Monday, August 11, 2014
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has announced the results of its international photographic competition. A panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total entries from August 4-7 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection — the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press. To view full results of the contest, head to the website below.
Friday, August 8, 2014
PicStop has launched a new photographycompetition. The theme of the contest is “Cities” and each entrant may submit up to three photos, complete with titles and descriptions. Images must be in JPEG format and must not exceed 300 kilobytes in size. The deadline for entries is 3 October 2014. The first prize is a Thomas Cook City Break Travel Voucher worth £399. As always we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Photo-on-canvas.co.uk has announced a Europe-wide photo contest called “Summer of the Century.” In cooperation with FF-Fotoschule.de, Heise Media, GFW Publishing and Photo-collage.net, thousands of participants in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands have been asked to participate in the competition, which runs until 31 August 2014. Recipients of the call for entry include over 100.000 B2C-customers of the company's webshops at Photo-on-canvas.co.uk, Acrylic-glass-photo.co.uk and their equivalents in the other language regions. Participants can decide to compete in either the “Professional photographer” or “Amateur photographer” category. For more information, visit the website below.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers has announced the winners of its Land and Sea Photography Competition. Alessandro Tear’s photo “Vignette Pier” (reprinted above) was chosen as the winner from over 560 entries. Alessandro remarked on winning the competition "It was taken with a Canon eos 550d with a 24-70mm 2.8 aperture lens with a 195s shutter length. It was taken in Brighton of the West Pier at sunset with a neutral density filter." Alessandro has won 12 months membership to The Society.
The Port of Tyne Reflect Awards is calling for the people of Northumberland to submit their photos and films in the North East’s biggest photo and film competition. The competition is open to amateurs and professionals alike, with categories including North East Life, North East Nature, North East People and North East Film, plus a special category of Reflect Photo and Film Youth to encourage young people aged 16 and under to enter. Entries close on 19 September 2014. For more details, visit the website below.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The winners of the world’s longest running photography exhibition have been announced. Student, amateur and professional photographers from around the world were invited to enter their images to The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 157, and over 6,600 images were submitted. The five award winners are Jacqueline Roberts (Germany), William Lakin (UK), Mandy Barker ARPS (UK), Tamara Staples (USA) and Damien Wootten (UK). The exhibition at Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich, runs until 28 August 2014 before moving on to venues around the United Kingdom. All the selected images will be posted on the RPS website at the beginning of August. For information about venues and the exhibition, visit the RPS website.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
X-Rite today launched a photographic competition, challenging photographers all over the world to capture their ColorChecker Passport in some of the locations they will be visiting during the summer holiday season. The “Where in the World is Your ColorChecker Passport” photo contest runs until 15th September, with weekly judging taking place every Thursday. The weekly pirizes include X-Rite products such as the critically acclaimed ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Photo. At the end of the competition, X-Rite Coloratti and world-renowned portrait photographer Greg Gorman will select one final winner. The winner will have the opportunity to have a personal conversation with Greg to choose a signed 13” x 19” print of one of Greg’s masterpieces. Entries can be submitted via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ColorCheckerContest as well as that of the location of the shot, for example #greatwallofchina.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership has launched a photography competition to find images this summer that capture the uniqueness of the ‘Heart of Devon’ be it a magical moment, special event or festival, well-known landmark or hidden treasure. The winning image will be used as part of a Rugby World Cup 2015 tourism promotional campaign for the region. The winner will also receive a £100 voucher for photography equipment and a half-day session working alongside Devon based professional photographer Tony Cobley. Running on Twitter @HeartofDevon and Instagram using the hashtag #myhodmoment, the Heart of Devon photo contest is open for entries until Monday 1 September 2014. As always, we suggest that you read the competition terms and conditions before entering your work.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tokyo Laundry, a casual fashion lifestyle brand that incorporates vintage Americana influences, has announced a photo contest. Open to UK residents and anyone currently studying and living in the United Kingdom, the competition gives winners a chance to take part behind the scenes in shooting the Autumn/Winter collection for Tokyo Laundry. Each entrant may submit two photographs that capture the essence of the brand. The deadline for entries is the 20th of July 2014. As always, we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering your work.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A sea view photography competition, run by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is still on the hunt for the UK’s ultimate sea view. 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 trip can be booked any time between now and June 2015 and it comes in a celebration envelope. The deadline for entry is 5pm on 8th August.
Friday, July 4, 2014
This summer Olympus are asking the United Kingdom's amateur photographers to take a shot at becoming a master photographer in a new competition they are calling Olympus Protégés. Entrants to the competition will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the photographic industry. To be in with a chance of becoming a Protégé, entrants simply have to select the category that they would like to master, and then upload the photograph they are most proud to have taken along with a message supporting why they should be chosen.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The team behind this year’s South West Coast Path Photographic Competition announced that David Noton has agreed to come on board as their professional judge. “As a travelling professional photographer for almost 30 years, it’s been a rollercoaster of global adventure which has illustrated just how lucky we are to have such a jewel as the South West Coast Path on our doorstep," David says. "I never tire of walking the Coast Path which I find endlessly photographically inspiring." Amateur and professional photographers, of all ages, are encouraged to enter their best pictures of the Coast Path in this annual photographic competition, which closes on 31 December 2014. Prizes include a One Night Luxury Spa Break at Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa, Cornwall and a gift voucher towards products from David Noton’s website.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
We've teamed up with Samsung to give away a fantastic Samsung WB350F SMART camera. In addition, 3 runners-up will each receive a Samsung Plus microSDHC 8Gb memory card.
The lucky winner of the Samsung WB350F SMART camera is Alan Downie. Congratulations!
The three runners up, who each win a Samsung Plus microSDHC 8Gb memory card, are Petegk Salonika, Gaz Tanner and Elina Qonita.
People who want to capture and share powerful and unique images can now do so with the elegant and impressively equipped Samsung WB350F SMART Camera. This state of the art compact zoom camera comes with 21x optical zoom capabilities and a 23mm Wide Angle lens as standard, allowing users to create images with striking depth and detail. Whether zooming in on a subject from a great distance, or capturing a sprawling landscape that stretches for miles, the device delivers sharp detail and bright images on every shot.
The WB350F is also furnished with an impressive 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. This eliminates the need to use a flash at inopportune moments or at events – as the superior sensor needs less light than its conventional counterparts, without sacrificing image quality.
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Monday, June 30, 2014
FXB International, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to lifting people out of extreme poverty, today launched a global photography competition to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The competition will see one talented amateur photographer win a half-day photography masterclass with world-renowned photographer, Jillian Edelstein and the chance to have their winning image featured alongside Jillian’s as part of an international exhibition launching at London’s prestigious gallery@oxo in August this year. The exhibition, Framing Hope: Celebrating 25 Years of Poverty Eradication with FXB International, will feature 25 inspiring images shot by Jillian Edelstein, capturing the stories of hope and success of families in Burundi, China, Colombia, India and Rwanda who joined the FXBVillage programme. To enter, amateur photographers will need to submit a single photograph that best conveys the theme "Framing Hope". Whether a striking portrait, a beautiful landscape or a single moment in time beautifully captured, we’re asking people to let their creativity flow and submit their defining image of hope.." All entries will be displayed in an online gallery, with the five most-voted for, shortlisted for judging by an expert panel who will select the overall winner. The submission deadline is 25th July midnight BST.
Lytro today announced the Lytro Photo Adventure, a chance for five U.S: photographers to win a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland to take part in an exclusive photo shoot with Chris Burkard, a premier adventure lifestyle photographer. By pre-ordering the Lytro Illum light field camera (pictured) before 31 July 2014 and submitting a photo shoot idea, photographers will be eligible to win a spot in the challenge. "I have shot Iceland many times, but never in the way that Lytro Illum will allow me to," said Burkard, winner of the 2010 Red Bull Illume Image Quest. "I cannot wait to experience this new photographic canvas with other photographers and capture the beauty of Iceland in its purest form." In addition to the five grand-prize winners, twenty first-place winners will be selected for an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego. As always, we suggest that you read the rules before entering the competition.
Communication Arts magazine has published the results of its 55th annual photography competition. Of the 5,223 entries submitted to the 55th annual photography competition, only 155 were selected by a jury of respected creative professionals. The selected projects are handsomely reproduced in Photography Annual 55, the July/August 2014 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and on the iPad, and online at the website below.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MDL Marinas have launched their annual photography competition. Openn to both amateur and professional photographers alike, the competition closes at midnight on Sunday 10th August, with the winning shots set to be unveiled at September’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. The winner of MDL’s Photographer of the Year will receive a boat portfolio taken by professional marine photographer Brendan Fitzgerald of Fitz Marine Photography, presented in a handcrafted, leather bound album worth £700. The runner-up will enjoy a magnum of Champagne. In the Under-16 competition, the winner will be presented with a Nikon Coolpix AW120 digital compact camera, whilst the runner-up will be awarded £50 worth of Amazon vouchers. Dean Smith, Operations and Marketing Director at MDL Marinas, said: “ We want entries to show our berth holders and visitors enjoying their boats in the marina and out and about on the water – and the more adventurous and quirky the shots, the better!”
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
GO Outdoors have launched the Great British Summer Photo Contest. Sinead Miller, Digital Marketing Manager, said: “With this summer predicted to be one of the hottest on record, we hope more people will be making the most of the great outdoors – but for those who don’t know what they’re missing, we want photos that show the Great British summer in all its glory." The competition has three categories for photographers to send their entries to, including Festuvals, Summer holidays and The outdoors. To enter, simply upload a photo using the lunk below.
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.