Category: Competitions

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.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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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.

Wednesday, January 20, 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 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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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

Visit Totally Rad! Inc. at: https://www.gettotallyrad.com
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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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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’.

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.

Communication Arts Issue 57th Annual Photography Competition Call for Entries

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Communication Arts magazine has issued the call for entries for its 57th annual photography competition. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, the Communication Arts Photography Competition is the most exclusive major photography competition in the world. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors, photo editors and photographers, the winning entries will be featured in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and on the iPad. As a service to art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented. The deadline for submissions is 11 March 2016.

Win a fantastic new Ikigai Rival Backpack worth £229.99!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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WIN a fantastic new Ikigai Rival Backpack with its unique pro Camera Cell system worth £229.99!

Andres Rozo and Alistair Smith are the lucky winners - congratulations!

IKIGAI Bags is giving away TWO of its fantastic new medium Rival Backpacks, featuring its amazing Camera Cell system each worth £229.99.

IKIGAI BAGS – STRENGTH FROM WITHIN

Ikigai's (medium) Rival Backpack and Camera Cell delivers a fresh look and premium performance to the photo bag market. It offers both simplicity and configurability, allowing you to quickly and easily pack exactly what you need for each shoot’s requirements. Designed for photographers, by photographers, the Rival series ensures a great fit and all day comfort while making it easy to access your essentials and providing unrivaled protection as well. But the feature photographers will appreciate the most is what we call our “Strength from Within” - the removable, configurable camera cell with its own carrying handle and adjustable, Velcro® liners that securely protect your most prized possessions. The medium camera cell fits right into the medium Ikigai backpack. For shoots that are more gear intensive, the large size may be the right choice for you. The medium Backpack and Inner Cell kit can hold your DSLR, up to 7 Lenses and Accessories.

For more information or to view or buy Ikigai products online visit: www.ikigaibags.com

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Capture every holiday memory with SanDisk’s high capacity trio!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with SanDisk to give two lucky readers more storage for their favorite photography devices this holiday season! We will be giving away two bundles of the 200GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDHC™ Card, Premium Edition, 64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card – a total value of $540!

Bruce King and Karl Edwards are the two lucky winners - congratulations!

We know you love taking photos, whether it’s on your mobile phone, tablet or DSLR know you’ll be filling up your cards and devices with holiday photos. This trio can capture every joyful moment this holiday season and keep your memories safe. SanDisk’s Ultra microSD, Connect Wireless Stick, and Extreme Pro SD Card are the perfect bundle to shoot, store and transfer all of your photos and videos without having to worry about running out of space!

200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD Card - Get the most out of your Android-based smartphone or tablet with this incredible high capacity memory card.  The card’s breakthrough 200GB capacity allows users to store up to 20 hours of Full HD video, so you never have to stop shooting, saving, and sharing. At 90MB per second of transfer speed, the microSD card can offload 1,200 photos per minute.

64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick - The latest from SanDisk's award-winning Connect Wireless line of products, this next generation USB has built in Wi-Fi so you can save, or access video, photo and music content – all wirelessly, no Internet connection required! With the ability to stream content to 3 devices simultaneously and iOS/Android/Kindle compatibility, the pocket-sized Connect Wireless Stick is the perfect gift for any mobile photographer on the go.

128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD Card - Never miss a moment with SanDisk’s most powerful SD card. Designed to deliver high resolution, real-world color and stutter free video in DSLRs, advanced digital or HD video camera devices, this card lets you shoot without limits. Its high capacity and U3 rating makes it ideal for burst-mode photography and 4K video recording.

And for some photography inspiration, check out SanDisk’s Instagram @sandisk for photos from SanDisk’s Extreme Team members!

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Win Tickets for The Adventure Travel Show!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We are giving 1 lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to An Evening with: The Adventure Travel Film Festival and 1 runner up prize of a pair of tickets to The Adventure Travel Show!

Ip Maesstro (1st prize) and Alan Ramsey (2nd prize) are the two lucky winners - congratulations!

The Adventure Travel Show
Uncover Your Journey of a Lifetime
23-24 January 2016, Olympia, London

The Adventure Travel Show, celebrating its 20th year, is a world of extraordinary discoveries all under one roof. It is the UK’s leading event for people who like to travel outside the mainstream – whether it be on small-group adventures, exclusive expeditions or epic journeys.

The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational and essential travel advice, specialist seminars and the best adventure speaker line up of 2016, including explorers, adventurers, tour leaders and guidebook writers who will help you uncover your perfect adventure. Plus, the biggest collection of specialist travel operators all under one roof will be on hand to offer guidance on everything, from walking and trekking to exploratory journeys, safaris, overland trips, life-changing volunteering projects and much, much more.

An Evening With: The Adventure Travel Film Festival takes place on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at the show, where you can enjoy a selection of excellent adventure travel films – brought to you by Austin Vince and the Adventure Travel Film Festival!

The Adventure Travel Show – it’s where your adventure begins…

READER’S TICKET OFFER

We are also offering reduced price advance tickets to the show! Get your tickets for only £6 (that’s saving £4 off the door price!!) by quoting ‘PB’ when booking tickets online at http://www.adventureshow.com or when calling 0871 230 7159. (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

EEF/Lombard Manufacturing Photography Competition Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The winners of the 6th annual EEF/Lombard manufacturing photography competition have been unveiled at an exclusive ceremony at the House of Commons in London. The Best Professional Photographer award, sponsored by Canon, was snapped up by Mike Smith, from Newcastle, for his image of a seafloor production tool manufactured by Soil Machine Dynamics (above). The coveted Best Amateur Photographer award was won by Mark Tomlinson, from Sheffield, for his dramatic shot of work being undertaken at Sheffield Forgemasters. The Best Young Photographer award went to Jake Silverstone, aged 16, from Barnet in London, for his image of two iconic London routemaster buses, which had been manufactured half a century apart from each other.

Sony World Photography Awards Submission Deadline Looms

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The World Photography Organisation has issued the last call for entries to the Sony World Photography Awards. Free to enter, the Awards feature five competitions: Professional; Open; Youth; National Awards and Student Focus. The awards’ prizes include the latest Sony digital imaging equipment; inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House, London; inclusion in the 2016 awards’ book and $30,000 for the overall winners. New for 2016, the 14 Professional categories are now divided into two distinct genres - Art and Documentary. The change is to provide a clearer structure in which photographers can be recognised. Both genres also include new category additions, with Art presenting the new Staged and Candid categories and Documentary now including Daily Life and Environment. The deadline for entries is 5 January 2016 for the national, youth and Open awards and 12 January 2016 for the Professional competition.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Marsel van Oosten has been confirmed as the overall winner of the 2015 international Travel Photographer of the Year awardss (TPOTY). The Dutch photographer beat entrants from over 110 countries to scoop the top prize and the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2015. The Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 is 18-year-old Chase Guttman from the USA. Chase’s fellow American, Spencer Cox (age 17), won Young TPOTY 15-18, while 13-year-old Indonesian Michael Theodric won Young TPOTY 14 and Under for the second year in a row. The winning images can be viewed in the 2015 Winners’ Gallery on the awards’ website.

Jill-E Jack DSLR Camera Messenger Bag Winner!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with LoveCases to giveway a Jill-E Jack DSLR Camera Messenger Bag worth £210!

The lucky winner is Dmitriy Sukhanov. Congratulations!

Jill-E camera bags deliver a spacious interior, protection, and an unforgettable style that simply cannot be matched. The "Jack" DSLR Messenger bag is luxuriously crafted from weather-resistant Columbian leather, offering a beautiful exterior that will protect your precious equipment, should you get caught out in the rain, and proves that you needn't sacrifice style for substance.

Jill-E create bags to complement with the technologically-focused lifestyle of today, and this camera bag is no exception. Featuring padded exterior walls to protect your precious equipment and customisable interior dividers that hold your accessories in place, the Jack DSLR Messenger bag also has room for a 15" laptop to complement and compile your snaps.

To check out LoveCases full range of bags, feel free to check them out at: http://www.lovecases.co.uk/camera-cases-bags.html

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Moleskine Leather Album and Backpack Winner!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Milk Books to give away a Moleskine Leather Album and a Moleskine Leather Backpack, worth a total of $975!

The lucky winner is Jackie ONeill. Congratulations!

Moleskine + MILK introduces the handcrafted Moleskine Leather Album, a new take on old world traditions of book making. Handbound in quality black or ivory leather, made with a choice of sustainably produced Italian Tintoretto art paper or Mohawk proPhoto Paper, this new Album truly sets the standard for Moleskine's print-on-demand range. 

With a customized inset image and delivered in a protective linen bag . At 13.5 x 10.26” / 343 x 261 mm, the Moleskine Leather Album is large enough to feature your most beautiful photographs. The 20, 30, and 40 page options have a retail value of US$595, US$695, and US$795, respectively.

http://moleskine.milkbooks.com

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

World Press Photo Multimedia Contest

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The World Press Photo Foundation has announced its 6th annual multimedia contest. There are 4 categories including Short Form, Long Form, Innovative Storytelling and Immersive Storytelling. Entries open today, 16 December 2015, and close on 20 January 2016, 12.00 (noon) CET.. Entrants must first register online at the 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest entry website and then submit their entries. The shortlist of three nominees will be announced on 16 March 2016, 14.00 CET. The overall winner for each category will then be decided by a general jury comprising the four jury chairs and announced during the Awards Ceremony on 23 April 2016.

Monday, December 7, 2015

EyeTime 2015 Competition Winners Announced

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The winners of the EyeTime 2015 contest have been announced. EyeTime 2015 was assembled as a means to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent. Winners include Javier Corso, Turjoy Chowdhury, Vanessa Vettorello. Jiawei Zho, Md Shahnewaz Khan, Felicia Simion, Holly Castillo, Yew Kiat Soh, Hans Rusine, István Juhász, Luca Laghetti, Anna Pietrzak and Emese Benkő.

Event Photography Awards Now Open for Entries

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The Event Photography Awards are now open for entries. Photographers, event professionals, venues, agencies and suppliers alike are all being called upon to submit their imagery in a variety of categories including Music Events, Cultural Events, Sporting Events, Corporate Events, Trade Shows, Private Events, Weddings, Experimental and Behind The Scenes.. Pictures by both amateur and professional photographers from any event which took place between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 can be submitted. The deadline for entries is 31 January 2016.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

World Press Photo 2016 Contest Now Open for Entries

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The World Press Photo Foundation has issued the call for entries for the 59th annual World Press Photo contest. Entries may only be submitted online via the entry site, which closes on 13 January 2016, 12.00 (noon) CET. This year, the World Press Photo Foundation has released a code of ethics, revised entry rules, detailed information on the judging process, and guidance to the new verification process — including four video examples of what is and is not considered to be manipulation. The contest’s categories have also been adjusted. In particular, a new category, Long-Term Projects - Groups, has been introduced and Portraits has been renamed to People. In addition, story entries (except for those in the Long-Term Project categories) will now have a maximum allowance of eight photos. The results of the 2016 photo contest will be announced on Thursday, 18 February 2016.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Red Bull Illume Submissions Now Open

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Professional and amateur photographers from around the globe can now submit their images to the Red Bull Illume 2016 sports photography contest. Entrants have until 31 March 2016 to submit their shots for a chance to earn great prizes, priceless exposure and be part of the worldwide Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour. Photographers can enter up to 5 in each of the 11 categories, including the all-new Mobile category. The finalist images will be unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony in the autumn of 2016, before travelling to capitals and cultural hubs across the world as part of a nighttime photo exhibition.