Category: Competitions

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Photography Show Teams Up with Aspire Photography Training

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The Photography Show has teamed up with Aspire Photography Training to bring photographers a new competition offering a keen amateur the chance to pursue a career in photography. The judges are looking for three pictures demonstrating what love means to the photographer. The first prize is a place on the Aspire Bespoke programme, which counts pro-photographers Brett Harkness, Damien Lovegrove and Tamara Peel amongst its graduates. This 12 month course will show photographers how to build a successful photography business in the area of their choice. The second prize is access to a full online course of Advanced Webinars designed to help existing photographers take their business to the next level. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 12th May. Click through / read on for the details.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

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The second International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition has just been announced. Open to all photographers. the contest is aimed at finding the best 101 landscape images from the past 12 months and publishing them in a beautiful coffee table book which will be available in a variety of formats. The judges will also be on a search for the International Landscape Photographer of the Year (based on a folio submission of at least 4 images) and the International Landscape Photograph of the Year. Prizes on offer include $10,000 cash, trophies, limited-edition copies of the awards book and large framed prints of winning images. The contest opens on 16th February and closes on 15 May 2015.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Outdoor Photography Awards Ceremony to be Broadcast Online

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The Outdoor Photographer of the Year [(OPOTY) 2014 competition comes to a head this weekend at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, ExCeL London, where the judges will be announcing the overall winner of the contest. The prize at stake is a trip of a lifetime on the Fjällräven Polar dog-sled expedition. The awards ceremony itself will be taking place on the Outdoor Photography PhotoBox Stage and a live stream will be available on the OPOTY website from 14:30 on Sunday 15th February, so viewers can witness the event first-hand, see the winning and commended images and hear from the photographers. To view the live stream, visit the website below.

Website: OPOTY

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015

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Now open for entries, the Atkins CIWEM 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 £5000. The deadline for entries is 7 April 2015 and photographers may submit up to 10 works.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AOP Student Awards to Open Soon

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The Association of Photographers (AOP) has announced its Student Awards photography competition is to launch on 20 February 2015. The Awards will be open to all students who are studying a course that includes photography as a part. There will four briefs, each set by a leading professional photographer. The briefs will be announced when the Awards launch. This year, London prolab and art printer, theprintspace are to partner the AOP for the Awards. The deadline for entries is 30 April 2015.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sony World Photography Awards Launch New Mobile Photography Award

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The World Photography Organisation (WPO) today launched a new award dedicated to mobile photography at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Photographers of all abilities have one month from today to submit their best image which answers the brief "You get out of life what you put in." The twenty best images will be shortlisted by a judging panel, and showcased on the World Photography Organisation website. The one winner will be chosen via a public vote running on the website from 10-17 March.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Kolor Panobook 2015 Photo Competition

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The 2015 olor Panobook Contest, a major panoramic photography competition, is about to open. The entry period will begin on 2nd February, and photographers have until 3rd March to submit their best panoramic images to the competition. As in the previous years, the best entries will be published in a photobook called the Kolor Panobook 2015. As always, we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work. For more information and to enter, visit the website below.

Website: Panobook

Calumet Student Photographer of the Year Award

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Calumet Photographic has just launched its new Student Photographer of the Year Award for 2015 in partnership with a host of major photographic brands. Designed to recognise photographic talent of students and to provide them with a platform for their work to be recognised, the award is open and available to any student in the UK. Prospective entrants are invited to submit a single photo of their best work - or three if they are a part of the Calumet Student membership programme - and up to 20 words explaining their chosen image. A panel of four judges, including Calumet’s Managing Director, Jon Warner; Professional Photographer, Rory Lewis; Canon’s Product Intelligence Professional, David Parry; Professional Photographer, Tom Barnes, will view all entries and shortlist 10 runners-up and one overall winner who will win an array of prizes worth over £11,000. The deadline for entries is 13 March 2015 and the winners will be announced shortly after.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Terry O’Neill Award Winners Unveiled

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The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neill Award have been revealed. The overall winner is Giorgio Bianchi from Italy, who convinced the jury with his series "Behind Kiev's Barricades." The runners-up are Miguel Angel Sanchez and Javier Arcenillas from Spain. An exhibition of the winning and shortlisted entries is on display until 1 February 2015 in theStrand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Trust Women Photo Award

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Microsoft and Thomson Reuters Foundation are partnering Talenthouse, a global community of artists, to present photographers with a series of career opportunities as part of this year’s Trust Women Photo Award. Photojournalists and other photographers around the world are invited to submit images capturing the lives and stories of remarkable women around the world, who are achieving "incredible things" in their communities. The selected artist, as chosen by a judging panel which includes Finbarr O’Reilly, Reuters photographer and World Press Photo winner, will have their photography showcased in London at the Trust Women Conference, the annual international event organised by Thomson Reuters Foundation which is dedicated to the advancement of women’s rights and the fight against human trafficking and slavery. Photographers have until Thursday, 19 February 2015 at 6 p.m. GMT to submit their images through the website below.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OPOTY Category Winners Announced

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The category winners in the latest Outdoor Photographer of the Year (OPOTY) have just been announced. Shaun Walby, from Leeds, scooped the prize in the At the Water’s Edge category with his exquisite capture of a misty morning on the river Wharfe (above). Greg Whitton from Solihull won the Light on the Land prize with his evocative photograph of a fleeting moment of stunning light illuminating Icelandic peaks. Craig Parry from Byron Bay in Australia picked up top prize in the Under Exposed category, for underwater images, with his wonderful half-submerged shot of a humpback whale swishing its giant fin through the blue waters of the South Pacific off the coast of Tonga. Stefan Gerrits from the Netherlands, triumphed in the Wildlife Insight category, Johannes Klapwijk won the Small World prize, while Sandi Bertoncelj captured the essence of what it feels like to be on a high mountain in adverse weather with his gritty black & white image of two ski tourers climbing a Slovenian peak, winning the Live the Adventure category. Ten-year-old Josiah Launstein, from Alberta, Canada, was crowned Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year for his image of bighorn sheep going head to head in battle.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

South Downs Photo Competition Winners Announced

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The winners of the South Downs photo competition have been announced. An ethereal photograph of a dew pond at dusk by Andy Flowerday (above) has been chosen as the overall winner. “I have been past this dew-pond on several occasions and thought there could be potential for a nice image of it,” says Andy. “The sunset wasn’t going to give the glorious colours I had hoped for; however the cloud cover that was increasing led to some lovely soft shades of colour. I used a special filter to blur water and cloud movement. It was a very still evening – I used a four minute exposure and the tree didn’t move at all during that time.” A partly hidden cyclist resting in the shade of a leafy wood, taken by Neil Hulme in Eartham Woods, came close second place; and a surprising shot of a surfer wading into the sea at sunrise has won third place for Ivan Talboys.

Monday, January 5, 2015

50 Double-sided Gloss Business Cards Winners

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We've teamed up with Goodprint to give away 50 double-sided gloss business cards to 5 lucky winners!

The 5 winners are: Stevo Odinson, Angus Holmes, TIA, Emilio Alvarez Rodriguez, Markos Doulgerakis. Congratulations!

Goodprint is an online printing company dedicated to helping businesses spread the word about what they do. We offer templates to help you create beautifully-made business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, postcards and labels, or you can upload your own designs. We’re very passionate about print, and work to create stand-out designs that are easy-to-use.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sony World Photography Awards Judges Revealed

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With just over one month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the World Photography Organisation has announced the Honorary Judging Committee for this year’s Professional competition. The jury comprises of industry leaders inducing: Joanna Milter, Deputy Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine (USA), Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, VICE Magazine (USA), Enrica Viganó, Curator and Writer (Italy), Xingxin Guo, Vice Director of New Media Department of Photo Center of Xinhua News Agency and Editor-in-Chief of CICPHOTO (China), Oliver Schmitt, Photo Editor, Spiegel Online (Germany), Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller, (UK) and Sasha Erwitt, Picture Editor (USA). Entries to the Open and Youth competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards will close on 5th January 2015, followed by the deadline for the Professional competition on 8th January. All competitions are free to enter via the website below.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 Shortlist Announced

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The shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 has been announced. This year’s selection showcases a diversity of photographic approaches, which include video and object/text based works and encompass social documentary, portraiture and contemporary art photography. The shortlisted artists include Nikolai Bakharev for his exhibition at the 55th Biennale of Art in Venice, Zanele Muholi for her publication Faces and Phases 2006 – 2014, Viviane Sassen for her exhibition Umbra at Nederlands Fotomuseum, and Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse for their publication Ponte City. For more information, visit the website below.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Phase One Launches Photo Contest

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Phase One has launched a photo contest that asks entrants to submit one photo illustrating their concept: “What the world’s best [__________] is made of.” The competition is open throughout December, one entry per person. In January, ten finalists will be announced, and their work will be featured on Phase One social media sites. From the 10 finalists, a panel of three judges, including pro photographers Tim Kemple, Michael Woloszynowicz and Paul Reiffer, will make the final selection, and the winner - will receive a Phase One IQ250 medium format camera system to use for one month - will be announced during the first week of February.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Win a Samsung 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with Samsung to give away a fantastic 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens (Black) worth £500!

The lucky winner is Dimitris Tsanaktsidis. Congratulations!

Here’s a lens ready for its close-up: the Samsung 60mm macro lens. It comes equipped with a supersonic actuator for fast, silent and precise auto focusing — perfect for the amateur entomologist looking to capture an amazing image of a fluttering butterfly. And thanks to its internal focusing system, the lens barrel remains fixed. So you can get right up close to your tiny little subjects without startling them and capture stunning details that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Seasonal Snaps Photo Contest Winners Announced

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The winners of the 'Seasonal Snaps' photography competition organised by the New Forest National Park Authority have been announced. The contest attracted over 4,300 votes across 222 photos between 6 and 20 November, and the winners were chosen by a public vote on the National Park Authority’s Facebook page. Alan Sutton, from Pennington, near Lymington, won the main prize for his picture of a stag among bracken named ‘the roar of the wild’ (above). Second prize went to Karen Woodward, Sandy Bemister came third and in fourth place was Linda Lucas-Kenny.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards!

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Sergio Bonagamba has been chosen as the lucky winner! Congratulations!

We’ve teamed up with online photography supplies and electronic store, 7DayShop for a 1 terabyte SD Card and Micro SD Card product bundle giveaway featuring:

7 x 128Gb Cards
1 x 64Gb Card
1 x 32Gb Card
1 x 8xGb Card

Worth a total value of £250 for one lucky winner!

Founded in 1998, 7dayshop has become an established household brand and online retailer of photography, electronics and computer accessories.  

7DayShop’s dedicated team of professional buyers source the highest quality products at the most competitive prices for well over a million happy customers. 7DayShop also manufacture own-branded SD memory cards, batteries, ink cartridges, photography accessories and equipment and many other gadgets, household electronic devices and accessories.

Win a Michron Time-Lapse Photography Device!

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The 5 lucky winners are Samsul Arifin, Simon Slavik, Tomislav Buza, Leanne Lunn and Rob. Congratulations!

We’ve teamed up with Alpine Labs to give away a smartphone-programmable Michron time-lapse device to 5 lucky winners!

The Michron provides an affordable entry point for enthusiast photographers into stationary time-lapse photography.

It connects to the majority of DSLR and mirrorless cameras and are programmed by a simple smartphone interface that enables the user to walk away with their smartphone after programming. This leaves the user free to play with their smartphone while the camera captures the time-lapse footage.

To find out more about Alpine Labs, visit http://alpinelaboratories.com/