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What does it mean to you to be the best? Being open to something new, striving for self-improvement, winning gold medals? Only you know this unusual formula and this is your unique path! This unique path of each of us is real life and creativity!

The mission of the MANHATTAN PHOTO AWARDS is to recognize, reward and present talented, best photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community around the world.




Series (2-11 images)

Extra Category $10


The Manhattan Photo Awards accepts submissions in the following categories:

This category is for portrait photography. Artistic images of a person or group of people.
This category is for commercial images used to sell, market, promote or advertise a product, brand, service, or person(s).
Art Photography / Digital Art
This category is dedicated to creative photography and is open to the most incredible concepts and ideas. Digital manipulated photos are also accepted.
This category is for architectural photography, buildings or structures and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details.
This category is for photos showing clothes, accessories, hairstyles and anything related to fashion.
Mobile Photography
Exclusively to photographs shot & edited on all mobile phones and tablets.
Documentary / Photojournalism
This category is for photographs of events that make the news, through individual images documenting cultural, political or social issues affecting individuals or societies; coverage of news topics and their implications; and documenting human impact on the environment.
Nature / Wildlife / Animals
Focusing on images of wild animals in their natural habitats or pets, working animals, those kept in zoos or microscopic ones seen with the use of special equipment.
Nude / Boudoir
This category for photos depicting the nude human body with an emphasis on form, composition, emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities.
 Images that accurately and attractively represent products for commercial purposes
Photography featuring landscapes in an artistic way, often enhanced, showing scenes in nature through the creative eye and techniques of the photographer
Fine Art
Images that focus on aesthetics; express an idea, a message, or an emotion through the artistic vision and execution of the photographer.
This category is for photographs where people are the focus, whether a single person or a group, showing the human aspect of life in all its wonderful variety.
This category is for all sports-related photography, editorial or artistic, featuring any competitive or recreational sport.
Relating to music, musicians, records (album art), concerts and musical events.
Non-objective, experimental, or conceptual photography depicting a visual image not immediately associated with the object world.
Photographs featuring food.


Ivan Herrera

Emiliano Santapaola
Photographer and Director

Antonela Fredianelli
TV host and Model

Jorgelina Escalante
Photo and Critic writer

Max Barañao

Mauro Figueroa
Architecture Photographer


Who can apply for the photography awards?
All photographers, both amateurs and professionals, are invited to apply and showcase their talent. Whether you’re an emerging artist or an established professional, this photography awards program is open to individuals from all walks of photographic expertise.

How many entries can I submit?
You may enter as many Entries as you wish in the competition.

What is considered as a series?
A series consists of at least 2 and no more than 11 images, sharing a common theme and a single title. Series will be judged as an entire piece.

Can I enter one image into multiple categories?
Yes, you may enter the same image into as many categories as want. Additional fee for next category is $10.

Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?
No, after payment has been made, entries cannot be edited.

Can I enter an image that has been published?
Both published and unpublished work is accepted.

Can I enter an image that won other competitions?
Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted to other competitions currently underway are eligible.

Is there a time limit on when the photograph was taken?
There are no restrictions on the date of a photograph.

Can I add a text or logo on my image?
If the text or logo is an important part of the image it is acceptable, only in Advertising category.

Do you accept digitally manipulated images?
Digitally manipulated images are accepted, although within reason and taste.

Can I get a refund?
No. Entry fees are non-refundable.