Category: Competitions

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sony World Photography Awards Winners Announced

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The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have just been announced. The awards included four competitions - Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The Professional competition was divided into fourteen categories, and the winners are Amélie Labourdette (Architecture), Kirstin Schmitt (Candid), Julien Mauve (Conceptual), Maroesjka Lavigne (Landscape), Marcello Bonfanti (Portraiture), Alberto Alicata (Staged), Francesco Amorosino (Still Life), Jetmir Idrizi (Campaign), Asghar Khamseh (Contemporary Issues), Angelos Tzortzinis (Current Affairs), Espen Rasmussen (Daily Life), Kevin Frayer (Environment, People), Nikolai Linares (Sport). Asghar Khamseh also won the "L'Iris D'or - Photographer of the Year" award. The Open Photographer of the Year is Kei Nomiyana from Japan for his series, 'Enchanted Bamboo Lights.' Sam Delaware from the United States has been awarded the Youth Photographer of the Year title. RongRong & inri, the influential photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and beyond, were recognised for their Outstanding Contribution to Photography.

Photo: Kei Nomiyama, Open Photographer of the Year

The winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have just been announced. The awards included four competitions - Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The Professional competition was divided into fourteen categories, and the winners are Amélie Labourdette (Architecture), Kirstin Schmitt (Candid), Julien Mauve (Conceptual), Maroesjka Lavigne (Landscape),...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Ricoh Theta Developers Contest

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Ricoh have announced their second annual developers contest. The competition is looking for new apps and gadgets that utilise the Ricoh Theta camera, which takes 360°, fully spherical images or videos in one capture. Winners of the contest will receive a trip to Tokyo, Japan, for the awards ceremony and the first prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of one million yen. Applicants have until 31st August 2016 to submit their final app and gadget designs.

Ricoh have announced their second annual developers contest. The competition is looking for new apps and gadgets that utilise the Ricoh Theta camera, which takes 360°, fully spherical images or videos in one capture. Winners of the contest will receive a trip to Tokyo, Japan, for the awards ceremony and...

Friday, March 25, 2016

DJI’s 3rd Developer Challenge Receives Record Number of Proposals

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DJI has received a record 130 proposals for its third annual DJI Developer Challenge, and has advanced 25 developer teams to the second round of the competition. The teams will be given DJI hardware and software to begin turning their ideas into reality through further challenges, until 10 finalists are chosen to demonstrate their applications in a public competition in August. They will also receive DJI’s flagship Matrice 100 aerial platform and a Zenmuse X3 camera. The 2016 DJI Developer Challenge asks teams to develop a search-and-rescue application that launches a drone from a moving Ford F-150 pickup truck, surveys the survivors and obstacles in a disaster site, compiles and transmits the information back to the in-vehicle communications system, SYNC 3, in real time, then lands safely in the bed of the moving truck.

DJI has received a record 130 proposals for its third annual DJI Developer Challenge, and has advanced 25 developer teams to the second round of the competition. The teams will be given DJI hardware and software to begin turning their ideas into reality through further challenges, until 10 finalists are chosen to demonstrate...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016

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Now open for entries, the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. Free to enter, the competition provides an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality. The main prize is the prestigious Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year title, along with a cash prize of £3,000. In recognition of the contemporary focus of this year’s competition, photographs must have been taken (and films made) since 1 January 2015. The submission deadline is 18 April 2016.

Now open for entries, the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography. Free to enter, the competition provides an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and...

Monday, February 29, 2016

StreetFoto San Francisco Festival

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Events
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StreetFoto San Francisco is an annual international street photography festival that will host its inaugural event in several venues around San Francisco from 8-12 June 2016. The festival features a group exhbition by members of Burn My Eye, an influential international street photography collective; lectures by In-Public member Richard Bram, APF co-founder Vineet Vohra, Burn My Eye member Jack Simon and other prominent photographers; a panel discussion featuring a group of internationally known street photographers visiting the festival; private one-on-one portfolio reviews; photo walks through San Francisco’s most photogenic neighborhoods; organised pub crawls, and more. Additionally, the StreetFoto San Francisco International Street Photography Awards are now accepting submissions to three separate contests including Best Street Photograph, Best Street Photography Series and Best Mobile Street Photograph. Contest finalists will be exhibited in San Francisco during the festival and will be have their work included in the StreetFoto 2016 book. Winners and runners-up will be eligible to win over $2000 in cash prizes and subscriptions to APF magazine.

StreetFoto San Francisco is an annual international street photography festival that will host its inaugural event in several venues around San Francisco from 8-12 June 2016. The festival features a group exhbition by members of Burn My Eye, an influential international street photography collective; lectures by In-Public member Richard Bram,...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

World Press Photo of the Year 2015 Goes to Warren Richardson

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An image by Budapest-based Australian photojournalist Warren Richardson has been selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. Taken at night on 28 August 2015, the photograph (above) shows migrants crossing the frontier from Serbia into Hungary across a temporary razor wire obstacle deployed before the completion of a taller and more robust border fence. "I was exhausted by the time I took the picture," Richardson says. "It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone." The 2016 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 21 countries including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and the USA.

An image by Budapest-based Australian photojournalist Warren Richardson has been selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. Taken at night on 28 August 2015, the photograph (above) shows migrants crossing the frontier from Serbia into Hungary across a temporary razor wire obstacle deployed before the completion of a taller and...

Monday, February 15, 2016

RPS International Print Exhibition 159 Opens for Entries

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The Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition will open for entries on 1 March 2016. Now in its 159th year, the contest has a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography. Entry to the competition is initially online and submissions will be reviewed by an influential panel of prominent photographers and photographic professionals who will individually shortlist work. The selectors will create a shortlist with the final selection of 100 images being made from prints. The selected images will be shown at the opening exhibition at London's Old Truman Brewery. Selected photographers will be eligible for several cash prize awards (totalling £4,250 + Metro Imaging 12-month mentorship programme) aimed at helping support future photographic projects. Those entering their work before 31 March 2016 will get a chance to win a signed copy of Don McCullin: The New Definitive Edition.

The Royal Photographic Society's International Print Exhibition will open for entries on 1 March 2016. Now in its 159th year, the contest has a reputation for showcasing a wide range of genres and styles of photography. Entry to the competition is initially online and submissions will be reviewed by an influential...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Photography Show to Search for Next Big Photography Talent

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The Photography Show today announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, in partnership with Training byLUMIERE, for one emerging talent to be fast-tracked into a pro career in the photography industry, winning a package worth £15,000. The competition will seek to find one talented individual, who wants to make the transition to becoming a professional photographer, with access to advice, six months of training, a brand, website and essential kit plus a real understanding of what it will take to make it as a professional photographer. Entrants are asked to submit a 60 second video demonstrating why they think they should win. The first deadline is 1 March 2016, after which a shortlist will be announced, and the winner revealed on site at The Photography Show on Tuesday, 22nd March.

The Photography Show today announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, in partnership with Training byLUMIERE, for one emerging talent to be fast-tracked into a pro career in the photography industry, winning a package worth £15,000. The competition will seek to find one talented individual, who wants to make the transition to...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Win an X-Rite i1Display Pro and Colour Management Pro eBook!

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Photography Blog has teamed up with X-Rite to offer 3 entrants the chance to win a new i1Display Pro – professional calibrator (worth £207 incl. VAT) and Colour Management Pro eBook (worth £18 incl. VAT) by Ashley Karyl.

The 3 lucky winners are Mary O'Reilly, Dimitris Alexopoulos and Panos Str. Congratulations!

The X-Rite i1Display Pro is the ultimate solution for creative perfectionists that demand speed, options and flexibility to achieve colour accuracy.

Colour perfectionists know that a calibrated and profiled display is a critical element in an efficient digital workflow. Nobody wants to spend hours at their screen perfecting images or video only to find that their display wasn’t accurately representing their digital files. What you see on your monitor, mobile device 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.

The 600+ page Colour Management Pro eBook gives a great insight into just how easy colour management can be and covers a wide range of topics with useful tutorials, demo videos and expert insight that will also help you save time and money.

Ashley Karyl is a professional photographer who has worked internationally with some of the world’s most renowned brands such as Microsoft, Adidas, Colgate, and Marie Claire to name but a few.

How to enter the competition

To be in with a chance of winning one of the three X-Rite i1Display Pro’s with eBook, all you have to do is sign up to the Photography Blog newsletter by Monday 8th February 2016 using the form below.  

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Photography Blog has teamed up with X-Rite to offer 3 entrants the chance to win a new i1Display Pro – professional calibrator (worth £207 incl. VAT) and Colour Management Pro eBook (worth £18 incl. VAT) by Ashley Karyl. The 3 lucky winners are Mary O'Reilly, Dimitris Alexopoulos and Panos...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Societies’ Photographer of the Year Awards Winners Announced

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The Societies have announced the overall winners of their photography competition. Chris Chambers from West Yorkshire was awarded the Photographer of the Year title during the Awards Dinner at the Societies' annual convention. In addition to receiving his trophy Chris also walked away with a Fujifilm XT1 Camera with XF56 1.2 Lens and a fully paid ticket to the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas with a flight and 5 nights accommodation to the value of £3,200.

The Societies have announced the overall winners of their photography competition. Chris Chambers from West Yorkshire was awarded the Photographer of the Year title during the Awards Dinner at the Societies' annual convention. In addition to receiving his trophy Chris also walked away with a Fujifilm XT1 Camera...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016

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The prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Awards are returning for the 36th time this year. Opening for entries on 1 March 2016, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious photographic competitions. 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) with an additional value of €10,000. Photographers interested in taking part can submit their applications and photographic projects online, with a closing date of 15 April 2016. The recipients of this year’s Awards will be honoured at an official prize-giving ceremony in Germany.

The prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Awards are returning for the 36th time this year. Opening for entries on 1 March 2016, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Win a Holiday Giveaway Bundle from Totally Rad!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Totally Rad! to give away Replichrome I, II and III presets to one lucky person.

The lucky winner is Ralph Wisor. Congratulations!

For more information on the Replichrome presets, visit: https://www.gettotallyrad.com/replichrome

Visit Totally Rad! Inc. at: https://www.gettotallyrad.com
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Replichrome I: Icon

A direct plug-in for Adobe Lightroom, containing 152 total presets based on the most iconic, modern films ever made, such as Fuji 400H™, Kodak Portra 400™ and Kodak Tri-X™, featuring versions of these films as scanned on both Noritsu™ and Frontier™ scanners.

•    Noritsu- and Frontier-scanned versions of 13 different films
•    Includes a preset toolkit to customize your look
•    Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw compatible
•    Contains custom camera profiles for over 400 camera models for consistent results across all platforms

Replichrome II: Slide

A collection of 199 presets inspired by both modern and discontinued slide or reversal films. Includes the beloved Fuji™ slide films, such as Velvia™, Provia™ and Astia™, as well as discontinued Kodak™ and Agfa™ slide films.

This set contains multiple versions of each slide film, using both Nortitsu™ and Epson™ scanners. Slide films are known for their exceptional color quality and high contrast and are particularly well-suited for landscape, fashion and reportage photography.

•    Noritsu- and Epson-scanned versions of 19 different films
•    Includes a preset toolkit to customize your look
•    Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw compatible
•    Contains custom camera profiles for over 400 camera models for consistent results across all platforms

Replichrome III: Archive

183 total presets based on 22 rare, expired and eclectic films from across the world, to give photographers a collection of film emulation presets not found anywhere else.

•    Noritsu- and Frontier-scanned versions of 22 different films
•    Includes a preset toolkit to customize grain, tone and sharpening
o    Includes multiple versions of each film, using both Noritsu™ and Frontier™ scanners, to give photographers unlimited control over their photos
•    Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw compatible
•    Contains custom camera profiles for over 400 camera models for consistent results across all platforms

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We've teamed up with Totally Rad! to give away Replichrome I, II and III presets to one lucky person. The lucky winner is Ralph Wisor. Congratulations! For more information on the Replichrome presets, visit: https://www.gettotallyrad.com/replichrome Visit Totally Rad! Inc. at: https://www.gettotallyrad...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Inspired by Colour

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Colour Confidence have launched a new photography competition that will encourage people to experiment with colour in their everyday lives. The ‘Inspired by Colour’ competition is centred on a great opportunity to give budding photographers great exposure and to encourage them to get creative with colour,” says Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director at Colour Confidence. The competition can be entered via the company's Facebook page. Throughout the month, the public will vote for their favourite image. The person with the most votes at the end of each month will win a prize worth at least £100. At the end of the year, the Colour Confidence team will judge the 12 winning images to determine who will be crowned ‘ColourConfidence Photographer of the Year 2016’.

Colour Confidence have launched a new photography competition that will encourage people to experiment with colour in their everyday lives. The ‘Inspired by Colour’ competition is centred on a great opportunity to give budding photographers great exposure and to encourage them to get creative with colour,”...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2016 Winners Anounced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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Hasselblad has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Masters Awards. Selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury, the winners include Swee Oh, David Peskens, Roy Rossovich, John Paul Evans, Katerina Belkina, Lars Van De Goor, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Georgio Cravero, Jake Reeder and Jake Reeder. The ten winners will be tasked to create a new and unique set of images embracing the theme 'Inspire' (coinciding with Hasselblad's 75th anniversary) for the latest edition of the Hasselblad Masters Commemorative Book.

Hasselblad has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Masters Awards. Selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury, the winners include Swee Oh, David Peskens, Roy Rossovich, John Paul Evans, Katerina Belkina, Lars Van De Goor, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Georgio Cravero, Jake Reeder and Jake...

Communication Arts Issue 57th Annual Photography Competition Call for Entries

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Communication Arts magazine has issued the call for entries for its 57th 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 11 March 2016.

Communication Arts magazine has issued the call for entries for its 57th 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...

Win a fantastic new Ikigai Rival Backpack worth £229.99!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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WIN a fantastic new Ikigai Rival Backpack with its unique pro Camera Cell system worth £229.99!

Andres Rozo and Alistair Smith are the lucky winners - congratulations!

IKIGAI Bags is giving away TWO of its fantastic new medium Rival Backpacks, featuring its amazing Camera Cell system each worth £229.99.

IKIGAI BAGS – STRENGTH FROM WITHIN

Ikigai's (medium) Rival Backpack and Camera Cell delivers a fresh look and premium performance to the photo bag market. It offers both simplicity and configurability, allowing you to quickly and easily pack exactly what you need for each shoot’s requirements. Designed for photographers, by photographers, the Rival series ensures a great fit and all day comfort while making it easy to access your essentials and providing unrivaled protection as well. But the feature photographers will appreciate the most is what we call our “Strength from Within” - the removable, configurable camera cell with its own carrying handle and adjustable, Velcro® liners that securely protect your most prized possessions. The medium camera cell fits right into the medium Ikigai backpack. For shoots that are more gear intensive, the large size may be the right choice for you. The medium Backpack and Inner Cell kit can hold your DSLR, up to 7 Lenses and Accessories.

For more information or to view or buy Ikigai products online visit: www.ikigaibags.com

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WIN a fantastic new Ikigai Rival Backpack with its unique pro Camera Cell system worth £229.99! Andres Rozo and Alistair Smith are the lucky winners - congratulations! IKIGAI Bags is giving away TWO of its fantastic new medium Rival Backpacks, featuring its amazing Camera Cell system each worth ...

Monday, January 4, 2016

Capture every holiday memory with SanDisk’s high capacity trio!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with SanDisk to give two lucky readers more storage for their favorite photography devices this holiday season! We will be giving away two bundles of the 200GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDHC™ Card, Premium Edition, 64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card – a total value of $540!

Bruce King and Karl Edwards are the two lucky winners - congratulations!

We know you love taking photos, whether it’s on your mobile phone, tablet or DSLR know you’ll be filling up your cards and devices with holiday photos. This trio can capture every joyful moment this holiday season and keep your memories safe. SanDisk’s Ultra microSD, Connect Wireless Stick, and Extreme Pro SD Card are the perfect bundle to shoot, store and transfer all of your photos and videos without having to worry about running out of space!

200GB SanDisk Ultra microSD Card - Get the most out of your Android-based smartphone or tablet with this incredible high capacity memory card.  The card’s breakthrough 200GB capacity allows users to store up to 20 hours of Full HD video, so you never have to stop shooting, saving, and sharing. At 90MB per second of transfer speed, the microSD card can offload 1,200 photos per minute.

64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick - The latest from SanDisk's award-winning Connect Wireless line of products, this next generation USB has built in Wi-Fi so you can save, or access video, photo and music content – all wirelessly, no Internet connection required! With the ability to stream content to 3 devices simultaneously and iOS/Android/Kindle compatibility, the pocket-sized Connect Wireless Stick is the perfect gift for any mobile photographer on the go.

128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD Card - Never miss a moment with SanDisk’s most powerful SD card. Designed to deliver high resolution, real-world color and stutter free video in DSLRs, advanced digital or HD video camera devices, this card lets you shoot without limits. Its high capacity and U3 rating makes it ideal for burst-mode photography and 4K video recording.

And for some photography inspiration, check out SanDisk’s Instagram @sandisk for photos from SanDisk’s Extreme Team members!

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We’ve teamed up with SanDisk to give two lucky readers more storage for their favorite photography devices this holiday season! We will be giving away two bundles of the 200GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDHC™ Card, Premium Edition, 64GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick and 128GB SanDisk Extreme...

Win Tickets for The Adventure Travel Show!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We are giving 1 lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to An Evening with: The Adventure Travel Film Festival and 1 runner up prize of a pair of tickets to The Adventure Travel Show!

Ip Maesstro (1st prize) and Alan Ramsey (2nd prize) are the two lucky winners - congratulations!

The Adventure Travel Show
Uncover Your Journey of a Lifetime
23-24 January 2016, Olympia, London

The Adventure Travel Show, celebrating its 20th year, is a world of extraordinary discoveries all under one roof. It is the UK’s leading event for people who like to travel outside the mainstream – whether it be on small-group adventures, exclusive expeditions or epic journeys.

The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational and essential travel advice, specialist seminars and the best adventure speaker line up of 2016, including explorers, adventurers, tour leaders and guidebook writers who will help you uncover your perfect adventure. Plus, the biggest collection of specialist travel operators all under one roof will be on hand to offer guidance on everything, from walking and trekking to exploratory journeys, safaris, overland trips, life-changing volunteering projects and much, much more.

An Evening With: The Adventure Travel Film Festival takes place on Saturday 23rd January 2016 at the show, where you can enjoy a selection of excellent adventure travel films – brought to you by Austin Vince and the Adventure Travel Film Festival!

The Adventure Travel Show – it’s where your adventure begins…

READER’S TICKET OFFER

We are also offering reduced price advance tickets to the show! Get your tickets for only £6 (that’s saving £4 off the door price!!) by quoting ‘PB’ when booking tickets online at http://www.adventureshow.com or when calling 0871 230 7159. (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

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We are giving 1 lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to An Evening with: The Adventure Travel Film Festival and 1 runner up prize of a pair of tickets to The Adventure Travel Show! Ip Maesstro (1st prize) and Alan Ramsey (2nd prize) are the two lucky...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

EEF/Lombard Manufacturing Photography Competition Winners Announced

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The winners of the 6th annual EEF/Lombard manufacturing photography competition have been unveiled at an exclusive ceremony at the House of Commons in London. The Best Professional Photographer award, sponsored by Canon, was snapped up by Mike Smith, from Newcastle, for his image of a seafloor production tool manufactured by Soil Machine Dynamics (above). The coveted Best Amateur Photographer award was won by Mark Tomlinson, from Sheffield, for his dramatic shot of work being undertaken at Sheffield Forgemasters. The Best Young Photographer award went to Jake Silverstone, aged 16, from Barnet in London, for his image of two iconic London routemaster buses, which had been manufactured half a century apart from each other.

The winners of the 6th annual EEF/Lombard manufacturing photography competition have been unveiled at an exclusive ceremony at the House of Commons in London. The Best Professional Photographer award, sponsored by Canon, was snapped up by Mike Smith, from Newcastle, for his image of a seafloor production tool manufactured...

Sony World Photography Awards Submission Deadline Looms

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The World Photography Organisation has issued the last call for entries to the Sony World Photography Awards. 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. The deadline for entries is 5 January 2016 for the national, youth and Open awards and 12 January 2016 for the Professional competition.

The World Photography Organisation has issued the last call for entries to the Sony World Photography Awards. 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...