Category: Competitions

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

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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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

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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

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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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

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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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

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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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.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

International Images for Science 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Entries are now being accepted for the International Images for Science competition 2016. Organised by The Royal Photographic Society, the contest is supported by Siemens as part of the Curiosity Project, a three-year programme which aims to engage young people with science and engineering. Entrants are required to take a visually appealing picture that tells a science story. The top 100 entries will be chosen by an expert panel to be exhibited at the British Science Festival in Swansea in September 2016 and then across the UK. The competition is free to enter, simply register online and upload your images to the website. Closing date is midnight on 1st May 2016.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Judges Announced for Sony World Photography Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The judges of the 9th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. The 2016 Honorary Jury, judging the Professional competition, includes David Campany, Karen Knorr,Jean Jacques Naudet, Mariko Takeuchi, Dominique Green, Emma Lynch, Julien Jourdes and Fiona Rogers. The Open competition will be chaired by Jael Marschner and the Student Focus competition will be judged by Simon Bainbridge, Mark Murrmann, Mother Jones and Matthew Tucker. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 21 April. Prizes include the latest Sony digital imaging equipment, inclusion in the 2016 awards’ book plus cash prizes of $25,000 for the overall Professional winner and $5,000 for the overall Open winner.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Theprintspace PhotoVoice Awards Winner Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Events, Photographers
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Roland Ramanan has been unveiled as the winner of this quarter's theprintspace PhotoVoice Awards. Roland has won a £250 print credit to use at theprintspace, participation in a group exhibition and a feature in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication for his project Gillett Square. Focused on a vulnerable group of people in a corner of East London that is undergoing rapid change, this project has been ongoing since 2012. Roland's pictures attempt to create an encounter with the viewer that shows them in different lights and raises questions. Roland and the shortlisted artists ‐ Jacek Obloj, Laura Marques, Elisabeth Blanchet, Camille Mack and Piotr Karpinski ‐ have their work up in a group exhibition showcasing their photography. The exhibition takes place at theprintspace Gallery (74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL) and will continue until Monday 16th November. Admission is free.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Felix Schoeller Photo Award Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The winners of the second international Felix Schoeller Photo Award have been announced. The Award, which kicked off on 1st January, has received 1200 entries from 65 countries around the world. The Gold Award went to Karolin Klüppel from Berlin, for her work entitled “Mädchenland 2013-2014.” The other prizewinners are Sandra Hoyn with her work “Displaced by Palm Oil: Indonesia‘s Last Orangutans” in the landscape/nature category, Sebastian Mölleken with his work “Kitchen in a Home for Asylum Seekers” in the architecture/industry category, Christian Werner with his photo series entitled “74.” in the photojournalism / editorial category (reprinted above) and Thomas Friedrich Schäfer with his work “Experiential Spaces” in the free choice / conceptual photography category. The Emerging Photographer Award sponsored by Phase One went to Mohammad Fahim Ahamed Riyad from Bangladesh for his “Children of the Dead River.”

World Press Photo 2016 Chair and Jury Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the members of the 2016 Photo Contest juries. The general jury will be chaired by Francis Kohn, photo director Agence France-Presse, and will comprise Tim Clayton, Michaela Herold, George Steinmetz, Narda van ‘t Veer, Vaughn Wallace and Huang Wen. The contest will open for entries on 2 December 2015. The deadline for submissions is 13 January 2016, 23.59 CET. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 18 February 2016.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Seeing Beyond - Zeiss Photography Award 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Zeiss has launched a new international photography contest in cooperation with the World Photography Organisation (WPO). Running in parallel to the Sony World Photography Awards, the 2016 Zeiss Photography Award's central theme is Seeing beyond – Meaningful Places. In its first year, the Zeiss Photography Award invites photographers to give meaning through their creative work to special places and to express this meaning. Different perspectives are desired, as well as a free interpretation of the term “meaningful” and “location/place”. It can be about places that possess a special historical or future value, places of adventures, scenic places in nature, or a trip to a special distant place. Photographers from anywhere in the world can submit a series of three to ten images that match this theme for free at the WPO website. The deadline for submission is 5 February 2016. The winner will be announced in April 2016.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fujifilm Student Awards 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Film
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The Fujifilm Student Awards 2016 are now open for entries. Submissions are invited from all UK students, not just those undertaking courses involving photography. All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via the website below. Entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish. The closing date for the competition is 31 March 2016.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SkyPixel Photo Contest 2015

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SkyPixel has announced the world’s premier drone photography competition. The 2015 SkyPixel Photo Contest invites both budding and professional aerial photographers to enter a selection of their best work. The competition is split into two groups, Professional and Enthusiast, each with their own awards for the following categories: Beauty, Unique Dronies, and Drones in Use, aimed at showcasing drones in the air, in addition to an overall Grand Prize. Judging the competition is a jury comprised of esteemed photographers and drone users including Sudhir Shivaram, Manish Mamtani, Greg Girard, Matt Waite and Wang Jianjun. The winners will be announced on 7 January 2016.