WATER Photo Contest

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Entry Deadline: Oct. 1

50 Mt. Carmel Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-983-1400 x111


Water. It may be the single most precious resource we have. It sustains us, surrounds us and, as photographers, fascinates and inspires us. It is the theme of our 25th Anniversary photo contest and in order to give you the opportunity to share all that WATER means we’ve created four categories: Landscape, Portrait, Documentary, and Abstract. In color or in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital and film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones — what does WATER mean to you?

Join our international community of photographers and share your images with our distinguished judges. The prizes are terrific, the 50 winning images are featured in The Workshops online gallery, and 5% of WATER proceeds go to the Artists of the World fund for clean, safe drinking water.

We are privileged to have such an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.
Céline Cousteau, Founder/Executive Director, CauseCentric Productions

Sarah Leen, Director of Photography,
National Geographic magazine

Elizabeth Opalenik, Photographer

Daniel Miller, Owner/Director,
Duncan Miller Gallery

Feel free to enter more than one!

Oceans, lakes, rivers, bays, riparian environs: WATER literally surrounds us, covering 71% of our planet.

As juror Elizabeth Opalenik knows so well, portraits and WATER created a genre unto itself.

From the politics of water to the building of a well, document the world of WATER.

Swirling, reflective, raindrops, icicles, waterfalls: WATER in the abstract has a power all its own.

The Workshops is grateful to our educational partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $12,000. Entrants have the opportunity to win the Landscape Category Grand Prize, the Portrait Category Grand Prize, the Documentary Category Grand Prize, the Abstract Category Grand Prize, or one of 46 Honorable Mentions.

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