Palm* Photo Prize is a biennial submission based exhibition for a new generation of photographers. Its aim is to support, elevate and showcase the best of the new wave of image-makers. The prize continues to support photographers both emerging and established and to encourage conversations on human engagement, artistic development, community and their representation through the printed image.

We feature submissions from brilliant photographers from across the world with images in a multitude of styles and disciplines.


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This years exhibition is in collaboration with Melkweg Expo.

Melkweg Expo is an exhibition space for contemporary photography and a platform for emerging artists, located in the heart of Amsterdam. With a focus on photography that explores identity, society and pop culture, the exhibition space is also known to occasionally place other forms of visual art alongside photography with conviction. Characterised by a distinctly playful and accessible approach, Melkweg Expo seeks to unveil high quality art – art that is innovative, engaging and inclusive.

Capture One is a proud sponsor of this year’s Palm* Photo Prize. To make sure you get the most out of your creative process, we’re offering all participants a €50.00 discount storewide at Capture One.

To get your discount, use code PALMPRIZE50 when purchasing from Capture One’s website HERE

Palm* Photo Prize 2024

This discount is valid for 3 months (until January 31, 2024) and can be combined with other discounts. Don’t miss out on the chance to work less and create more.

It’s free to submit and from all of the photographs, 100 entries will be selected by Palm* and resulting Palm* Photo Prize exhibition at  Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam in May 2024 and  at 10 14 Gallery in London in September 2024

Submissions open 1st November – 30th November 2023 | FREE to submit.

The Judge’s Panel prizes, Peoples Choice Award and Canvas Represents Mentorship programme will be announced online in early June.

Exhibited entries will be in the running to win prizes in the following categories:

Judge’s Panel 1st place
Judge’s Panel 2nd place
People’s Choice Award
Canvas Represents Mentorship Award
Post Production on personal or editorial project supported by INK

The photographers agency Canvas Represents would like to present one recipient with an ‘Mentorship Award’. The chosen recipient will be a stand out, emerging talent that is pursuing a career in editorial & commercial photography. The winner will receive a three meeting mentorship with Canvas team of agents, focussing on a portfolio review, as well as an editorial & commercial strategy to help the recipient with the next steps in their career.

Criteria for the Canvas Represents Mentorship Award:

Not represented by a photography agency, currently or prior to the application.
Commitment to attend three meetings with Canvas Represents  (virtually or in person TBC).

Judges Panel:



Partners and Collaborators : Melkweg Expo, Capture One, Fotolab Kiekie, Mondriaan Fund, Spectrum, INK, Picter, Canvas Represents, Lock, 10 14 Gallery, New Dimension and i-D