Lemonade & Lenses Competitions

Lemonade & Lenses proudly holds multiple award competitions throughout the year, allowing photographers from all over the world the chance to have recognition in their craft! Below you will find our “Lemonade & Lenses Image Competition” and our “End of the Year Awards”.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Lemonade & Lenses Summer 2017 Image Competition!!! We had a record turnout this competition, and therefore, we are starting the image judging early! Just as a reminder, ALL winners will be notified via email by August 27th, and the winning images will be posted to our website on August 28th. Our next Lemonade & Lenses Image Competition will be in early-2018. Tell us what categories you want to see next time around by sending us an email.

Entry Dates / Deadlines

Our Summer International Image Contest kicks off Friday, July 21, 2017, and closes Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. Judging will take place August 21st – 25th. Winners will be notified by email by August 27th and posted to our website on August 28th.


1. Newborn
2. Child (toddler to pre-teen)
3. Senior
4. Wedding (engagement, bridal portraits, and wedding)
5. Family *Brand New Category!* (maternity and families)

How To Enter

Click on the link below to fill out your entry form. You can enter 3, 6, or 10 images at a time. There is no limit to how many times you can enter. Please read the entry form thoroughly before submitting your images, as contest rules are listed there. As specified in the contest rules, please do NOT send in watermarked images!

Entry fees are as follows:

3 images – $15.00 USD
6 images – $27.00 USD
10 images – $40.00 USD

At this time, PayPal is the only method of payment accepted. If you plan to pay with a check on PayPal, the check must clear by the end of the day on August 18th. If it has not, no refund will be given, and the images will not be considered.  This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. You can read our privacy policies here. Once you submit your form, your entry is nonrefundable.

More details can be found on the entry form. If you have any questions regarding the entry form, please email contest@lemonadeandlenses.com. Please only email if you do not see your answer on this page or on the entry form.

Winners & Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded to our winners:

1st Place: For the FIRST TIME EVER, winners will be showcased in the Lemonade & Lenses magazine!!! You will also win a 2018 Yearly L&L Digital Subscription (6 issues!) and get your choice of three current L&L digital magazines.

2nd Place: A 2018 Yearly L&L Digital Subscription (6 issues!).

3rd Place: Your choice of one current L&L digital magazine.

Judging will take place August 21st – 25th. Winners will be notified by email by August 27th and posted to our website on August 28th.

** Special Announcement **

Starting next year (with the February/March 2018 issue) the Lemonade & Lenses magazine will be completely redesigned from top to bottom! We are so very excited about this! Our International Image Contest winners will be among the first people to see the newly redesigned look!!!

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