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The Chelsea International Photography Competition will open for entries from August 27th through October 7th, 2019.

The Early Bird promotion (from August 18th to 26th) gives photographers the opportunity to submit extra 2 images at no additional cost.


The competition is open to entries from throughout the world, of all backgrounds and experience levels. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Click here to view the complete competition terms.


Digital, analog, and mobile photographs can be submitted.
Please note: videos are not allowed.


The competition is open to images that may investigate any topic, from regional cultures and travel photography to commercial work and photojournalism. Photographs that are sexually explicit, violent and/or racist will not be considered for the Competition.

Entry Fee

The entry fee of $45 entitles photographers to submit up to 5 images with a fee of $5 for each additional image.

*Early Bird Submissions: Submissions received between August 18th - 26th may include 2 additional images at no additional cost.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners, JCB, UnionPay as well as Paypal. Please note that once payment is made, your submission will be completed and you will not be able to make any changes.


Agora Gallery will print and mount a selected photograph.

Ten (10) artists selected will have the option to either have one photograph printed (approximate size 16" x 20") and presented by the gallery OR will have the opportunity to exhibit additional images from their competition entry and we will allocate up to 10 ft. (3 meters) of wall space per artist to present their work. The gallery will cover related shipping costs.

If works are not sold during the exhibition, the gallery will also cover the cost of return shipping to photographers.

There will be no additional expense other than the cost of the entry fee.

Competition Calendar

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2017 Selected Photos


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