International Loupe Awards 2012

September 14, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 3 Comments |
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The 5th Annual International Loupe Awards are now open for entries. Featuring Amateur, Open and Medium Format sections, with 3, 8 and 3 categories respectively, the International Loupe Awards are open to professionals, amateurs and students, and are judged by 25 leading photographers from around the world. The deadline for entries is 31 October 2012.. Late entries accepted until 15th November (late entry fees apply).

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The International Loupe Awards 2012 are now open

US$80,000 in cash and prizes!

Enter online at http://www.loupeawards.com

The 5th Annual International Loupe Awards are now open, showcasing some of the best photography from around the world. Featuring Amateur, Open and Medium Format sections, there is the opportunity for all photographers to challenge themselves, get creative and have the chance at some of the big prizes on offer.

The awards are open to professionals, amateurs and students, and are judged by 25 leading photographers from around the world with diverse experience and backgrounds in fields that support the categories being judged.

The Major Open Awards first prize is valued at US$30,000! The top 5 images in each Open category also receive cash prizes. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze merits are also awarded based on score, as in previous years. The 2011 winner was Jackie Dean of Sydney, Australia;

The Open Award features eight categories;
People and Portrait
Science and Nature
Photo Journalism
Sport
Commercial
Advertising & Fashion
Wedding
Landscape
Illustrative

The major Amateur prize is valued at over US$5000, with prizes also awarded to top placing images in each category, and Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze merit awards based on score. The 2011 Amateur winner was Vi Wilson from Queensland, Australia;

The Amateur Award features three categories;
People and Portrait
Landscape
Illustrative

The Medium Format Art Prize is a premier showcase of medium and large format imagery. It is open to all photographers, both professional and amateur, however entries must be captured using a medium or large format film or digital camera. Short-listed entries will then become part of an exhibition to be showcased at Sofitel Luxury Hotels. The Exhibition will be launched with the final judging and presentation night of the Medium format Fine Art prize-winner at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. The prizes for the Medium Format Art Prize are to be announced soon.

The winner of the 2011 Medium Format Art Prize was Ross Andersson from Minnesota, USA;

The Medium Format Art Prize features three categories;
People and Portrait
Landscape
Illustrative

The 2012 International Loupe Awards is proudly supported by Kayell Australia, Epson Australia, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Better Photography Magazine, Lastolite Professional, Datacolor Spyder, Drobo, Elinchrom and Canson.

Previous winning and highly ranked images from the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 competitions can be seen on the website http://www.loupeawards.com

Regular entries close 31st October, 2012. Late entries accepted until 15th November (late entry fees apply).


Photo: Vi Wilson



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#1 Doru

I like this initiative...for 2012...I .look over the official site..and than i..found that the finalists in 2010 and 2011..are , of course only professionals photografhers ....whith fhotos from their gallerys..I am not pleased about this..becouse they will take the money...hmmm

2:11 pm - Friday, September 14, 2012

#2 Tom

I think Loupe needs to be regulated as the Judges know their professional friends when they enter as some professionals have a distinct edit with their photos and the Judges know that and award a higher score for fellow friends.

10:04 am - Saturday, September 29, 2012

#3 Peter West

International Loupe Awards needs to improve the judging by using EXIF data.. Blind judging is not good enough…

Nathan Oxley should explain the profits used at the end of the competition.

11:33 pm - Saturday, November 24, 2012