Photographic events to look forward to in 2018

2 January 2018

Don’t miss out on this year’s photographic events! We list annual photographic events and competitions to look forward to in 2018, which we’ll be updating throughout the year, so you have a go-to source of information on all the happenings. Please follow the links to the main competition pages for up-to-date information on entry dates, winners and exhibitions.

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Nature’s Best Photography Africa Exhibition 8 November 2017 – 4 March 2018 Iziko SA Museum
Parys Arts Festival (& Photographic Exhibitions) 29 March – 15 April Parys, Free State
Human.Nature Exhibition by Natalie Field  5-19 April Berman Contemporary
World Photography Day 19 August Worldwide
OpDieKnoppie Preorders start 29 August Outdoorphoto
Black Friday 23 November Worldwide
Fuji Photo Walk TBA Worldwide


Entries Open

Entries Close

Getaway Gallery Competition 2018 16 October TBA
National Wildlife Photo Contest 2018 8 January TBA
Nature’s Best Photography Africa 2018 TBA TBA
Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 TBA TBA
Sony World Photography Awards Open & professional categories 4 & 11 January
World Press Photo 2018 Contest 1 December 2017 4 January 2018
Life Framer Photography Prize 4th Edition Colour category submissions are open 31 January 2018
Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2018 December 2017 TBA

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  1. Dee 10 May 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    As far as I know South Africans can’t enter the National Geographic Traveller Photographer of the Year competition. Am I correct in saying this?

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