Category: Competitions

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...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Calumet Launch Open Day Competition

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The Open Day Competition, run by Calumet Photographic, is challenging photographers to submit creative and captivating pictures that encapsulate a unique moment in time. People can vote for their favourite shot on Calumet's Facebook page, which will be used on all invitations and promotional materials for Calumet’s Spring Capture More Open Days. The winner will also receive £250 worth of Calumet Gift cards to spend on equipment. “Launching a competition like this, gives us the perfect opportunity to see the talent and originality out there,” says Jon Warner, Managing Director of Calumet Photographic. “Our Open Days are hugely important to our customers, so what better way to show them how much we appreciate their loyalty than by asking them to be a part of them?” The deadline for entries is 23 February 2017.

The Open Day Competition, run by Calumet Photographic, is challenging photographers to submit creative and captivating pictures that encapsulate a unique moment in time. People can vote for their favourite shot on Calumet's Facebook page, which will be used on all invitations and promotional materials for Calumet&rsquo...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Societies’ Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 Winner Announced

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The Societies of Photographers have announced the overall winner of their 2016 Photographer of the Year Awards. Darrin Zammit Lupi from Malta was awarded the Photographer of the Year title by The Societies during the Awards Dinner at their annual convention and London Photo Show. In addition to receiving his trophy, Darrin also walked away with a Fujifilm X-T2 and with XF18-55mm lens and a fully paid ticket to the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas.

The Societies of Photographers have announced the overall winner of their 2016 Photographer of the Year Awards. Darrin Zammit Lupi from Malta was awarded the Photographer of the Year title by The Societies during the Awards Dinner at their annual convention and London Photo Show. In addition to receiving his...

Colour Confidence Photographer of the Year 2016 Winner Announced

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Color Confidence have announced the winner of the Inspired by Colour photography competition. The yearlong competition encouraged photographers to submit images based on a different theme each month. “Each month we enjoyed viewing the photographs that were submitted as part of the Inspired by Colour competition,” says Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director at Color Confidence. “We are passionate about colour and it was great to see the different genres, techniques and approaches that were used.” At the end of the competition, Violeta Angel from Northampton was crowned ‘Color Confidence Photographer of the Year 2016’ for her winning image 'Seagull'. She received the grand prize of £1,000 worth of photography equipment.

Color Confidence have announced the winner of the Inspired by Colour photography competition. The yearlong competition encouraged photographers to submit images based on a different theme each month. “Each month we enjoyed viewing the photographs that were submitted as part of the Inspired by Colour competition,” says Geoffrey...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Outdoor Photographer of the Year - Category Winners Announced

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The category winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. The winning photographers come from around the globe, and this year the competition received over 17,000 images entered by professional and amateur photographers from over 50 countries. Pete Hyde from the UK has won the At the Water’s Edge:category, Alice van Kempen from the Netherlands won Wildlife Insight, the Live the adventure category was topped by Kirsten Quist from Canada, Stian Nesoy from Norway has been named winner of "Light on the land," Johan Sundelin from Sweden has won "Under exposed," while Justin Garner and Christopher Roche, both from the UK, have won the "Small world" and "Spirit of travel" categories, respectively. The Young OPOTY award went to David Rosenzweig (USA).

The category winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. The winning photographers come from around the globe, and this year the competition received over 17,000 images entered by professional and amateur photographers from over 50 countries. Pete Hyde from the UK has won the At the...

Monday, January 16, 2017

BJP International Photography Award Winner Announced

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Daniel Castro Garcia has won the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award (IPA), with a series depicting migrants caught up in the European refugee crisis. He began documenting the crisis without a commission in 2015, spending weeks getting to know his subjects and interviewing nearly everyone he photographed. Working with his friend, graphic designer Thomas Saxby, and producer Jade Morris, Castro Garcia then self-published a book of the images called Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015-2016. The limited edition of 1000 copies has now sold out. Castro Garcia's work will be exhibited at London’s TJ Boulting Gallery from 16th March - 1st April 2017, in a solo show which will also be his first major exhibition. As part of the IPA, Castro Garcia will receive a £5,000 grant from Metro Imaging to produce the show. “I think it's really important for a show like this to have zero gimmicks," he says. "Everyone has seen the life jacket installations now. I don't want to trick anyone - that's the most important thing here: this subject needs sobriety. It can't always be about emotions. The same way it can't be about facts and figures."

Daniel Castro Garcia has won the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award (IPA), with a series depicting migrants caught up in the European refugee crisis. He began documenting the crisis without a commission in 2015, spending weeks getting to know his subjects and interviewing nearly everyone he...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Communication Arts Magazine Announces 58th Annual Photography Competition

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Communication Arts magazine has issued the call for entries for its 58th 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 10 March 2017.

Communication Arts magazine has issued the call for entries for its 58th 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...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ILPOTY 2016 Winners Announced

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The winners of the 3rd International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) competition have been announced. From 2394 entries, the winner of the third International Landscape Photographer of the Year (based on a folio submission of at least 4 images) is Alex Noriega from the USA, while the winner of the third International Landscape Photograph of the Year (awarded for a single image) is a picture by Hougaard Malan, from South Africa (reprinted above), who also won the Waterfall Award. Runners-up include Kath Salier, Peter Poppe, Simone Cmoon and Eberhard Ehmke. The Black & White Award went to Guy Havell, the Dominant Sky category was won by Leonardo Papèra, the South America Award was given to Kalan Robb, while the Squarial (square aerial) Award was won by Ignacio Palacios.

The winners of the 3rd International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) competition have been announced. From 2394 entries, the winner of the third International Landscape Photographer of the Year (based on a folio submission of at least 4 images) is Alex Noriega from the USA, while the winner of the third...