Below is information about the 2017 competition.

Currently available online are our 2016 Prize Winners, Winners Gallery, and Web Galleries.


Enter via SmarterEntry here.

This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Yancey Richardson, Director, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2017 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

An entry fee of $35 for up to three prints or images and $8 for each additional image entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)

View Contest Rules. (This opens a pdf in a new tab.)

All entries will be registered through Smart Entry. Digital images can be uploaded using Smarter Entry here.

All entries must be received by June 30, 2017.

Jamey Stillings
Santa Fe, NM
#9499, 21 March 2013, from the series “The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar”
Archival pigment print, 31″x44″
First Prize 2016



  • Prizewinners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphiav
  • One photographer chosen for a one-person show at the Red Filter Gallery
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and website
  • Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries
  • A $500 purchase prize from Haverford College
  • a ToughTech hard drive from CRU
  • a 24″x50′ roll of Museo Silver Rag
  • a $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper, a leading supplier of inkjet photo paper
  • a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging
  • an Urban Approach 15 Classic camera bag from ThinkTank Photo
  • fabulous Tog Tees Photo T-shirts

Founded in 1995, Yancey Richardson Gallery is one of the preeminent galleries of photo-based art. The gallery is committed to working with museums, private institutions, leading art collectors and other galleries to advance the careers of the artists they represent. Their current program includes critically recognized, emerging photographers such as Bryan Graf, Zanele Muholi, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya as well as mid-career artists such as Mitch Epstein, Laura Letinsky, Andrew Moore, Mickalene Thomas, and Hellen van Meene. Additionally, the gallery regularly exhibits the work of established masters, including August Sander, Ed Ruscha, William Eggleston, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Gallery artists have been extensively collected and exhibited by museums worldwide including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Getty Museum, Centre George Pompidou Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, Tate Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Gallery artists have been widely published in artist monographs, prominent art journals, and critical texts. Reviews of the gallery’s exhibitions have appeared in Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Modern Painters, The Nation, The New York Times, and the New Yorker, among many other publications.

Yancey Richardson is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.

She received a B.A and M.A. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and held the Helena Rubinstein Fellowship in curatorial and critical studies at The Whitney Museum of American Art in 1979. She has served on a variety of boards and committees and has been active in supporting organizations such as the Public Art Fund, the International Center of Photography, and the Renaissance Society. She has moderated panels on contemporary photography for New York University and has been a guest speaker at Christie’s Education program. For twelve years she served as Vice President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.

View our winners from previous years:



Mikhail Gubin: A Bored Guy in the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Mikhail Gubin
Kew Gardens, NY
A Bored Guy in the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Archival pigment print, 12.5″x19″
First Prize 2015


Shauna Frischkorn: Kevin, Subway Sandwich Artist
Shauna Frischkorn
Willow Street, PA
Kevin, Subway Sandwich Artist
Chromogenic print, 40″x30″
First Prize 2014


Janice Levy
Ithaca, NY
Falcon Market, Riyadh, KSA, 2011
Archival pigment print, 24″x36″
First Prize 2013



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