We Want to Launch the Careers of five Emerging Photographers 

The 2nd Annual Feature Shoot 2015 Emerging Photography Awards is an international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers who are ready to kickstart their careers. We know it can be difficult to market your work, design a website, fund new projects, and network with the right people on top of it all, so we hope to take that off your plate! Five talented photographers will be provided with the resources they need to get their career off to a strong start. 

Photographers of all disciplines are welcome to submit up to 5 images in any genre. We can't wait to see your best work!


Application deadline EXTENDED: March 15, 2016.


Five selected photographers will each receive:

$500 Cash

A gallery show at United Photo Industries in Dumbo, Brooklyn

A Lomo'Instant Montenegro Camera

Cecilia Camera Strap

announcement on the Feature Shoot site and related social media

Prints of work to be exhibited will be made by Ken Allen Studios




Jessie Wender, senior photo editor at National Geographic Magazine

Fiona Rogers, Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos

Kevin wy lee, photographer, Founder invisible photographer asia (IPA)

Sarah sudhoff, photographer, Director/Owner at Capsule Gallery

liz lapp, curator and content manager at yahoo



We accept online applications only. You may enter here, but first have a look at our terms and conditions. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2016.


Feature Shoot showcases all genres of work from both up-and-coming and established photographers. Since launching in 2008, the website has accumulated work by over 5,000+ international photographers and currently receives over 800,000 visits per month. In 2011, Feature Shoot won LIFE.com’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards and was listed as one of “The Web’s 20 most compelling, most consistently insightful and surprising photography blogs.”


"The response from your post about my work was outstanding. It resulted in thousands of hits on my site. The images were published in Esquire, Huffington Post, London Times, PetaPixel, and many many more places. Thank you so much for the publicity."  — Peter Andrew


"You recently featured my Last House Standing row houses on your blog. I really appreciate your doing that, I got all kinds of requests for postings after that. My photo essay ended up on The Huffington Post, MSN.com, Slate, The Daily Mail in the UK and several others. The C. Grimaldis Gallery - the oldest gallery here in Baltimore, MD - offered me a show this December. I'm fairly certain that a lot of this recent activity resulted from the exposure your blog gave me."  — Ben Marcin


"The amount of feedback has been great!  Since the post there has been a broader interest in my photography work. After the initial post on your website, BLINK magazine based in Japan wanted to publish a portfolio of my "women" portraits. Additionally I have some photographs on view at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York City. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to discuss my personal project on Minneapolis."  — Benjamin Fredrickson