MUSE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Conquer Change

Time stops for no one. Its passage brings change, and creates history. Despite the ever-changing nature of our world, we continue to adapt and overcome. Here at MUSE, we recognize those who reign above change, with creativity that pens history and designs which stand against the test of time.

Seasons change, and brings about creation and destruction. A MUSE keeps watch, and captures these moments. They predict what is to come, and they watch ever closer, all to record these instances for posterity, and to tell of the beauty that comes with time, or lost to its throes. Amidst it all, the MUSE is unmoved.

You are indomitable. You conquer change.

ENTRY INFORMATION

By entering and uploading your entries online, the MUSE Awards is designed for the convenience of each entrant.

Eligibility
Awards Process
Winning Level
Judging
Categories

Entry Fees

Standard Entry Fees

$30/image for professional and $25/image for amateur/student categories. There are no limits in the number of entries.

Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the MUSE Awards for entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.

Multiple entries must be submitted at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as "additional entries". An entry submitted at a later time will be counted as a "first entry".

Agent Discount Package

Award agents may purchase an Agent Discount Package, which can be used within the year of the competition when the package is purchased.

Select “AGENT” under experience level selection when you sign up.

Entry Deadlines

2021 Entry Period Early Bird
(15 Oct 2020 - 21 Jan 2021)
Regular
(22 Jan - 25 Mar 2021)
Final
(26 Mar - 13 May 2021)
Final Extension
(14 May - 15 Jul 2021)
Professional Single $25 $30 $35 $40
Professional Series
(2-8 images)
$35 $40 $45 $50
Amateur / Student Single $20 $25 $30 $35
Amateur / Student Series $30 $35 $40 $45
Additional Category $15 $20 $25 $30
Judging: 16 Aug – 1 Oct 2021
Winners Announcement: 8 Oct 2021
Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years (2016-2021).

WINNER'S BENEFITS

Benefits / Winning Level MUSE Photographer of the Year Category Winners of the Year Platinum Winners Gold & Silver Winners
Cash Prizes $3,000 (Pro)
$2,000 (Amateur / Student)
$100 / Category / /
MUSE Statuette YES / / /
Mentioned in Winner Press Release YES YES / /
Photo Showcased at MUSE Gallery Section YES YES / /
Mentioned in MUSE e-Newsletter YES YES / /
Mentioned in MUSE Media Partner Website: Muse.World YES YES YES /
Winner's Interview YES YES YES /
Dedicated Social Post YES YES YES /
Winner's Page YES YES YES YES
Eligible to Purchase MUSE Statuette YES YES YES YES
Winner e-Certificate YES YES YES YES
Winner’s Badge YES YES YES YES

*Note: Cash prizes are not cumulative. Only one cash prize can be awarded to each winner with the highest available prize applied.

For example, if a winner is awarded both MUSE Photographer of the Year (Professional Category) and Category Winner of the Year, they will only receive the $3000 cash prize from the MUSE Photographer of the Year and not $100 from the winning the latter. First placed Category Winners can only receive one $100 cash prize even if they win the title in multiple categories.

If you submitted your entries through an award agent and won either MUSE Photographer or Category Winner of the Year, IAA will proceed to issue the cash prize to the closest representative of the winning entry, the award agent, to collect it on your behalf. Please liaise with your award agent on the matter of cash prizes. Cash prizes will be issued either to the winners or award agent within a month after the announcement of results.

The MUSE Photography Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

WHY MUSE Photography AWARDS

The MUSE Photography Awards captures, retains and celebrates the many talented photographers of all levels and genres with their timeless imagery and ingenuity. Evoking emotions from all senses, we believe that a single photograph can transcend all languages and country, becoming truly international by telling a story of its own. This is your time to show your creativity, and this is the perfect platform to do so.

  1. $7,000 CASH PRIZE

    Up to $7,000 cash prize to be won annually.

  1. LIFETIME RECOGNITION

    Your winning entries will be displayed our MUSE Awards site for all to see.

  1. AFFORDABLE ENTRY FEE

    MUSE Photography Awards keep entry fees low to encourage individual/agency participation.

  1. COLLECTABLE STATUETTE

    Add a custom designed MUSE statuette for your awards collection each year.

  1. ADOBE AFFILIATE

    MUSE Photography Awards is an Adobe Authorized Affiliate.

  1. FEATURED IN MUSE.WORLD

    Most Platinum entries will be featured on Muse Media Partner website - Muse.World, an international blog for creative inspiration.

  1. REPUTABLE BLIND JUDGING

    Each year, more than 40 international jurors evaluate your work.

  1. SIMPLE ONLINE SUBMISSION

    Simple entry steps with online submissions only.

  1. NO “ACCEPTANCE FEES”

    There is never an acceptance fee for winners.

  1. PRESTIGE & HONOR

    Your name / company name will be able to reach new international audiences, clients or press members.

  1. GET INTERNATIONAL

    Winning the MUSE Photography Award & Competition is a great achievement that brings fame, prestige and recognition.

  1. INCREASED SALES

    Winning designs get enough exposure to increase the sales of products significantly; more fame means more business.