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The Human Element: A Photographic Portraiture Competition from Time & ASMP

September 26, 2023 - November 21, 2023


TIME, with an audience of more than 120 million people worldwide across its platforms, and the American Society of Media Photographers, for over 75 years one of the world’s leading photography organizations, have joined forces to create the most important new photo competition in a generation, showcasing the photographic portrait in all its forms, and celebrating the amazing diversity of the people and cultures across our planet.

Competition Details: 

Entries are open to individuals over 18 years of age around the globe. There are over $16,000 in cash prizes, and other prizes include a paid photo assignment for TIME, a three-month mentorship with the photo editors of TIME, and lifetime complimentary Membership in ASMP. All winners will be displayed on both TIME.com and ASMP.org, receive personalized awards for display, and an invitation to a 2024 event in New York City honoring the winners. The competition opens September 26, 2023, and NOW runs through November 14, with an extended entry period with higher entry fees available through November 21. Winners will be announced January 18, 2024.

Categories for entry include: portraits of family, portraits in the world, portraits of influence, an open category (which includes work using AI), and a series category (for thematic series of three to six images). Entry fees are $15 per image, $8 for registered students, $55 for the series category.

ASMP & NANPA Members receive 20% off all entries. Logged in members can view their discount code here:

For a 20% discount on all entries, use the code 20MEMBERS26

To enter “The Human Element” or learn more, visit: https://www.timeasmpphotocontest.com 


September 26, 2023
November 21, 2023