Category: Competitions

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Canon Launches Search for the Next “Rebel With A Cause”

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Canon U.S.A. is continuing its Rebel With A Cause campaign by launching a contest to find the next individual to "challenge the status quo in positive ways to further their passion, belief, or cause." Participants are encouraged to submit a photo or video essay to share what makes them a Rebel With A Cause. One Grand Prize Winner will be presented with the opportunity to have their cause brought to life with their own documentary production, similar to those of previous Rebels Nik Wallenda and Swizz Beatz. In addition, they will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera and lens package, $10,000 in cash prizes to support their cause, as well as press and media exposure. The deadline for entries is 17th June.

Canon U.S.A. is continuing its Rebel With A Cause campaign by launching a contest to find the next individual to "challenge the status quo in positive ways to further their passion, belief, or cause." Participants are encouraged to submit a photo or video essay to share what makes...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

EyeEm Awards 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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EyeEm has announced the 2016 EyeEm Awards, its annual global competition for up-and-coming talents to get exhibited, published and seen by leading editors and curators. Photographers have five weeks to submit in five categories: The Portraitist, The Architect, The Great Outdoors, The Photojournalist and The Street Photographer. Winners will be announced at the 2016 EyeEm Festival on August 27 in Berlin, and get published in EyeEm’s annual New Talent publication. The grand prize winner will be named EyeEm Photographer of the Year and win a round-trip ticket to Berlin to attend the 2016 EyeEm Festival. Anyone can enter the Awards via the free EyeEm iOS and Android app and web interface. It’s free to submit and photographers are encouraged to submit as many photos as they choose. The submission deadline is 5 June 2016. As always, we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work.

EyeEm has announced the 2016 EyeEm Awards, its annual global competition for up-and-coming talents to get exhibited, published and seen by leading editors and curators. Photographers have five weeks to submit in five categories: The Portraitist, The Architect, The Great Outdoors, The Photojournalist and The Street Photographer. Winners will be announced...

Friday, April 29, 2016

London’s Air Ambulance Launches Photo Contest

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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London’s Air Ambulance has launched a photography competition calling on the public to submit photos of its iconic helicopters and rapid-response car fleet to fill its 2017 Charity Calendar. “We receive so many fantastic photos from members of the public who kindly donate them for the charity’s use,” says Mark Davies, Director of Development at London’s Air Ambulance. “This competition is now a great opportunity for people to showcase their work more widely, while at the same time raising money.” Photographers have until Friday, 22nd July to enter their work, and the best photos will be picked by a judging panel made up of London’s Air Ambulance staff. To be eligible, all photos must have been taken in 2016 and must be submitted via e-mail. Money raised from the sale of the calendar will help the charity, which delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London.

London’s Air Ambulance has launched a photography competition calling on the public to submit photos of its iconic helicopters and rapid-response car fleet to fill its 2017 Charity Calendar. “We receive so many fantastic photos from members of the public who kindly donate them for the charity&rsquo...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Where’s That ColorChecker?

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ColorChecker targets, X-Rite have launched a social competition, entitled ‘Where’s That ColorChecker?’ Every 3 days, XRite will post a famous landmark partially covered by a ColorChecker target. Entrants who correctly identify the landmark will have the chance to win one of 40 ColorChecker targets. A winner will be randomly selected after each round from the list of correct answers. The competition runs until 4 July 2016.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ColorChecker targets, X-Rite have launched a social competition, entitled ‘Where’s That ColorChecker?’ Every 3 days, XRite will post a famous landmark partially covered by a ColorChecker target. Entrants who correctly identify the landmark will have the chance to win one...

Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards

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Magnum Photos and LensCulture are inviting submissions to the inaugural Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards. The jury will select 12 winners and 20 finalists from Documentary, Street, Portrait, Fine Art, Photojournalism and Open categories. In addition, the jury will select 7 photographers as “Jurors’ Picks” and give out 5 “Student Spotlight” awards to young, up-and-coming talents. Winners, finalists and top-rated photographers will gain access to an unprecedented level of global exposure and recognition from two of the largest organisations in the photo industry, as well as cash funding and career support. The deadline for entries is 24 May 2016.

Magnum Photos and LensCulture are inviting submissions to the inaugural Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards. The jury will select 12 winners and 20 finalists from Documentary, Street, Portrait, Fine Art, Photojournalism and Open categories. In addition, the jury will select 7 photographers as “Jurors’ Picks” and give out 5 “Student...

Nikon European Film Festival Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Nikon has announced the winners of its European Film Festival in association with independent film organisation, Raindance and Oscar-winning director, Asif Kapadia. ‘Not A Pizza Order’ by Cécile Ragot, France, has been awarded the Grand Prix, with cecile winning a Nikon D810 film kit and a one-week, all-expenses paid networking trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May. All jury members were impressed by this film, which is centred around the issue of domestic violence. The other category winners selected by the jury were ‘Bad Luck’ by Martin Taube, Sweden (Best Narrative), ‘Evasion’ by Pierre le Gall, France (Technical Excellence) and ‘Diamondjaw’ by Tormi Torop, Estonia (Best Student Entry).

Nikon has announced the winners of its European Film Festival in association with independent film organisation, Raindance and Oscar-winning director, Asif Kapadia. ‘Not A Pizza Order’ by Cécile Ragot, France, has been awarded the Grand Prix, with cecile winning a Nikon D810 film kit and a...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sony World Photography Awards Winners Announced

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The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have just been announced. The awards included four competitions - Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The Professional competition was divided into fourteen categories, and the winners are Amélie Labourdette (Architecture), Kirstin Schmitt (Candid), Julien Mauve (Conceptual), Maroesjka Lavigne (Landscape), Marcello Bonfanti (Portraiture), Alberto Alicata (Staged), Francesco Amorosino (Still Life), Jetmir Idrizi (Campaign), Asghar Khamseh (Contemporary Issues), Angelos Tzortzinis (Current Affairs), Espen Rasmussen (Daily Life), Kevin Frayer (Environment, People), Nikolai Linares (Sport). Asghar Khamseh also won the "L'Iris D'or - Photographer of the Year" award. The Open Photographer of the Year is Kei Nomiyana from Japan for his series, 'Enchanted Bamboo Lights.' Sam Delaware from the United States has been awarded the Youth Photographer of the Year title. RongRong & inri, the influential photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and beyond, were recognised for their Outstanding Contribution to Photography.

Photo: Kei Nomiyama, Open Photographer of the Year

The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have just been announced. The awards included four competitions - Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The Professional competition was divided into fourteen categories, and the winners are Amélie Labourdette (Architecture), Kirstin Schmitt (Candid), Julien Mauve (Conceptual), Maroesjka Lavigne (Landscape),...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Ricoh Theta Developers Contest

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Ricoh have announced their second annual developers contest. The competition is looking for new apps and gadgets that utilise the Ricoh Theta camera, which takes 360°, fully spherical images or videos in one capture. Winners of the contest will receive a trip to Tokyo, Japan, for the awards ceremony and the first prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of one million yen. Applicants have until 31st August 2016 to submit their final app and gadget designs.

Ricoh have announced their second annual developers contest. The competition is looking for new apps and gadgets that utilise the Ricoh Theta camera, which takes 360°, fully spherical images or videos in one capture. Winners of the contest will receive a trip to Tokyo, Japan, for the awards ceremony and...

Friday, March 25, 2016

DJI’s 3rd Developer Challenge Receives Record Number of Proposals

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DJI has received a record 130 proposals for its third annual DJI Developer Challenge, and has advanced 25 developer teams to the second round of the competition. The teams will be given DJI hardware and software to begin turning their ideas into reality through further challenges, until 10 finalists are chosen to demonstrate their applications in a public competition in August. They will also receive DJI’s flagship Matrice 100 aerial platform and a Zenmuse X3 camera. The 2016 DJI Developer Challenge asks teams to develop a search-and-rescue application that launches a drone from a moving Ford F-150 pickup truck, surveys the survivors and obstacles in a disaster site, compiles and transmits the information back to the in-vehicle communications system, SYNC 3, in real time, then lands safely in the bed of the moving truck.

DJI has received a record 130 proposals for its third annual DJI Developer Challenge, and has advanced 25 developer teams to the second round of the competition. The teams will be given DJI hardware and software to begin turning their ideas into reality through further challenges, until 10 finalists are chosen to demonstrate...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Now open for entries, the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. Free to enter, the competition provides an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality. The main prize is the prestigious Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year title, along with a cash prize of £3,000. In recognition of the contemporary focus of this year’s competition, photographs must have been taken (and films made) since 1 January 2015. The submission deadline is 18 April 2016.

Now open for entries, the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. Free to enter, the competition provides an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and...

Monday, February 29, 2016

StreetFoto San Francisco Festival

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Events
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StreetFoto San Francisco is an annual international street photography festival that will host its inaugural event in several venues around San Francisco from 8-12 June 2016. The festival features a group exhbition by members of Burn My Eye, an influential international street photography collective; lectures by In-Public member Richard Bram, APF co-founder Vineet Vohra, Burn My Eye member Jack Simon and other prominent photographers; a panel discussion featuring a group of internationally known street photographers visiting the festival; private one-on-one portfolio reviews; photo walks through San Francisco’s most photogenic neighborhoods; organised pub crawls, and more. Additionally, the StreetFoto San Francisco International Street Photography Awards are now accepting submissions to three separate contests including Best Street Photograph, Best Street Photography Series and Best Mobile Street Photograph. Contest finalists will be exhibited in San Francisco during the festival and will be have their work included in the StreetFoto 2016 book. Winners and runners-up will be eligible to win over $2000 in cash prizes and subscriptions to APF magazine.

StreetFoto San Francisco is an annual international street photography festival that will host its inaugural event in several venues around San Francisco from 8-12 June 2016. The festival features a group exhbition by members of Burn My Eye, an influential international street photography collective; lectures by In-Public member Richard Bram,...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

World Press Photo of the Year 2015 Goes to Warren Richardson

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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An image by Budapest-based Australian photojournalist Warren Richardson has been selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. Taken at night on 28 August 2015, the photograph (above) shows migrants crossing the frontier from Serbia into Hungary across a temporary razor wire obstacle deployed before the completion of a taller and more robust border fence. "I was exhausted by the time I took the picture," Richardson says. "It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone." The 2016 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 21 countries including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and the USA.

An image by Budapest-based Australian photojournalist Warren Richardson has been selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. Taken at night on 28 August 2015, the photograph (above) shows migrants crossing the frontier from Serbia into Hungary across a temporary razor wire obstacle deployed before the completion of a taller and...

Monday, February 15, 2016

RPS International Print Exhibition 159 Opens for Entries

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition will open for entries on 1 March 2016. Now in its 159th year, the contest has a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography. Entry to the competition is initially online and submissions will be reviewed by an influential panel of prominent photographers and photographic professionals who will individually shortlist work. The selectors will create a shortlist with the final selection of 100 images being made from prints. The selected images will be shown at the opening exhibition at London's Old Truman Brewery. Selected photographers will be eligible for several cash prize awards (totalling £4,250 + Metro Imaging 12-month mentorship programme) aimed at helping support future photographic projects. Those entering their work before 31 March 2016 will get a chance to win a signed copy of Don McCullin: The New Definitive Edition.

The Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition will open for entries on 1 March 2016. Now in its 159th year, the contest has a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography. Entry to the competition is initially online and submissions will be reviewed by an influential...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Photography Show to Search for Next Big Photography Talent

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Photography Show today announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, in partnership with Training byLUMIERE, for one emerging talent to be fast-tracked into a pro career in the photography industry, winning a package worth £15,000. The competition will seek to find one talented individual, who wants to make the transition to becoming a professional photographer, with access to advice, six months of training, a brand, website and essential kit plus a real understanding of what it will take to make it as a professional photographer. Entrants are asked to submit a 60 second video demonstrating why they think they should win. The first deadline is 1 March 2016, after which a shortlist will be announced, and the winner revealed on site at The Photography Show on Tuesday, 22nd March.

The Photography Show today announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, in partnership with Training byLUMIERE, for one emerging talent to be fast-tracked into a pro career in the photography industry, winning a package worth £15,000. The competition will seek to find one talented individual, who wants to make the transition to...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Win an X-Rite i1Display Pro and Colour Management Pro eBook!

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Photography Blog has teamed up with X-Rite to offer 3 entrants the chance to win a new i1Display Pro – professional calibrator (worth £207 incl. VAT) and Colour Management Pro eBook (worth £18 incl. VAT) by Ashley Karyl.

The 3 lucky winners are Mary O'Reilly, Dimitris Alexopoulos and Panos Str. Congratulations!

The X-Rite i1Display Pro is the ultimate solution for creative perfectionists that demand speed, options and flexibility to achieve colour accuracy.

Colour perfectionists know that a calibrated and profiled display is a critical element in an efficient digital workflow. Nobody wants to spend hours at their screen perfecting images or video only to find that their display wasn’t accurately representing their digital files. What you see on your monitor, mobile device or projector has to match your digital file or you will never be happy with the result, no matter how much time you devote to perfecting it.

The 600+ page Colour Management Pro eBook gives a great insight into just how easy colour management can be and covers a wide range of topics with useful tutorials, demo videos and expert insight that will also help you save time and money.

Ashley Karyl is a professional photographer who has worked internationally with some of the world’s most renowned brands such as Microsoft, Adidas, Colgate, and Marie Claire to name but a few.

How to enter the competition

To be in with a chance of winning one of the three X-Rite i1Display Pro’s with eBook, all you have to do is sign up to the Photography Blog newsletter by Monday 8th February 2016 using the form below.  

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Photography Blog has teamed up with X-Rite to offer 3 entrants the chance to win a new i1Display Pro – professional calibrator (worth £207 incl. VAT) and Colour Management Pro eBook (worth £18 incl. VAT) by Ashley Karyl. The 3 lucky winners are Mary O'Reilly, Dimitris Alexopoulos and Panos...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Societies’ Photographer of the Year Awards Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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The Societies have announced the overall winners of their photography competition. Chris Chambers from West Yorkshire was awarded the Photographer of the Year title during the Awards Dinner at the Societies' annual convention. In addition to receiving his trophy Chris also walked away with a Fujifilm XT1 Camera with XF56 1.2 Lens and a fully paid ticket to the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas with a flight and 5 nights accommodation to the value of £3,200.

The Societies have announced the overall winners of their photography competition. Chris Chambers from West Yorkshire was awarded the Photographer of the Year title during the Awards Dinner at the Societies' annual convention. In addition to receiving his trophy Chris also walked away with a Fujifilm XT1 Camera...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016

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The prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Awards are returning for the 36th time this year. Opening for entries on 1 March 2016, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) with an additional value of €10,000. Photographers interested in taking part can submit their applications and photographic projects online, with a closing date of 15 April 2016. The recipients of this year’s Awards will be honoured at an official prize-giving ceremony in Germany.

The prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Awards are returning for the 36th time this year. Opening for entries on 1 March 2016, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Win a Holiday Giveaway Bundle from Totally Rad!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Totally Rad! to give away Replichrome I, II and III presets to one lucky person.

The lucky winner is Ralph Wisor. Congratulations!

For more information on the Replichrome presets, visit: https://www.gettotallyrad.com/replichrome

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Replichrome I: Icon

A direct plug-in for Adobe Lightroom, containing 152 total presets based on the most iconic, modern films ever made, such as Fuji 400H™, Kodak Portra 400™ and Kodak Tri-X™, featuring versions of these films as scanned on both Noritsu™ and Frontier™ scanners.

•    Noritsu- and Frontier-scanned versions of 13 different films
•    Includes a preset toolkit to customize your look
•    Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw compatible
•    Contains custom camera profiles for over 400 camera models for consistent results across all platforms

Replichrome II: Slide

A collection of 199 presets inspired by both modern and discontinued slide or reversal films. Includes the beloved Fuji™ slide films, such as Velvia™, Provia™ and Astia™, as well as discontinued Kodak™ and Agfa™ slide films.

This set contains multiple versions of each slide film, using both Nortitsu™ and Epson™ scanners. Slide films are known for their exceptional color quality and high contrast and are particularly well-suited for landscape, fashion and reportage photography.

•    Noritsu- and Epson-scanned versions of 19 different films
•    Includes a preset toolkit to customize your look
•    Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw compatible
•    Contains custom camera profiles for over 400 camera models for consistent results across all platforms

Replichrome III: Archive

183 total presets based on 22 rare, expired and eclectic films from across the world, to give photographers a collection of film emulation presets not found anywhere else.

•    Noritsu- and Frontier-scanned versions of 22 different films
•    Includes a preset toolkit to customize grain, tone and sharpening
o    Includes multiple versions of each film, using both Noritsu™ and Frontier™ scanners, to give photographers unlimited control over their photos
•    Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw compatible
•    Contains custom camera profiles for over 400 camera models for consistent results across all platforms

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We've teamed up with Totally Rad! to give away Replichrome I, II and III presets to one lucky person. The lucky winner is Ralph Wisor. Congratulations! For more information on the Replichrome presets, visit: https://www.gettotallyrad.com/replichrome Visit Totally Rad! Inc. at: https://www.gettotallyrad...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Inspired by Colour

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Colour Confidence have launched a new photography competition that will encourage people to experiment with colour in their everyday lives. The ‘Inspired by Colour’ competition is centred on a great opportunity to give budding photographers great exposure and to encourage them to get creative with colour,” says Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director at Colour Confidence. The competition can be entered via the company's Facebook page. Throughout the month, the public will vote for their favourite image. The person with the most votes at the end of each month will win a prize worth at least £100. At the end of the year, the Colour Confidence team will judge the 12 winning images to determine who will be crowned ‘ColourConfidence Photographer of the Year 2016’.

Colour Confidence have launched a new photography competition that will encourage people to experiment with colour in their everyday lives. The ‘Inspired by Colour’ competition is centred on a great opportunity to give budding photographers great exposure and to encourage them to get creative with colour,”...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2016 Winners Anounced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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Hasselblad has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Masters Awards. Selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury, the winners include Swee Oh, David Peskens, Roy Rossovich, John Paul Evans, Katerina Belkina, Lars Van De Goor, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Georgio Cravero, Jake Reeder and Jake Reeder. The ten winners will be tasked to create a new and unique set of images embracing the theme 'Inspire' (coinciding with Hasselblad's 75th anniversary) for the latest edition of the Hasselblad Masters Commemorative Book.

Hasselblad has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Masters Awards. Selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury, the winners include Swee Oh, David Peskens, Roy Rossovich, John Paul Evans, Katerina Belkina, Lars Van De Goor, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Georgio Cravero, Jake Reeder and Jake...