Our 2019 Prize Winners, Winners Gallery, and Web Galleries are now live!

Also be sure to view our 2018 Prize WinnersWinners Gallery, and Web Galleries.

Below is information about the 2019 competition.

Enter via SmarterEntry here.

This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by noted critic, curator, and author Lyle Rexer. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2019 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.

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 images, and $8 for each additional image, entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants may subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)

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

View Contest Rules.

All entries must be received by May 31, 2019.

B. Proud
Wilmington, DE
Owen and Blue, Transgender Men
Archival pigment print, 36″x24″
First Prize 2018


  • Prizewinners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and on our website
  • Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries


• A $500 purchase prize from Haverford College
• A $500 prize from Blue Flower
• a Wacom Intuos tablet
• a Lambert 12L camera bag from Cecilia
• a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging
• camera bags from ThinkTank Photo and Mission Workshop
• “The Complete Photographer’s Set” from Tog Tees
• several Kodak Printomatic Instant Print Cameras
• a $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper, a leading supplier of inkjet photo paper


Noted critic, curator, and writer Lyle Rexer will be the juror for the 2019 Photo Review Photography Competition. He is the author of several books on art and photography, including The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009) and Photography’s Antiquarian Avant Garde: the New Wave in Old Processes (2002). In addition, he has published numerous catalogue essays and articles on art, architecture, and photography and contributed to such publications as The New York TimesArt in America, Aperture, Parkett, BOMB, and DAMn. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions in the United States and internationally, most recently The Edge of Vision, a selection of contemporary abstract photography. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a columnist for Photograph magazine.



2017 Prize WinnersWinners Gallery, and Web Galleries— juried by Yancey Richardson

2018 Prize WinnersWinners Gallery, and Web Galleries— juried by Sarah Meister, Photography Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York




Jay Seldin
Montclair, NJ
Boys During Recess, Mantanzas, Cuba
Archival pigment print, 20″x24″
First Prize 2017
Jamey Stillings
Sante Fe, NM
#9499 from the series “The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar”
Archival pigment print, 31″x44″
First Prize 2016
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

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