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  • Welcome to American Photography Open 2020, celebrating the best pictures submitted by world-wide photo enthusiasts taken with any device. For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition primarily for professional photographers. The AP Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November continues but with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our third year of offering a competition for photo enthusiasts at all levels. You can see some of the highlights and winners from 2019 here.
  • New this year! In addition to the Open prizes our partner SanDisk will be awarding additional prizes for their “Share Your World” competition. To enter this part of the competition, select the “Share Your World” category and follow the instructions there. You can enter both competitions as many times as you wish.
  • Final Deadline for all entries is August 31, 2020 ENTER HERE
  • All Open winners will receive prizes including selected products/ services from our partners. The Open Grand Prize winner will receive $5000, a Tamron SP 70-200 F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Canon or Nikon mount), value $1299, a SanDisk 1 TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD, a PhotoShelter 2 year Pro account and a 2 hour business consultation with The Photo Closer . The Open finalists will receive a choice of a Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Canon or Nikon mount) lens or a prime lens for a Sony FF ML camera (20mm, 24mm, or 35mm), a SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro SD card and a PhotoShelter 1 year standard account.
  • The SanDiskShare Your World” Grand Prize winner will receive a $2500 Cash Prize in return for letting SanDisk use the image in marketing with photographer attribution for 18 months. Also, a 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD and 3 128GB Extreme PRO SD Cards. 2 Runner Ups will receive 2 128GB Extreme PRO SD cards.
  • See more PRIZE INFO HERE
  • The Open judges will include members of the Pro Photo Daily staff, Julia Sabot from Blink, Tracey Woods Photo Editor Essence, Jack Reznicki Photographer, Sarah Jacobs Senior Photo Editor at ONE37pm and PhotoShelter contributor, Frank Meo from The Photo Closer, Jerry Downs Photographer/Perception Expert, Maureen Cavanaugh from The Athletic, Alyce Bender Photographer/ Tamron Ambassador and Theresa Raffetto Photographer.
  • The SanDiskShare Your World” final judges will be Scott A. Woodward , Steve Simon and others to be named.
  • As is previous years, an Open Short List of entries picked by our judges will be announced in September and a Community Gallery will be available for voting on the Pro Photo Daily Facebook page.
  • In October the “Share Your World” winners selected by the SanDisk judges and the ten Open finalists (5 International and 5 from the U.S.) will be announced.
  • The Open Grand Prize winner will be announced along with the Community Voting Award winners at the annual American Photography event in New York City in November.
  • The entire 2020 Open short list collection will be featured in a book that will be available to download for free or purchase as a hard copy. You can download the2019 book here.
  • For updates on the contest, photo news and creative inspiration. you can get our free newsletter Pro Photo Daily. If you don't already receive it SIGN UP HERE
  • More information, Terms and Conditions and a FAQ can be found (HERE) 
  • More to come and best of luck to everyone.
  • American Photography Open 2020.
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2019 FINALISTS BOOK
American Photography Open 2019 Short List. Available for free download or for purchase.