The Chelsea International Photography Competition will open for entries December 8, 2020. The last day to enter will be August 10, 2021.
Early Bird entries received from November 15 to December 7 may include 2 additional images at no additional cost.
To improve your chances, please follow the guidelines outlined below. If after reviewing the guidelines you still have questions, we ask that you visit the competition FAQ page.
Who is a professional photographer?
Professional photographers are the ones who run a profitable business, have a solid body of work, have a number of publications in their name, and earn the majority of their income from photography.
Who is an amateur photographer?
Amateur photographers are the ones who engage in photography for pleasure rather than for financial benefit. They enjoy photography on different levels, considering it a hobby.
Click here to view the complete competition terms.
The competition does not impose any restrictions in terms of the subject of the submitted photographs. The images may investigate any topic, from regional cultures and travel photography to commercial work and photojournalism.
Please note that all submitted images must be available for sale.
- Each photographer must submit at least one (1) image on any topic of their choice.
- All images must be accompanied by a title.
- Each photographer must submit a minimum of five (5) images. The images may be part of a series or individual photographs.
- All entries must be accompanied by a title. You may also send in a series description (not mandatory).
There is a $25 entry fee for up to 5 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.
There is a $45 entry fee for up to 5 images in this category. There will be a charge of $5 for each additional image.
Early Bird Submissions: Submissions received from November 15 to December 7 may include 2 additional images at no additional cost.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners, JCB, UnionPay as well as Paypal. Please note that once the payment is made, your submission will be completed and you will not be able to make any changes.
Art submitted to the competition will be reviewed by a rotating panel of expert jurors, each representing a different field in the art world, ensuring a fair and balanced selection process.