Why Apply?

Female in Focus highlights the exceptional quality of work by female photographers around the world

Female in Focus 2020 has now closed. Details for Female in Focus 2021 will be announced soon — in the meantime, see a rundown of this year’s award below.

Have your work exhibited at Artspace, New York

20 shortlisted images from the Single Image Category and two winning bodies of work from the Stories Category will be exhibited in a group show at Artspace in New York, US. The exhibition will run between 2 – 21 November 2020.

Attend the exhibition press opening in New York

The two finalists in the Stories Category will be flown to New York for the opening of the exhibition. They will receive return flights and two nights accommodation to celebrate the launch of the month-long exhibition.

Be seen by the best in the industry

Our international judging panel is formed by leading Gallery Owners, Photo Editors, Directors and industry experts. Getting your work in front of them could open doors to big opportunities in the future. 

Receive extensive international press coverage

Your work could garner international acclaim and impact millions of people worldwide.

Prizes

Stories Category
  • Two winning series will be exhibited as part of the group show
  • The two winners from this category will be flown to New York City for the opening of the exhibition, with return flights and two nights of accommodation included
  • Receive international press coverage
  • Be featured on BJP-Online
  • Have your work judged by industry leaders
Single Image Category
  • 20 winning images will be exhibited as part of the group show
  • Receive international press coverage
  • Be featured on BJP-Online
  • Have your work judged by industry leaders