Category: Competitions

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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....

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.

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,...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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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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...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Exhibitr Student Photography Competition 2015

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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.

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...

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.

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...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ILPOTY 2015 Winners Announced

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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..

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 7...

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015

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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.

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 &ldquo...

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.

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...

Monday, August 24, 2015

FTS 2015 Young Travel Photographers Competition

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The Family Travel Show 2015 has just launched its Young Travel Photographers Competition. This photo contest has one simple aim - to celebrate the skill of young travel photographers as they capture their adventures while exploring the world with their families. There are two age categories, 11 & under and 12-17, and the winner of each category will win a £150 voucher for CEWE Photobook, a Panasonic A100 wearable camera and a 40 x 60cm acrylic print of their photograph. The winning images and further selected entries will also feature in the Young Travel Photographers Exhibition at the Family Travel Show, Olympia London, held from 31st October – 1st November. The deasline for submissions is 14th October 2015.

The Family Travel Show 2015 has just launched its Young Travel Photographers Competition. This photo contest has one simple aim - to celebrate the skill of young travel photographers as they capture their adventures while exploring the world with their families. There are two age categories, 11 & under and 12-17, and...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Win DxO Optics Pro 10, Film Pack and Viewpoint!

Mark Goldstein | Competitions, PhotographyBLOG
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We've teamed up with DxO to give away DxO Optics Pro 10, Film Pack and Viewpoint!

Danny Johnson is the lucky winner - congratulations!

DxO Photo Suite - The ultimate combination of power and creativity integrated in a unique and intuitive interface

DxO Photo Suite includes:

DxO Optics Pro - Thanks to DxO OpticsPro’s exclusive technologies, instantly correct all the optical defects of your equipment, remove digital noise even at high sensitivities, recover fine details and textures in dark or burnt areas, and bring out all the nuances of color in your images. With DxO OpticsPro’s outstanding performance, bring out the best in your RAW and JPEG photos in just a few clicks, regardless of shooting conditions.

- Prime denoising technology

- Clearview haze removal

- Smart Lighting exposure optimisation

- Automatic optical corrections

DxO FilmPack - Rediscover the style, the colors, and the grain of more than 80 legendary analog films, faithfully thanks to DxO’s exclusive calibration process. Combine many original renderings with filter, vignetting, blur, texture, frame, or light leak effects to give your photos a unique look. Preserve the quality of your digital images thanks to support for RAW format and benefit from DxO’s unsurpassed powerful processing.

- 120 styles, 80 of which are legendary analog films

- Black & White conversion

- Designer presets for creative control

DxO ViewPoint - As a standalone application and as a plugin, DxO ViewPoint offers simple visual tools for making spectacular corrections, along with advanced controls for unrivaled precision.

- Resolve the most complex perspective problems

- Correction of volume deformation

- Distortion correction

As complementary plugins, DxO ViewPoint and DxO FilmPack integrate perfectly within DxO OpticsPro. All their features are directly accessible in integrated palettes, allowing you to apply your corrections to any RAW or JPEG image being processed. Further, you don’t have to change anything about your workflow: DxO OpticsPro is completely compatible with Lightroom.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

What a Wonderful World

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The Act’Image Association has launched a major European photographic contest titled What a Wonderful World. The competition, whose central theme is urban transformation in Europe, allows people from all over the world to enter their work via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #waww2015.  The jury will award prizes in two categories - single entries and photo essays consisting of 15 images each. The deadline for entries is 30 September 2015.

The Act’Image Association has launched a major European photographic contest titled What a Wonderful World. The competition, whose central theme is urban transformation in Europe, allows people from all over the world to enter their work via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #waww2015....

Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2015

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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Outdoor Photography magazine has announced that its competition to find the next Outdoor Photographer of the Year is now open. Open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world, the competition covers all genres of outdoor photography – from landscape and adventure to wildlife and the underwater world – and this year the organisers have added a brand new category devoted to seeking out images that capture the spirit of travel. The fee to enter each of the eight adult categories is £8. There is also a free-to-enter category for photographers aged 18 or under. The magazine has once again teamed up with outdoor equipment experts Fjällräven to offer a unique prize: the overall winner will be off to the Arctic on the Fjällräven Polar dog sled expedition in spring 2016. All the winning images will be exhibited at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show at ExCel, London (11-14 February 2016), and the overall winner will be announced live at the show on the Outdoor Photography PhotoBox stage on Saturday 13 February 2016. The closing date for entries is 2 November 2015.

Outdoor Photography magazine has announced that its competition to find the next Outdoor Photographer of the Year is now open. Open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world, the competition covers all genres of outdoor photography – from landscape and adventure to wildlife and the underwater world –...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SMS Photo Contest Submission Deadline Looms

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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A sea view photography competition, run by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society (SMS), is still on the hunt for the UK’s ultimate sea view as the deadline looms. Having already seen a wave of entries, the competition, which is in its second year, will be judged by a panel of experts:  Matt Havercroft, editor of Discover Britain Magazine, Kate Westaway, a marine photographer and TV producer and Commodore Malcolm Williams, the Charity’s chief executive. The prize, donated by P&O Ferries, will be a five-day return crossing on their Dover to Calais route for a car or caravan and up to nine passengers. The deadline for entries to the competition is 7 August 2015.

A sea view photography competition, run by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society (SMS), is still on the hunt for the UK’s ultimate sea view as the deadline looms. Having already seen a wave of entries, the competition, which is in its second year, will be judged by...