Category: Competitions

Monday, September 22, 2014

Win the Latest SanDisk Products for your Camera and Mobile Device!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions
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We’ve teamed up with SanDisk for a product bundle giveaway featuring the Ultra Dual USB Drive and newly upgraded Ultra microSDXC UHS-I and Extreme SDXC UHS-I memory cards - a total value of $490 for one lucky winner!

Today, users are capturing photos and videos on more devices than ever, ranging from digital cameras and smartphones to tablets and action cams. So now is your chance to grab some news products that will help you save and transfer content for a number of host devices. The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Extreme SDXC UHS-I card and Ultra Dual USB Drive make the perfect bundle to tackle storage restrictions and safely store and transfer photos, videos, music and more!

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 64GB

The Ultra Dual USB Drive allows you to easily transfer files between Android™ smartphones and tablets, PC and Mac computers, freeing up space for photos, videos and more! You can listen to more music, share more videos and photos, and watch HD movies—without worrying about filling up your phone’s internal memory!

SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I 128GB

The Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is perfect for today’s Android™ smartphone and tablet users who want the highest storage capacity available. With 128GB capacity, the SanDisk Ultra microSD™ UHS-I card allows you to capture, carry and keep it all with you without having to figure out what to delete. With an improved write speed of up to 48MB/s, you save even more time transferring photos and videos from the card to your computer.

SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I 128GB

The Extreme SDXC UHS-I card offers enough speed, capacity, and durability to meet the demands of advanced photographers and passionate shutterbugs alike. The Extreme line now features 60 MB/s write and 40 MB/s read speeds in addition to 30 MB/s sustained write speed (U3) that gives users the speed and capacity to capture video that looks great on Full HD or 4K Ultra HD video screens.

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Win a Vanguard Alta Pro AB100!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta Pro AB100 tripod, worth $250!

The Alta Pro 263AT tripod and SBH 100 ball head are an impressive pair. Alta Pro tripods have unmatched stability and flexibility, enabling more angle possibilities than ever before. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze.The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod’s stability. Additional tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, aluminum alloy legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quick-flip leg locks, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy, hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability, and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains. Its SBH-100 fluid-like ball head rotates 360 degrees and has smooth locking knobs,and an outstanding loading capacity.

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Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Open for Entries

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Nikon Europe has announced the 35th annual Nikon Photo Contest is now open for entries. Held annually since 1969, the prestigious Nikon Photo Contest has been expanded with four new challenges and will be judged by a globally diverse panel of 17 judges. The overall winner of the Grand Prize in the Photograph and Video categories will receive a trophy, a certificate for Nikon products valued at ¥1,000,000 and a ¥500,000 cash prize. First place winners in each themed category will receive a trophy, certificate and Nikon products valued at ¥500,000 in cash. For details of prizes for all categories, visit the website below.

Monday, September 8, 2014

TPOTY 2014 Final Call for Entries

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is reminding interested photographers that the deadline for entries for the 2014competition is getting closer and closer. With three portfolio categories, three single image categories, a New Talent award, HD video category and the Travel Photographer of the Year and Young Travel Photographer of the Year titles to win, amateur and professional photographers of all ages and from all countries have plenty of themes and options to choose from.  Entry to the awards costs from £7.50, and entry to Young Travel Photographer of the Year is free. Entry is via image upload to the website below or by prints, and HD Video category entries are via DVD.

Paloma Faith Teams Up with Rankin and Talenthouse

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Paloma Faith has launched an art collaboration with Talenthouse, inviting photographers and other creatives from around the world to design their own interpretation of Paloma’s third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction.’ Paloma and a team of judges including celebrated British portrait and fashion photographer Rankin, and representatives from Liberty department store will judge the collaboration. Using her current artwork (originally designed and photographed by David Standish), music and general persona for inspiration, Paloma is looking for you to come up with your own eye catching design. There are no limitations on medium, however it needs to be a design that can later be turned into a limited edition poster. Photographers have until October 2014 to enter their work through the website below.

Friday, September 5, 2014

On the Road Photographic Competition Winners Announced

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The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers (SITTP) have announced the winners of the “On the Road” Photography Competition. The overall winner is Jonathan Millard from Bristol, with his image, "Eurotunnel" (reprinted above). "My photo was taken en route to a skiing holiday this year to the French Alps with friends and our 10 month old daughter," Jonathan says. "We decided to drive from Bristol, which meant my first ride on the Eurotunnel. Luckily there was quite a bit of room behind the last car in our carriage, and so I thought putting the camera on the ground with a fairly wide angle would make for an interesting perspective. It was one of many holiday photos!" The runners-up are Jim Shepka from New Hampshire, USA and Chris Upton from Nottinghamshire, England.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hasselblad Masters Volume 4 Evolve

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Competitions
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Hasselblad has announced Hasselblad Masters Volume 4 Evolve, a 240-page hardback priced at €79.90 / $95.00 / £65.00, which will be published by teNeues in September 2014. Over the past few years, the company has provided funding the prestigious Masters photography contest, which honours both established top photographers and outstanding newcomers. In 2014, the theme of the competition was “Evolve.” In Hasselblad Masters Volume 4, twelve photographers present their stunning images on the subject, with accompanying text in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. The winners were selected from nearly 4,000 applicants and were given the opportunity to portray their ideas with high-end Hasselblad equipment.

Monday, September 1, 2014

International Landscape Photographer of the Year - Winner Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The winner of the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year  is Christian Fletcher from Western Australia. "My aim was to produce striking images from the air that had an industrial theme," Christian says. "As a photographer I feel it is my duty to capture the world we live in, be it pristine wilderness or industrial oblivion. Both are inspiring in a photographic sense but only one is sustainable."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fujifilm X-T1 Camera Winner

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We've teamed up with CameraWorld to give away a fantastic Fujifilm X-T1 camera with a 18‑55mm f2.8‑4 LM R OIS lens!

The lucky winner is Jackson Anderson. Congratulations!

CameraWorld is a real camera shop, helping you to make the most of your hobby. Our expert team has many years experience within the photographic trade with knowledge gained over 40 years. Many are photographers themselves and enjoy passing their knowledge on. You'll also find our online service fast, efficient and courteous and you can always call us if you want to talk to a human being! We are dedicated to bringing you the very best in service, choice and price.

We're very easy to find, our London store is just off Oxford Street between Oxford Circus station and Tottenham Court Road station. The Essex shop is located in High Chelmer Shopping Centre, just off the High Street in Chelmsford. Visit us and you'll always find a friendly welcome. Our policy is to serve our customers as we would like to be served ourselves, a simple ideal that we try hard to live up to.

There are 5 different ways to enter - login via Facebook or enter your email address, then complete them all below to stand the best chance of winning the Fujifilm X-T1! And refer your friends to get even more chances!

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Light Architect Magazine Presents “Euphoria”

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Light Architect Magazine has announced its 'Euphoria' photography competition. The theme is deliberately open to interpretation. "To us, Euphoria stands for a manifesto for optimism in photography," the editors say. "The contest will be open until September the 6th, 2014 when we will select 10 to 15 portfolios to be featured in our paper edition. Photographers may also win a lifelong premium account with Infinit and an online gallery on LeBook.com." For more information, visit the website below.

Friday, August 15, 2014

EISA Awards 2014-15

Mark Goldstein | Competitions
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EISA have unveiled their photography award winners for 2014-15. Eleven different companies shared the 19 different awards between them, including the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 as the "European Photo & Video Camera", the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (pictured) as the "European Consumer Compact System Camera", and the Canon EOS 1200D as the "European Consumer DSLR Camera".

To see all the EISA award winners, visit this page.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

British Life Photography Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The British Life Photography Awards is now open for entries. Covering everything from; street life, rural life, portraiture and a special award for the best documentary feature, the awards celebrate British life and culture, whilst also highlighting the relevance and importance of photography to raise awareness and inform. With an overall prize fund worth over £10,000 sponsored by Sony, winners and commended entrants will have their work displayed in a national touring exhibition and book published by Ilex Press. The closing date for entries is 20th September. For more information, visit the website below.

Monday, August 11, 2014

PPA International Photographic Competition Results Announced

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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has announced the results of its international photographic competition. A panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total entries from August 4-7 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection — the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press. To view full results of the contest, head to the website below.

Friday, August 8, 2014

New PicStop Competition: Cities

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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PicStop has launched a new photographycompetition. The theme of the contest is “Cities” and each entrant may submit up to three photos, complete with titles and descriptions. Images must be in JPEG format and must not exceed 300 kilobytes in size. The deadline for entries is 3 October 2014. The first prize is a Thomas Cook City Break Travel Voucher worth £399. As always we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.

Website: PicStop

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer of the Century Photo Contest

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Photo-on-canvas.co.uk has announced a Europe-wide photo contest called “Summer of the Century.” In cooperation with FF-Fotoschule.de, Heise Media, GFW Publishing and Photo-collage.net, thousands of participants in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands have been asked to participate in the competition, which runs until 31 August 2014. Recipients of the call for entry include over 100.000 B2C-customers of the company's webshops at Photo-on-canvas.co.uk, Acrylic-glass-photo.co.uk and their equivalents in the other language regions. Participants can decide to compete in either the “Professional photographer” or “Amateur photographer” category. For more information, visit the website below.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Land and Sea Photography Competition – Winners Announced

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The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers has announced the winners of its Land and Sea Photography Competition. Alessandro Tear’s photo “Vignette Pier” (reprinted above) was chosen as the winner from over 560 entries. Alessandro remarked on winning the competition "It was taken with a Canon eos 550d with a 24-70mm 2.8 aperture lens with a 195s shutter length. It was taken in Brighton of the West Pier at sunset with a neutral density filter." Alessandro has won 12 months membership to The Society.

Port of Tyne Reflect Awards

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The Port of Tyne Reflect Awards is calling for the people of Northumberland to submit their photos and films in the North East’s biggest photo and film competition. The competition is open to amateurs and professionals alike, with categories including North East Life, North East Nature, North East People and North East Film, plus a special category of Reflect Photo and Film Youth to encourage young people aged 16 and under to enter. Entries close on 19 September 2014. For more details, visit the website below.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RPS International Print Exhibition 157 Winners Announced

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The winners of the world’s longest running photography exhibition have been announced. Student, amateur and professional photographers from around the world were invited to enter their images to The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 157, and over 6,600 images were submitted. The five award winners are Jacqueline Roberts (Germany), William Lakin (UK), Mandy Barker ARPS (UK), Tamara Staples (USA) and Damien Wootten (UK). The exhibition at Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich, runs until  28 August 2014 before moving on to venues around the United Kingdom.  All the selected images will be posted on the RPS website at the beginning of August. For information about venues and the exhibition, visit the RPS website.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport?

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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X-Rite today launched a photographic competition, challenging photographers all over the world to capture their ColorChecker Passport in some of the locations they will be visiting during the summer holiday season. The “Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport” photo contest runs until 15th September, with weekly judging taking place every Thursday. The weekly pirizes include X-Rite products such as the critically acclaimed ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Photo. At the end of the competition, X-Rite Coloratti and world-renowned portrait photographer Greg Gorman will select one final winner. The winner will have the opportunity to have a personal conversation with Greg to choose a signed 13” x 19” print of one of Greg’s masterpieces. Entries can be submitted via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ColorCheckerContest as well as that of the location of the shot, for example #greatwallofchina.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership Photo Competition

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The Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership has launched a photography competition to find images this summer that capture the uniqueness of the ‘Heart of Devon’ be it a magical moment, special event or festival, well-known landmark or hidden treasure. The winning image will be used as part of a Rugby World Cup 2015 tourism promotional campaign for the region. The winner will also receive a £100 voucher for photography equipment and a half-day session working alongside Devon based professional photographer Tony Cobley. Running on Twitter @HeartofDevon and Instagram using the hashtag #myhodmoment, the Heart of Devon photo contest is open for entries until Monday 1 September 2014. As always, we suggest that you read the competition terms and conditions before entering your work.