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NYIP Contest Watch

NYIP's Contest Watch provides information on international, national and regional photo contests that you might want to enter. Here are the lastest photography contests to check out:

Outdoor Photographer Magazine's 2nd Annual The Great Outdoors Photo Contest

Have you ever wanted to hang with the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba? If the answer to that question is a great big "Heck, Yes!" then you might want to enter this contest from Outdoor Photographer Magazine. The Grand Prize winner will go on a Polar Bear Adventure for two from Natural Habitat Adventures, have their picture published in the magazine, plus get a host of new gear including a Gitzo tripod and a Tamrac bag. You have to enter by April 4th for your chance for this or one of the other prizes.

Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011

The deadline is looming for the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 photography competition. If you want to enter this British contest sponsored by London's Natural History Museum, BBC's Wildlife Photographer Magazine, and Veolia Environment, you'll have to do so by March 18th. Winners will share £24,500 in prize money, will be invited to the awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London, will have their photos in the Museum's exhibition, be published in BBC Wildlife Magazine and in a commemorative hardback book. The competition "seeks to promote the discovery, understanding, responsibility and enjoyment of the natural world." There are eleven categories you can enter including Animals in their Environment, Behavior: Birds, Mammals and other Animals, Underwater World, Animal Portraits, Urban Wildlife, Nature in Black-and-White. The rules of what can and cannot be entered are pretty specific and there's an entry fee too, so head on over to the contest Web site to learn more.

iExplore Photo Safari Contest

The travel site iExplore has kicked off  the Photo Safari Contest for those who love to photograph their travels —no matter where in the world they were taken.  The winner will go on a $9,000 "Classic Kenya Safari" for two as well as other prizes.The contest runs from February 8 through April 22, 2011 and is judged by a panel of nine award-winning travel photographers, media writers and as well as by popular vote.

Epson International Pano Awards

Epson's International Pano Awards is open for all professional and amateur panoramic photographers and features $25,000 in cash and prizes.Winning photos will also be featured in an exhibit at the PMA Photo Imaging Trade Show in Sydney, June 2011. There's a number of different categories you can enter depending on whether you are a professional photographer, amateur or student and whether you are shooting VR/360 'immersive' images or for photos with a minimum 2:1 panoramic ratio. There's an entry fee for this contest as well. You have until April 15th to enter.

For tips on how to enter and win photo contests, check out's Contest Tip Collection.


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