flourish and grow through new opportunities at home and abroad. At the same time, we know we’re just getting started. We can’t wait to see the inspiring, moving, and surprising work that comes our way this year. It costs $40 to submit, and we accept up to five images from a series. The deadline for submissions in October 1st, 2018. Apply here.

The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards are supported by Squarespace, United Photo Industries, Head On Photo Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival, and Chomaluxe. We’d like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors.