American Illustration - American Photography

  • Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter the American Photography Open 2021 competition

  • Open Grand Prize- $5000, his/her choice of a Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD (for Canon or Nikon DSLR and mirrorless with mfg. adapter; $1299 value) -or- both Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD and Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (for Sony e-mount; $1628 total value), a SanDisk 1 TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD, a PhotoShelter 2 year Pro account and a 2 hour business consultation with The Photo Closer .
  • 9 Open Finalists Prizes- will receive a Tamron Prime Lens (choose from models F050, F051, F053 for Sony e-mount or F012 or F013 for DSLRs; value up to $599),a SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro SD card, a PhotoShelter 1 year standard account and a copy of the 2021 AP Open winners book.
  • 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 “Share Your World” Runner Ups will receive 2 128GB Extreme PRO SD cards.
  • The Tamron “World Through Your Lens” winner will receive his or her choice of any Tamron lens (up to $1399 value). Open to USA residents only.
  • Short List winners - Inclusion in the Community Voting gallery on our Awards entry site on the Pro Photo Daily Facebook page and in the book celebrating the 2021 winners. When the book is published in November 2021 there will be a link provided for a free downloadable pdf as well as a link to order hard copies on demand.
  • SanDisk Community Award Winner - in addition to the above prizes the Community Award winner will receive a SanDisk 128Gb Extreme PRO SD card and two runners up will receive a copy of the 2021 Open Short List book.
American Photography Open 2020 Short List. Available for free download or for purchase.