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  • Welcome to American Photography Open 2022, 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 AP38 Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November continued in 2021. But with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our fifth year of offering a competition for photo enthusiasts at all levels. You can see some of the highlights and winners from 2021 here.
  • More chances to win!
  • In addition to the Open prizes, our partner SanDisk’s” Share Your World” competition is once again open for entries.
  • To enter the SanDisk competition, select the “Share Your World” category and follow the instructions there. The SanDisk entries will also be eligible for the Open prizes. You can enter both competitions as many times as you wish.
  • Final Deadline for all entries is August 31, 2022 ENTER HERE
  • All Open winners will receive prizes including selected products/ services from our partners. The Open Grand Prize winner will receive $5000, their choice of a Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058 for Sony mirrorless, $1899 value) -or- for Canon and Nikon DSLR winner: Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) plus Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012), value $1898 (No other substitutions allowed), 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 Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD (Model F053) for Sony mirrorless $249 value or $150 credit towards any Tamron lens purchase (Note: credit for USA residents only), a SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro SD card and a PhotoShelter 1 year standard account
  • The SanDisk Share 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.
  • 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, Lauren Wendle Photography Consultant, Elizabeth Krist Editor Visual Thinking Collective, Mark Murrmann Photo Editor Mother Jones, Norma Jean Marcus Artist Rep and Producer, Idris Solomon Creative Director and Photographer, Sacha Lecca Deputy Photo Editor Rolling Stone, Caitlin Crews Content Design Templates Lead- Adobe, Sarah Jacobs Photo Editor Women’s Wear Daily and Theresa Raffetto Freelance Event Producer and Photographer.
  • The SanDiskShare Your World” final judges will be Fred Pompermayer, and Nitish Walla.
  • As in previous years, an Open Short List of entries picked by our judges will be announced in September and a Community Gallery will be available 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 in late October.
  • The entire 2022 Open short list collection will be featured in a book that is available to download for free. You can download the 2021 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 2022.
American Photography Open 2021 Short List. Available for free download or for purchase.