Category: Competitions

Thursday, May 25, 2017

First International E1|R1 Photo Award for Professional Photographers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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As the first of its kind, the international E1|R1 Photo Award for professional photographers seeks the most beautiful and powerful photographs in the environment of the European long-distance paths, E1, for hikers, and R1 for cyclists. Entrants may submit photo series with at least three and at most four motifs to one of 4 categories including, “Culture and Landscape”, “Man and Nature”, “Sky and Earth” and “Animal and Nature”. The submission window opens on 1 December 2017 and closes on 31 March 2018. The winners in each individual category, the overall winner, as well as the winner of the prize for the promotion of young talent (chosen by the company Olympus) will be selected by a professional jury.

As the first of its kind, the international E1|R1 Photo Award for professional photographers seeks the most beautiful and powerful photographs in the environment of the European long-distance paths, E1, for hikers, and R1 for cyclists. Entrants may submit photo series with at least three and at most four...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Win A Spyder5CAPTURE PRO!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Photography Blog have teamed up with Datacolor to offer you the chance to win a Spyder5CAPTURE PRO.

About the prize

Datacolor's Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is the ultimate bundle that provides all the essentials needed to manage color from capture to editing in your photography workflow. Calibrate your camera and lenses with SpyderLENSCAL; use SpyderCUBE to control contrast and white balance; control color balance with SpyderCHECKR; and calibrate your monitor with Spyder5ELITE. You can find out more info about Spyder5CAPTURE PRO on Datacolor's website. 

The Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is available to purchase from Wex Photographic for £299.

How to enter the competition

To be in with a chance of winning the Spyder5CAPTURE PRO, all you have to do is follow Photography Blog on Twitter or visit the Photography Blog Facebook page between 22nd May and 19th June 2017 using the form below.

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Photography Blog have teamed up with Datacolor to offer you the chance to win a Spyder5CAPTURE PRO. About the prize Datacolor's Spyder5CAPTURE PRO is the ultimate bundle that provides all the essentials needed to manage color from capture to editing in your photography workflow. Calibrate your...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Canon 365 Days of Summer Competition

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, Global
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Canon is looking for someone to fill a very unique position as it begins its search for the ultimate storyteller. The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories.

Canon is looking for someone to fill a very unique position as it begins its search for the ultimate storyteller. The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Kraszna-Krausz 2017 Book Awards Shortlist Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation (KKF) today revealed the shortlisted entries for its annual photo book awards. Established in 1985, the KKF Book Awards are the UK’s leading prizes for books published in the fields of photography and the moving image and the two winners share a £10,000 prize. The shortlisted works were chosen by an international panel of leading photography professionals after an open call for submissions, and will be on display at Photo London, Somerset House from 18 until 21 May 2017. Click through / read on for more information on the shortlisted photography and moving image books.

The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation (KKF) today revealed the shortlisted entries for its annual photo book awards. Established in 1985, the KKF Book Awards are the UK’s leading prizes for books published in the fields of photography and the moving image and the two winners share a £10,000 prize. The...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 Submission Phase Closes

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Leica have announced that the submission phase for entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photo competition (LOBA) has now closed. Approximately 2,700 photographers from a total of 104 different countries submitted entries to LOBA 2017. The majority of the entries received came from China, France, Brazil, Germany, Italy, South Korea and the USA. The international jury of experts will now judge the entries received and select the twelve finalists in the two categories of the competition, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’. The winners of the 37th LOBA will receive their prizes at a gala event in Berlin in September. The work of all twelve finalists will then be displayed at a major exhibition in the ‘Neuen Schule für Fotografie’, Brunnenstrasse 188-190, 10119 Berlin.

Leica have announced that the submission phase for entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photo competition (LOBA) has now closed. Approximately 2,700 photographers from a total of 104 different countries submitted entries to LOBA 2017. The majority of the entries received came from China, France, Brazil, Germany, Italy, South Korea...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017 Submission Deadline Looms

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Felix Schoeller Group is reminding interested photographers that the submission deadline for the third international Felix Schoeller Photo Award is getting closer and closer. After 31 May 2017, one of the most prestigious photo contests for professional photographers in the German-speaking world, with a total prize pool of €25,000, is moving into the judging stage. Due to past experiences and an enormously increased number of registrations, it is recommended that entrants do not wait until the final hours to upload their work. The first shortlist will be announced at the beginning of August, and the awards ceremony will be held on 14th October.

The Felix Schoeller Group is reminding interested photographers that the submission deadline for the third international Felix Schoeller Photo Award is getting closer and closer. After 31 May 2017, one of the most prestigious photo contests for professional photographers in the German-speaking world, with a total prize pool of €25,000, is moving...

Epson International Pano Awards 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Epson International Pano Awards 2017 competition is now open for entries. Dedicated to the art of panoramic photography, the 8th Epson International Pano Awards is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool of more than $50,000, including $22,000 cash. Prizes include an Epson SureColor P7070 and an Epson SureColor P5070 printer, and an Epson EB-1776 ultra-slim projector. “Epson is proud to continue its support as the title partner of The International Pano Awards in 2017,” said Craig Heckenberg, General Manager, Business Division, Epson Australia. “Each year the competition continues to go from strength to strength and nothing highlights this better than the fact that the awards now attract entries from over 60 countries around the world. The images submitted are nothing short of spectacular and I am confident 2017 will raise the bar once again.” For the first time ever, Nikon is now also sponsoring the Awards. Early-bird entries are open now until Sunday, 9 July 2017.

The Epson International Pano Awards 2017 competition is now open for entries. Dedicated to the art of panoramic photography, the 8th Epson International Pano Awards is open to all professional and amateur photographers with a combined pool of more than $50,000, including $22,000 cash. Prizes include an Epson SureColor P7070 and an...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 Opens for Entries

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Entries are now open for the 2017 international Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards. Amateur, semi-pro and professional photographers of all ages and from all countries are invited to enter until the closing date on September 25th. Entries can be submitted online via tpoty.com or as prints. Entry fees are £8.00 for the One Shot single image categories, £15 for portfolio and New Talent categories and entry for Young TPOTY is free. This year’s jury features judges from the UK, USA, Italy, Germany and Malaysia, including the award-winning photographer and picture editor Eamonn McCabe – recently seen presenting the BBC TV Series ‘Britain in Focus: A Photographic History’ – Michelle Jana Chan (Travel Editor, Vanity Fair magazine), Michael Pritchard (Director-General of the Royal Photographic Society) and TPOTY’s first judge in Asia, picture editor and filmmaker Cheryl Brophy-Chan. The TPOTY sponsors Fujifilm, Genesis Imaging, Hurtigruten, Páramo Directional Clothing, Photo Iconic, Plastic Sandwich and the Royal Photographic Society - joined by new sponsor Jack Wills - have provided a prize package worth around £30,000, and the winning photographers will see their work displayed at TPOTY exhibitions in the UK and overseas in 2018, including at the University of Greenwich in London’s magnificent Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site. Click through / scroll down for more information.

Entries are now open for the 2017 international Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards. Amateur, semi-pro and professional photographers of all ages and from all countries are invited to enter until the closing date on September 25th. Entries can be submitted online via tpoty.com or as prints. Entry...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Datacolor Launch PhotograpHER Campaign & Giveaway

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Datacolor have launched PhotograpHER, a campaign celebrating women in photography. Throughout May, Datacolor are inviting women in photography to share their stories to be in with a chance of winning a selection of top photography prizes, including a Canon EOS 60D camera, a Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM lens, a photograpHER tote bag, a Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO colour calibration bundle, and more. The competition runs from May 1st to May 31st. Entrants simply need to tell the story of who and/or what inspires their photography to be in with a chance of winning.

Datacolor have launched PhotograpHER, a campaign celebrating women in photography. Throughout May, Datacolor are inviting women in photography to share their stories to be in with a chance of winning a selection of top photography prizes, including a Canon EOS 60D camera, a Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM lens, a...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lomography Presents ‘Ten and One’ Award Winners

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Last year, Lomography received 114,913 entries to the first 'Ten and One' Annual Lomography Photo Awards. Now, 110 winning photographs were chosen by a carefully-selected panel of artists, industry professionals and long-time Lomographers. All of the winning photographs can be viewed on the official Ten and One Annual Lomography Photo Awards microsite. The 110 winners will each be awarded a special-edition camera produced especially and exclusively for the Ten and One Annual Lomography Photo Awards. In addition, the Lomographic Society will soon be announcing which 11 of these gifted photographers will be invited to an immersive week-long residency at the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The 11 lucky winners will be selected totally at random.

Last year, Lomography received 114,913 entries to the first 'Ten and One' Annual Lomography Photo Awards. Now, 110 winning photographs were chosen by a carefully-selected panel of artists, industry professionals and long-time Lomographers. All of the winning photographs can be viewed on the official Ten and One Annual Lomography Photo Awards microsite....

Win A Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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ExpoImaging, creators of the innovative Rogue FlashBender 2 speedlight modifiers, have teamed up with Photography Blog to offer you the chance to win one of three XL Pro Lighting Systems.

ExpoImaging, creators of the innovative Rogue FlashBender 2 speedlight modifiers, have teamed up with Photography Blog to offer you the chance to win one of three XL Pro Lighting Systems.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Winner Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has been named the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2017 Photographer of the Year for his series, "Whiteout," which captures the transformation of nature when winter arrives. The Awards’ judges were challenged to find the best photographic series and were taken by the beauty, scale and effort involved in Buyckx’s winning work. Born in Antwerp in 1984, Frederik Buyckx is a freelance photographer for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. The 2017 Awards received over 227,000 entries from 183 countries and is the world’s largest photography competition. An exhibition of all the winning and shortlisted work, along with rare black-and-white images by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize, will run at Somerset House, London from 21 April – 7 May. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the winning and selected shortlisted works, available to buy from the website below.

Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has been named the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2017 Photographer of the Year for his series, "Whiteout," which captures the transformation of nature when winter arrives. The Awards’ judges were challenged to find the best photographic series and were taken by the beauty, scale and...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sinchi Launches International Photo Competition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Sinchi has launched a new photo competition to celebrate the strength and beauty of indigenous cultures. Participants are invited to submit up to 6 photos with accompanying captions, welcoming submissions from both remote and urban indigenous communities. The competition runs from 1st April to the 31st May, and the entry fee is €10 for every photo entered. The winner for the best story entry will receive €1,000, three runners-up will be awarded €200 each, while the photographer submitting the best individual photo will win a cash prize of €300.

Sinchi has launched a new photo competition to celebrate the strength and beauty of indigenous cultures. Participants are invited to submit up to 6 photos with accompanying captions, welcoming submissions from both remote and urban indigenous communities. The competition runs from 1st April to the 31st May, and the entry fee...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Calumet Open Day Photo Competition Winner Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Events
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Andrew Gregory, a recently retired police sergeant from Solihull, has been named the winner of a UK-wide photography competition for his shot entitled, "Homeward Bound" (reprinted above). The image will now be used to advertise Calumet Photographic’s forthcoming Open Days, which will be taking place at its stores nationwide. As a result of winning the competition, Andrew has also been given £250 worth of Calumet Gift Cards to spend on equipment. Interestingly, the winning image was taken on a second-hand Canon EOS10D. “This year our theme was all about finding a shot which encapsulated a unique moment in time,” says Jon Warner, Managing Director of Calumet Photographic. “Andrew’s Homeward Bound image was completely unique and captivating. Elephants are wonderfully majestic and it was magnificent that Andrew managed to get so close to these beautiful animals.” Click through / scroll down for the dates and locations of the next Calumet Open Days.

Andrew Gregory, a recently retired police sergeant from Solihull, has been named the winner of a UK-wide photography competition for his shot entitled, "Homeward Bound" (reprinted above). The image will now be used to advertise Calumet Photographic’s forthcoming Open Days, which will be taking place at its stores...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Photocrowd Hosts Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) has announced that its 2017 awards are now open for entries on Photocrowd. The flagship competition of the world’s oldest photography weekly, Amateur Photographer magazine, will for the first time in its three-decade history take the awards online and open the doors to a public vote, in addition to the traditional expert-judged category. With eight contests running from now until December, APOY 2017 will be giving away over £10,000 of Sigma kit to contest winners, plus other prizes from Amateur Photographer and Photocrowd. To enter all you need to do is create a free account on Photocrowd.com, where you’ll receive one free entry to each of the eight rounds. There is worldwide eligibility for APOY 2017 – you’ll simply be asked to confirm that your primary source of income does not come from photography.

Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) has announced that its 2017 awards are now open for entries on Photocrowd. The flagship competition of the world’s oldest photography weekly, Amateur Photographer magazine, will for the first time in its three-decade history take the awards online and open the doors to...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Battling Eagles Image Scoops Top Wildlife Photography Prize

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) have announced the winners of their Animals in Action Photography Competition. John Hunt’s image entitled ‘White Tailed Sea Eagles in aerial spat’ was chosen as the winner from over 430+ images entered in to the competition. John has won a 12-month membership to the SINWP organisation. Runners-up Elizabeth Howell from New South Wales and Peter Jones from Nottinghamshire both won 6 months memberships.

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) have announced the winners of their Animals in Action Photography Competition. John Hunt’s image entitled ‘White Tailed Sea Eagles in aerial spat’ was chosen as the winner from over 430+ images entered in to the competition. John has...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ArtGeminiPrize 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Now in its fifth year, the ArtGemini Prize will open for entries on 3rd April 2017. Open to all photographers and painters form anywhere in the world, the ArtGemini Prize is described as "a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists." A cash fund of £5000 will be awarded to the winners in three categories, Photography, Painting & Sculpture and Public Choice. Do note that entry fees apply. The deadline for entries is 3rd July.

Now in its fifth year, the ArtGemini Prize will open for entries on 3rd April 2017. Open to all photographers and painters form anywhere in the world, the ArtGemini Prize is described as "a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists." A cash fund of ...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sony World Photography Awards Open Category Winners Revealed

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Ten extraordinary photographs from across the globe are today revealed as the winners of the Open categories of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Winning photographers include  Tim Cornbill from the UK (Architecture), Jianguo Gong from China (Culture), Lise Johansson from Denmark (Enhanced), Camilo Diaz from Colombia (Motion), Hiroshi Tanita from Japan (Nature), Alexander Vinogradov and Sergey Dibtsev from Russia (Portraits and Still Life respectively), Constantinos Sofikitis from Greece (Street Photography), Ralph Graf from Germany (Travel) and Alessandra Meniconzi from Switzerland (Wildlife). Each winning photographer receives a Sony α7 II with lens kit and will now compete to win the coveted Sony World Photography Awards’ Open Photographer of the Year title, a trip to the winners' awards ceremony in London in April and $5,000 in cash prizes.

Ten extraordinary photographs from across the globe are today revealed as the winners of the Open categories of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Winning photographers include  Tim Cornbill from the UK (Architecture), Jianguo Gong from China (Culture), Lise Johansson from Denmark (Enhanced), Camilo Diaz from Colombia (Motion), ...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LaCie Launches #PushPlay Competition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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LaCie's new #PushPlay competition gives burgeoning film makers the opportunity to submit a short film with the ultimate prize of winning a £10,000 state-of-the-art production suite from LaCie and an in-depth two day mentor session with Michael Paleodimos, Cinematographer for the Oscar-winning short film Stutterer. In order to take part, participants will have to create a short film up to ten minutes long, to showcase a strong emotive performance, an exceptional plot, outstanding and imaginative skill in visual interpretation, all tied together by first rate technical effects – from lighting through to post-production. Emerging film makers will have until 17 April 2017 to submit their entries. The shortlist of the best films will be handpicked by industry experts based on those that deliver the most spellbinding, spectacular, clever and moving content. By putting a film forward, the competition entrants will have their films seen by not just industry experts, but they will also be available for the wider creative professional audience on the competition microsite.

LaCie's new #PushPlay competition gives burgeoning film makers the opportunity to submit a short film with the ultimate prize of winning a £10,000 state-of-the-art production suite from LaCie and an in-depth two day mentor session with Michael Paleodimos, Cinematographer for the Oscar-winning short film Stutterer. In order to...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fotospeed’s Photographer of the Year Unveiled at TPS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Fotospeed have announced their Photographer of the Year at The Photography Show (TPS) 2017. Alan Leightley has been chosen by the Fotospeed team as their Photographer of the Year. He submitted the winning image (reprinted above), which shows of the Milky Way over The Duke of Portland Boathouse, Ullswater, in the Lake District, to Fotospeed’s weekly #fsprintmonday Twitter competition in August last year. Leightley, who is based in Northumberland and is a self-employed joiner by trade, drove over 4 hours each way to capture the image after using a photography app to find out where the Milky Way was going to appear. He said, “I often go across that way and knew of the boathouse. I use Photographers Ephemeris, and so I knew that the Milky Way was going to line up with the boathouse.” As winner of the competition, Alan will be receiving a Canon A2 printer, £500 worth of Fotospeed inkjet paper, and a day of one-to-one bespoke tutoring with award-winning photographer and photography journalist, Doug Chinnery.

Fotospeed have announced their Photographer of the Year at The Photography Show (TPS) 2017. Alan Leightley has been chosen by the Fotospeed team as their Photographer of the Year. He submitted the winning image (reprinted above), which shows of the Milky Way over The Duke of Portland Boathouse, Ullswater, in...