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AI-AP / American Photography 40 Call For Entries


• Deadline: February 9th, 2024

• Prize: Publication + Exhibition + Exposure

• Theme: Humankind. Right Here.

• Entry Fees: Yes


AI-AP / American Photography 40 Call For Entries

The annual AI-AP juried awards, renowned for providing significant visibility and well-deserved recognition in pivotal realms, continue to be published in their grand, luxurious hardcover format. Committed to their founding principles, these awards steadfastly celebrate exceptional photographers and illustrators, magnificently presenting both commissioned and avant-garde personal work. The commitment extends to acknowledging the publications, creatives, and agencies responsible for selecting and employing the award-winning images. In an inclusive approach, students and schools are lauded alongside established and emerging artists.

Established in 1982 by a committee of esteemed illustrators and art directors, AI-AP emerged as a distinct alternative to leading organizations and companies at the time. These organizations were perceived as neglecting unconventional, "cutting-edge" work produced by unsung artists who were pushing the boundaries of commercial art.


  • Open to photographers, creative professionals, publishers, agencies, representatives, students, and photography educators of any nationality residing, working, or studying in the Americas (U.S. South, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Canada). Their work may be created or published worldwide for any purpose, encompassing both published and unpublished, personal and commissioned work.

  • International photographers living abroad are eligible if they hold American, Canadian, or Mexican citizenship, have representation, or have been published or exhibited in the Americas, whether in print, online, or gallery exhibitions. This includes work featured in international publications with global distribution.


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