Category: Competitions

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

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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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.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Epson International Pano Awards 2015 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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The winners of the sixth Epson International Pano Awards have been announced. The overall winner of the 2015 Open competition is Max Rive from the Netherlands and his six-shot stitched panorama, 'The Ice Prison' (above). The Epson Digital Art Prize went to Darren Moore from the United Kingdom. This award is new to the competition and aims to reward excellence in modern digital post-processing. The overall winner of the 2015 Amateur competition is Mateusz Piesiak, whilst the new Jeff Mitchum Fine Art Prize has been awarded to Carlos F. Turienzo for his image, 'Lighting the Way.' The winner of the VR/360 competition this year is Russian photographer Dmitry Moiseenko, who created a breathtaking interactive aerial image of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Strange World Photo Contest

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions

The Adventure Travel Show 2016 has announced its Strange World Photography Competition. The contest has 4 categories including Extreme Selfie, Signs, Animal Antics and Best of the Rest, and the winner of each category will receive a £150 voucher for a CEWE photo book, a 40x60cm acrylic print of their winning image, plus a Panasonic A100 Wearable Camera. Winning images and further selected images will also feature in the Strange World Exhibition at the Adventure Travel Show, Olympia London on 23-24 January 2016. The deadline for entries is 4 January 2016.

Strange World Photo Contest

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Adventure Travel Show 2016 has announced its Strange World Photography Competition. The contest has 4 categories including Extreme Selfie, Signs, Animal Antics and Best of the Rest, and the winner of each category will receive a £150 voucher for a CEWE photo book, a 40x60cm acrylic print of their winning image, plus a Panasonic A100 Wearable Camera. Winning images and further selected images will also feature in the Strange World Exhibition at the Adventure Travel Show, Olympia London on 23-24 January 2016. The deadline for entries is 4 January 2016.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

GoPro Launches GoPro Awards

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The GoPro Awards is an ongoing programme that rewards the GoPro community for sharing their best GoPro photos and videos. GoPro encourages all GoPro customers, be they enthusiasts or production professionals, to participate by pursuing their interests, capturing their experiences with a GoPro and submitting their most compelling moments tothe awards website. GoPro Awards will be given for memorable photos ($500), raw video clips ($1000), and video edits ($5000) in a variety of genres including Action, Adventure, Animals, Family, Motorsports, Music, Sports, Science + How-To and Travel.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nikon European Film Festival 2015

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Events
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Nikon has announced the return of the Nikon European Film Festival in association with Raindance and, this year, director Asif Kapadia (pictured) as Chair of the Jury. The contest challenges enthusiasts and film professionals alike to create a short film of up to 140 seconds in length around the theme ‘Everyday Moments’. Entries can be submitted online from 13th October until 15th January 2016.  Asif Kapadia commented: “With modern technology helping more people realise their filmmaking ambitions than ever before, this is an exciting initiative to be a part of... As Chair of the Jury, I’m particularly keen to see how entrants differentiate themselves and fully showcase their ambition and technical capabilities within the confines of 140 seconds.” The Grand Prix winner, as selected by the judges, will receive a Nikon D810 and an all-expenses-paid, one week networking trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 as the special guest of Raindance. Click through / read on for the details.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender 2 –  Portable Lighting Kit Winner

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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Photography Blog has teamed up with ExpoImaging to offer you the chance to win the new and improved Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit.

Geoff Vago has been chosen as the lucky winner - congratulations!

The Rogue FlashBender 2 range of unique light modifiers for speedlight flash units, allows photographers to direct and shape light. The range has been created by ExpoImaging to meet the needs of location photographers, and is made up of strong, durable, lighting tools that can be flat packed for easy storage or transportation.

The FlashBender 2 range has a patented design, giving the photographer complete control over the shape of the reflector.

The innovative Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit includes everything you need to unleash your creativity in one practical kit.

Portable Lighting Kit includes:

FlashBender 2 – LARGE Reflector
FlashBender 2 – SMALL Reflector
LARGE Diffusion Panel
SMALL Diffusion Panel
Rogue Flash Gels - Combo Filter Kit
Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grid - Stacking Grid System
Rogue Grid Gels - Combo Filter Kit
Rogue FlashBender Travel Bag

Key features:

Soften light with soft boxes on-camera or off-camera
Shape bounce flash and background light
Snoot hair light
Focus light with the Rogue Grid for dramatic effect
Add theatrical accent colour with Rogue Flash Gels
Colour correct flash for improved colour balance
Total Kit Weight: 19 oz (540g)

The Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit is available to purchase through leading photography retailers and is distributed exclusively by Color Confidence. For further information and to purchase your Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit, visit: www.colorconfidence.com

How to enter the competition

To be in with a chance of winning the Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit, all you have to do is sign up to the Photography Blog newsletter from 20 August to 21 September 2015 using the form below.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Exhibitr Student Photography Competition 2015

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Exhibitr is hosting a competition to discover the best photographers in the student community. The theme of the contest is ‘Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle,' and the  overall winner will receive an Olympus OM-D E-M1 compact system camera (pictured). "The opportunity to give students a chance to show off their best work, whilst being in with a chance of winning some brilliant prizes provided by Olympus UK is incredibly exciting for us," says Exhibitr founder Harry Hanlon. "We’re looking forward to seeing the most creative and original take on the competition’s theme." You can submit as many entries as you like, using any make of camera equipment, and the competition is open from now until 8 January 2016.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

TPOTY 2015 - 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 2014 competition is getting closer and closer. With three portfolio categories, three single image categories, a New Talent award, HD video category, Young Travel Photographer of the Year and, for the first time, the new Smart Shot category, amateur and professional photographers of all ages and from all countries have plenty of themes and options to choose from. Entry fees start at £7.50, and entry to Young Travel Photographer of the Year is free. Images can be submitted online or in printed format.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ILPOTY 2015 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The winners of the 2nd International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOTY) competition have been announced. The overall winner (based on a folio submission of at least 4 images) is Luke Austin from Australia. Luke uses a Nikon D800E with the Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8, 45mm f2.8 Tilt Shift and 70-200mm f4 lenses, and an assortment of Feisol Pro and Tournament series tripods. The runner-up International Landscape Photographer of the Year is Ricardo Da Cunha from Australia..

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest is accepting entries through to 05:00 am GMT on Friday 20 November. Entries are invited in four categories which are offered under five thematic headings: Life (“Birth”), Future (“Places to Preserve”), People (“Smiles”), and Technical (“Macro” and “Art”). Up to 5 entries per theme can be submitted, and entrants are free to amend entry descriptions, take down entries or add fresh photos at any time during the competition period. The total value of the prizes on offer is approximately €30,000.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Win A 24mm Sigma Art Lens with Wilkinson Cameras

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Lenses
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Wilkinson Cameras have launched a competition to win the latest Sigma 24mm f1.4 DF HSM I Art lens worth £699. To enter, all you have to do is visit Wilkinson Cameras' Facebook page and answer a simple question.One lucky winner will be taking home this Sigma lens, in their choice of either Canon or Nikon fit. Two runners up will win a year’s free membership to The Guild of Photographers, each worth up to £120 each.