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:
X-Rite "Color Perfectionists Unite" Photography Contest
X-Rite, who make color management software and equipment have launched this monthly photo contest for "anyone passionate about perfecting color." Each month they will announce a theme (August is Summer Fun) and monthly winners will be selected by a top professional photographer specializing in the area of photography related to the theme. Each monthly winner will also be featured on the X-Rite Photo blog and will receive either an X-Rite ColorMunki Display, i1Display Pro, or a ColorChecker Passport. The top 20 finalists each month will be featured in a monthly gallery at X-Rite Photo on Facebook and Color Perfectionists Group on Flickr.
PIX Digital Imaging Contest
AfterCapture' Magazine's PIX Digital Imaging Contest recognizes excellence and innovation in digital imaging including retouching, CGI, 3D, compositing and other post-production techniques. Categories include Single Image, Series (limit 5 images), and Student (Image or Series). There are fees to submit your images. Prizes include either a Canon PowerShot G12 or Nikon COOLPIX P7000 camera, Complete Nik Software Collection, a PhotoServe Portfolio, full registration to WPPI 2012 and three Master Classes, Gold Pass to the 2011 PDN PhotoPlus Expo including a two-day pass to WPPI NYC, Image and Series winners will receive a feature in AfterCapture magazine, Student winners will receive a one-page profile in AfterCapture magazine and a One-year subscription to Photo District News magazine. You'll need to hurry — the deadline has been extended to August 15, 2011.
Rangefinder Magazine's Take Your Best Shot Contest
Photographers are invited to submit their best images of People, Places or Things. Prizes include having your photo published on a cover of Rangefinder Magazine if you're the Grand Prize Winner, and a Digital SLR, a Tamron zoom lens,a $200 B&H Gift Card, full registration to WPPI 2012, and a one-year subscription to Rangefinder for other winners. All winners will also be featured in an online gallery as well as in the December issue of Rangefinder. Deadline to enter is October 3, 2011 and there are fees to enter this competition.
If underwater diving is your thing and you can head off to a reef somewhere to take pictures this month, then you'll want to consider entering this contest sponsored by Epson. Over $70,000 of cash and prestigious prizes, 7 categories (Dive Destination, Wide Angle, Macro & Super-Macro, Ship or Plane Wreck, Underwater Environmental Conservation, Fresh Water, and Amateurs) and you choose your own diving destination. However, the rules are very specific, so you'll want to make sure you read them. For instance, since they only want photos taken during the month of August, contestants are required to set the date on their cameras to August 2016. Learn more on the contest Web site and then get diving — your images need to be in by August 31st!
A joint effort between the Chinese news agency Xinhua and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this contest has the goal of refocusing the world's attention towards poverty. Submitted images should show some of the causes, solutions and achievements made in poverty alleviation and must have been taken within the last ten years. The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers as well as news media organizations. Categories include Editorial Images: Best Professional Singles Award, Best Professional Stories Award, Best Non-Professional Singles Award,Best Non-Professional Stories Award as well as a Creative Images Award, Netizen's Choice Award - 1 Piece from All Categories and an Anti-Poverty Achievement Award. The first, second and third place winners will get $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively. The Netizen�s Choice Award winner will receive $6,000 and camera gear and The Anti-Poverty Achievement Award winner will be awarded with $8,000 and camera equipment. The deadline is September 1, 2011.
The deadline has been extended to August 19th! The prizes are great for this photo contest - $10K in cash, an exhibit, worldwide exposure - but the entry fee is steep at $10 a picture so you'll want to carefully consider whether to enter or not. You can submit entries into People, Place, Things, or Ideas, basically anything that according to the contest officials "illuminates your perspective: what you love, your travels, or anything that reflects your world and experience." If you've got images along those lines and the entry fees don't scare you away, this could be your ticket to the big time... Enter by July 29th.