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  • Welcome to American Photography Open 2023, 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 AP39 Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November will continue in 2023. But with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our sixth year of offering a competition for photo enthusiasts at all levels. You can see some of the highlights and winners from 2022 here.
  • We are also happy to announce we are working with Vital Impacts this year, whose mission is supporting organizations who are protecting people, wildlife and habitats. You can see more about them here and in the prize list below.
  • All Open winners will receive prizes including selected products/ services from our partners. The Open Grand Prize winner will receive $5000, a Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (model A063) for Sony mirrorless cameras ($899 value), a SanDisk 1 TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD, the choice of an 8x10 open edition print with a certificate from Vital Impacts, a PhotoShelter 2 year Pro account and a 2 hour business consultation with The Photo Closer.
  • The Open finalists will receive a PhotoShelter 1 year standard account and a SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro SD card
  • More chances to win!
  • In addition to the 2023 Open prizes, our partner Tamron Americas is once again sponsoring our Landscape and Travel category Grand Prize and runners up winners. Please note this is open to residents of USA and Canada only. The Tamron Grand Prize winner will receive a Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD (model A058) for Sony mirrorless cameras ($1899 value). Two Runners Up each receive a Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (model A063) for Sony mirrorless cameras ($899 value). To enter the Tamron competition, select the Landscapes and Travel category and follow the instructions there. All Tamron entries will also be eligible for the Open prizes so there is no need to enter twice. You can enter both competitions as many times as you wish.
  • Final Deadline for all entries is August 31, 2023 ENTER HERE
  • The Open judges will include members of the Pro Photo Daily staff, Julia Sabot Creative Producer Nike, Frank Meo The Photo Closer, Frank Rocco Photographer, Ami Vitale Photographer, Jacqueline Tobin Editor-in Chief Rangefinder, Joe Rodriguez Senior Visual Editor Rolling Stone, Jane Yoemans Bloomberg / Newsroom, Juliette Wolf-Robin National Executive Director American Photographic Artists and Stephanie Heimann Photo Director New Republic.
  • As in previous years, an Open Short List of entries picked by our judges will be announced in September, and the entire 2023 Open short list collection will be featured in a book that will be available to download for free. You can download the 2022 book here.
  • The Open Grand Prize winner and runners up and the Tamron winners will be announced in October.
  • For updates on the contest, photo news and creative inspiration. you can get our newsletter Pro Photo Daily. If you don't already receive it SIGN UP HERE
  • More to come and best of luck to everyone.

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American Photography Open 2023 Short List. Available for free download.