The Open recognizes that the economic playing field isn’t the same in every country. We also recognize the search for the hottest photographers would be incomplete without participation from all corners of our earth. For this reason, we happily offer residents from the following nations a 50% discount on entry fees.
Simply enter the coupon code WIDEANGLE at the point of purchase, the discount will be applied to your shopping cart. The coupon code is only valid for residents registering from the following countries.
If you are chosen as a Finalist, photographers from these countries will be asked to provide proof of residency, and falsifying primary residency will result in disqualification. If you have any issues using this coupon code, please contact us a [email protected].
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THE OPEN is a worldwide search for the most inspiring photographers of our generation. It is an exposure powerhouse that connects photographers with a global audience. Photographers always retain 100% copyright control of their images.
THE OPEN was honoured to receive a very rare 'A' rating from PhotoShelter in 2013 and 2014, rising above National Geographic, PDN, Communication Arts and many more. It has been distinguished as “the most networked photo competition in the world” for its groundbreaking use of social media to give artists a global audience.
True to its name, THE OPEN welcomes all photographers. It is a search across six continents with a simple mission: discover the undiscovered; rediscover the established; bring the best photographers to the forefront.
Here’s how it works: all images are displayed in real time on THE OPEN’s gallery. Half of the 200 finalists are chosen by a judging panel comprised of some of the sharpest eyes in the photography business; the other half are chosen by open online voting fueled by the major social media platforms. From there, all finalist images are presented anonymously to a second panel of judges for a sealed-ballot vote for the category winners and Photographer of the Year.
THE OPEN is designed from the ground up to generate widespread exposure and business-building opportunities for photographers. It reaches photo lovers in 176 countries. It connects directly with 50,000+ creative industry professionals in North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia – art directors, photo editors, publishers and ad agencies – who tap into THE OPEN to discover new talent.
Come inside and be inspired by great photography from all around the world.
I grew up in Fremont CA. and started making photos at thirteen years old, inspired by my German grandfather who was in the Sierra Club and The California Camera Club back in the 1930’s. I remember as a child wanting the weekend to show up so badly. He'd reach into old trunks that had stickers...View Work