Where would you like to upload a photo to?
Thanks to the thousands of photographers from all
around the world who have shared such incredible
images with photo lovers in 174 countries!

Round One of judging is in progress. Public online
voting remains open thru November 7. The 200
finalists will be announced November 15.

Click here to vote for your favorites or just check out
some great photography.


It's easy to sell gallery-quality prints that can be shipped anywhere worldwide through The Open. The Open has partnered with Fotomoto to help participating photographers generate additional revenue.

In minutes, you can open an account and update your profile with your Fotomoto Store ID. A Buy Photo button will appear on your Artist's page. When a customer makes a purchase, you will receive an email requesting an upload of the hi-res original to FotoMoto's secure server. It then gets printed, packaged and shipped. If your customers have any questions, they are looked after on your behalf.

After printing costs and a nominal 20% fee (15% for Fotomoto, 5% administrative fee for The Open), the rest is yours. Not bad for a few clicks.

Learn more

How to set up your Fotomoto store:
1) Sign up for a Fotomoto account: http://www.fotomoto.com/
2) On this site, log in and enter your Store ID in the Fotomoto field located under My Account>User Profile
3) Important: in your Fotomoto account, make sure you add www.theopen.ca as an alternate addresses: http://support.fotomoto.com/customer/portal/articles/8476-how-do-i-add-a...

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About The Open

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.

Featured Photographer

Katarina Benzova's picture

At just 13 , Slovakian born, Katarina Benzova would leave home on an international modeling contract, sending her to live in all of the major fashion cities around the globe.

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