Category: Competitions

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lomography Presents ‘Ten and One’ Award Winners

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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....

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Winner Announced

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Outdoor Photographer of the Year Winner Announced

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The overall winner of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition has been revealed. Chosen from the category winners, Stian Nesoy, the Overall Winner, was announced live on stage at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday 18th March 2017. Stian’s photo of a windswept arctic scene (above) was taken Hardangervidda National Park, Norway, after days of frigid snowstorms. The photo also won the Light on the Land category.

Ammonite Press has released Outdoor Photographer of the Year: Portfolio II (£25), collecting over 160 of the best photos submitted to the competition.

The overall winner of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition has been revealed. Chosen from the category winners, Stian Nesoy, the Overall Winner, was announced live on stage at The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday 18th March 2017. Stian’s photo of a windswept arctic scene ...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

IET International Engineering Photography Competition

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new photography competition in a bid to challenge misconceptions of engineering. Open to any photograph of an engineering-related subject that captures the dynamic, creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers today; the IET International Engineering Photography Competition has 5 categories including Digital, Environment & Energy, Structures & Transport, Robotics and Design & Production. A panel of judges will look at every entry and award cash prizes to five category winners, five secondary winners (ages 12-18) and five primary winners (ages 5-11). An overall winner will then be selected from the 15 winners, and awarded an extra cash prize. The deadline for entries is 31 August. The winners will be announced at the IET’s Engineering the Future Festival on 17 October 2017 and a selection of the winning photographs will be made into a permanent photograph display at IET London: Savoy Place.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new photography competition in a bid to challenge misconceptions of engineering. Open to any photograph of an engineering-related subject that captures the dynamic, creative and progressive face of engineering and engineers today; the IET International Engineering Photography Competition has 5 categories...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Zeiss Photography Award Winner Announced

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The World Photography Organisation and Zeiss today announced the winner of the 2017 Zeiss Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”. Now in its second year, the theme of ZEISS Photography Award was ‘Meaningful Places’ which challenged professional photographers to look past the ordinary and everyday and submit a body of work that captured extraordinary aspects of the world we live in. The overall winner is Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert, recognised for “Føroyar”, a stunning photography series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands. Faingnaert receives €12,000 worth of Zeiss lenses and €3,000 in travel expenses to complete a photography project.

The World Photography Organisation and Zeiss today announced the winner of the 2017 Zeiss Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”. Now in its second year, the theme of ZEISS Photography Award was ‘Meaningful Places’ which challenged professional photographers to look past the ordinary and everyday and submit a body...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 Submission Phase Begins

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Opening for entries on 1 March 2017, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious photographic competitions. To participate, entrants must submit a self-contained series of between ten and twelve images, in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between people and their environment in a creative and ground-breaking style. Series of photographs captured in 2016 and 2017, or work from long-term projects including at least some photographs taken in this period, are eligible for submission. 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) valued at an additional €10,000. The winner of the Newcomer Award will receive a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also receive a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, a further ten submissions to the competition will each be honoured with prizes of €2,500. Photographers interested in taking part can submit their applications and photographic projects online, with a closing date of 10 April 2017.

Opening for entries on 1 March 2017, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious photographic competitions. To participate, entrants must submit a self-contained series of between ten and twelve images, in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between people and their environment in...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WildlifePhoto Photography Competition Winners Announced

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The winners of the WildlifePhoto.com 2016 Photo Competition have just been unveiled. Dillon Anderson, a photographer from New Zealand has won the title of Photographer of the Year and a Zambian safari worth $12,000. His portrait of a nocturnal Margay Cat, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest (reprinted above), is a technically challenging photograph of an extremely elusive subject. Will Burrard-Lucas, judge and professional wildlife photographer, said: “Dillon’s photograph captures a strong sense of the cat in its shadowy rainforest habitat. The backlighting has picked out the vegetation on the log and the outline of the cat beautifully. The strong composition and eye contact complete the image.” In addition to the overall winner, there were two further category winners who each received an F-stop camera bag and a Camtraptions camera trap sensor. Tracey Jennings won the Habitats and Landscapes category with her underwater photograph of a Puffadder shyshark in the kelp forest in South Africa, whilst Greg Lecoeur won the Animal Behaviour category with his image of gannets and common dolphins feeding on sardines.

The winners of the WildlifePhoto.com 2016 Photo Competition have just been unveiled. Dillon Anderson, a photographer from New Zealand has won the title of Photographer of the Year and a Zambian safari worth $12,000. His portrait of a nocturnal Margay Cat, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest (reprinted above), is a technically...

Monday, February 13, 2017

World Press Photo 2017 Winners Announced

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The winners of the 60th World Press Photo Contest have just been announced. This year, the competition drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, New Zealand, Turkey, UK, and USA. The overall winner is Burhan Özbilici, a staff photographer for The Associated Press. Özbilici’s picture – which also won first prize in the Spot News Stories category – shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016. “It was a very very difficult decision, but in the end we felt that the picture of the Year was an explosive image that really spoke to the hatred of our times,” says Mary F. Calvert, a member of the jury. “Every time it came on the screen you almost had to move back because it’s such an explosive image and we really felt that it epitomizes the definition of what the World Press Photo of the Year is and means.” You can view the World Press Photo of the Year, as well as the category winners and runners-up, at the website below.

The winners of the 60th World Press Photo Contest have just been announced. This year, the competition drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary,...

Friday, February 3, 2017

Weather Watch Photography Competition Winner Announced

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The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) has announced the winners of the Weather Watch Photography Competition. Hamish Scott-Brown from Warwickshire was chosen as the overall winner for his image, "Sunrise Over Flecknoe" (reprinted above). The runners-up are Anthony Zacharias from London and Peter Jones from Nottinghamshire.

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) has announced the winners of the Weather Watch Photography Competition. Hamish Scott-Brown from Warwickshire was chosen as the overall winner for his image, "Sunrise Over Flecknoe" (reprinted above). The runners-up are Anthony Zacharias from London and Peter Jones from Nottinghamshire.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Genuine Moments Photography Competition Winners Announced

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Forces Mutual today announced the winners of their photography competition for the British Armed Forces community including Civilian Contractors and the wider Military family. Overall winner Royal Engineer Section Commander Nick Johns was awarded the highest prize for capturing fellow 22 Engineer Regiment “Sapper” and street artist Adam Williams painting Queen Elizabeth II onto a wall in their Camp Taji barracks in Iraq to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday in May 2016. The judges were unanimous in their selection of the overall winning image, impressed by the juxtaposition of the informality of street art with the regal splendour of a royal portrait, all within the stark and dusty confines of a Military camp in Iraq. As overall prize winner Nick will receive £750 of photography vouchers from Forces Mutual. Winners of the additional Genuine Moments categories include Wayne Page Sr., Philip Dye, James Goff, Tilly Lambert Lee, Otis Taitt and Philip Collins.

Forces Mutual today announced the winners of their photography competition for the British Armed Forces community including Civilian Contractors and the wider Military family. Overall winner Royal Engineer Section Commander Nick Johns was awarded the highest prize for capturing fellow 22 Engineer Regiment “Sapper” and street artist Adam...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fotospeed to Announce Photographer of the Year at the Photography Show

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Fotospeed will be announcing their Photographer of the Year at this year's Photography Show. To enter the compettition, photographers simply need to share a photograph on Twitter with the hashtag #fsprintmonday which they have taken that weekend. Each week, Fotospeed will shortlist four photographs, each of which will be awarded a £10 Fotospeed voucher. From the shortlist, Fotospeed will then pick the weekly winner, who will also receive an A3 fine art copy of their print. Each winning #fsprintmonday photo will be displayed in the Fotospeed gallery at the Photography Show on the 18-21st March 2017, and will be eligible for the title of Fotospeed Photographer of the Year. The winner will receive £2,000 worth of prizes, including a Canon A2 printer, £500 of Fotospeed paper, and a day of bespoke tutoring with photographer Doug Chinnery. You can find Fotospeed at stand G21 during the exhibition, where they will be displaying their range of photographic papers and photography accessories, as well as running special offers throughout the show.

Fotospeed will be announcing their Photographer of the Year at this year's Photography Show. To enter the compettition, photographers simply need to share a photograph on Twitter with the hashtag #fsprintmonday which they have taken that weekend. Each week, Fotospeed will shortlist four photographs, each of which will be...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hasselblad Masters 2018 Competition Opens for Entries

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Hasselblad has announced the call for entries for its renowned Masters competition for 2018. This year’s competition is bigger than ever with 11 categories, including the brand new ‘Aerial’ sector that pays tribute to Hasselblad’s history of aerial photography. Photographers looking to enter the competition have until 10 June 2017 to submit three images in the Aerial, Fine Art, Landscape, Wedding, Portrait, Fashion/Beauty, Product, Architecture, Wildlife, Project//21 and Street/Urban categories. Winners will not only receive the coveted accolade but will take home a state-of-the-art medium-format Hasselblad camera and have their work published in the Hasselblad Masters commemorative book. Hasselblad CMO, Johan Åhlen said “After the overwhelming response we received to the 2016 Hasselblad Masters, we’re excited to see what’s in store this year. The quality of entries in previous years has been simply outstanding and we’re immensely proud to continue to inspire and empower talented photographers across the globe. Our Masters become part of the Hasselblad family and we want to equip them with everything they need to make their mark on high-end photography.” As always, we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work.

Hasselblad has announced the call for entries for its renowned Masters competition for 2018. This year’s competition is bigger than ever with 11 categories, including the brand new ‘Aerial’ sector that pays tribute to Hasselblad’s history of aerial photography. Photographers looking to enter the competition have...