Cash prizes for first, second, and third place.

PURSUE PICTURES supports artists by offering payment in each of our open categories. Cash prizes of $2500 to winners, $300 and $200 to runners up, as well as a gallery features in our online portfolio.

Photography by Alexander Vinogradov, “People and Places” Honorable Mention


  • First: $10,000

  • Second: $500

  • Third: $300



Submit now

The deadline to submit work is April 30 for our $10K Annual Award contest. Full guidelines and details available for each contest.




Annual 10K Award

Our 10K prize awards a single photo $10,000. Accepting photography on any subject. We simply want the best. See our category details for more info and a chance at the industry’s top prize.

Photo of The Week

The best images from your phone on our gallery. Send us your favorite snapshot from your week for a chance at cash prize, selection, and placement in our gallery.



It’s that easy. Each theme has guidelines and details, and our submit page will tell you exactly how to send work, enter, and what you can expect from the process.


What is Submittable?

Submittable is the software we use to accept your photo submission. Submittable is a free software and you will need to sign up for a Submittable account before you enter our contest or award. You may sign up for a free account at

Will my image be sold?

No. You retain copyright to your photograph and your photos will not be sold or used for commercial purposes. All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view and vote on all competing entries. Winning entries may be used in exhibitions, marketing, advertising and promotions directly related to Pursue Pictures.

My photo won an award in another competition, may I still submit it?

Yes. There is no restriction to submitting work that has been part of other photo competitions, unless expressly restricted by the prior competition.

My image has been selected for a final round, what should I do?

Nice work! We’ll be emailing you with full instructions when your photo is selected and will talk you through the whole process. Generally speaking, there is very little you need to do when your work is selected, but we may need additional information (like an extended bio) from you at that time. It’s possible we may also need a high resolution of your photograph. Overall, you don’t have to do much except bask in your glory!

If I win, will I incur any costs if the photo is placed anywhere?

No, Pursue Pictures covers exhibition or advertising costs including gallery hire, image printing and framing, and promotion if this is part of the award. We cannot cover your travel expenses for visiting the exhibitions if they are displayed in a physical location. You will be responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes of your prize money.

What type of correspondence should I expect from Pursue Pictures during the contest?

We aim to be very transparent, clear, and communicative with our entrants. Therefore, you can expect to hear from us via email several times during the contest, namely, upon entry, when your submission is being reviewed, and the final decisions on the contest or award.

Can I enter the same picture or pictures into multiple categories?

Yes. If the series fits thematically in more than one category, you may submit it for consideration in additional categories. Please keep in mind you will have to upload these separately and enter into each category separately as well.

If there is a fee, can I pay via cash or check?

No. Unfortunately, we can only accept payments via credit card or Paypal at this time, and this is done via Submittable when you submit your photo.

Is there an entry fee to submit?

We have both free and paid submission categories, so please choose which type of contest or award you would like to enter.

Can I see or change the photos I’ve submitted?

You can see all of your past in your Submittable account and they will remain there until deleted by you. You may contact Pursue Pictures to change a photo ONLY if the upload was in error. You may not swap your entry with another photo.

How many images can I submit?

Please pay close attention to the category and photo limitation per entry. Some submission categories allow for only a single image, and some for a series of photographs. You may submit the maximum number of photos as the category allows. Again, you may enter multiple entries and submit the maximum number of photos per entry.

How many times can I enter?

You may enter as many times as you like.

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