Prizes

Our prizes are growing every day!

We are extremely pleased with the exponential growth we've seen in sponsorship interest so join our mailing list to receive announcements when our prize pools increase.

Exhibits and Publications

We will produce a large print exhibit to be toured around and featured in various galleries and magazines. Details to be announced.

Sponsor: Emotive Sponsor: 500px Sponsor: blaster Sponsor: Emotive

Total Prize Counts To Date. Some prizes are not yet allocated.

Wacom Intuos Pro Large

Quantity: 2
Value: $580 ea

Epson Stylus Photo R2880

Quantity: 1
Value: $650

Fuji X100S Camera

Quantity: 1
Value: $1400

Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo

Quantity: 50
Value: $29.95 ea

SmugMug: Business Account 2 yrs

Quantity: 5
Value: $600 ea

Light Blaster Kit

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Quantity: 3
Value: $250 ea

Make Up For Ever Products


Quantity: 30 Prize winners
Value: $3000 total.

$3,000+

Make Up For Ever Mascara - Smokey Extravagent


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Quantity: 30
Retail Value: $30 ea

Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper

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Quantity: 143
Suggested Art Resale Value: $250 ea

Cash Prizes


Quantity: 10 Prize winners
Value: $5000 total.

The following prizes are unallocated.

Photo Credits

Quantity: 200
Value: $6 per

500PX Awesome Plan

Quantity: 5
Value: $75 per

Emotiv Insight with SDK

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Quantity: 1
Value: Est $800

Make Up For Ever Mascara - Smokey Extravagent


Quantity: 20
Retail Value: $30

Promotional Opportunities


  • Finalists Exhibition: Value Press + Consignment
  • Social Media Value: Audience increase and Sponsor interactions
  • Photography

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    World Of Circus Feature Photo Contest

    Circus is about things that amaze, inspire, and enthrall. With your photo submission we want you show us a literal or figurative element of circus in your everyday life.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winner (x1)
  • $1000 cash
  • Wacom Inutos Pro: 1
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus: 1
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo: 1
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Winners will be privately contacted subsequent to the closing of entries. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.

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    Fire Photography Photo Contest

    Fire is one of the most awesome and exciting special effects to capture. From tiny pinpoints of flame to vast explosions, move us with your fire photography.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • Fuji X100S Camera
  • Light Blaster
  • $500 cash
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Archival Giclée Prints, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Winners will be privately contacted subsequent to the closing of entries. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.

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    Surreal Places Photo Contest

    The setting is often where the story begins. Special places and their ambiance take us away from the mundane, and makes us feel like we are stepping into another world. Landscapes, interiors, and other spaces are the focus of this category. Sometimes the photos will include those who are experiencing the space as well.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • Light Blaster
  • 2 Archival Giclée Prints, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Winners will be privately contact in October, and announced Nov 8th 2014. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.

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    Life is a Cabaret Photo Contest

    This category celebrates entertainers. Here, we want to see your best portraits and performance shots of performing artists: all kinds of musicians, dancers, burlesque, circus performers, vaudevillians, or other. Entertain us.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine runner's up.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Winners will be privately contacted subsequent to the closing of entries. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.

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    Bazaar of the Bizarre Photo Contest

    This is the place to flaunt the bizarre. Here we’re looking for legacies of the classic sideshow, excesses in modern culture, and spectacle art. We encourage submissions that show the deranged, the weird, the shocking, the fetish, and the macabre.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • Light Blaster
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Winners will be privately contacted subsequent to the closing of entries. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.



    Cosmetics

    Body Art Feature Cosmetics Contest

    Here we dive into the art of full body painting, a surreal and complete illusion using the body as a canvas for the artist’s work.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • $500 in Make Up For Ever Product
  • 1 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • $90 in Make Up For Ever Product
  • 1 MUFE Mascara: Smoky Extravagant
  • Promotional Opportunities

  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Additionally all entrants are offered the Make Up For Ever Backstage Pass Pro discount card. Receive up to 40% off.

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    Carnival Couture Cosmetics Contest

    We ask you to tread the line between beauty and eccentricity. Carnival Couture Inspired by high fashion and circus, this category will be focusing on bold, vivid, and elegant creations worthy of both a runway and theatrical ensemble.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • $375 in Make Up For Ever Product
  • 1 MUFE Mascara: Smoky Extravagant
  • 1 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • $25 in Make Up For Ever Product
  • 1 MUFE Mascara: Smoky Extravagant
  • Promotional Opportunities

  • Additionally all entrants are offered the Make Up For Ever Backstage Pass Pro discount card. Receive up to 40% off.

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    Creative Cosmetic Characters Cosmetics Contest

    Here we ask that you pass the threshold of enhancement and move into creating rich characters. From human, demihuman, earthly, or otherworldly. This category has no limits in creativity. Prosthetic and other appliances may be used to enhance the experience.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • $375 in Make Up For Ever Product
  • 1 MUFE Mascara: Smoky Extravagant
  • 1 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • $25 in Make Up For Ever Product
  • 1 MUFE Mascara: Smoky Extravagant
  • Promotional Opportunities

  • Additionally all entrants are offered the Make Up For Ever Backstage Pass Pro discount card. Receive up to 40% off.



    Digital Illustration

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    Cirque Inspired Art Feature Digital Illustration Contest

    Submit a work of digital art that touches on the spirit of circus. It must capture a place, moment or character that embodies either a sense of wonder or one of the macabre.

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • Wacom Inutos Pro LRG
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • $600 value 2 Year Smugmug Business Account
  • $250 cash
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Specially select works of any participant may receive an invite to be presented to the library archives of the National Circus School.

    Winners will be privately contacted subsequent to the closing of entries. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.

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    Artist's Showcase Digital Illustration Contest

    Submit a piece of digital art that is simply your best. This category is an artist showcase, so show us your best stuff. What do you love? What makes you tick? What would you say embodies your vision as an artist?

    This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • $600 value 2 Year Smugmug Business Account
  • $250 cash
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Specially select works of any participant may receive an invite to be presented to the library archives of the National Circus School.

    Winners will be privately contacted subsequent to the closing of entries. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.



    Free Categories

    All Free Categories contain weekly random giveaways of photo credits to the feature categories, misc prizes from the unallocated prizes listing below, and social media shout outs.

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    Behind the Scenes -Free Photo Contest

    Free to participate, monthly prizes! Free upload credits to other categories, and giveaways based on your photo skills. We are looking for a documentary look behind the scenes of the circus industry. Training shots, self portraits, shots of your fellow performers, and anything not usually available to the eyes of the audience.

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    Captured Beauty -Free Photo Contest

    This free photography category seeks the sort of beauty that is hard to look away from. A beautiful person, a beautiful costume, a beautiful place, anything you have captured that moves you.

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    Glamorous -Free Cosmetics Contest

    This free cosmetics category seeks simply the most glamorous works you have produced. Show us your talents so we can feature your work.

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    Clowning Around -Free Digital Illustration Contest

    In this free illustration category we want you to share your off the cuff works, things you did when you were "clowning around" and were surprised with how well it turned out. You couldn't find a forum where it would be suitable to share to... until now.

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    Cat-agory Free Photo Contest

    Let's all just have a pun time. Show us why your cat is the craziest or coolest thing on earth.