city

WELCOME TO MY CITY!

WELCOME TO MY CITY! Deadline: 01/05/2021   Description Even if it seems that the cities, towns and villages we live in are the dullest places in the world, there are compelling sights to be explored! We believe that every place has its own specific “genius loci”, vibrant history, or fascinating attractions that others should see. Make a cultural trip to the place you live or a place you love and advertise its…

SPRING CELEBRATION TRADITIONS

SPRING CELEBRATION TRADITIONS Deadline: 02/05/2021   Description Easter, Holi, Passover, Ramadan and more! People around the world are celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring. With the new season, there are many religious and cultural holidays that are happening, too. How do you and your family celebrate during this season? This single photo contest asks for you to share one photo of your festivities. You can submit an existing…

saving the earth

SAVING THE EARTH STARTS NOW!

SAVING THE EARTH STARTS NOW! Deadline: 30/05/2021   Description As world leaders do nothing, the current climate crisis is getting worse. FridaysForFuture, a global climate strike movement that started when Greta Thunburg began a school strike for climate change. FFF is demanding the attention of lawmakers by mobilizing millions to take action for the environment to stop the damage rapidly inflicted upon our Earth. Hence, they are committed to holding governments accountable…

rediscovered skills

TOPIC OF THE MONTH: HOW TO: REDISCOVERED SKILLS

TOPIC OF THE MONTH: HOW TO: REDISCOVERED SKILLS Deadline: 05/04/2021   Description FrstHand is glad to announce another “TOPIC OF THE MONTH” call focusing on our new topic, #HowTo! How-To? There are few of us in recent months who haven’t tried our hand at something new. Due to the limited availability of services, a lack of resources, or even to cure boredom, more and more people are returning to long-forgotten skills or…

Social Justice

WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: DIGITAL ECONOMY

WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: DIGITAL ECONOMY Deadline: 21/03/2021   Description This year’s UN Call for Social Justice theme focuses on the digital economy. As a result of the global pandemic, more of our businesses and social lives have shifted online and the digital economy has grown. However, with the digital age, these types of work often come without the protections of traditional workplaces including fair conditions, regular work opportunities, and the…

crazy year

2020: THE CRAZY YEAR IS OVER

2020: THE CRAZY YEAR IS OVER Deadline: 28/02/2021   Description The year ‘2020’ brought with it multiple historical events and will be remembered by future generations for many reasons. It was a panic-inducing year for all of us. With each passing month came a shock, be it the Black Lives Matter protests, an explosion at the Port of Beirut, war in Nagorno-Karabakh, the cancelation of the Summer Olympic games, and of course,…

faces of USA

SEVERAL FACES OF THE USA

SEVERAL FACES OF THE USA Deadline: 15/02/2021   Description “E pluribus unum”- Out of many one. There are many faces that make up the USA and behind every face there is a story. The world is acquainted with the face of America as the picture of conflict between opposing political parties, numerous religions, and wealth inequality. Other faces seldom seen tell of the struggles of mental illness, immigration, incarceration, unemployment, and homelessness.…

MonoVisions Photo Awards

MonoVisions Photo Awards 2021

MonoVisions Photo Awards 2021 Deadline: 17 January 2021. MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language. Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. Hence, you can compete for $5000 in cash prizes in two categories: Black and White Photo of…

best shots

THE BEST SHOTS ON FRSTHAND 2020

THE BEST SHOTS ON FRSTHAND 2020 Prizes 1-$40 2-$40 3-$40 4-$40 5-$40 6-$40 7-$40 8-$40 9-$40 10-$40 11-$40 12-$40 Winners: Up to 12 Winning Stories Deadline: 27/12/2020   Description The Frsthand team is thrilled to announce an exciting undertaking to award the best creators of photo stories who publish on our platform, present their work in the calendar 2021, and feature their photos in a multi-author collaborative photo story “The best shots…

BLACK AND WHITE

BLACK AND WHITE

In the digital era, photographers are no longer limited by darkroom costs or film choice and the allure of Black & White is as strong as ever. It’s been said that when we shoot someone in color we shoot their clothes, but when we shoot them in Black & White we capture their soul. When we eliminate color we are left with light, shadow and contrast: the heart of photography. Use any…