Archive for December 2010

15 Dec, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

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 second 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 and most important competition for panoramic photography.
The 2011 competition is now open for all professional and amateur photographers with a combined prize pool of over US$20,000 in cash and prizes!
The Open category is open to professional, non-professional/amateur and student photographers. The Amateur category is open to non-professional and student photographers only.


Nature (including landscapes)
The Built Environment (including architecture)

Regular entries are open until Friday 15th of April 2011.
For more information:

* The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA), with the sponsorship of Save the Children and ZOOM Magazine invites women photographers worldwide to submit images to the Second Edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award.
The Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women photographers worldwide, who will compete together with single images and/or portfolios in the following categories:

Single Images:

Portrait, People and Figure.
Street photography
Self Portrait
Documentary and Editorial
Architecture and Interiors
Landscapes and Citiscapes
Fine Art

Documentary and Editorial
Landscape and Citiscape
Fine Art

Final Deadline: January 31st 2011, at 11:59 EST
The Julia Margaret Cameron Award will be given to the best photographer according to the Jurors' team.The first runner up will be awarded with The Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award.
Winners will receive a cash prize of $ 5,000 and $3,000 each, respectively, and their works will be published in Zoom Magazine during 2011.
The winners in each category will receive a diploma from The Julia Margaret Cameron Award as Outstanding Photographic Achievement in her category.
In every category Honorable mentions will be awarded at discretion of the Jurors.
All awardees, including the honorable mentions of each category will be published in the book “The Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2011″.
Awarded works will be exhibited during 2012 in a city and venue to be decided.
For more information:

* BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year Award 2011
Win a trip to Sabah, Borneo, in search of Orangutans. See your art exhibited at Marwell International Wildlife Art Society The overall winner will also be displayed at The Natural Eye, the 48th annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries, London, 26 October– 6 November 2011. Have your art published in BBC Wildlife Magazine and online.

This year's categories:

* British Mammals (behaviour and portraits)
* British Birds (behaviour and portraits)
* All Other Wildlife (behaviour and portraits, in the UK and worldwide)
* The Wonder of Plants (British and worldwide)
* Beneath the Water (marine and fresh water)
* Animals in their Environment (British and worldwide)
* World Mammals (behaviour and portraits)
* World Birds (behaviour and portraits)
* Black and White Nature (pencil, lino cuts, etchings, wood block etc)
* Visions of Nature (innovative, creative impressions of wildlife)
* Frozen Planet (please note: entries must feature animal life)
* Endangered Species (entries must feature species listed by the IUCN as ‘Endangered’ or ‘Critically Endangered’)
* International Artists – a category judged digitally, exclusively for artists outside of the UK. This is to save our international entrants the great costs of sending artwork to the UK.
Deadline: 28th February 2011
For more information:

* Olympus America Inc. is in the eighth year of sponsoring a dynamic international photo competition that honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects.
1st prize: Choice of Olympus products valued at $5,000 and an expense paid trip for two to the awards reception in December, including transportation, accommodations at a local hotel and admission to the awards celebration event.
2nd Prize: Winner's choice of Olympus products valued at $2,500.
3rd Prize: Winner's choice of Olympus products valued at $1,500.
4th to 10th Prizes: will each be awarded the Winner's choice of any one (1) of the following options: *Olympus Stylus® Tough 3000 Digital Camera or equivalent, *Olympus WS-710M® Digital Voice Recorder or equivalent, *Olympus Magellan® 12x25 WP I Binocular or equivalent
Honorable Mentions will receive a photographic print or plaque of their winning entry, valued at $1-$30. If making such a print or plaque is not possible for any reason, the winner will receive an Honor Certificate.

Deadline: 30th September 2011
For more information:

* Our life is made up of moments that go by unnoticed, due to our daily routine. What would it be like to capture this routine with a camera? What would it be like to freeze these moments of our life that, for many, and even for us, don’t seem to be very important?
Everyday Photo invites you to give importance to the fragments of our everyday life, capturing those instants with astuteness and aesthetic richness.
Get inspired and participate!

Stage I:
• Beginning of the publication stage of the image to participate in the “DAILY PHOTO” contest organized by Blipoint. It starts 06/12/2010 and ends 14/02/2011.
• Only registered Blipoint users can participate.
• Each contestant can publish up to a maximum of 2 images.
• Any technique may be used. Photographs, collages, paintings, illustrations, or mixed format techniques can be submitted.

Stage II:
• From 14/02/2011 until 21/03/2011 the voting process with the star voting system will take place: by way of this voting system, one can only vote once for each image that one wants to receive the most votes; votes cast by Blipoint users with a complete profile that are active in Blipoint will have greater value; votes cast by those users that register and immediately vote will have very little value. In this way, users that have more friends are prevented from ending up in first place.

Stage III:
• Of the 70 pre-selected images, a winning image will be selected by a qualified panel of judges.
• The winners of the “DAILY PHOTO” contest will be notified by email.
• We will publish the name of the winner of the contest in diverse media, such as: digital art magazines, different social networks, the Blipoint blog, and a newsletter that will be sent to all of our web community.The author of the winning image will receive a single prize of a FLASH ORION 400 set of lights; a kit that includes two 400w/s Orion Flashes, two Soft boxes, two light stands, and a transportation bag.
Deadline: 14th February 2011
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