Lemonade and Lenses Competitions & Awards

Lemonade and 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 bi-annual Lemonade and Lenses Image Competition and our End of the Year Awards.

Entry Dates / Deadlines

The Lemonade and Lenses Summer Image Competition is now open! Our image competition opened on August 1, 2018 and closes Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. Judging will take place September 1st – 14th. Winners will be notified via email the week of September 10th and posted to our website that same week!

We are ALWAYS listening to our community. By popular request, we added some new categories to our image competition this year: maternity and toddler.


1. Maternity *Brand New Category!*
2. Newborn (0-1 months)
3. Babies (2 months-3 years) *Brand New Category!*
4. Child (4-13 years)
5. Family
6. Senior (This includes teens and seniors.)
7. Wedding (This includes engagements, bridal portraits, etc.)

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 31st. 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.


The following prizes will be awarded to our winners:

1st Place: First place winners will receive the entire 2018 digital catalog of the newly redesigned Lemonade and Lenses magazine.

2nd Place: Second place winners will receive their choice of any three 2018 digital issues of Lemonade and Lenses magazine.

3rd Place: Third place winners will receive their choice of any one 2018 digital issue of Lemonade and Lenses magazine.

This competition ends August 31, 2018!

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