Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Essentia Water has announced its Create A Better You photo competition, which is hosted on Essentia’s Facebook page. Running through 2nd November, the 4-week online contest invites US residents over the age of 18 to share photos that illustrate what inspires them to be happier and healthier. Essentia’s Facebook community will have the chance to vote for their favorite images and select the weekly People’s Choice winner. The company will also select one photo each week. Both winners will receive a case of Essentia Water, and their images will be used as the brand’s weekly inspirational post on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Friday, October 4, 2013
eHarmony has just launched its Love Captured photography competition. Celebrating eHarmony’s five year anniversary, the competition offers a grand prize of £5,000 to the photo which best captures the concept of love, whether it’s a touching photo of a couple or friends sharing a special moment, or an abstract image that symbolises love. Visitors to lovecaptured.eharmony.co.uk will be able to view the gallery of entries and vote on their favourite images. The entry that receives the most votes in each region will automatically go through to the final 25, from which the overall winner will be chosen. The competition will run until 17 January 2014.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers has announced the winners of the Essence of Nature Photographic Competition. David Morton from Wellington, Somerset was chosen as the winner from over 200 images entered in to the competition, with the image entitled ‘Red-Footed Falcons Mating’ (above). The photograph was taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 500mm f/4 lens, ISO 1250, aperture of f/7.1, shutter speed of 1/500s in the Hortobágy National Park in Hungary. The runners-up are Peter Preece from Studley, Warwickshire and Armindo Pereira Torres from Portugal.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Autodesk has announced the Snap, Style and Share design competition that encourages students across the world to show off their photography skills using Autodesk’s Pixlr Express app. To participate, students (ages 13-24) must take a picture of something they think demonstrates exceptional design, edit the picture with at least three Pixlr Express editing tools and share the before/after images by 25th October. A panel of judges will select the winning photo to be showcased at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. An assortment of prizes such as new tablets are also up for grabs. As always we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work.
Website: Snap, Style & Share
The winners of the Epson International Pano Awards 2013 competition have been announced. The overall winner of the Open Competition was Timo Lieber from the UK with a compelling black-and-white photograph of Dumont Dunes in the Mojave Desert, USA (above). The winner of the Amateur competition was Gary Schlatter of Australia, with a monochromatic image of a famous cluster of Cypress trees near San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany. The VR/360° competition winner was Dmitry Moiseenko with a spectacular aerial image of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Friday, September 27, 2013
There are only a few days left for photographers and artists to enter the inaugural Art Gemini Prize. Open to all photographers and painters form anywhere in the world, the Art Gemini 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 and Public Choice. The shortlisted applicants will be exhibited in London at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. The deadline for entries is 30 September 2013. Do note that entry fees apply.
Monday, September 23, 2013
EyeTime 2013 invites students and young professionals or enthusiasts to submit a collection of up to three digital images. The competition is supported by the ICP (International Center of Photography), APA (American Photographic Artist), ADC (Art Directors Club), and is hosted by The Morpholio Project. The jury includes participants from Wired Magazine, Resource magazine, Light Stalking, Shutter Sisters, Psychology for Photographers, and the ICP. There are two categories, Emerging Talent and Future Voices. The competition is free to all entrants.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Canon U.S.A. has announced the five winning consumer directors of the “Project Imaginat10n” film contest. The challenge was to create a short film inspired by ten crowdsourced photos in ten storytelling themes: Character, Mood, Goal, Backstory, Setting, Obstacle, Relationship, The Unknown, Time and Discovery. From hundreds of film submissions, twenty finalists were selected by a panel of judges. From there, Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard selected five winners to be part of “A Ron Howard Presentation.” The five Grand Prize winners include Kálmán Apple, Ronnie Allman, Julian Higgins, Arrius Sorbonne and Jared Nelson. The winning consumer-directed films can be viewed at the website below.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
David Noton has announced a photography competition for f11 members. The judges will be looking for f11 Members’ pictures that display the most imaginative and perceptive photographic vision, and the winner will receive a day of one-to-one tuition with David, arranged at a mutually convenient time and location. All finalists will have their images featured in a special Your Vision Competition Winners f11 Member’s Gallery in the February 2014 issue of David's Chasing the Light eZine. Full f11 members have until 1 January 2014 to submit their entries as low-resolution JPEGs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 13, 2013
Lenovo has launched a new campaign aimed at inspiring the next-generation of entrepreneurial talent. Lenovo is also running a competition to win one of four all expenses paid trips to an inspirational location, plus £1,500 spending allowance and a brand new Intel-powered Lenovo Yoga 11S.
Nokia and world-class National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez have partnered with Talenthouse to invite photographers to submit an image inspired by the spirit of travel, nature and adventure. Five lucky winners will be able to join Stephen on a mentoring road trip through Puerto Rico in January 2014. The round of submissions is open until 10 October 2013. Forty finalists will be provided with a Nokia Lumia 1020 ‘trial’ device in which to submit their final works. The overall winners will be selected to take the trip with Stephen, a Nokia Lumia 1020 and exclusive exposure across NationalGeographic.com/nokia website.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Now in its eighth year, the Terry O’Neill Photography Award has launched with a fresh website and a mobile device category sponsored by The Royal Photographic Society. Other categories include Reportage, Fashion, Documentary, Landscape, Wildlife, Portraiture and Fine Art. The winners will have their work showcased in Terry O’Neill exhibitions in London and overseas and will be featured in the Sunday Times Magazine. £6500 of cash prizes can be won. The winner will receive £3000 and two runners-up £2000 and £1000 respectively. The winner of the mobile device category wins £500. The deadline for entries is 30th November. Do note that there is a £25 entry fee (£10 for students). As always we recommend that you read the rules before entering your work.
Monday, September 9, 2013
The Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) has announced the "World Photographic Cup" competition. Photographic associations are invited to send a team entry from their nation to represent their highest standard of photographic excellence and style for the inaugural World Photographic Cup. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2013.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Manfrotto has launched a worldwide competition challenging photographers to share their best shots of the warm, soft light of the last hour of sunlight, also known as the golden hour. Competition entrants can submit up to five photos of this very special time of day to be judged by a professional jury. The best shots will win exciting prizes ranging from a trip for two to California available to one entrant from each territory, to a getaway to the Lake District for one special winner in the UK, or a selection of Manfrotto products. The Manfrotto Golden Hour competition runs until 31 December 2013. To enter, visit the website below.
The Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) has announced the winners of its "In The Wild" photographic competition. Bridgena Barnard from Cape Town, South Africa was chosen as the winner from over 650 images entered in to the competition with the image entitled ‘Leopard Stashing Kill’ (above). The photograph was taken on a Nikon D700 with a 500mm lens. Bridgena has won 12 months membership to the SINWP. The runners up Arun Koushik from India and Anne Algar from Middlesex, UK have both been awarded 6 months membership.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Photographers and artists have just four weeks to enter the Inaugural Art Gemini Prize. Open to all photographers and painters form anywhere in the world, the Art Gemini 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 and Public Choice. The shortlisted applicants will be exhibited in London at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. Do note that entry fees apply. The deadline for entries is 30 September 2013.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Adorama and Canon have launched the “Summertime in NYC” photo contest. The competition features two categories: cityscapes and portraits highlighting New York City in the summer. Contestants can submit their digital images in store on either 9th September (11am – 7pm) or 15th (11am – 4pm) to receive a free 8 x10 Canon print on the spot; participants can also submit images via email or Facebook. All photo submissions for the “Summertime in NYC” contest must be taken with a Canon camera and submitted by midnight (EDT) on 15th September in order to be considered. The overall best in show winner will win a Canon EOS 5D Mark III , while two winners, one from each category, will receive a new Canon EOS 70D kit.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The "Across the Buildings" photo competition encourages photographers to document Felice Varini's artwork Across the Buildings, a stunning installation spanning nine heritage buildings at Kings Cross. The contest has been launched by the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership in association with Eurostar. There will be one lucky winner per month and the prize is two Eurostar tickets to Paris – home of the artist. The first winner - Ronan Haughton, a 34-year-old Enterprise and Innovation Contracts Manager - has already been announced. He snapped the winning shot (above) on his iPhone and found himself inspired by the changes taking place at King’s Cross. "“I wanted to capture some of the old and the new of King’s Cross, from the Regent’s Canal to the more modern canal side steps, artificial grass and of course the Felice Varini artwork," Ronan said. "“Across the Buildings is very impressive. Its scale is immediate and adds a new reflection to the changing landscape." The competition will run until the artwork is uninstalled. The winning photograph will be announced at the end of each month.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Canon U.S.A. has announced twenty finalists from the “Project Imaginat10n” Film Contest. “Project Imaginat10n has enabled artistry among filmmakers of all levels and inspired people in the most contrasting disciplines to pursue filmmaking, completely redefining ‘art’ and proving that ‘we’re all creative,’” said two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard. “For year two, it was important to me to open the experiment to the masses, especially at film schools where Bryce had the opportunity to share her experience.” The consumer-directed films can be seen at imagination.usa.canon.com. The five winning filmmakers will be announced in September.
CEWE Photobook has launched ‘The Great British Summertime,' an initiative that gives all UK photographers a chance to show off their special shots which will document this summer. Sarah Brockhurst, Marketing Manager at CEWE, comments: “At CEWE Photobook we are passionate about capturing moments and understand how much joy photos can bring to a person’s life. This innovative initiative gives people the opportunity to document, celebrate and treasure what has been a wonderful summertime for Great Britain from behind their lens.” The competiton is now live at http://www.cewe.co.uk and will run until the 31st October 2013. You may submit up to 10 pictures in any of the four categories of ‘people’, ‘sports’, ‘pets' and ‘places' to be in with a chance of winning.