Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Adobe Foundation today announced the winners of the third annual Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Awards, a global, online competition inviting students aged 13-19 to use digital media to express their vision for driving positive change in their communities. AYV Award winners are chosen in seven categories: animation, documentary, photo essay, music video, narrative, poetry and campaign poster. Youth can submit projects individually or as teams working with an AYV educator. In the Photo Essay category, Jihyeon Park from Irvington High School, USA, has been named as the winner for her work entitled Inner Journey. The runners-up are Agata Mroczek from Fundacja 5Medium, Poland, and Prabhashana Meegammana -- Dilan Wickramakeerthi from the Shilpa Sayura Foundation, Sri Lanka.
Avis has released a short film depicting the very best imagery submitted in the recent photography competition I Can’t Believe My Eyes, run by Avis and judged by Getty Images. Aspiring photographers were asked to send in their most beautiful pictures (captured whilst traveling across the globe by car), stemming from the belief that there is beauty to be found in every journey. Avis received hundreds of stunning photographs and the best were shortlisted by the judges from Getty Images before going head-to-head in a public competition. At the end of the voting period, Aurélie Lemellay from France emerged as the winner of the main prize; a £5,000 dream holiday from British Airways.
Friday, June 20, 2014
International Garden Photographer of the Year is reminding interested photographers that entries for its Competition 8 "Macro" close on 30th June. There’s a £500 cash prize for the winner, plus the opportunity for their image to be featured in the IGPOTY book and also the exhibition, which tours the UK and worldwide including Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, plus venues across Europe and venues as far afield as Sydney, Australia. International Garden Photographer of the Year has a top prize of £5000 cash for the overall competition and images entered in any of the special art projects can still be entered separately into the main annual competition.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The iPhone Photography Awards have announced the winners of the 7th Annual Contest in the Photographers of the Year and following seventeen categories: Animals, Architecture, Children, Flowers, Food, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Others, People, Seasons, Still Life, Sunset, Travel and Trees The overall winner is Julio Lucas, who will receive an iPad Air (16GB, Wi-Fi) for the photo reprinted above.
Friday, June 13, 2014
The latest winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards make their public debut in a free-to-view exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), opening on Friday, July 11th. With prints produced by Genesis Imaging, and specialist lighting from Direct Photographic, this collection of award-winning contemporary travel photography will be showcased to its very best advantage, the organisers say. The exhibition will be open from 10am-5pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday, until August 17th. The gallery shop will sell postcards and greetings cards featuring some of the exhibited images, and visitors also have the opportunity to be the first to buy the new Travel Photographer of the Year book ‘Journey Six’.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Congratulations to Rosie Truasheim, who has been randomly selected as the lucky winner of this great prize. Thanks to everyone else for entering.
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Stock photography company Dreamstime is looking for the perfect picture to represent your Father’s Day. The DreamstimeDads competition is open right now and will close at midnight EDT on June 15th (8am in the UK on 16th June). The winners will be selected on Monday 16th June. Submit your picture to Dreamstime’s Facebook or Google+ page with the hashtag #DreamstimeDads and the top five will win a £100 Amazon voucher (or a $100 for US entrants) each.
Jayne Boorman, a grandma whose holiday snapshot was entered into a competition by her daughter-in-law Sally Boorman, has been named Britain’s Worst Holiday Photographer 2014. The picture, which was taken on a family trip to Disney World in Florida is a blurred shot of a character called Duffy the Disney Bear, a character the family took the trip to see. Boorman, who lives in Pembury, picked up the dubious honour from money saving holiday site CheapHolidayLand. “Despite me swearing the children to secrecy, they did let slip to their grandma that we’d entered her photo and she was really pleased," her daughter-in-law said. "This is the first thing she’s won since winning the egg and spoon race at school so is delighted."
Monday, June 9, 2014
BBC Wildlife Magazine has issued the final call for entries for its 2014 Camera-trap Photo of the Year competition. This year’s awards fall into two areas: Camera-trap Research Project of the Year and Camera-trap Photo of the Year. A maximum of 12 camera-trap images can be entered into one of the competition categories. Open exclusively to research projects using camera-trap technology, the winners of one of these three categories will be eligible for the overall award of Camera-Trap Research Project of the Year, with a prize of £3,000. The closing date for entries is 30 June 2014.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The ‘CLAstory’ is an open-sourced creative project by Mercedes-Benz, aimed at supporting fledgling filmmakers. At the heart of the project is the Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupé. Three high-profile Instagrammers - Jiri Siftar, Alan Brutenic and Allan Edward Hinton - have each collaborated with Mercedes-Benz to create a trio of short films featuring actor, comedy writer, producer and presenter, James Corden. Their instavids provide a basic framework for the story - forming the beginning, middle and end of a storyboard – six vital scenes from which are missing. Budding film directors are invited to complete the scenes and the film in the #CLAstory by uploading their videos onto the Mercedes-Benz UK Instagram channel. The creator of the winning film will then get the chance to direct their #CLAstory starring James Corden and the Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG Sport. The winner of each of the six scenes will receive a Go Pro camera as a prize.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) have announced the winners of their ‘Water’ themed contest. Kutub Uddin from Bognor Regis, West Sussex, has been named as the overall winner for his image entitled, "Raining" (see above). "The picture was taken at morning in my garden Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England, with a Sony a77 & a Sony 100mm macro lens," Kutub says. The runners-up are Mara Acoma from County Durham and Gerald Davies from Port Talbot.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Win one of two Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 worth £219.95!
The two lucky winners are Jan Enkelmann and Michelle Bosomworth. Congratulations!
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The Professional Backpack 50 is designed to hold a pro DSLR with battery grips, attached 70-200 F/2.8 lens, additional camera body, 5 extra lenses, flash, tablet, 15” laptop, tripod and accessories. With a removable rain cover to protect your gear from the elements, and including detachable straps on the front and side of the bag for attaching a tripod, you can be sure this bag suits your every need!
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We're giving away 5 Eye-Fi Mobi 8GB wireless memory cards, worth £41.99 each!
The 5 lucky winners are: Barrie Bullock, colin baker, juergen hefele, Darren Stone and keren curran. Congratulations!
Eye-Fi Mobi adds the convenience and the connectivity of mobile devices to high quality digital photography. Photos and videos can now be transferred quickly, easily and wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, making them immediately available for sharing with the rest of the world via social media or email.
Thanks to Eye-Fi Mobi, the cumbersome transfer of photos from the camera to smartphone or PC is a thing of the past, so now photographers only need to focus on making unforgettable photos. Juggling a multitude of devices is no longer necessary: the high quality photos from the camera can now be shared instantly via social media. Replace the camera’s standard SD card with an Eye-Fi Mobi card to make the pictures appear on your iOS or Android™ device in two simple steps.
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We're giving away 10 copies of Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9, worth £69.99 each!
The 10 lucky winners are: Terry Wells, Poul P. Phillipsen, Sue Cook, Toni Arnott, chris nichol, Rebecca Herbert, Mark Clancy, Kirsty Hall, Gregg Carter and julie macmillan. Congratulations!
With Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 you can optimize your images and add your own special touch.
Perfect your photos using the retouch feature or design creative photo collages. Make your images stand out from the crowd with custom graphics and personalized logos.
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 combines the best of photo and graphic design in one interface. The program contains a vast selection of powerful graphic design tools that are perfect for beginners and pros alike:
• Optimize the contrast, colour, and sharpness of your images
• Correct converging lines, cropping, red-eye effect, etc.
• Remove distracting elements from photos, e.g. road signs, people standing in the way, imperfections, etc.
• Select image elements and reposition them freely anywhere you like
• Use photo filters for creative image effects
• Create panorama montages from several individual images
• Design logos, decorations or custom fonts
• Create spatial effects using the powerful 3D tool
• Insert gradients, shadows, and transparency effects for a realistic look
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The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the World Photography Organisation (WPO), are now open for entries. Photographers will compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. The Professional contest has 15 categories with entries being judged on the basis of a series of work, the Open competition has 10 categories and submissions are judged on a single image each. There is a Youth contest for photographers under 20, and a Student Focus competition for higher education photography students aged 18-30. The Open and Youth competitions will close for entries at 23.59 GMT on Monday 5 January 2015 with the exception of the Professional competition, which will close at 23.59 GMT on Thursday 8 January 2015.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Marwell’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has returned for a fifth consecutive year. This year’s top prize is a 9.day Wild España trip which is a wildlife conservation tour starting from the mountains in the north to the mouth of the Guadalquivir river in the south of Spain, courtesy of Wildlife Worldwide. The competition has four categories, including Cute and Funny, Marwell Wildlife endangered, Marwell Wildlife residents and Native Wildlife. The deadline for entries is 31 August 2014. As always, we suggest that you read the rules before entering your work.
Friday, May 23, 2014
The 2014 international Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards are open for entry. There are three portfolio categories - Tribes, Spirit of Adventure and Earth, Air, Fire and Water –, a New Talent award and an HD video category. The overall winner of TPOTY – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 - will receive £2,500 and a Plastic Sandwich personalised leather print book or iPad case. In addition, they will receive a private showcase of their travel photography at next year’s Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition. Entry to the awards costs from £7.50, and entry to Young Travel Photographer of the Year is free.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Group of the Party of European Socialists (PES Group) in the Committee of the Regions (CoR) has launched a photo competition. Jobs for Europe – Europe for Jobs invites amateur photographers to capture in a photo the diversity of job realities and job aspirations in Europe. The competition runs until 30 June 2014 and is open to European residents aged 18 and older. The first prize is photographic equipment worth €2000 plus a three-day trip to Brussels The winners will be announced in October 2014.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The fourth annual IdeasTap and Magnum Photographic Award is now open to all photographers aged 16+ worldwide. Aimed at identifying, showcasing and celebrating documentary photographers, the competition offers prizes including £5,000 cash, £1,500 project funding, mentoring from Magnum photographers and the chance to work at Magnum’s offices. The winners of the 2013 award will be announced on Thursday 22 May 2014. The deadline for entries is 17 July 2014.
Monday, May 19, 2014
EyeEm has announced its inaugural Global Photography Festival & Awards. Held in Berlin on 12-13 September 2014, the EyeEm Global Photography Festival & Awards include a global photo competition open for all photographers, from novice to professional. Judges include renowned photography director Anna G. Dickson from The Huffington Post, New York Times photographer Daniel Krieger, Olivier Laurent from TIME magazine, and Stephen Mayes, member of the founding management team at Getty Images. Participants will have the opportunity to win cash and non-cash prizes, as well as have their work exhibited at the Berlin Holzmarkt and published in a book. Categories include The Portraitist, The Explorer, The Illusionist, The Architect, The Street Photographer, The Illuminator, The Speedster, The Naturalist, The Storyteller and The Stylist. For more information, visit the website below.