15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





TRAVELER -- The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe with us. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Enter today! ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 30, 2014 AT 12:00:00 P.M. EDT. http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2014/



01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





U.S.A. LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 - Stan Horaczek.{ “Popular Photography editor-in-chief, Miriam Leuchter is one of the judges for the contest and some of the winners will be featured in the magazine. The contest has two title awards: U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year and Young U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year, which will be awarded to someone under the age of 21. There are also five category awards, including Black & White, Landscape on the Move, Urban Landscape, Classic View, and My U.S.A. Deadline April 17, 2014 http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/03/enter-usa-landscape-photographer-year-2014-contest


28 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





FAMILY PHOTOS -- Be Featured in the AARP Magazine - Patti Shea: “ Take a picture of your immediate or extended clan —whether living with you or not—upload it onto Instagram and win a chance to be professionally photographed and featured in a Special Report in AARP the Magazine, the largest circulation magazine in the world. We’re looking for recent pictures of families, small and large, that epitomize the look of the modern American family SOURCE: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/20/instagram-family-photo-contest/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL TAKEAWAY: Unless you are a smart phone owner, a Tumbler member, and under 50 yrs, you probably will have difficulty weaving your way through the complexities of figuring out how to enter this contest. Solution: Find a high-schooler techie to help you. RE




SUBMIT HIS PHOTOS -- Friends of Photojournalist to international contest - A local photojournalist, Al-Badil who died on Sunday will still have his photos in contention for several prestigious awards, a consolation that will help the many friends of Mohamed Abdel Moneim, known professionally as Al-Noubi. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/91941/Egypt/Politics-/Friends-of-late-AlBadil-Photojournalist-submit-his.aspx
PHOTO: Mohamed Abdel Moneim

19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





PHOTO CONTEST INSIGHTS -- New Guide: The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests - Sarah Jacobs: “Use this guide to learn the ins and outs of 25+ photo competitions worldwide, including insights on which are worth your while, and which to skip. We award each a grade, A-F, based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure, plus provide feedback from past winners who help steer you in the right direction. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/11/new-guide-photographers-guide-photo-contests/




28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







$120,000 up for grabs. International photography competition. The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award is now in its third year, with photographers invited to enter work in categories such as Creating the Future, Street Life and Black-and-White. Prizes totalling more than $389,000 are up for grabs in addition to the Grand Winning prize of $120,000, with first, second and third place laureates in all categories receiving from $6000 to $20,000 each. SOURCE: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2300597/usd120-000-up-for-grab-in-international-photography-competition


07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.






* A Magazine’s 2013 international photo contest is a free, judged photo contest sponsored by AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, having operations in more than 80 countries, and employing 50,000 people around the world.


A Magazine is AkzoNobel's flagship external magazine. Launched in 2008 and now published four times a year, it is sent to an influential readership in more than 100 countires. Subscriptions are available free of charge.


Somewhat unconventional for a corporate publication, the magazine deliberately pushes boundaries to provide an innovative platform for bold ideas, insightful writing and creativity. It uses stunning design and stylish visuals to promote thought leadership, discuss socially relevant issues and prompt intelligent debate.


This is the second year they have teamed up with Chris Weston to launch their photo contest. The contest will be judged by Chris, along with A Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief David Lichtneker and Design & Art Director Claire Jean Engelmann.


This year, the theme is the environment. The challenge is to capture the essence of what that means to you in a photograph, whether that’s a stunning landscape image, a wildlife portrait, an eye-catching abstract or a reportage-style photo. They’re looking for striking photography that conveys emotion and tells a story.


The deadline for submission: October 31, 2013

Prize:
The prize is a stunning week-long photo safari in Yellowstone National Park, one of the most remarkable places on Earth. [I can vouch for that as I live a couple of hours away and many of my finest hours have been spent there. In fact I would be there this weekend were it not for The Shutdown.]


The workshop will take place from January 12 to 19, 2014. Remember to keep an eye on AkzoNobel's Facebook page, where they will be showcasing some of the best entries.


For more information: http://amagazine.akzonobel.com/Article/#photo-contest-call-for-entries


* I’m submitting this Contest not so much as a recommendation to enter it, but as a recommendation to perhaps steer clear of it. My concern is bracketed below. Make up your own mind. Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced a photo contest of inspiring images of Thailand. Those interested in photography (professionals and amateurs) are invited to enter photos with the theme: “Inspiring Thailand.”
This contest is an effort by TCEB to drum up business for that country. The submitted photos will be included in various PR materials when promoting Thailand. [*** I could find no information stating that only winning photographs would be used in this way. Nor could I find a statement of limitations on these “various PR materials” uses. ***]

Director Sarita Chintakanond of the IT Department, TCEB said, “From our research, we found that photos are the most influential medium for professionals in choosing a business events destination. We are seeking the most inspiring photo that would make meeting and event planners want to come and hold their next business event in Thailand.”


The deadline for submission: The submission period runs from September 14 to October 31,2013. The deadline for entries is 23.00 Indochina time on October 31.

Prizes: Three first-place winners will be chosen in each category (Culture, Attraction, and Lifestyle), each with a cash prize of 15,000 THB [a bit less than $500) each plus a hotel voucher valued at 15,000 THB. Awards are limited to one prize per entrant.


For more information: http://thejournalist.ie/lifestyle-2/travel-news-global-photo-contest-seeks-inspiring-thailand-images/


Jim McCue

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It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and myths that surround it.-John Pilger




01 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



* The 2014 Sony
World Photography Awards,

organised by the World Photography Organisation, is now open for entry. Professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world can enter their best work for free. Photographers will compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION – Categories
● Architecture
● Arts & Culture
● Campaign
● Conceptual
● Contemporary Issues
● Current Affairs
● Fashion & Beauty
● Landscape
● Lifestyle
● Nature & Wildlife
● People
● Portraiture
● Sport
● Still Life
● Travel
OPEN COMPETITION – Categories
● Architecture
● Arts & Culture
● Enhanced
● Low-light
● Nature & Wildlife
● Panoramic
● People
● Smile
● Split second
● Travel
YOUTH COMPETITION – Categories
● Culture
● Environment
● Portrait

The brief for the Student Focus competition is to shoot a single image for the front page of a newspaper. The image can be sensationalist or low-key but it must make the viewer want to learn more and draw attention to an issue that has meaning for the photographer.

The deadline for submission:The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards include the following competitions:
Professional – 15 categories judged on a series of work: Closes 9 January 2014Open – 10 categories judged on a single image: Closes 6 January 2014
Youth – three categories for photographers under 20: Closes 6 January 2014Student Focus – for higher education photography students aged 18-30: Closes 6 December 2013

Prizes:
Winner of the “L’iris d’Or” will receive:
Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of The Year"
$25,000
Membership to the “World Photography Academy”
Exhibition showcase of entire winning series at the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 exhibition and winners book
International exposure on the WPO website
Global media coverage
Flights to London, 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and VIP tickets to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony, April 2014
Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

Winners of each individual category will receive:
Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards Professional category name Winner"
Flights to London, 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and VIP tickets to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony, April 2014Winning images showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
International exposure in the winners galleries on the WPO website
Global media coverage
Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

Finalists of each individual category will receive:
Images showcased as part of the official Sony World Photography Awards 2014 exhibition in London
Images published in the winners book
Announced to international press
International exposure in the winners galleries on the WPO website


Winner of the Open Category will receive:
Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year”$5,000
Winning image showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
International exposure on the WPO website
Global media coverage
Flights to London, 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and VIP tickets to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony in April 2014
Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

Winners of each individual category will receive:
Title of “Sony World Photography Awards category name Winner"
Winning image showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
International exposure on the WPO website
Global media coverage
Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony


Winner of the best Youth Award overall photograph will receive:
Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Youth Award Winner”
Winning image showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
International exposure on the WPO website
Global media coverage
Flights to London, 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and VIP tickets to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony, April 2014
Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

Winners of each individual category will receive:
Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Youth Award category name Winner"Winning image showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
International exposure on the WPO website
Global media coverage

Winners of each individual category will receive:
Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Youth Award category name Winner"
Winning image showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
International exposure on the WPO website
Global media coverage
Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

For more information: http://www.photocontestinsider.com/2013/06/2014-sony-world-photography-awards/?utm_source=Photo+Contest+Insider+Updates&utm_campaign=7ecf11b985-PCI_Update_24_9_139_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f9bd063ebc-7ecf11b985-233064933


22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


* LensCulture Exposure Awards 2013.
This contest is open to anybody, but charges a fee.
But if you think you have a decent chance to win, it certainly could be worth it. The prizes are significant as well as invaluable global exposure to photo editors, creative directors, curators, gallery owners, collectors, publishers, agents, critics, journalists, festival directors, and international photo networks.

There are two categories in which to submit, Portfolio and Single Image.
Portfolio submission fee is $75 for 5-10 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit. Single Image submission fee is $35 for first image, $5 for each additional entry, no limit.
Save 20% on entry fees by submitting before September 30, 2013

The deadline for submission:
Final deadline is October 31, 2013.

Prizes:
All winners plus 25 finalists will be exhibited at a gala show in London — one of the world capitals of photography — with museum quality prints provided by Genesis Imaging, UK.

Every winner and 25 finalists will be highlighted in special feature articles in LensCulture — and prominently promoted throughout our network of over 100,000 influential enthusiasts in the global photography marketplace.

Cash Awards
PORTFOLIO AWARD
Grand Prize: $2500 cash
2nd Prize: $1000 cash
3rd Prize: $500 cash

SINGLE IMAGE AWARD

Grand Prize: $1500 cash
2nd Prize: $500 cash
3rd Prize: $250 cash

For more information:
https://www.lensculture.com/awards?utm_source=pci&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=lcea&utm_source=Photo+Contest+Insider+Updates&utm_campaign=d4158725ff-Lens_culture_Solus_18_9_139_17_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f9bd063ebc-d4158725ff-233064933


18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



* Eyes on Asia Award — Asia Pacific’s Premier Travel Photography Contest. Four Categories: People, Nature, Travel-folio and Sense of Place. Entry fees: $20 for professionals, and $15 per photo for amateurs.

The deadline for submission: October 31, 2013
Prizes:

As of May 15, the total prize pool was 65,000 SGD (Singapore Dollars).

The Grand Prize jackpot as of now is $1320 US. The final payout will depend on the number of entries. There will be one Overall Winner and 8 category winners (one each Pro & Amateur per category) as well as consolation prizes for 2nd through 5th place.

For more information:
http://eoaawards.com


* Shoot The Land is an International Photography Award that gives all landscape photographers the opportunity to showcase their images on an international stage.
You can enter one, or multiple images, each image is judged as an individual portrait. At the start of every month there is a new contest, so grab your camera and start shooting!

This contest is not free to enter: The entry fees are $10 for 1, $15 for 3 and $19 for 5 photos.

Prizes:All Finalists will have their images published in Shoot The Land Gallery. This is usually the first place people go when they come to the site, an amazing opportunity for professional exposure and a great place to gain plenty of street cred. All Finalists will also receive a 12 month subscription to Landscape Photography Magazine.

As the Winner, you will have your worked published in Landscape Photography Magazine! Published every month, LPM and it’s accompanying website has over 256,000 unique visitors in more than 190 countries, making it a truly international landscape photography magazine for the digital age.

You will also receive a free year of Squarespace – a beautiful and intuitive publishing platform that gives you everything you need to create an exceptional professional website. With superb image handling, social media integrations, and beautiful templates that look good from any device, Squarespace is perfectly suited for photographers.

$300 Cash! (USD)

From MILK Books, you will receive and create a your own Medium Landscape Photo Book. There is not a better way to show your work face to face. MILK Photo Books and Albums are beautifully designed and produced to stand the test of time, to give you a book to treasure and hand down through the generations.

We have also teamed up with a talented group called Delicious Presets. If you like great colors and tones, and you use Lightroom, you are going to love these guys. You will be awarded the Complete Collection of Lightroom Presets, valued at $110You will win an awesome little photography accessory from the good folk at Think Tank who have been kind enough to give away some of their gear. Every month the prize will be something slightly different sent to your doorstep.


For more information: http://shoottheland.com

*
Your Shot
This is not a big money contest but it would certainly be big on bragging rights. It’s called Your Shot. Take your best shot and send it to National Geographic. Submit a favorite photo for possible publication in National Geographic. Who hasn’t wanted to be published in that amazing magazine? They want photographs that are real—No digitally enhancing or altering your photographs (beyond the basics needed to achieve realistic color balance and sharpness. Your photograph could be used in the Magazine or on ngm.com.

The deadline for submission...
—You may submit only one (1) photo to Your Shot during any given submission period.
Submission periods begin on the 15th of the month at midnight eastern time and end on the 14th of the following month at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. It’s an ongoing competition with editor’s picks being shown as a Daily Dozen on the website each weekday. Readers get to vote on these picks.

For more information— http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-shot/your-shot



11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


* THIS FIRST ONE’S A GIVEAWAY, NOT A CONTEST!!
To celebrate the release of new Snapheal Pro from MacPhun Software, they are giving away a brand new CANON 5D MARK III CAMERA! and in case you’re not up on pricing these days, it retails for $3499.

The deadline for submission: 9/30/13
Prizes: CANON 5D MARK III CAMERA. Plus, when the number of entries reaches 100,000, every entrant will receive award-winning ColorStrokes for Mac absolutely FREE!

For more information:
http://photographypromos.com


* Pikto Top Pick is an opportunity to showcase your talent and get the recognition you deserve. The winner of this photographic competition will receive $5,000 towards the production of a Gallery Show, including an opening reception and a two-month exhibit at one of Toronto’s hottest venues. This is not a contest of “best pics”, but one in which each of your 15 images fits into a coherent whole that can be shown at a top gallery. Get inspired by the possibility of a gallery show and to create a series specifically for the submission.

The deadline for submission: November 1, 2013
Prizes: Top Pick Winner will receive in-store credit for services towards printing and framing a Gallery Show to a maximum of $5000.

Two Most popular prizes of $500 in gift certificates.

For more information:
http://www.pikto.com/cad/pikto-top-pick/

04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


* What are the hallmarks of a winning image in Smithsonian's Photocontest 2013?

Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture the moment.

There are five categories to enter-the American Experience, the Natural World, People, Travel and Altered Images. This year we are also looking to highlight the best photographs taken with mobile devices, so indicate if your picture was taken with your phone or tablet reader.

The deadline for submission: November 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST.

Prizes:
Grand Prize: $2,500

Each of the five Category Winners: $500.

Readers' Choice: $500.

Mobile: The best photo in any of the five categories that was taken with a mobile device will receive $500.

For more information: http://tinyurl.com/mvwyfyz

26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





STOLEN PICTURE WINS -- Controversy Erupts in Samsung Photo Contest – DL Cade: -- “One of the downsides to living in an uber-connected digital world is the ease with which intellectual property can be stolen. One such person is Instagram user @bogdhan who won Samsung’s ‘Live in the Moment’ Instagram contest (and an NX300) using a photo that he never actually took. The photo he used, which won the #mycommute category, was a slightly altered version of this one by famed photographer Hengki Koentjoro‘s shots. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/08/21/stolen-photo-becomes-samsung-live-in-the-moment-contest-winner/

20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




ENTER PHOTO COMPETITIONS? Should you? Frank Meo: “Should I enter? Is it a waste of money? Are there so many competitions now that my work won’t get noticed even if it is selected? Does anybody really care about awards anymore? Which is the best? These are all good questions to ask regarding a vexing issue: Photography award competitions and exhibitions. As for me, I will state right up front that I love award shows, and I encourage photographers to enter the competitions.
http://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/7466/tips-from-the-photo-rep-should-you-enter-photo-co.html
Bellingham photographer selling stock photos of Pacific Northwest, offering more than 5,000 images of Northwest Washington landscapes, landmarks and lifestyles.

06 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




KKK PHOTO STIRS CONTROVERSY
1920s KKK photo winning contest stirs controversy
A photo of a September 1924 Dayton Ku Klux Klan rally, which won a blue ribbon for first place at this year's Greene County Fair, has been stripped of its ribbon Tuesday following a complaint that the photo was offensive.
http://www.thv11.com/news/article/274073/288/1920s-KKK-photo-winning-contest-stirs-controversy

06 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


* Expressions: Tumbhi Photography Contest 2013
Dance of the rains, picturesque naturescapes, gushing streams, eclipses of the mighty moon, clouds creating mystery in the sky, wild forests with their magnificent wildlife, carnivores on the prowl, beautiful animals rarely coming out of the camouflage and so many other once in a lifetime moments - Get ready to capture images which will showcase your creativity, artistry and technical excellence!

This contest invites entries in two categories: Nature and Wildlife.

Nature Photography
Nature photographs include photographs shot outdoors displaying natural elements such as landscapes, seascapes, mountains, rivers and lakes, trees, flowers, plants as well as textures of these elements. Nature has its order and your pictures are expected to highlight the sublime aesthetics of nature.

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography is all about capturing animals in their natural habitat. Capture the magic moments of the animals while they are hunting, resting, frolicking, feasting on their prey or looking for a mate. Catch their majestic actions. Create their portraits. Your picture could become the clarion call for wildlife conservation!

There is a fee for entering this contest, but it’s a very modest $1/picture.

Judges will be Vincent Versace, internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography, and Sunjoy Monga, renowned and respected conservationist, photographer, and naturalist.

The deadline for submission: August 15, 2013
Prizes:

First prize in each category is worth $800, including $250 cash and several items of equipment.

Second prize in each category is worth $390, including $100 cash plus equipment.

Third prize in each category is worth $190, including $50 cash plus equipment.

For more information:
http://photography.tumbhi.com/expressions-nature-wildlife-photography-contest/?utm_source=Photo+Contest+Insider+Updates&utm_campaign=0b61b64d1e-PCI_Update_30_7_137_29_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f9bd063ebc-0b61b64d1e-233064933#

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* The National Press Photographers Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Short Grants program, six grants of $3,000 each that will be awarded to support photojournalists who are creating compelling picture stories in their communities.

The grant is designed for funding projects small enough in scale that the bulk of the work can be accomplished in two weeks or less.

Judging will take place in August. The judges will be Sung Park; 2012 Short Grant winner Torsten Kjellstrand; and Melissa Lyttle.

The deadline for submission: NPPA executive director Mindy Hutchison said that applications will be accepted online through 3 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2013.
Prizes: $3,000

For more information: https://nppa.org/competitions/short-grants




30 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



* Photo District News ONE LIFE International Photography Competition.
There are two ways to enter this contest. Three if you enter both. Both cost money. The basic level, A Day in the Life, costs $29 to enter up to 20 photos. The “Pro” contest for the “Grand Prize” costs $69 to enter 20 photos. And if you want to join both competitions, there is a “discounted” rate of $79.

The deadline for submission: All submissions must be in by July 30, 2013. We will accept late submissions through August 30, 2013, which may be accompanied by an additional late entry fee.Prizes:
Day in the Life Award wins a feature in PDN Magazine and your choice between a Trip Around the World - or - $10,000!
Every photographer who submits to the A Day in the Life Award will be GUARANTEED inclusion in a group exhibition in NYC.

Every photographer who submits to One Life will be given an online See.Me portfolio to view and share with your social network and use as a professional resource. After you complete your submission, you will be sent a confirmation email with your username, password, and direct link to your One Life portfolio, which you will be able to start using immediately. If you’re new to See.Me you will receive a See.Me profile after the competition closes.

The Grand Prize is
$25,000 Cash
A Two Page Feature in PDN Magazine
An exhibition at PDN 30th Anniversary Bash during PhotoPlus Expo
A gallery exhibition at the See.Me Exhibition Space
A Feature Presentation on See.Me

http://www.onelifephotos.com/info.php



* The Scene Event and Nightlife Photo Contest. Another contest from Photo District News. Two levels of entry: Professionals $35 and Amateurs and Students $12. Per image or series of up to 6 visually related images. Categories include Private Events, Celebrities, Clubs/Nightlife and Street Scenes/Parades/Festivals.


Prizes:PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR
FIRST-PLACE WINNERS
will be selected in each category and will receive:
A digital camera
A $100 B&H gift card
A subscription to PDN
A PDN PhotoPlus VIP Expo Pass
Two tickets to PDN PhotoPlus Expo bash
in New York City
PROFESSIONAL WINNERS
will also receive:
A PhotoServe portfolio ($860 value).

For more information: http://www.pdnthescene.com/?ad1

09 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.




* This is without doubt one of the slickest things happening on the web for photographers. Not to mention other creative artists.


It deserves a look if only for the quality of the content of its participants and the structure of the contest itself. Check it out!

Show your work to the world and earn funding to make your next great project possible.

Join tens of thousands of Artists, Photographers, Fashion Designers and Musicians in cultivating a global audience online & showing your work in one of the largest exhibitions in history.

Thousands of creatives will have the chance to be a part of the Creatives Rising Exhibition, presenting select See.Me members in New York City this Fall. And... guess what? It's totally FREE to join.

Build a FREE See.Me profile showing your creative work. Share your profile on all of your favorite social channels.

The more support you get the greater your chances are of getting featured to the world or winning the grand prize.

The deadline for submission: Ongoing


Prizes:
This October, See.Me members from around the globe will be presented in a massive 30 story tall projection mapping event in New York City alongside a fashion show and party featuring work created by you.

By creating a See.Me profile to earn support, you will be a part of this larger than life exhibition.

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One creative (you?) will be
selected to win your choice
of one year rent-free in a
$1,200,000 NYC apartment or
a $25,000 cash grant to put
on a show of your work in
NYC will be awarded to 1
creative (you?) unless you
choose the apartment!.

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For more information
https://www.see.me/rising/?f=cr13_pcn2&utm_source=Photo+Contest+Insider+Updates&utm_campaign=4bcd95c365-See_me_solus_26_6_136_21_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f9bd063ebc-4bcd95c365-233064933

For 2 more contests, go to:

http://www.photosource.com/contests1.html


25 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.




* This is without doubt one of the slickest things happening on the web for photographers. Not to mention other creative artists.


It deserves a look if only for the quality of the content of its participants and the structure of the contest itself. Check it out!

Show your work to the world and earn funding to make your next great project possible.

Join tens of thousands of Artists, Photographers, Fashion Designers and Musicians in cultivating a global audience online & showing your work in one of the largest exhibitions in history.

Thousands of creatives will have the chance to be a part of the Creatives Rising Exhibition, presenting select See.Me members in New York City this Fall. And... guess what? It's totally FREE to join.

Build a FREE See.Me profile showing your creative work. Share your profile on all of your favorite social channels.

The more support you get the greater your chances are of getting featured to the world or winning the grand prize.

The deadline for submission: Ongoing


Prizes:
This October, See.Me members from around the globe will be presented in a massive 30 story tall projection mapping event in New York City alongside a fashion show and party featuring work created by you.

By creating a See.Me profile to earn support, you will be a part of this larger than life exhibition.

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One creative (you?) will be
selected to win your choice
of one year rent-free in a
$1,200,000 NYC apartment or
a $25,000 cash grant to put
on a show of your work in
NYC will be awarded to 1
creative (you?) unless you
choose the apartment!.

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For more information
https://www.see.me/rising/?f=cr13_pcn2&utm_source=Photo+Contest+Insider+Updates&utm_campaign=4bcd95c365-See_me_solus_26_6_136_21_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f9bd063ebc-4bcd95c365-233064933

For 2 more contests, go to:

http://www.photosource.com/contests1.html



18 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


Three Contests

* THE AX3 Contest

* Lytro Photography Contest

* The Images from a Glass Eye Contest,


* THE AX3 - AMERICAN APERTURE AWARDS RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE AND HONORS ADVANCES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY.


The AX3 – American Aperture Awards is an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision.

This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals, from around the world and award their photographic insights.


ENTRY FEES
All fees are in U.S. dollars.
Professional
Single Image: $35
Each Additional Entry or Category: $25
Series (2 to 5 images): $60
Each Additional Series: $50
Non-Professional / Amateur
Single Image: $25
Each Additional Entry or Category: $20
Series (2 to 5 images): $50
Each Additional Series: $40
Students
Single Image: $20
Each Additional Entry or Category: $20
Series (2 to 5 images): $30
Each Additional Series: $20
Mobile Photography
iPhoneography / Android / Instagram / Hipstamatic / Starmatic, etc.
Single Image: $20
Each Additional Entry or Category: $20
Series (2 to 5 images): $30
Each Additional Series: $20


CATEGORIES


You may enter your images in one or more of the following categories.
Professional
Abstract
Advertising
Architecture/Cityscape
Collage
Conceptual/Experimental
Documentary
Fashion
Landscape/Seascape/Nature
Nudes
People/Portraits
Photojournalism
Political
Still Life
Street Photography
Video/Moving Images


Non-Professional / Amateur
Abstract
Advertising
Architecture/Cityscape
Collage
Conceptual/Experimental
Documentary
Fashion
Landscape/Seascape/Nature
Nudes
People/Portraits
Political
Still Life
Street Photography
Video/Moving Images


Mobile PhotographyiPhoneography / Android / Instagram / Hipstamatic / Starmatic, etc.
Abstract
Architecture/Cityscape
Collage
Conceptual/Experimental
Documentary
Fashion
Landscape/Seascape/Nature
Nudes
People/Portraits
Political
Still Life
Street Photography
Video/Moving Images



The deadline for submission: Midnight Pacific Daylight Time, June 24, 2013.


Prizes:The following prizes will be presented to the AX3 – American Aperture Awards winners:


GRAND PRIZE: PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEARThe winner of the Photographer of the Year Award will receive:
$2,500 Honorarium
A Lytro Camera. Proudly presented by Lytro.
Gallery Representation
Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
Photos published in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
Photos published in the The Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
Your very own 100 page graphical ePhotoBook and App ready for sale on all digital platforms, including tablets and other mobile devices. Proudly presented by Aerbook.com.
Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide.

Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives.


EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEARThe winner of the Emerging Photographer of the Year Award will receive:
$1,000 Honorarium
Gallery Representation
Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
Photos published in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
Photos published in the The Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
Your very own 100 page graphical ePhotoBook and App ready for sale on all digital platforms, including tablets and other mobile devices. Proudly presented by Aerbook.com.
Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide.
Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives.


MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEARThe winner of the Mobile Photographer of the Year Award will receive:
Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
Photos published in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
Photos published in the The Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography

Your very own 100 page graphical ePhotoBook and App ready for sale on all digital platforms, including tablets and other mobile devices. Proudly presented by Aerbook.com.
Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide.

Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives.


15 CATEGORY WINNERS
The overall winner in each Category will receive the following:
Work exhibited in the U.S. and Australia
Photos published in Fabrik Magazine and blog — viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world
Work published in the The Annual, a new iPad/Android App showcasing the World’s Best Photography
Invitation to participate on ArtCapitol.com, an online platform that promotes and sells art to thousands of collectors worldwide.
Press release and newsletter announcements to over 65,000 collectors, galleries, art directors and advertising executives.


For more information:http://ax3.cc



For two more contests:
http://www.photosource.com/threecontests.html



11 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



* This week we’ll be trying something a little different. It’s being sponsored by Canon, but it’s a (movie)film contest. Project Imagination is the name of the game and now it’s your turn to sit in the director‘s chair. Choose one winning photo from each of the 10 storytelling themes to begin your filmic journey.

The 5 winning films will be chosen by Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard and a judging panel to join the celebrity directors’ films as part of “A Ron Howard Presentation.”The deadline for submission: 6AM PST July 23, 2013

Prizes:
All 10 films will be screened at the Canon Project Imagination Film Festival, and each winner will also receive $5,000.

For more information:
https://www.longliveimagination.com/about#how-to-submit

11 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







All photo contests are not created equal. There are certain things you should always be aware of when you look at a contest and consider entering it. Here is one that you should definitely not enter as well as some of the reasons for not entering it.

Carolyn E. Wright,
a/k/a the Photo Attorney®, is a full-time attorney whose practice is aimed squarely at the legal needs of photographers and other copyright owners. She and certain photographic associations are concerned about the terms and conditions of a contest announced by Vogue, a Conde Nast publication, entitled the New Exposure Photography Competition, Presented by Bottega Veneta. http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=4378 http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=4378 -Jim McCue



04 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






The Photo Review Competition



The Photo Review is a critical journal of national scope and international readership.

Publishing since 1976, the Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. With incisive reviews, portfolios, lively interviews, the latest in books and exhibitions, The Photo Review quarterly journal has earned a reputation as one of the best serious photography publications being produced today.
This year's Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Paul Roth, Senior Curator and Director, Photography and Media Arts, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2013 competition issue and on our website.

Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

An entry fee
of $35 for up to three images, and $8 for each additional image, entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants may subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount.


The deadline for submission: June 30, 2013



Prizes

Prizewinners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and website
Editor's selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries

Prizes include:


An Olympus Pen E-PL5 Camera
SilverFast Ai Studio 8, from LaserSoft Imaging

SilverFast HDR Studio, from LaserSoft Imaging
SilverFast SE Plus 8, from LaserSoft Imaging
a $250 gift certificate from Calumet Photographic
a 24"x50' roll of Museo Silver Rag
a 20"x24" silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging
elegant camera bags from Jill-E
flash drives from USB Memory Direct



For more information:

http://www.photoreview.org/compete.htm






28 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


Photo contests as of Sunday, May 26, 2013 2:27:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time


Two Contests sponsored by the same organization — National Geographic Society — One recommended, one NOT recommended. A lesson in why you should read ALL the rules before entering Photo Contests no matter how “reputable” the sponsor.


* Fellow Travelers, Explorers And Photographers - Show Us Your Favorite Places "Off The Map" On Instagram And Win!


THIS IS A CONTEST THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO ENTER UNLESS YOU WANT TO GIVE UP ALL RIGHTS TO YOUR ENTRY PHOTOGRAPHS:


OWNERSHIP. By entering your Submission in the Contest, you acknowledge and agree that:
(a) Sponsor will own all Submissions entered by you in the Contest or otherwise uploaded to the Website. Each entrant into the Contest hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns and conveys to the Sponsor, its successors and assigns, all present and future right, title and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever in and to the Submission(s) for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised (the “Rights”). Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter, the Submission(s) for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have in the Submission(s) submitted by him or her. Each entrant hereby acknowledges that such entrant does not reserve any rights in and to the Submissions. Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Submission, or to otherwise exploit any Submission or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of the any Submission for any reason or no reason at all, and no contestant shall be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.





Read more here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/files/ngc-takes-you-official-rules/file/


The deadline for submission:Flexible at the sponsor’s decision.


Prizes
— Note that there is one and only one prize but, if I read the above rule correctly, any photo you submit belongs to NGS whether it wins the prize or not.
One Grand Prize is available.
The Grand Prize Winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will receive one (1) photography prize pack which includes: one (1) Nikon - D3100 14.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera; one (1) National Geographic camera bag; one (1) National Geographic Complete Photography Book. The ARV of the Grand Prize Package is Seven Hundred Dollars ($700.00). Grand Prize Package is non-transferable, non-extendable, and non-exchangeable.


For more information: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/14/5419087/fellow-travelers-explorers-and.html#storylink=cpy


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* National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Each Entry consists of an entry form, a single image, and an entry fee. The entry fee is US$15 per entry
The Categories for entries are: (1) Travel Portraits, (2) Outdoor Scenes; (3) Sense of Place; and (4) Spontaneous Moments

IN CONTRAST TO THE PREVIOUS National Geographic-Sponsored CONTEST — By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to:
Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic Traveler magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest.


The deadline for submission: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 30, 2013 AT 23:59 UTC


Prizes
First Prize: One First Prize will be awarded. The First Prize consists of:
(1) a 10-day Galápagos Expedition with National Geographic Expeditions for the winner and one (1) guest;
(2) the winning image will be featured in the December 2013/January 2014 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(3) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(4) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.One First Prize will be awarded. The First Prize consists of:
(1) a 10-day Galápagos Expedition in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour with National Geographic Expeditions for the winner and one
(1) guest in 2014;
(2) the winning image will be featured in the December 2013/January 2014 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(3) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(4) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.


The First Prize Expedition will include round-trip economy air transportation for two
(2) between a major international gateway airport near the winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and Galápagos, Ecuador (via Guayaquil, Ecuador);
one (1) night accommodations (single room, double occupancy) at a hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador at start of trip, seven (7) nights' accommodations in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour; one (1) night accommodations (single room, double occupancy) at a hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador at end of trip; ground transportation between the airport and hotel; and meals and other items as described in the catalog description of the Expedition at
http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/galapagos-cruise/detail.
All accommodations and trip details determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2014 or prize trip will be forfeited. Trip dates relate to travel from the United States. Trip is conducted in English only. Space is subject to availability. Trip specifics are subject to availability. Travelers agree to accept National Geographic Expeditions terms and conditions for the trip. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation; meals; incidentals; gratuities; passenger tariffs or duties; airline fees; surcharges; airport fees; service charges or facility charges; personal charges such as alcoholic beverages, spa services, and Internet usage; security fees; taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. The winner and his/her travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and travel companion are solely responsible for obtaining valid passports and any other documents necessary for international travel. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. If First Prize winner is unavailable to travel on the dates the Expedition departs, then the prize will be forfeited. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the First Prize is US$19,830. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value, if any.


Second Prize: One Second Prize will be awarded. The Second Prize consists of:

(1) a 7-day National Geographic Photography Workshop in Santa Fe for the winner;

(2) the winning image will be featured in the December 2013/January 2014 edition of National Geographic Traveler;

(3) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and

(4) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.


Second Prize will include the 7-day National Geographic Photography Workshop in Santa Fe offered by National Geographic Expeditions as described at http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/santa-fe-photo-workshop/detail, including six (6) nights’ accommodations (accommodations determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).

Travel expenses to/from the winner’s home city are not included. Winner is responsible for getting him/herself to and from Santa Fe, NM. Workshop must be completed by December 31, 2014 on dates determined by National Geographic Expeditions in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Space is subject to availability. All Workshop dates and details are subject to availability. Workshop is conducted in English only. Participant agrees to accept the National Geographic Expeditions Terms and Conditions for the Workshop. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation; meals; incidentals; gratuities; passenger tariffs or duties; airline fees; surcharges; airport fees; service charges or facility charges; personal charges such as alcoholic beverages, spa services, and Internet usage; security fees; taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Winner is solely responsible for obtaining valid passport and any other documents necessary for international travel. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Workshop for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. ARV of Second Prize is US$4,480.


Third Prize: One Third Prize will be awarded. The Third Prize consists of:
(1) a 6-day cruise for two from Schooner American Eagle and Heritage;
(2) the winning image will be featured in the December 2013/January 2014 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(3) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(4) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Winner and guest are responsible for getting themselves to Rockland, Maine, and meals and living expenses at their own expense. Some restrictions may apply. Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2014. ARV of Third Prize is US$2,050.


Merit prizes:
Seven (7) Merit Prizes will be awarded. Each Merit Prize consists of:
(1) a US$200 gift certificate to B&H Photo;
(2) an 11”x14” matted and framed print of the entry;
(3) the winning image will be featured in the December 2013/January 2014 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(4) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(5) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Potential winners shall be required to sign and return within ten (10) days following an attempted notification, an Affidavit, Declaration or Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legally permissible, a Publicity Release and Warranty of Ownership and License in which the entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the photograph (and all the intellectual property rights in the photograph submitted) and grants to Sponsor and its licensees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest without additional compensation. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to Sponsor by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Contest, and selection of an alternate potential winner. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted.
If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.


For more information: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/



21 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



Jim McCue: I’m going to begin with a disclaimer that has kept me from highlighting this contest before. Though it’s free to enter and the photographer keeps his copyright, it seems like one of the results of this contest is that your photos wind up in a micro-stock situation. That being said, a lot of talented photographers are entering the contest and the website is worth looking at just for that very reason. And maybe I’m misunderstanding the potential of this ongoing contest.


Win from a pot of $2,000 Every Week!


Pixoto uses a fun and addictive voting system called ImageDuel™ to find the best photos from the thousands submitted every week. On Pixoto you can find out how your images compare to your peer’s in just minutes.
How it works• Upload your images to Pixoto and select a category for them to compete in.
• Members will then begin to vote on them immediately using "ImageDuel".
• Every ImageDuel win will increase your image's "ImageScore".
• The image with the highest ImageScore at the end of the voting period wins the cash prize.
• You can also sell the use of your images and prints on the website.



The deadline for submission:


Images can be submitted until the end of the period and then voting occurs on those images until Awards are assigned. This gives all images, regardless of when they were submitted, an equal chance to win. Submission deadlines are always up to midnight GMT at the end of the period and weeks run Sunday-Saturday.
CONTEST AWARDS ASSIGNED

Daily 3pm the following day
Weekly Midnight GMT the following Wednesday
Monthly Usually the 2nd Tuesday of the next month
Yearly Varies




Prizes:
Up to $150 to the top photo in all *15 categories:
Architecture & Design, Commercial & Journalism, Fashion, Fine Art, Landscape & Nature, Mobile Photos, Nudes & Boudoir, Pets, Photoshop Art, Portrait & People, Sports, Themed Contests, Transportation, Travel, Wedding, Wildlife.


For more information:
http://www.pixoto.com/photography-contest-weekly




Expressions: Tumbhi Photography Contest 2013.


Dance of the rains, picturesque naturescapes, gushing streams, eclipses of the mighty moon, clouds creating mystery in the sky, wild forests with their magnificent wildlife, carnivores on the prowl, beautiful animals rarely coming out of the camouflage and so many other once in a lifetime moments - Get ready to capture images which will showcase your creativity, artistry and technical excellence!

The contest will be judged by Vincent Versace, internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. Known for his natural light photography, Vincent is an eminent award winning photographer of global fame, author of several photography books and a sought after trainer.


The deadline for submission:
15 July, 2013

Prizes:Entry fee is US $1 per photograph and the prizes for each category, Nature Photography and Wildlife Photography, will include both cash and photo equipment.

1st Place $250 plus equipment, 2nd Place $100 plus equipment, 3rd Place $50 plus equipment.


For more information: http://photography.tumbhi.com/expressions-nature-wildlife-photography-contest

14 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



If you’ve ever wanted to compete in a photo contest
sponsored in an exotic foreign country, this one might be just the ticket: The 2nd ‘Chang Fine Art Photo Contest 2013’ initiated by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, invites photographers who are interested in fine art photography to let their imaginations run wild.
Create your photographic works under the theme of “ Time.” This contest is under the supervision of The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand and has become a yearly event.

The theme of the contest is “Time” and it is open to all international and local photographers, professionals and amateurs.

The deadline for submission is June 15th.

Prizes

1st prize : 300,000 baht (approximately $US 10,000)
2nd prize : 100,000 baht
3rd prize. : 50,000 baht
10 honorable mention: 10,000 baht each

For more information:
http://www.rpst.or.th/ChangFineArt/index_en.html

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* The fourth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in an explosion in image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

The 2012 competition saw 3853 images
submitted from 893 photographers in 55 countries
.

The deadline for submission:
Earlybird entries are open until Sunday 14th July, 2013.
There will be a late entry period from Monday 15th July until Sunday 21st July, 2013, during which late entry fees will apply.

Prizes
There is a fee to enter, but also a $40,000 prize pool, including $8,000 in cash plus equipment including an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer, an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer, and an Epson EB-1775 Ultra-slim Projector!

For more information:
http://www.thepanoawards.com





07 May, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.

The 2013 International Fine Art Photography Competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter your finest work.


The deadline for submission
Final Deadline: May 12, 2013

Prizes
In collaboration with The de Groot Foundation, The International Fine Art Photography Program will make the following awards in November 2013.


For each of the seven categories:

1st Place—Grand Prix de la Découverte:
$2000 cash award and award certificate
Plus travel to Paris for the November exhibit and awards ceremony


2nd Place:$1000 cash award and award certificate


3rd Place:$500 cash award and award certificate


In addition there will be plenty of RECOGNITION & EXPOSURE


The images selected as finalists by the jury will be:
Exhibited at the Paris Salon de la Photo (November 2013), visited by more than 80,000 photography lovers.
Accepted into the prestigious collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de FranceExhibited in the Grand Prix de la Découverte online gallery and social media community
All photographers selected as a finalist or a Juror Award of Merit winner will receive an award certificate.


In addition, 1st Place Winners will be published in aCurator Magazine and blog (seen by curators throughout the world), and Juror Award of Merit winners will be published in the online gallery and social media community.




For more information https://www.internationalfineartphoto.org/index.htm


30 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.

Photography Masters Cup


Get exposure and put your work in front of the biggest names in photography from Hasted Kraeutler, Sid Lee, Fox Broadcasting to Phillips de Pury in New York...

- don't miss the opportunity to be recognized as the best in photography by the industry's leading influentials.

Questions or Comments | or visit our
Frequently Asked Questions page.

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP



www.photomasterscup.com
369 South Doheny Drive, Suite 323, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 | Telephone (310)499-5805

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Celebrating its 7th year, Photography Masters Cup is the leading international award honoring color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual contest and globally webcast event.


The Bad News: Entry costs money —
http://www.photomasterscup.com/howto/fees.php


There are no cash prizes, but prestige and “title” awards galore. Plenty of excellent photographers think these items worth competing for. Even if you don’t care to compete, but you like to see how the other half shoots, I suggest you take about 10 minutes and look at this slideshow of previous winners:
http://www.photomasterscup.com/movie/movie5th-pro


PRESTIGE
With a collective Jury of the world's most recognized experts from Hasted Krautler, Sid Lee, Fox Broadcasting to Phillips de Pury in New York, the Masters Cup is the industry's most authoritative and important photographic event for color photography.


AWARDS
Nominees vie for 120 title awards representing the best work of the year. Receiving a Photography Masters Cup award is an endorsement of distinction from the most trusted names in the business.


The deadline for submission
Producing the Photography Masters Cup is an annual project and we receive thousands of images throughout the year from entrants worldwide. To facilitate management of the images and to ensure timely and accurate judging of the Awards, we have implemented three deadlines during the entry period:


Early Closing Deadline: JUNE 14, 2013

Closing Deadline: AUGUST 9, 2013
Entry must be received by midnight to be eligible


Prizes

For more information:
http://www.photomasterscup.com/index.php




* Latin American Fotografía 2
(There’s also a contest for Illustrators at the same website, if you’re interested.)


All Latin American illustrators, photographers, creative professionals, publishers, agencies, representatives, students and art teachers living anywhere with work published anywhere for any purpose. And those working or studying in Latin America with work created or published anywhere for any purpose. Includes Mexico, Caribbean, Central American and South American countries.
International illustrators and photographers living anywhere who have Latin American representation or have been published or exhibited in Latin America are also eligible.

Eligibility DatesWork created or published between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 for both print and digital media. Work created in 2010 for publication in 2011 is OK. Work created in 2011 for publication in 2012 is OK. All images in an ongoing project that stared earlier and continued into 2011, whether published or not, are OK.


CATEGORIESEditorial
Individual images or stories on any subject for magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals in both print and digital media. Including assigned outtakes.

SUBCATEGORIES
required: Photojournalism/News; Portraiture; Fashion/Design; Food; Travel/Lifestyle; Sports; Conceptual; Other.

Books Covers, individual images and sequential series from trade books, limited editions, children's books, graphic novels, comic books and self-published editions.
SUBCATEGORIES required: Children's Books; Monographs; Adult Fiction/Non-Fiction; Graphic Novels/Comics; Other.

Advertising
Ads in consumer and trade magazines, newspapers, websites and all other media. Entire campaigns or individual images accepted from print and digital media.

Graphics/PromotionalImages and all forms of designed material for brochures, annual reports, catalogs, direct mail, announcement cards, CD covers, calendars, posters, websites, point-of-sale or merchandising and self-promotion pieces from print and digital media.
PostersDesigned promotional, political, music and theater posters for commercial or not-for-profit clients and self-generated projects.

3-D3-D vinyl and plush toys, products and installations for either not-for-profit or commercial purpose.

Video, Animation and Motion GraphicsLive action and animation for feature films, television commercials, documentaries, websites, games and music videos. Includes any image or design that moves. Up to 10 still images accepted per project.
UnpublishedSelf-generated personal, experimental and fine art work.
SUBCATEGORIES required: Personal Work; Fine Art; Nudes, Other.
StudentsAny work by full or part-time students completed in 2011. Students may submit individually or as part of a department or class.


ENTRY FEES
Illustration and Photography Professional
$25 per single illustration or photograph in any category.
$50 per series of 10 related images from a book, catalog, annual report, calendar or video.
$50 per editorial, advertising, promotional or unpublished/personal series of up to 10 related images.

Student Fees
$10 per illustration or photogaph –or-
$50 per portfolio of up to ten images by an individual, class or department.


The deadline for submission:
June 7, 2013

PrizesThere are no prizes to be awarded, so WHY ENTER?
When you enter, your work is seen by an international jury made up exclusively of top creative professionals who assign and utilize photography and illustration, including art directors, designers, photo editors, art buyers, curators, editors and publishers.

Winning images will be exhibited in New York City as part of the annual AI-AP Party in November 2013 and will be part of a traveling exhibit through 2014.
In addition to being part of the Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración book, winning images appear on THE ARCHIVE, at ai-ap.com, attracting over 200 unique visitors per day. THE ARCHIVE lets the user search the juried collection of images by volume, subject, photographer, illustrator, creative, publication, client, agency, representative, design firm, school and instructor - and then make direct contact with the photographer or illustrator.
Images remain on THE ARCHIVE for life with no additional fee, allowing artists to create an archived portfolio of winning images that can be viewed by potential clients. And, we can quickly update your contact information anytime at no extra charge.
A slideshow announcement of the winning images will be sent to our 30,000 subscribers in September 2013.


For more information http://www.ai-ap.com/cfe/latin/

Enter Now www.photomasterscup.com






23 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



2013 Photo District

News Great Outdoors

Photo Contest


Categories —
* Plants, Animals, Insects and Garden
* Beaches, Islands and Underwater
* Scenes of the Natural World
* Outdoor Sports and Activities
* Parks and Safaris


Entry Fees:

Professionals: $35
Amateurs: $12



The deadline for submission: An Extended deadline of May 9, 2013 will be issued after April 25, 2013, at 11:59 pm PDT with a $10 per entry late fee. All entries must be received by the Extended Entry Deadline.


Prizes:
* ONE PROFESSIONAL GRAND-PRIZE WINNER will receive a Santa Fe-based workshop from the world-renowned Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, based on a Santa Fe Photographic Workshops tuition/fees credit of up to $1,500.
The Workshops offer two-and-a-half day, four day and five day classes. With top-level photographers as instructors, classes are designed to offer a wide range of topics for all skill levels.
* ONE AMATEUR GRAND-PRIZE WINNER will receive free tuition to MatadorU's Travel Photography Course and a one year subscription to MatadorAccess.
* ALL AMATEUR FIRST-PLACE WINNERS will receive a one year subscription to MatadorAccess.
* EIGHT PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR FIRST-PLACE WINNERS will each receive a $100 Adorama gift certificate.
* ALL PROFESSIONAL FIRST-PLACE WINNERS will receive a PhotoServe.com portfolio ($860 value).
* Winning images be printed and displayed at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show July 31 - August 3rd 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The gallery will be on display for the event's 21,000 attendees which includes 1,000 outdoor brand representatives and related media players.
* ALL FIRST-PLACE WINNERS will receive digital cameras.
* WINNING IMAGES will be featured in PDN's August issue which has an additional print circulation to 5,000 photography industry creatives!


For more information:
http://www.thegreatoutdoorsphotocontest.com/index.shtml




16 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


JM: This is a good one:
A Top Prize and No Entry Fees!


The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film
announced an expanded 2013 grant program that now includes an award for short-short documentary filmmaking.

In addition to their third annual call for documentary photography submissions, the foundation is now seeking outstanding entries in social documentary film focusing on the lives and populations ravaged by war, famine, disease, poverty, religious persecution, political oppression, forced migration and other human injustices.

“The addition of documentary film to our grant programs is a natural progression for the foundation,” says Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, foundation Founder and President.

“Expanding beyond still images to moving pictures brings us full circle within the realm of documentary reportage and maximizes our impact on effecting change and social justice through journalistic humanitarianism.”

The deadline for submission: April 30, 2013


Prizes: The foundation will award:
a $5000 USD grant for the production or completion of a social documentary photography project,and a $5000 USD prize for a completed social documentary film.


For more information: http://www.mrofoundation.org/blog/?page/84068/photography-grants




The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization committed to positive social discourse in underrepresented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers working in around the world to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Headquartered in New York, with a presence in Paris and Zurich, the foundation is a charitable trust serving the international photographic community through exhibitions, publishing, grants, and other curatorial projects.
Established in 2010, the foundation aims to encourage a new generation of photographers, armed with only a camera and a vision of a better world, to take to the streets every day and document humanity on the move.


09 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




Global Wind Day is a worldwide event
that occurs annually on Photo contest for Saturday, April 6, 2013

It is a day for discovering wind, its power
and the possibilities it holds to change our world.


Wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. We each have a wind energy story to tell – so why don’t you share yours with us?
Do you have a story to tell about wind energy – and are you creative with your camera? Then take a wind energy photo and write a text explaining what wind energy means to you.
Now you are ready to enter EWEA’s 2013 photo competition for Global Wind Day, and you might win a €1,000 Amazon voucher!

Whether it’s why you chose that particular shot, or why you think wind energy is the future, or that you simply think wind turbines are attractive, or maybe you work in the sector and want to tell us how you got there, the possibilities are endless.

Explain why you chose that exact moment, motif and technical equipment, or tell us what your views on wind energy and your relationship to it are or send us a story, a short piece of literature, even a poem or a song.

The deadline for submission — Competition opens 4 February and closes 5 May 2013 at 20:00 CET

Prizes — €1,000 Amazon voucher for the global winner, €250 Amazon voucher for regional winners
Up to three submissions are accepted from everyone over 18 worldwide
Winners of the competition will receive Amazon vouchers as well as their photographs featured in renewable energy publication ‘Recharge’ and EWEA’s magazine, Wind Directions. In addition, the winning selection will be put on display in the European Parliament in Brussels as well as our social media platforms and website.

For more information — http://www.globalwindday.org/photocompetition/

09 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: st




COPYLEFT -- He Used Creative Commons Image To Win Photography Prize – Tim Barribeau: “Modified and used without permission, this photo of a giant leopard moth won a photo-manipulator competition. Many photographers release their images under Creative Commons licenses, so that they can be widely used, but with some basic restrictions put in place. But does this license offer any substantive protection?” http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/04/creative-commons-image-used-to-win-photography-prize
PHOTO: Kevin Collins





19 Mar, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



Photo contests for Saturday, March 16, 2013


* The International Fine Art Photography Competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest work to win awards, recognition and exposure. Photographers must not have had a solo exhibit at a major museum.
This competition focuses on fine art photography and excludes commercial work such as advertising, wedding, or fashion photography. This contest requires a submission fee as noted below.


The deadline for submission:
The Early Bird submission fee (up until 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time, April 14, 2013): $20 per image per category.
The Regular submission fee (up until 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time, May 12, 2013): $24 per image per category.


Prizes:AWARDS
In collaboration with The de Groot Foundation, The International Fine Art Photography Program will make the following awards in November 2013.


For each of seven categories:


1st Place—Grand Prix de la Découverte:$2000 cash award and award certificate
Plus travel to Paris for the November exhibit and awards ceremony


2nd Place:$1000 cash award and award certificate


3rd Place:
$500 cash award and award certificate


RECOGNITION & EXPOSURE The images selected as finalists by the jury will be:
Exhibited in Paris during the Paris Grand Month of Photography (November 2013)
Accepted into the prestigious collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Exhibited in the Grand Prix de la Découverte online gallery and social media community

All photographers selected as a finalist or a Juror Award of Merit winner will receive an award certificate.
In addition, 1st Place Winners will be published in aCurator Magazine and blog (seen by curators throughout the world), and Juror Award of Merit winners will be published in the online gallery and social media community.


For more information https://www.internationalfineartphoto.org/index.htm

13 Mar, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


Gallery Photographica San Francisco International Photography Exhibition.
The contest is open to photographers worldwide older than 18 years and the theme is open as well. All styles and genres are welcome. There is an entry fee of $25 for the first picture and $10 for each additional image. The juror is Jim Casper, Founder and Editor of Lens Culture.


The deadline for submission May 8, 2013.
Prizes —
$6,000 (USD) in awards will be granted to 3 of the Gold Medalists as follows:
• 1st Place $3,000
• 2nd Place $2,000
• 3rd Place $1,000



For more information —
http://galleryphotographica.com


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* The 2013 GoPix Awards — Round 1

Calling all Mobile GoPixers

Now, the power of creation lies in everyone’s hands, limited only by the imagination. Mobile phones and tablets are unprecedented tools to capture and create artwork anywhere anytime.
The GoPix Awards is opened to any photographer with access to a mobile phone or tablet with inbuilt camera. Any post-processing work can be done in-camera or on a computer. Collages and montages are also eligible, provided all elements in the final artwork have been captured with a mobile phone camera. The competition will not distinguish between professionals and non-professionals.
The GoPix Awards will run throughout 2013, in quarterly rounds with closing deadline at the end of each 3-months period.
Each round will be juried by the TZIPAC Editorial team and our specially invited Juror(s) whose scoring will determine the category winners, Finalists and GoPix Grand Nominees, among whom the ultimate GoPix Grand Winner will be selected and awarded the title of “TZIPAC Mobile GoPixer of the Year”.
The deadline for submission to Round 1is March 31 at 5pm GMT. — The competition runs for the entire year and the Grand Winner will be determined at the end of 2013.

Prizes —

Grand Winner (to be announce at the end of 2013):
$3000 cash prize and the title of “2013 TZIPAC International Mobile Pixer of the Year”.
:-)

For more information —
http://www.tzipac.com


06 Mar, 2013 | Posted by: st




NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.



* Originating in 1975, The Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition has grown from a fledgling contest to Paducah Photo, the region's most prestigious annual photographic event. It is open to all without restrictions on size or content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.

Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror, with 8 to 10 of them receiving cash awards.
Artists may submit up to 10 photographic works. Only photographic processes will be accepted. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a Paducah Photo exhibition. There are no size restrictions.
Entries are now submitted solely online through this website. If one or more of your works should be accepted into the show you will receive subsequent instructions on final presentation.
Entries are submitted electronically through this website. To get started, create a free account. Once your account is created and you log in, click the "submit a photo" link on the left navigation. Credit card payment only. Deadline for online entries is 10am CST on May 1.
No more than 10 photographs may be submitted by any photographer. A nonrefundable entry fee ($8.00 for early bird, $10 for late) is required for each photograph submitted for consideration.
Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep the standard gallery 40% commission on all sales, so price your work accordingly. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work, or 60% of the retail price.
The deadline for submission 10am CST May 1, 2013.


Prizes:
$2,000 in cash will be given by the juror. Awards will be made in the following amounts:
• First Place $1,000
• Second Place $500
• Third Place $300
• 2 Honorable Mentions, $100 each


For more information
http://paducahphoto.com

26 Feb, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


This is not a big money contest but it would certainly be big on bragging rights. It’s called Your Shot. Take your best shot and send it to National Geographic. Submit a favorite photo for possible publication in National Geographic. Who hasn’t wanted to be published in that amazing magazine? They want photographs that are real—No digitally enhancing or altering your photographs (beyond the basics needed to achieve realistic color balance and sharpness. Your photograph could be used in the Magazine or on ngm.com.


The deadline for submission...—You may submit only one (1) photo to Your Shot during any given submission period. Submission periods begin on the 15th of the month at midnight eastern time and end on the 14th of the following month at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. It’s an ongoing competition with editor’s picks being shown as a Daily Dozen on the website each weekday. Readers get to vote on these picks.


For more information—
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-shot/your-shot

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Macphun is running a new photo contest: Life is Fun. There’s no limit on your creativity by categories, formats or entry fees!
Entering is simple and there’s only one little catch.
1) Take a picture.
2) [The Little Catch] Load it into one of Macphun’s apps. [Macphun has several apps, all of them fairly inexpensive. Colorstrokes is on sale now for $1.99.]
3) Submit via email from inside the app to contest[at]macphun[dot]com


The deadline for submission:
Contest runs from February 18, 2013 to March 22, 2013.
Submission period: February 18, 2013 to March 18, 2013. Winners are announced on official Contest Page and on FX Photo Studio Facebook page on March 22, 2013.

Prizes: Over $2000 in prizes. First place is a 13” Macbook Air.

For more information: http://macphun.com/contest


19 Feb, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


* Lapsus. Open call for photographic and video works.
Lapsus reflects on the ways in which works of art are created, especially in relation to new media, photography and video, which allow artists ever more technical and virtual perfection, at the risk of losing authenticity and uniqueness.
History of art shows us that many works were born of accidental 'mistakes' which occurred during the execution of a project, the taking of a picture or the recording of a video; such slips or lapsus' often occur without the knowledge of the author, who can use them as a point of strength in the final work.
This project also explores the idea of fate and destiny in relation to an artist and his or her artwork, dispelling the myth that a technological slip, error or failure can be determined or planned, instead elevating them to an aesthetic image that is a work of art.
What role does a random accident, a 'fortunate' error, a bizarre involuntariness or the failure of an idea, have in the success of a work of art? In the age of Photoshop and digital technology, what value does an 'error' have, that unplanned mistake that escapes the consciousness of the artist as he creates his work, but enriches and decrees its success?

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2013.
Prizes
15 projects will be chosen by the selection panel. At the exhibition opening on 17 May 2013 the curator of Lapsus, Marinella Paderni, will choose the three winning projects and award € 2,000 prizes
For more information - http://www.celesteprize.com/lapsus2013/

12 Feb, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson

CONTEST WINNERS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED





-- On Feb. 5, Sony announced the World Photography Awards shortlist of finalists in both professional and open categories. This list of 43 images has been curated from submissions spanning 170 countries.
http://mashable.com/2013/02/07/2013-sony-world-photography-awards/



12 Feb, 2013 | Posted by: st





NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.




Shoot The Face
is an exciting new monthly photography contest that is designed to inspire, recognize, expose, and reward talented photographers around the globe. This contest gives all photographers a purpose to create powerful portraiture, as well as a regular deadline to work towards.
This is not a free contest: The entry fees for the contest are as follows, all prices in (USD). 1 image – $10, 2 images – $12, 3 images – $14, 4 images – $16, 7 images – $19.
Shoot The Face is open to professional and amateur photographers. To be eligible to enter Shoot The Face, the entrant must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Prizes — These are the prizes for the monthly Finalists and Winner of the International Shoot The Face Award!


All Finalists will have their images published in Shoot The Face Gallery. This is usually the first place people go when they come to the site, an amazing opportunity for professional exposure and a great place to gain plenty of street cred.
You will have your worked published in Blur Magazine! Blur Magazine is distributed to more than 190 countries around the world. The photographs in Blur Magazine are beyond inspiring, and you will have your work published amongst the best. Imagine the exposure you will receive by having your work published here. http://www.blur-magazine.com
Every month the prize will be something slightly different, that will be sent to your doorstep. http://www.thinktankphoto.com
For more information — http://shoottheface.com

Entry Categories
• Category A:Single photo
• Category B:Photo story (two to five images that present a theme or idea.)
• Category C:Photographic Video (45 seconds in length)
• Category D:Motion Snapshot (a special award category cerebrating the release of the advanced interchangeable lens camera Nikon 1, using its "Motion Snapshot" function.)
• (Motion Snapshots Link) http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/bodies/j2/features01.htm#a4


Entry Period2012/12/1(Saturday)-2013/2/28(Thursday)(closes at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time)
Awards and Prizes
Category A•B•C
Grand Prize:
1 award. The winner will receive a trophy, Nikon products equivalent to 1,000,000 yen and the opportunity to show his or her portfolio on the Nikon Photo Contest Website.
1st place:
1 award per category. The winners will receive a trophy, Nikon products equivalent to 500,000 yen and the opportunity to show their portfolios on the Nikon Photo Contest Website.
2nd place:
5 awards per category. The winners will receive a trophy and Nikon products equivalent to 200,000 yen.
3rd place:
10 awards per category. The winners will receive a trophy and Nikon products equivalent to 100,000 yen.
NIKKOR Award:
1 award. This prize goes to the photographer producing the best work using a NIKKOR lens. The winner will receive a trophy and 1,000,000 yen.
Category D
1st place:
3 awards. The winners will receive a trophy and Nikon products equivalent to 200,000 yen.
All Categories
Participants Award for Most Popular Entry:
1 award. The winner will receive a trophy and 500,000 yen.


For more information:
http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/#/home

05 Feb, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson



NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


* North Valley Art League Carter House Gallery & Gift Shop
NVAL 2013 INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW


“Photography: The Full Spectrum”

This show is open to all photographers.
All forms of photographic expression are encouraged: from film-based to digital capture -- black and white darkroom to digital manipulation and alternative processing -- montages to hand-colored photographs. All entries must be the entrant’s original work, i.e. the capture of the image as well as dark room and digital processing. This does not preclude the use of professional labs for printing, resizing, and film development. Images previously accepted into a NVAL Juried Photography Show are not eligible.

JUROR – Robert M. Nishihira
We are very proud to have as our juror, Robert M. Nishihira, Chair of the Photography Department and full-time Instructor at City College of San Francisco where he has taught since 1999. He has also worked as a commercial photographer for 18 years, serving clients such as Qualcomm, Kyocera, Jack-in-the-Box, Chrysler, IBM and many more. He has won numerous awards including Print Magazine’s Award of Excellence, CA Magazine’s Award of Excellence, AIGA’s Homburg Award, and ASMP’s Gold Award. His work has been published in Architectural Record, Town & Country, Vogue and Sports Illustrated.

He states: “Technical quality is very important to me. But superior technical quality alone does not make a photograph successful. I look for interesting lighting, strong composition and creativity. The photograph’s content is like a written message; technique is the grammar”.

All entries must be submitted online.
• $30 to enter three entries
• $8 for each additional entry
• No limit on the number of submittals per entrant

The deadline for submission — March 18, 2013, 11:59 pm

Prizes
First Place - $1500
Second Place – 2 at $500
Third Place – 3 at $250
Honorable Mention – 4 at $100

For more information — http://www.nval.org/2013_Photo_Show.html



22 Jan, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson



NOTE: It’s up to you if you want to enter any of the contests we list on this page. It’s well known that some photo contest sponsors ask for free commercial use of the winning entries (or sometimes all of the entries!). You don’t have to guess who the winner of that contest is. Don’t give up any of your rights. If your photo is good enough to win a national contest, it’s good enough to earn many dollars for you in the future. So, enter photo contests keeping this in mind.


* This competition requires that you pay an $8 entry fee per photo and be willing to have your entered photographs downloaded for a small fee for non-commercial use of which you will receive 60%. Not much money, but every download also gives you points toward significant prizes. There is lots more to this competition, so give the site a good look.


Onemillionphotographers is a global online gallery project and a real-time photography competition. Whether professional, amateur, student or enthusiast, submissions are welcome from anyone and anywhere to help build the world’s largest online image gallery. Every submitted image is assigned its own permanent gallery space whilst at the same time competing with other images in a live competition judged by fellow Gallery users.


The deadline for submission — This is an ongoing competition where you accumulate points toward the grand prizes as well as monthly prizes, while getting paid for downloads of your work.


Prizes: There is a US$150,000 grand prize for the overall winner, plus huge cash prizes for the winning images in each of eight categories. There’s also a young photographer’s cash prize and a separate amateur photographer award.


For more information:
http://www.onemillionphotographers.com