GROUP-1 Yearly types of opportunities, these are approx. entry deadline or the event dates - (do your homework) these change, placed here as a rough monthly guide.
JAN - photographicmuseum Grant (12-5 to 2-18)
JAN - aperture portfolio prize (1-7 to 2-28)
JAN. - santa fe review (12-23)
MAR. - Siskind Foundation (March)
JUNE - photoreview.org (6-15)
JULY - fotofest-paris review
JULY - Int'l Photography Awards (7-15)
AUG. - aperture book contest
JULY - Critical Mass
OCT. - Atlanta Celebrates Photo - portfolio review (10-13)
OCT. - Conscientious - portfolio competition (10-31)
OCT.- photolucida - pre-portfolio reviews 2 yrs on 1 off
NOV - Virginia Museum Fellowships (11-9)
GROUP-2 These seem to look at work for the most part on an ongoing basis.
acpfest - rev
hey hot shot
NGM- your shot
PDN emerging photographer
pdn- photo of the day
south x southeast photomagazine
GROUP-3 Many of these non profit brick venues are specifically interested in photography and some have a strong interest in it (my source Art-Support). Visit Art-Support - tons of good stuff for fine art photographers.Listed by American states in alphabetical order, AZ, first CA, CO and so on.
The Center for Creative Photography