The Human Element: A TIME / ASMP Global Portraiture Contest - logo

The Human Element: A TIME / ASMP Global Portraiture Contest


TIME, with an audience of more than 120 million people worldwide across its platforms, and the American Society of Media Photographers, for over 75 years one of the world's leading photography organizations, have joined forces to create the most important new photo competition in a generation, showcasing the photographic portrait in all its forms, and celebrating the amazing diversity of the people and cultures across our planet.

Open to everyone over 18 around the globe, there are over $16,000 in cash prizes, with other prizes including a paid photo assignment for TIME, a custom three month mentorship with the photo editors of TIME, and Lifetime complimentary Membership in ASMP. All winners will be displayed on and, receive personalized awards to display in their home or office, as well as an invitation to a 2024 event in New York City honoring the winners.




Three-Month Mentorship with TIME Photo Department
One-Day Paid TIME Assignment
Over $16,000 in Cash Prizes
Portfolio Reviews
... and more!


Global / Over Age of 18

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Photographer retains all rights.
Contest follows the ASMP Model Terms & Conditions for Photo / Video Contests.