Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers have announced the winners of the Treasures of Nature photo competition. Michelle Valberg from Ontario, Canada with the image entitled 'On the Move' (above) was chosen as the winner from over 350 pictures entered in the competition. Michelle has won 12 months membership in The Society. The runners up Debbie Picknell and Anne Algar have both been awarded 6 months membership.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Children with Cancer, a UK-based children’s charity, has announced its 2013 photo competition. Now in its second year, the competition is aimed at raising awareness and helping fight childhood cancer. There is a special category for children aged 16 years or under and a second category for adults aged 17 or over. The organisers are looking for the best photographs which represent ‘childhood’ - it could be a special moment in a child’s life, something that represents youth or a snapshot that illustrates the innocence of childhood. There is no entry fee for the Young Photographer category. For adults, the entry fee is £5 per image. The competition runs until 5pm on Monday 2nd September. The best photographers will be in with a chance of winning an opportunity to attend a photoshoot with celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston, a family photoshoot with Little Bunny Photography and Amazon vouchers. As always, we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.
Website: Children with Cancer
Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL announces a special cash-prize photo contest: ‘Pets in B&W’. This is a judged contest where the top three winners share a progressive (growing) cash prize pool from the paid-entry proceeds. The judge is pro pet photographer and author Andrew Darlow, and the contest is open to all logged-in members of Phoozl.com, amateur to pro, 18+ worldwide. To see more details and to submit, visit the website below.
Friday, July 5, 2013
The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers (SITTP) has announced the winners of its People Watching Photographic Competition. Unni Brekke’s image taken in the Louvre, Paris was chosen as the winner from over 300+ pictures entered in the contest. Unni from Loddefjord, Norway has won 12 months membership in the SITTP. The runners up Debashis Mukherjee from India and Alexandros Dalkos from Greece have both been awarded 6 months membership.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Society of International Sport & Leisure Photographers (SISLP) has announced the winners of the Sporting Moments Photography Competition. Roger Evans’s image, Down and Out (above) was chosen as the winner from the 190+ pictures entered in the contest. He has won 12 months membership in the SISLP. The runners up Anthony Austria from Abu Dhabi and Kevin Rook from Kent have each been awarded 6 months membership.
In the Touit Challenge, two professional photographers competed against two photographers from the Zeiss community in Bangkok, Thailand, Both teams took pictures with the new Touit lenses for a period of ten days. Each day the Zeiss online community decided which assignment the two teams had to complete. Photographers Laura Saffiotti, Mac Kwan, Muga Miyahara and David Maupilé let the audience participate in their activities every day during the Challenge. The best photos are now on display at the website below.
OmegaBrandess has announced a new photography competition. Those wishing to take part need to first "like" the company's Facebook fan page before they can post and share their images. You can also enter on Instagram: @Omegabrandess using #FireworksOBD. The photo with the most likes wins $150, second prize wins $100.00 and third prize wins $50.00. The prize money can be used on any of the products the company carries on its website.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
G-Technology today announced that its Driven Creativity 2013 awards competition is now open for entries. Contest categories include animation, music, photography, short film and GoPro Active. The competition is free to participants and entries will be accepted from June 27 until October 29, 2013 at the website below.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Winners and runners-up from the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) and RHS Photographer of the Year competitions will be exhibited together for the first time at the RHS's flagship garden Wisley in Surrey. Free with normal garden entry, the exhibit will display the winning images of both competitions as well as the category winners and finalists of: The Beauty of Plants, Beautiful Gardens, Wildlife in the Garden, Bountiful Earth and Wildflower Landscapes from IGPOTY as well as People in the Garden, Abstract and Details, Plant Portrait and Wildlife in the Garden from the RHS Photography Competition. The displayed works will be on show in the Glasshouse Gallery at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey from 21 June to 11 August 2013, with the exception of 25 & 26 June.
Yorkshire Gallery, Creation Fine Arts, has announced a new competition opportunity for photographers in the Yorkshire and Humber region. "“There is a statistic, often quoted, which states that 25% of all rainwater falling on England is discharged through the mouth of the Humber," says Nigel Walker, owner of Creation Fine Arts. "We don’t know if that’s true but it prompts the question - Where does it come from? This year’s challenge to photographers therefore is show us!" All submissions must be at the gallery by 5pm on Saturday 26th October 2013. Selected photographers will be asked to confirm their willingness and ability to show their pictures in the gallery. For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The 2013 RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Photography Competition is now open for entries. Amateur and professional photographers can submit images in six adult categories including seasons, wildlife and people in the garden as well as two categories specifically for under-18s. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category from an overall prize fund of £5500. The competition is open until 1 November 2013. Entries can be submitted online at the website below.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have been awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 for their publication War Primer 2 at a special ceremony held in The Photographers’ Gallery yesterday evening, Julia Taeschner, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Deutsche Börse said: "We are very pleased with the decision of the jury and would like to congratulate the artist duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. Through their work the winners of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 reflect one of the most controversially discussed topics in today’s society." The £30,000 award was presented by film director Mike Figgis.
Friday, June 7, 2013
The PES Group has announced a photo competition with the tagline "Europe, I've got something to tell you." Now in its sixth year, the contest challenges amateur photographers to capture in a photo their expectations about Europe. The competition runs until 30 June 2013 and is open to European residents aged 18 and older. The winner will receive €2,000 worth of photographic equipment, plus a three-day trip for two to Brussels.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the World Photography Organisation, are now open for entries. Photographers will compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. Overall winners will be announced in London on 30 April 2014. The Awards include the following competitions: Open, Professional, Student Focus and Youth. The winner of the 2014 L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year title will be presented with $25,000 and the Open Photographer of the Year will receive $5,000. Professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world can enter their best work for free at the website below.
Monday, June 3, 2013
The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers have announced the winners of the Life on the Street Photography competition. The picture, "Street Artist" by Antonio Rojas (Philippines) was chosen as the winner from the 1020+ pictures entered in to the contest. Antonio has won a 12-month membership to The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers a Trek-Tech Optera 230 tripod and a Fujifilm AX660.camera.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Billabong, in partnership with Talenthouse, are inviting photographers to share their vision of the concept 'Dream In Colours' and be in with a chance of joining their photography team at the Design for Humanity event in Los Angeles on August 17th 2013. All you have to do is submit an original photograph that captures this concept. Submissions are accepted through 2nd July. One winner, chosen by a panel of judges including Billabong's lead photographer, will receive an all expenses paid trip to join Billabong's official photography team in LA for the Design For Humanity event. In addition the winner will also receive, Access All Areas tickets to the event, $1,000 cash to spend and be featured and credited across Billabong's website and social media channels. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Heifer International and Rankin have teamed up to spotlight world hunger and poverty with the launch of a worldwide photography competition. Photography enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, are asked to submit images conveying what the word ‘Hunger’ means to them through the lens of a camera. Rankin will select the winning photograph, which will be showcased at a high-profile gallery in Los Angeles and also published in his biannual fashion and culture publication, The Hunger. Creative platform Talenthouse will accept entries of hunger-themed images from its more than 2 million members from May 21 to July 2, 2013. A public vote from July 3-17 will determine finalists, and the winning photograph will be announced July 23.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Federationof European Professional Photographers (FEP) has announced the winners of its European Professional Photographer of the Year 2012 competition. The overall winner is Peter Gordon from Ireland, who also won the Golden Camera 2012 award in the Reportage category, whilst the Young European Professional Photographer of the Year 2012 title has been awarded to Antonio Pérez Rojo of Spain.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Warsaw-based documentary photographer Jan Brykczyński has tonight, Wednesday 15 May, been announced as the winner of the Syngenta Photography Award Professional Commission at a ceremony at Somerset House, London. In addition to the $15,000 prize money, Brykczyński will receive a grant of up to $25,000 to complete a commission, a central part of the professional competition. “Farming Tribes” will explore the relationship between human beings and nature in four of the world’s major urban spaces – New York, Yerevan, Warsaw and Nairobi. Mimi Mollica (Italy), announced as the second place winner for the Professional Commission, was awarded US$ 10,000, and Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico) received US$ 5,000 in third place. Holly Lynton (USA) was announced as winner of the Open Competition for “Sienna, Turkey Madonna”, in which a farm worker embraces four turkeys that are to be slaughtered for Thanksgiving on an independent farm in the small town of Shutesbury, Massachusetts.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
West Cumbria Tourism is calling on all budding photographers to send in their pictures with the launch today of a competition designed to capture the heart of the "other side" of the Lakes. The competition, supported by the Trout Hotel, Cockermouth, and the Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, is open to residents and visitors to the area and photographs are welcomed from everyone from amateur snappers to professional photographers. "With the arrival of spring and the bluebell and daffodil season in full swing; this is the perfect time to take your camera and capture the heart of the Western Lake District," the organisers say. The closing date for entries is June 30th. The competition is open to all age groups and can be entered by emailing images directly to firstname.lastname@example.org