Annual P×3 Photography Competition

Submit your best work for a chance to win up to $8,000 in cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the P×3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual P×3 book.

The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (P×3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. A selection of work from this competition is displayed in Paris and the winners are published in the P×3 Annual Book. Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, P×3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.

Awards and Prizes

P×3 Photographer of the Year—$5,000 cash prize

Professional photographers compete for the top award–the title of “P×3 Photographer of the Year” and $5,000 cash prize. The Photographer of the Year is chosen from among the 1st prize winners in each of the 6 Pro Categories. The winner’s work is publicized internationally, receives the spotlight at all events, is exhibited in Paris, and published in the P×3 Annual Book.

P×3 Best New Talent (Non-Professionals and Students Only)—$2,000 cash prize

Non-professional photographers compete for the P×3 Best New Talent Award and $2,000 cash prize. The winner is chosen from the 1st prize winners in the 6 Non-Pro/Student categories. The work is publicized and exhibited in Paris, and published in the P×3 Annual Book.

P×3 Photographer of the Year
$5000

Cash Prize

Professional photographers compete for the top award–the title of “P×3 Photographer of the Year” and $5,000 cash prize. The winner’s work is publicized internationally, receives the spotlight at all events, is exhibited in Paris, and published in the P×3 Annual Book.

P×3 Best New Talent
$2000

Cash Prize

Non-professional photographers compete for the P×3 Best New Talent Award and $2,000 cash prize. The work is exhibited in Paris and published in the P×3 Annual Book.

Certificates in all Categories

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from both the professional and non-professional categories will receive a P×3 certificate, personalized press release, and a P×3 winner’s logo for professional purposes.

Honorable Mentions

P×3 judges award several Certificates of Honorable Mention to both professional and non-professional entries to acknowledge talent as they see fit.

Public Choice Awards, $1000 cash prize

73,481 votes have been tallied in the annual Prix de la Photographie Paris. The recipients of the highest number of votes in both professional and non-professional will each receive $500 cash prize.

Paris Exhibition & International Publicity

Submit your best work for a chance to win the title of P×3 Photographer of the Year, cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the P×3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual P×3 book.

Winner’s Exhibition

The work of following winners will be exhibited in Paris: Advertising Photographer of the Year, Press Photographer of the Year, Book Photographer of the Year, Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year and Portraiture Photographer of the Year together with New Talent of the year in Advertising, New Talent of the year in Press, New Talent of the year in Book, New Talent of the year in Fine Art, New Talent of the year in Nature and New Talent of the year in Portraiture categories.

Please note: only the above 12 works will be exhibited in Paris. The work of winners of the gold, silver, bronze and honorable mentions will be only showcased in the P×3 annual book.

P×3 Annual Book

The work of winners of the gold, silver, bronze from both the professional and non-professional Subcategories will be published in the P×3 Annual Book. The names of the Honorable Mention recipients and the names of main category Public Choice Winners will be included in the book as well.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this international showcase of photographic talents.


P×3 Jury



Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, P×3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.


Entry Fees



Entry fees cover the cost of prizes, exhibitions, administration and promotion. To make this photo competition globally accessible, P×3 offers discounted entry fees for certain countries. Click here for the list.

Professional Photographers

  • $30 for each photograph entered
  • $50 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme) or book
  • Same photograph or series, additional category: $25 per category

Non-professional and Student Photographers

  • $20 per photograph entered
  • $40 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme)
  • Same photograph or series, additional category: $15 per category