2010 FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition

July 27, 2010

The 2010 FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition will recognize and honor extraordinary work in photography from all over the world. FotoWeek DC, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is committed to raising awareness of the power of photography everywhere, in all its forms. Now in its third year, the FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition continues to innovate and find new ways to engage photographers around the world. Highlights for 2010 include a new Mobile Photo category, special price breaks for multiple submissions and a focus on Environmental Conservation, in celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity.

Entries will be judged in 12 separate categories. Images created via any form of photography will be accepted for consideration (film, digital, mobile phone, and alternatives processes), but must be submitted electronically.

A distinguished panel of judges will select outstanding work that will be announced and recognized just before the official start of FotoWeek DC so that the winners can be celebrated all week long. The winning images from each of the categories will be shown online and exhibited during FotoWeek.


Photographers worldwide may enter the FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition. All entrants must be 18 or older as of the final deadline of the competition. With the exception of the "Spirit of Washington" and the Mobile Phone Single Image categories (where all photographers enter together), photographers may enter in 2 classes (general and students). Students must be enrolled in a college or university, and finalists must be able to provide proof of student status upon notification. All works must have been created within the last five years.

Entry Fees:

August 1, 2010--September 15th, 2010:

Single image (1-4 images)
(5-9 images)
(10 entries or more)
$20 each ($80 for 4)
$15 each ($135 for 9)
$10 each ($100 for 10)
Series (4-6 images) $75 per Series
Multimedia Entry
Mobile Phone Image
$40 per Multimedia Entry
$4.95 each

Early Bird Special:

Entries submitted BEFORE July 31, 2010 will receive a 20% discount off of the above prices!

Extended Deadline:

Entries submitted September 16, 2010--September 20, 2010 will incur an additional fee. Single image entries will be $30 per entry, $90 per Series, and $55 for Multimedia. Mobile Phone Entries will be $7.95 each.


Submissions are due NO LATER than September 20th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Before July 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM PDT for Early Bird Special 20% Discount.

August 1, 2010 after 12:00 AM PDT--September 15th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PDT for Standard Submissions.

September 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT--September 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM PDT for Extended Deadline Submissions. (Additional fees apply.)

Notification of Winners:

Winners will be notified of acceptance via email on or about October 4, 2010. Further information about preparing files for exhibition will be included in the acceptance message. In order for winning selections to be included in the exhibition, high-res files must be submitted by 11:59 PM PDT on October 11, 2010.

Exhibition and Awards:

Winners from each category and the Finalists and Winner of the "Spirit of Washington" will be honored on November 5, 2010 at the 2010 FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition Ceremony. The photographers and their awarded work will be celebrated and exhibited during FotoWeek DC.