The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) has announced the opening of its 14th Annual Photography Competition, calling all visionary photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur, to share their unique perspectives on the world with a French audience, and compete for international recognition as the next "PX3 Photographer of the Year", cash prizes, publication in the PX3 Annual Book, and inclusion in a special curated exhibition to be shown in Paris.

Photographers will submit their work in the following categories: Advertising, Book, Fine Art, Nature, Portraiture, and Press.

Entries will be assessed by the stellar PX3 jury, which is made up of international photographers, editors, curators and creatives with a passion for excellence, impactful photography. Submissions will be accepted until May 15th, 2021 and photographers can apply via

PX3 Photographer of the Year (Professional)-$5,000 cash prize

Professional photographers compete for the top award–the title of “PX3 Photographer of the Year” and a $5,000 cash prize. The Photographer of the Year is chosen from among the 1st prize winners in each of the 6 Pro Categories. The winner’s work is publicized internationally, receives the spotlight at all events, is exhibited in Paris, and published in the PX3 Annual Book.

PX3 Best New Talent (Non-Professionals and Students)-$2,000 cash prize

Non-professional photographers compete for the PX3 Best New Talent Award and $2,000 cash prize. The winner is chosen from the 1st prize winners in the 6 Non-Pro/Student categories. The work is publicized and exhibited in Paris, and published in the PX3 Annual Book.

First Place Category Winners (Professionals) - $500 cash prize

First Place Category Winners (Non-Professionals and Students) - $250 cash prize

First place winners' work will be exhibited at the PX3 Exhibition in Paris. All first-place winners from both the professional and non-professional categories will receive a PX3 certificate and a PX3 winner's logo for promotional purposes.

This special contest will receive entries by continent.

Speaking about this new competition, PX3’s founder and curator, Hossein Farmani, commented, “The State of the World” is especially important at this time in our history when we have faster access to information than any previous generation, yet it is harder than ever for us to discover the truth. Visual storytelling is so crucial to our understanding of the world around us and “The State of the World” will show eyewitness accounts and uncensored news directly from photographers witnessing events, with the guarantee that they are not manipulated by the mainstream media or sensationalized for profit.”

Over the past decade, PX3 has risen to become one of the most prestigious photography competitions in Europe, with thousands of outstanding entries annually from around the world, and this new “State of the World” competition is sure to further cement the reputation of PX3 as a leader and champion of photography in this modern age.

Hossein Farmani is a well-known Iranian collector and founder and president of the Lucie Awards in New York, International Design Awards, International Photography Awards, Paris Photo Prize, London Creative Awards, Focus on AIDS, and Farmani Gallery. He has previously launched the "Steve House" cultural complex in Kashan.