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Friday
Feb082013

Five Favorite Photos from the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards 

The governing body of the prestigous annual competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, recently announced the shortlist for the winners of the Professional, Open, and Youth categories. The other categories include the Student Focus - for those studying photography, the 3D Award - for anyone using true 3D technology in photography or video, and the National Award - new in 2013, for photographers in participating countries. The competition, which is organized by the World Photography Organisation, recieved over 122,000 entries from 170 countries this year alone. Each image is jarring and powerful in its own right, but I have chosen my five favorite to share with you.
Photo from the Portraits category, Youth Competition. (© Berta Vicente, Spain, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)A view from Szczeliniec to Owls Mountains and Klodzko valley, Poland. (© Pawel Uchorczak, Poland, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)Return to childhood landscapes. The picture is made in Romania, on the train from Bucharest to Baia Mare in a foggy morning in autumn of 2012. (© Hajdu Tamas, Romania, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards) I took this photo in spring 2012 in Rome, my hometown. It was taken with a monorail view camera (5x6 film) and manually developed, after it was scanned and post produced. I took care of the entire process and working on film, it took me quite many tries to have the perfect shadow and exposure; I had to go back to the location several times to and always hope it was sunny enough, once I spent the whole day in front of that wall, just to check at which time of the day the shadow was looking more geometrical, eventually I decided on 2pm. (© Martina Biccheri, Italy, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)One Day in History. Portraits of children and youths who survived the massacre on the island of Utoeya outside Oslo, Norway on 22nd of July 2011. "I bear my scars with dignity, because I got them standing for something I believe in." Ylva Schwenke, age 15, from Tromso¸ hid by a path called "the love path". She was shot in the shoulder, her stomach and in both of her thighs. (© Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)
To view each shortlist gallery in its entirety and to learn more about the competition, click here

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Monday
Nov212011

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 latest photography contests to check out:

Sony World Photography Awards
You have until January 4th to enter the Sony World Photography Awards Competition. It's actually a series of separate contests including an Open Competition for amateurs and enthusiasts, a Professional Competition, a Youth Competition and Student Focus Competition for younger entrants, a 3D contest and the Moving Image category for those experimenting with moving image narrative formats. Each contest has a number of different categories you can submit images to. For instance, the Open Competition's categories include Architecture, Arts & Culture, Enhanced Digitally, Split Second Capture, Low Light, Nature & Wildlife, Panoramic, People, Smile and Travel. There's over $25,000 dollars in awards depending on which competition you enter and a host of other prizes. Entry fees may vary — you can enter up to 3 images if you're a World Photography Awards member — so check the Web site and rules carefully.

Serving Abroad...Through Their Eyes
This photo contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. State Department and is open to any current or former member of the United States Armed Forces or Foreign Service. You can enter only one image taken during overseas service from the year 2000 to the present. There are six categories: daily life, friendship, places, faces, loss or triumph, and they're looking for "The best photos that will uniquely illustrate the human connection and inspiration behind the complex missions and work Americans undertake during federal service overseas." The panel selecting the winning images include New York Times photographer Joao Silva, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, Retired Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, Retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and Retired Gen. Colin Powell. Winning photos will be part of a public exhibition for display in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, U.S. Embassies, the Pentagon, and similar public spaces, as well as on DoS, DoD, and AIE webpages. The deadline is February 20, 2012 and needless to say there are very specific rules and forms that need to be completed if you're going to enter this contest.

Outdoor Photography Magazine's 4th Annual Nature's Colors Photo Contest
If you've taken some beautiful pictures of fall foliage this season, you'll want to think about entering this contest. But you'll have to hurry since the deadline is November 30th! The prizes are terrific and if you're the Grand prize winner your photo will published in the March 2012 issue of Outdoor Photographer plus you'll receive the following prizes: a Sony SLT-A55 DSLR, a Gitzo GT2541 Carbon Fiber tripod and GH2780QR head, a PNY 8GB Professional Series SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card, Tamrac's Evolution 8 Backpack (5788), a Duggal 16x20 print of the winning photo and online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery. First pize is a Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 carbon fiber tripod and 496RC2 head, a PNY 4GB Professional Series SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card, Tamrac's Rally 5 Camera Bag (3445), a Duggal 16x20 print of the winning photo and online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery. You can enter up to five photos.

Field & Stream's 2011 Fall Trail Cam Photo Contest!
You might also think about entering your Autumn photos into this online contest run by Field & Stream Magazine. There are four rounds of competition — though only the last two are still accepting photographs. The editors' favorite entry in each round will win a Bushnell Trophy Cam and a Grand prize of a pair of Steiner 10x42 Predator Xtreme binoculars will be awarded to the photo chosen as the best from the entire contest. The deadline for round 3 is December 8th and it's January 8th for round 4.

 

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Monday
Oct172011

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 latest photography contests to check out:

The World We Live In 2011 Photo Contest

Canada's Photo Life and Photo Solutions magazines are running this contest open to Canadian and U.S. residents. Enter as either a pro or amateur  into one of the contest's three themes: Humanity, The Environment, or Our Interconnected World and you could take home your share of $35,000 dollars in prizes. The goal of the contest is to "invite photographers from all walks of life to capture images of people, cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes as well as environmental statements, and to share with us their vision of the world." There are fees and you'll need to enter your images by November 30th.

Tamron's "My Macro Exhibit" Photo Contest

If you shoot with Tamron lenses and macro photography is your thing, then you might want to consider entering this contest. It's a little bit different than most contests - you'll need to build a virtual exhibit of 8-14 of your macro photographs in order to enter. Winners will be judged on the body of their work and you could win one of four Tamron lenses, plus have your work featured on the Tamron website and newsletter. Get your entries in by December 31st.

2011 National Geographic Photography Contest

The prizes are huge and the competition is fierce (16,000 entries from 130 countries last year!) for this top contest. After all, who wouldn't want their pictures to appear in National Geographic Magazine? If that's your dream then submit your images to them by November 30th. The categories are People, Places and Nature. There are very specific eligibility requirements so make sure you take a good look at the rules. The Grand Prize winner will receive US$7,500 and a trip to the District of Columbia, USA from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2012 to participate in the National Geographic Photography Seminar. There's a $15 entry fee per image.

Pillsbury People Celebrate More Photo Contest

Submit a photo that depicts a family celebration and you could win a $10,000 family vacation to Celebration, Florida. "We hope to inspire families nationwide to celebrate their memorable milestones with homemade desserts and share their sweetest baking moments with us," says Pillsbury. You'll need to caption your photo and enter it by November 30th.

The 4th Annual Global Travel Photo Contest

This year, PLANET Magazine's photo contest features two categories: General Travel and Portrait. According to the magazine, their ongoing "theme is ‘Many Worlds, One Planet’, and we’d like to ask photographers to not only capture defining images of a particular place but to also consider the people, lifestyles, and subcultures of the places they document; a powerful portrait or image of a gathering can equally reveal the depth and mystery of the travel experience." If you've got a photo that meets that goal, hurry and enter the contest by October 31st. Two top winners will receive a round-the-world ticket (or $1500 cash), with a minimum 12-image portfolio from your trip to be published upon your return. Plus, the top ten contestants will have the opportunity to have their image shown in a special gallery exhibit and opening event at New York City's Clic Gallery in Soho. There's a $20 entry fee per image.


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Friday
Aug052011

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:

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.

Epson World Shootout Underwater Grand Prix

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!

Zoom-in on Poverty" Global Photo Contest

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.

One Life: an International Photo Contest 

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.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

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:

One Life: an International Photo Contest 

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.

 
This contest, run by The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, a British organization, is free to enter. They are looking for photos that are "are creative, resonant, original and beautiful. Subjects include wildlife and marine life, environmental degradation, street photography and urban lifestyles, technology, landscapes and portraiture." There are some pretty specific guidelines for each category so I urge you to read the contest rules carefully. The winners will share a  £5,000 prize as well as participate in an exhibition and be published in the magazine WEM. The deadline is July 31st.
 
 
The Society of Sport and Event Photographers (SEP) is holding their 5th Cover contest. To enter, submit up to five sport, event or action images. The deadline is August 29th and the winner receives a one-year membership to SEP, along with a feature in Action News and their winning image on the cover. You don't need to be a member of SEP to enter and there's no entry fee. Images must be unpublished and you'll need model releases, so head on over to their Web site for all the pertinent rules.
 
 

This isn't just a photo contest - it's actually a contest looking for a photo of "a small business that embodies the passion and innovation that makes America great." But, if you are the photographer who submits the photo that best illustrates that business, by popular vote, you'll win a trip for two to Washington, D.C. So, if you know a business that fits the bill, take a shot at entering this contest. You have until July 13th.

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