Friday, July 3, 2015
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers have announced the winners of Discovering Wildlife Photography Competition. Marc Mol from Laufen, Switzerland was chosen as the winner from over 325 images entered in to the competition. Marc tells us ''What a nice and welcome surprise! A herd of elephants cast incredible shadows across the dry Luangwa River floodplain as they journey to the refreshing waters of this dwindling river. The looming shadows of the herd led by the matriarch are clearer than the animals themselves, who seamlessly blend in the textured patterns of the sand below them. Captured from a microlight at early light over the Luangwa River floodplain in Zambia's South Luangwa National park." Marc used a Nikon D3S camera and an AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II lens to capture the winning shot. The runners up are Mario Gustavo Fiorucci and Karin Horstman.
The Wandle Valley Forum (WVF), Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust (WVRPT) and Living Wandle Landscape Partnership (LWLP) are launching a photographic competition to capture all aspects of the Wandle Valley. There are four categories to enter, each representing a key aspect of the valley’s rich diversity: Natural Wandle, Urban Wandle, Wandle Folk and Working Wandle. The competition is open to amateur photographers of any age, living or working in the in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Sutton, Merton and Croydon. The closing date for entries is midnight on 16 October 2015. The winning images will be used on the new WVRP website and in its digital archive; the overall winner will be used on the website home page.
Shortlisted entries to the Hasselblad Masters 2016 competition are now awaiting votes from the Hasselblad Public Jury. The public vote provides photographers worldwide with the opportunity to influence the result of the competition, with the Public Jury carrying one vote on the main Masters Jury panel. Members of the public are invited to help select a winner from each of the ten categories. The Public Jury vote works by using a rating system that allows you to award 1, 2 or 3 stars to an image in each category. The images with the most stars in each category at the end of the voting period will then gain the public vote as part of the main Masters Jury panel. It is not possible to vote more than once on an image, and once the 6 allotted stars are used up, that image category is considered closed and you can move on to the next category. It is not mandatory to vote in all 10 categories. The voting period ends on 30 September 2015.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The British Life Photography Awards are open for entries from 1st July to 26th September. This photographic competition is a showcase for contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life. With an overall prize fund worth over £10,000 sponsored by Sony; the awards feature ten separate categories including Rural Life, Street Life, Work in the Community, Urban Life, Portraiture, Brits on Holiday, Documentary Series, British Fashion and Popular Culture, British Weather and Young British Life Photographer. The competition is open to both amateurs and professionals. Do note that images that have been entered into a major competition where the results are still pending are not eligible for entry.
EEF, the UK manufacturers’ organisation, and Lombard, the UK’s largest asset finance provider, are asking photographers to submit images that capture the essence of modern British manufacturing. Photographs can portray any stage of manufacturing, from design, process and technology in action through to the finished product, and can cover traditional or high-tech sectors. Companies are being encouraged to open their doors to photographers in their local area to demonstrate what makes manufacturing so great. Winners of the EEF/Lombard Manufacturing Photography Competition will share a prize fund of £5000 worth of photographic equipment from headline sponsor Canon and gain national recognition at a Westminster awards reception in December. The closing date for submissions is 30th September.As always, we recommend that you read the rules before entering your work.
Friday, June 26, 2015
The winnders of the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 contest have now been revealed. This year's Environmental Photographer of the Year award and £5,000 cash prize went to Uttam Kamati for his inspiring image ‘Watering Melon’ (above). Kamati’s winning image depicts a husband and wife watering watermelon saplings on the Teesta river bed, in West Bengal, India. The Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015 prize of £1,000 has been awarded to Bhar Dipayan, whilst the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year of £1,000 goes to environmental and wildlife film-maker Verity White. The Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1,000 went to Michael Theodoric, and Esme Allen has been awarded the Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award for her series entitled ‘Eden Restored - The Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq.' The award-winning works and over one hundred other high-quality entries can be seen at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 22 June - 10 July 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
CyberLink have launched their fourth annual “I Love Travel” competition that challenges the creative and editing skills of video enthusiasts from all around the world. The contest invites everyone from novices to experienced editors to create a short film using CyberLink’s PowerDirector video editing software. The film can be about the contestant’s most memorable travel experience, a story deserving to be told, or even a vacation that holds personal significance to the creator. Contestants can download the free trial version of PowerDirector to create their submission. Prizes for the winners include a GoPro Hero 4 Silver camera, an Apple Watch, and an HTC RE camera. The deadline for submissions is 7th September. As with any competition, we recommend that you read the rules before entering your work.
The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society has announced an exhibition of unique maritime photographs and the launch of its third annual maritime photography competition. The exhibition, which brings a sea view to the landlocked Royal Alfred Seafarers Society care home in Surrey, features images of seven of last year’s competition entries, ranging from trawler races in Brixham to lighthouses in Porthcawl, displayed around the grounds of the home. The Society is encouraging budding photographers to get involved in this year’s competition, open to professional and amateur photographers across the UK, and to send in their pictures of the coast, seafarers and the sea. The deadline for entries to the competition is the 7 August 2015. As always, we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Tiger Stores have launched a photo competition. Tiger Camera began in 2012 as a place for people from all over the world to share their visions in the form of photographs of the things they love – the things they find beautiful, meaningful and important. The competition is free to enter open to absolutely anyone who can pick upa camera and take a picture. This year, Tiger Camera is looking for personal, creative, and inspiring interpretations of the theme Borders. The competition is judged by an internationally acclaimed jury, and the main prize is a trip to Japan. The closing date is 1 July 2015.
Friday, June 5, 2015
The second international Felix Schoeller Photo Award, which kicked off on 1st January, has received 1200 entries from 65 countries around the world. The countries with the highest number of entrants are Germany, Austria, France, USA, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, India, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. “We are particularly pleased about the high percentage of “repeat customers” from the last competition," says Dr Friederike Texter, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication with the Felix Schoeller Group. "All the 2013 award winners – with the exception of the winner of the Emerging Photographer prize – submitted entries again this year, as did over 70% of those who were nominated for a prize. That demonstrates that we were able to secure the trust of professional photographers and get a lot of things right first time round. The jury is already looking forward to the thrill of viewing and selecting the entries and the Felix Schoeller Group is looking forward to a superb exhibition!" The jury will have selected the nominated and prize-winning work in the different categories by the end of August. The awards ceremony and exhibition opening will take place on 27 September 2015.
Returning for its sixth consecutive year, the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is now open for entries. The popular competition is open to professional, amateur, and young photographers alike.This year’s top prize is an 8-day photography trip to Estonia worth £1,795 along with an annual subscription to Digital Photographer magazine. The competition has four categoriess including native wildlife (flora and fauna native or resident in the British Isles), cute and funny (Mother Nature at her cutest or most amusing), Marwell Wildlife residents and Marwell Wildlife endangered – specifically classified by IUCN as either endangered or critically endangered. Entry to the competition costs £10 for adults and is free for juniors. This year, photographers can enter twice and up to 10 images. To find out more information and enter visit the website below.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sergio Gutierrez is the lucky winner of a fantastic i1 Display Pro & ColorChecker Passport bundle! Congratulations!
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The i1DisplayPro is the ultimate solution for the most demanding photographers looking for on screen colour accuracy. Photographers know that calibrated and profiled display is a critical element in an efficient digital workflow. Nobody wants to spend hours at their monitor perfecting images or video only to find that their display wasn’t accurately representing their digital files. What you see on your monitor (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.
ColorChecker Passport is a powerful 'capture to edit' colour solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent colour and creative flexibility ColorChecker Passport combines three photographic targets into one pocket size protective, self-standing case that adjusts to any scene. Together with the included camera calibration software, it allows you to capture a scene accurately and then creatively edit it.
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X-Rite have just launched a new photography competition entitled, ‘Capture The Color.' Each month, X-Rite Photo will select a new PANTONE colour for inspiration and five winners, voted for by the public, will have their choice of an X-Rite i1Display Pro, ColorChecker Passport or ColorMunki Display as their prize. At the end of the year, all winning images will be judged by X-Rite’s Coloratti to determine one overall Grand Prize Winner who will receive a Wacom Cintiq 27HD Touch graphics tablet. Submissions should be entered via X-Rite’s Facebook competition page. June's colour is ‘Pantone 17-5641 Emerald.’
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
A major international photography contest called Proify is now accepting entries from around the globe. Organised by Destin Sparks, the Proify competition is all about putting the spotlight on up and coming non-professional/student photographers. There are eight separate categories people can enter including landscape; street photography; portraiture; after dark photography; wedding, panoramic, retro and HDR. The overall winner receives $3,000, second prize $1,000, third prize $500. All winners and high-scoring entrants will be featured on the Proify website for a minimum of 12 months. As always we recommend that you read the rules before entering your work. Do note that entry fees apply.
Monday, June 1, 2015
The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are open for entries. 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. Also new this year, the British Journal of Photography will partner with the World Photography Organisation and its Student Focus competition. As part of this partnership, the winning Student Focus photographer will receive an online feature showcasing a body of work on the jounral's website.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) are now open for entries. The 2015 awards have three portfolio categories, three single-image awards, a New Talent category for aspiring professional photographers, an HD video category, Young Travel Photographer of the Year (for photographers aged 18 and under) and the new Smart Shot category (for images shot on a mobile phone or tablet). The overall winner of Travel Photographer of the Year will be chosen from the photographers who submit two or more portfolio category entries. The winner will receive £2,500, the Travel Photographer of the Year trophy and a personalised Plastic Sandwich portfolio case or iFolio. Entry fees start at £7.50 and entry for Young TPOTY is free. The submission deadline is 1st October. Images can be submitted online or as prints.
111 shortlisted works submitted to this year's Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) contest will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 22 June to 10 July 2015. Launched in 2007 by CIWEM, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, and sponsored by Atkins, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition honours amateurs and professionals of all ages. The selected photographs and films examine issues such as innovation, sustainable development, biodiversity, poverty, climate change, human rights, culture, natural disasters and population growth. Nigel Hendley, CIWEM Interim Chief Executive said: “The EPOTY competition provides a platform to raise awareness of environmental issues fundamental to our organisation; climate change, environmental pollution, water resource management, wastewater and flood risk management."
Monday, May 18, 2015
PicHit.Me have announced a photography competition in collaboration with Microsoft and Shutterstock. The contest runs under the theme "My World" and the prizes include a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, a Lumia 1520 smartphone, Shutterstock portfolio reviews, and much more. There is a bonus cash prize of $200 for the five photographers that upload the most photos (being at least 25 photographs) that are correctly tagged and have the most overall likes. To participate, the photographers need to upload their entries to the website below.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Daniel Blau gallery has announced the 3rd edition of its annual Young Photographers’ Competition, 5 UNDER 30. In this photography contest, 5winning photographers aged under 30 will be selected to participate in a group exhibition organised and publicised by the gallery. All photographers aged 29 and under on the submission closing date of June 2nd 2015 are eligible to apply. As always we recommend that you read the contest guidelines before entering your work.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Sony today announced a sponsorship of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’s Inter Federation Cup exhibition and competition. The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) co-ordinates specific activities for photographic clubs through 15 geographical regions known as ‘Federations’. The PAGB Sony Inter Federation Cup will be open to all of the PAGB’s 15 Federations – each group will hold its own competition where they will shortlist 30 - 40 entries to submit to the national final. All of the finalist’s work will be shown at an exhibition that will open in Kent in July, move to the West Midlands in October and Wales in November.