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15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award
Total awards: 21300 $
Join 35 $

Info & Rules

Contest info


Showcasing a women’s perspective in photography.

$21,300 in total awards. Solo exhibition for the three overall winners (Women Pro, Women non-Pro, Men in The Feminine Universe) plus travel and lodging stipend to attend the opening of the 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Barcelona on October 20, 2020, where winners’ work will be shown. The three overall winners will also get a gallery representation with FotoNostrum, Mediterranean House of Photography.

Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories. In this special edition, male photographers will be able to participate but in only one category: The Feminine Universe.

Juried by Elizabeth Avedon and Mona Kuhn.

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Start date

18 February 2020  -  29 March 2020


18 February 2020  -  29 March 2020





Winners of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award: The Jurors of the 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award will select three Winners, one Woman Photographer in the Professional Section, one Woman Photographer in the Non-Professional Section, and one MalePhotographers in the category The Female Universe.
Fully-paid Solo Exhibition: The Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each of the above mentioned three Winners in the respective sections (Pro and Non-Pro Women Photographer, and Male Photographers) taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona in October 2020. A curator designated by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.
Travel & Lodging honoraries: The three overall winners will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,500 each to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.
Gallery Representation: A consignation representation contract for 18 initial months with the gallery FotoNostrum will be offered to the three overall winners.
Exposure in Artsy and Artnet: Represented artists will be exhibited online for sale in Artsy and Artnet. Both sites attract 5.5 million unique visitors each month. In 2018, were the top-ranking art marketplace on Google with visitors from more than 160 countries.
Collective exhibition of category winners and category honorable mentions: The Jurors will also select winners, runners up, and honorable mentions in all categories. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the three overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Gala Awards. At the same time, the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labeling, and insurance) in the amount of $280, approximately, per piece. By participating in this award, artists acknowledge that they will be charged for the printing in case of participating in the exhibition and that for that purpose will have to submit high-resolution files of 300dpi suitable for fine art printing.
Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, and Honorable Mentions) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards' website during a minimum of two years.


Age restriction: 13 /

Available for citizens: Worldwide