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The AX3 - American Aperture Awards recognizes excellence and
honors advances in contemporary photography.
Photography is the driving visual force of our time. In still and movie form, images influence how we think, see and act. Whether by conjuring past times or transporting us to the farthest reaches of this planet, photographs expose our humanity.

The American Aperture Awards (AX3) is an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals, from around the world and award their photographic insights.

  1. Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year Award
  2. Emerging Prize: Emerging Photographer of the Year Award
  3. Mobile Prize: Mobile Photographer of the Year Award
  4. 15 Category Winners
  5. Solo Booth at the Photo Independent Art Fair
  6. Cash Awards
  7. Opportunity for Gallery Representation
  8. Work exhibited in the U.S.
  9. Photos published in Fabrik Magazine and blog (viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world)
  10. Photos published in The Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
  11. Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide
  12. Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives
  13. Ongoing presence on the AX3 online gallery

Click here to learn more about the Awards.

  • GRAND PRIZE: Win the Photographer of the Year Award
  • EMERGING PRIZE: Win the Emerging Photographer of the Year Award
  • MOBILE PRIZE: Win the Mobile Photographer of the Year Award
  • ACCESS: Access to Top Tier Photography Gallerists
  • ART FAIR SHOWCASE: Your own Booth at an International Art Fair
  • REPRESENTATION: Opportunity for Gallery Representation
  • WORLD-WIDE EXPOSURE & EXHIBITION: Gain an International Audience with an Exhibition in the U.S.
  • GET PUBLISHED: Your photos featured in Fabrik Magazine and blog (viewed by collectors, gallerists and curators throughout the world), and your work published in The Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography

Enter your photos in one or more of the following categories: