Below is information about the 2016 competition.

Currently available online are our 2016 Prize Winners and Winners Gallery.

Stay tuned for additional web galleries. Check out our 2015 Web Galleries in the meantime.


Enter via SmarterEntry here.

One of the world’s leading photography curators, Malcolm Daniel, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and previously a photography curator for many years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, will be the juror for the 2016 Photo Review Photography Competition. We are excited to collaborate with Malcolm Daniel for our 32nd annual Competition!

The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2016 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 Laurence Miller will select one photographer for inclusion in the summer show at the Laurence Miller Gallery, one of New York City’s leading photography galleries for over 30 years. Plus numerous Editor’s Selections will be exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries.

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 must be received by June 7, 2016.

Enter the competition here.

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



  • Prize winners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
  • One photographer chosen for summer group show at the Laurence Miller Gallery
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and website
  • Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries
  • $500 purchase prize from Haverford College for their Photography Collection
    • Selected by William Earle Williams, the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College
  • SilverFast Ai Studio 8, from LaserSoft Imaging
  • SilverFast HDR Studio, from LaserSoft Imaging
  • SilverFast SE Plus 8, from LaserSoft Imaging
  • 24″x50′ roll of Museo Silver Rag
  • 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging
  • $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper, a leading supplier of inkjet photo paper
  • Two boxes of Innova FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss 335gsm Inkjet Paper
  • ToughTech hard drive from CRU
  • ThinkTank Urban Disguise 35 Classic camera bag
  • ThinkTank Urban Lily Deanne Tutto camera bag
  • 8GB flash drives from USB Memory Direct
Photo credit: F. Carter Smith
Photo credit: F. Carter Smith


Malcolm Daniel is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Before joining MFAH in December 2013, he served on the curatorial staff at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for twenty-three years, including ten as Senior Curator and Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs. A specialist in the early history of photography in France and Great Britain, Daniel has curated or co-curated more than twenty-five exhibitions includingThe Photographs of Édouard Baldus (1994); Edgar Degas, Photographer (1998); The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839–1855 (2003); All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852–1860 (2004); Napoleon III and Paris(2009); Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand (2010); Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz (2011); Naked before the Camera (2012); Julia Margaret Cameron(2013); Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds (2105); and ongoing installations of A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection. He is the author of numerous books and articles; has served as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts; and was a 2010 Fellow at the prestigious Center for Curatorial Leadership. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, in art history and studio art in 1978; his M.A. in Modern art from Princeton University in 1987; and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1991.

Malcolm Daniel from The Frick Collection on Vimeo.

View our winners from previous years:



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


Lesley Krane Los Angeles, CA wait (21) Commercial toner print, 25"x25" First Prize 2012
Lesley Krane
Los Angeles, CA
wait (21)
Commercial toner print, 25″x25″
First Prize 2012



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