Canon New Zealand Photo Contest 2012

Canon New Zealand Photo Contest 2012

This competition is open to all tertiary students currently studying photography and assistant photographers within New Zealand.

Your submission will need to include:
A selection of four original photographic images of professional quality created after 01/01/2012.
Explain in 500-1000 words what your brief for your portfolio was, and what, and who inspires you as an emerging photographer.
Confirmation of eligibility from your photography institute or current photographic employer by way of entry application form.

Eligibility: Students, New Zealand. only

Free to Enter

The overall winner will receive:
$4,000 Canon dollars (RRP incl GST) to spend on any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, Canon printer and/or Canon photo paper and inks (direct from Canon)
Canon PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II Printer RRP $1599
$1,000 cash
An experience day with three Canon EYEcon mentor photographers (flights and accommodation included)
Graeme Murray
Nigel Marple
Mike Langford
A2 large format print of an image of choice
NZIPP membership for one year
AIPA membership for one year

Second place will receive:
$2,000 Canon dollars (RRP incl GST) to spend on any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, Canon printer and/or Canon photo paper and inks (direct from Canon)
Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 Mark II printer RRP $1149
NZIPP membership for one year
AIPA membership for one year

Organisation/institute of first place photographer will receive:
$2,000 Canon dollars (RRP incl GST) to spend on any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, Canon printer and/or Canon photo paper or inks (direct from Canon)

Copyright and usage of your entry: Entrants must be the legal copyright owner of photographic works entered and copyright of the work remains with the holder. Canon New Zealand, reserve the right to use the photographs and reproduce illustrations of selected works for publicity specifically relating to Canon EYEcon for a period of two years after the event. Any photo used in the publicity of Canon EYEcon that is not from the winning portfolios will be paid $100NZ dollars in return for the use of the photo. The photographer will be noted against all photos used. Any other use will need to be agreed in writing with copyright holder.

Deadline: November 01,2012


GPT Photo Competition 2012

GPT Photo Competition 2012

Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa (GPT) is currently running a photo competition on Facebook. Participants are required to submit photos of themselves in one of following themes: holiday in GPT, holiday in Sepang, or having fun near a palm tree anywhare in the world. The following is the details.

Eligibility: Open to all people around the world

1st Prize (2-days 1 night Complete GPT Experience)
Accomodation for 2 pax in a Premier Traveler Villa
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Spa for 2
Extreme Park experience for 2
Airport transfers

2nd Prize (2 days 1 night GPT Experience)
Accommodation for 2 pax in a Premier Traveller villa
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Airport transfers

3rd Prize (2 days 1 night GPT Experience)
Accommodation for 2 pax in a Premier Traveller Villa
Breakfast included
Airport transfer

Limit of Entry per person: no limit

Copyright of all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Swiss-Belhotel International to feature any or all of the submitted images on their websites, Social Media Pages.

All images used in this competition must be the work of the individual submitting them and own the copyright. It is responsibility of each participant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject (if any) and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.

Deadline: 3rd September 2012

Contest page:

2012 Election: A Photo Challenge

2012 Election: A Photo Challenge

This year, Americans will once again be asked to decide who will lead our country for the next four years. With campaigns stretching from the largest cities to the smallest towns, Americans will come out in droves to take part in it and have their voice heard. Since photography is the one true universal language, Sony, The Sony Artisans of Imagery, Popular Photography and American Photo are challenging our nation to document this historic election year with pictures. All are invited to participate. With the ability to capture moments in time and tell a story without narrative, no medium is more powerful than photography.

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Lights of Summer Photo Contest

Lights of Summer Photo Contest

Summer signifies happiness, rest and… LIGHT. It is the brightest season of the year, so your photos have a magical touch. Send us your holiday pictures and also photos of your friends and family…enjoying the long summer days because summer is full of colour. Even at night the terrace lights and the moon has a magic touch in summer!

Eligibility: Worldwide

Free to Enter

First Prize: 4 night stay for 2 people on full board at any of our hotels, Digital camera Canon PowerShot A3300IS
Second prize: 2 night stay for 2 people on full board at any of our 4★ hotels, a multifunction Printer EPSON SX235W
Third prize:: 2 night stay for 2 people on full board in any of our 3★ hotels, Travel tripod HAMA 4213,
Special Prize INSTAGRAMERS: Tablet Samsung Galaxy 10″ 3G (P7500),

Copyright: ERVIGROUP HOTELS reserves the right to use any photograph that has been forwarded for the competition for any of its own promotional material for promotional purposes. Also the winning photographs will become property of SERVIGROUP HOTELS.

The closing date for sending them is the 31st October 2012.

Contest Website:

Sigma UK – Spirit of Sport Photo Contest

Sigma UK – Spirit of Sport Photo Contest

The Spirit of Sport competition is all about capturing some great shots which show what sporting events mean to you – the people, the atmosphere and the celebrations.

Running in the UK from now until 31st August, photographers are invited to submit up to five images capturing the spirit of sporting events in your local area over the summer.

Eligibility: UK

Free to Enter

Prizes: There are two top prizes to win – the overall winner of the judges’ vote will win a Sigma SD1 Merrill system worth £2149, including the 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens, whilst 20 runners up will be entered into a Facebook competition to win the new Sigma DP2 Merrill, worth £799.

Copyright and usage of your images: Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it. Winning and shortlisted images may be used by Sigma free of charge for publicity purposes in connection with this competition without notice for a duration of no more than five years and will be credited if used.

Closing date for entries is the 31st August 2012.


Best Vacation Photo Contest 2012

Best Vacation Photo Contest 2012

Submit your best vacation photos for a chance to win $300, Submit photos from your vacation. The photos can be of people, places or things. Submissions are voted on, and the image with the highest number of votes wins.

Eligibility: 18 and over, US resident

Entry Fee: None

Prizes: $300 for winner; $100 credit towards PhotoCardsDirect purchase for runner-up

Limit of Entry per person: 5 entries per person.

Copyright: Images must be your own work

Deadline: 8/12/12

Contest page:

Id – The Object of Self – Calling For Submissions

Id – The Object of Self – Calling For Submissions

The self-portrait: Is it your compulsion? Your obsession? An impulse? Was it out of necessity (the mandatory Photo 101 exercise, a portrait for the office newsletter, or because you needed to self-promote)? Is it the autobiographical record you decided was best told in image?

Eligibility: Open to all photographers from around the world

Entry Fee: entry fee $24 ($29 for email submission) for four images $5US for additional images

Prizes: Juror’s Choice will receive a 30×48″ Vinyl Exhibit banner, featuring their image
Up to 60 selected images are displayed in our Vermont gallery with very little expense or hassle. We provide free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
All images will be on display in our Vermont gallery for at least 25 days and will continue to be visible on our web site indefinitely.
We host a gallery reception about one week after the exhibit opens.
A full color exhibit catalog is made is available for purchase at VioVio

Limit of Entry per person: No limit

Copyright: Photographers retain all rights to their work, except for submissions accepted for exhibition: artists grant Vermont Photo Space the right to use their images to promote the exhibition and for display on Darkroom Gallery website and for inclusion in an exhibit catalog.

Deadline: August 22nd, 2012

Contest page:

Summer Photo Contest: Trees from below

Summer Photo Contest: Trees from below

Show the beauty of Nature from an unusual perspective! In collaboration with EcologicalMind (

Eligibility: Worldwide

Free to Enter


1st prize: Baobab
2nd prize: Ziziphus Mauritiana
3rd price: Moringa Oleifera

Online submission of digital photographs via Facebook. You can enter up to 3 images. Winners will be selected by public voting.

Copyright: Your photos will never be used outside of, and without your previous authorization. Participants accept that their photo could be selected and published in Tree-Nation ´Tree Art´

Deadline: Sep 30 2012

Call to Artists - ASC Quarterly Juried Competition - People & Portraits

Call to Artists - ASC Quarterly Juried Competition - People & Portraits

A Singular Creation presents a series of quarterly online juried competitions. These competitions are open to all artists and photographers worldwide, working in any media, excluding video. All styles of art will be accepted. We will award at least $1,500 in cash and prizes for each of the four competitions. All artists' work will become part of our permanent online collection and will be promoted heavily all over the web.


The theme of this competition is People and Portraits. Contest is open to all media and all styles of art in which the human face is portrayed in any way, or a person (figures included) is represented as a major part of the work.

This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide.
All media will be accepted, excluding video.
Open to all subject matter, all themes and all styles of art.

PrizesThere will be $1,500 in total prizes, $1,000 in cash and $500 in art supplies from Richeson Art. Breakdown is below.
1st Place: $500 cash
2nd Place: $300 cash
3rd Place: $200 cash
5 Honorable Mentions: $100 gift certificate to Richeson Art Supplies

Entry Deadline and Other Important Dates
The deadline for submission is September 30, 2012.
Winners will be notified by October 14, 2012.
Exhibition will begin on October 15, 2012.

The Light Fantastic: 2012 Photography Contest

The Light Fantastic: 2012 Photography Contest

The second contest in our 2012 series brings us face to face with the very thing that makes or breaks our pictures: light. What we want from you is something from your travels that shows us light in all its glory.

Here is the easy part: all you need to do is upload your photo to our Facebook page or share a link to it with us. Then share a little bit about the image with us. What made you use light the way you did? Is it the kind of light you normally work in? Or, was it something new for you?

Eligibility: Worldwide

Free to Enter

The winner of this contest will receive a set of Flash Wave III radio triggers thanks to the kind folks at SMDV Korea.

The winner will also receive a copy of Photography 101: Inspiration is Everything, the first photography guide book from Flash Light Expeditions.

Copyright: You retain full rights and ownership to your photography. Submitted photographs will be displayed on our Facebook page and the winner will be showcased on the website. We promise not to use your image for any commercial or promotional purposes without your consent.

Deadline: August 30, 2012


foto/pods 2012 Photo Contest

foto/pods 2012 Photo Contest

“Following the popularity of last year’s foto/pods deployment, and the runaway success of Photoville (, United Photo Industries returns to the DUMBO Arts Festival with foto/pods 2012 – a hamlet of shipping container exhibitions, tents, outdoor projections and much much more.

And we are looking to YOU to send us your best, most imaginative proposals for a photo-based exhibition in a shipping container, Photoville-style.

The Dumbo Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that presents the best in local, national, and international art – attracting more than 200,000 visitors over 3 days amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

Submit your best idea, and if selected, we’ll provide the shipping container, the lights, the hanging rails, the art handlers, the staffing — pretty much everything but the art!

The one and only rule is that you have a 20ft x 8ft shipping container and it’s yours to do what you like. The shipping container is your oyster!
The exhibitions will take place during the Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 in Dumbo, Brooklyn from September 28-30

Prize: A solo exhibition in a 20ft container during the Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 (, converted by United Photo Industries into a temporary exhibition space.

Fee to enter: $30 per 15 photographs or 3 multimedia pieces (images should be part of the same series or thematic group). Individuals may pay to enter an unlimited amount of times.

Eligibility: Open to all persons over the age of 18

Copyright Policy: United Photo Industries may use the entry for publication on and in exhibitions and promotions related to the “foto/pods ’12″ contest and exhibition.

Usage Rights: Copyright over all submission remains the property of their respective entrants.

Contest Duration: July 1 – September 3, 2012

Contest Website Address:

WPGA – 3rd Edition The Jacob Riis Award

WPGA – 3rd Edition The Jacob Riis Award

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards organizes the third edition of THE JACOB RIIS AWARD (named after the Danish-American photographer, 1849-1914), benefiting Save the Children. In this edition, both portfolios (minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 images) and single images will be accepted, inviting photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome. The Award is open worldwide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both. There is no theme for this Award.

The Award will consist in a cash prize of $ 2,000. Selected images by the juror will be exhibited in the 3rd WPGA Biennial to be held in the Borges Cultural Center in the fourth quarter of 2013.
As in the 2nd Biennial, exhibited images in the 3rd Biennial will be auctioned benefiting Save the Children.

Early Bird, up to end of July (you may enter during the early bird to take advantage of the discounted entry fees and submit your work on a later date, on or before the final deadline):
$50 for the first portfolio; $25 each additional portfolio
$15 first single image; $ 8 each additional single image

After the Early Bird deadline:
$80 for the first portfolio; $40 each additional portfolio
$30 first single image; $15 each additional single image

Each portfolio should be composed of a minimum of 4 images and a maximum of 8, and should be a cohesive body of work. There is no maximum of portfolios and / or single images to be submitted. Submission of entries can only be done online.

COPYRIGHT: Submitted photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting WPGA contests and awards, in catalogs, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards and without payment to the photographer of featured models. Photographers will receive photo credit with each use, and will allow WPGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contests and WPGA exhibitions.

Early Bird Deadline (with discounted entry fees): July 31th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST
Final Deadline: September 2nd, 2012, at 11:59pm EST.
Juror’s Announcement: Last week of October, 2012


Love + Lust Call for Entry

Love + Lust Call for Entry

Open to Interpretation brings together photographers and writers in an exciting and innovative book project that has never been done before. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image.

Theme: Lust is an intense appetite, craving, or untamed desire. We lust for an array of things—money, power, objects, sex, or just living life. Love is a powerful affection or personal attachment and comes in a variety of forms, which can encompass romantic, sexual, platonic, narcissistic, or even religious feelings or attitudes. And sometimes love and lust overlap. Show us your interpretations. Who or what do you love or lust for?

What images capture these emotions for you?
Portraits, fashion, editorial, landscape, documentary, conceptual, or any other genre is open for consideration. Color, b&w, iPhone, or
alternative processes are all eligible.

Eligibility: Any amateur or professional photographer is welcome to submit work for consideration.

Entry Fee: Yes, $40 for 5 images, $10 additional

Publication and Awards
$1000 Cover Award
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Photography
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Writing or Poetry

Use of Images: The photographer warrants that his or her submission does not infringe on any third party’s rights, and that the entrant has obtained any necessary permission from any third party to submit the photograph. All entrants agree that any image submitted to Open to Interpretation may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly relating to the publication. This may include, but is not limited to, publication in any printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, displays and websites. The artist grants the use of their images as stated without further contact or compensation. Any image used shall carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain with the artist.

Deadline for submission: January 10, 2013
Results Announced: January 23, 2013
Results Posted Online: February 6, 2013


One Life 2012 : What Stories Do Your Photos Tell?

One Life 2012 : What Stories Do Your Photos Tell?

3rd Annual International Search for Today's Best Photographers

Click Here to Learn More + Participate

Your Standard Entry Deadline is THIS TUESDAY July 31, 2012 11:59pm EDT
There will be an extended entry period; late fees may apply.

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The World We Live In 2012 Photo Contest

The World We Live In 2012 Photo Contest

Photo Life and Photo Solution Magazines Present The World We Live In 2012 Photo Contest

Leading Canadian photography magazines, Photo Life and Photo Solution, are inviting North American photographers to submit their best work to The World We Live In, in either the Pro or Amateur categories, under three themes: Humanity, Environment and Interconnections.

Photos of a young child playing with the neighbour’s dog, birds flying low over the lake at dawn, the impressive architecture of the CN Tower, a stranger strolling down the street, a flower, an insect, a table set for dinner… Look around at any moment, and you’ll see that photographic opportunities are everywhere.

Whether you’re pro or amateur, it’s time to share your photographic talent and show us your vision of the world we live in. Dare to challenge your creativity!

Participants are invited to submit their images through a simple on-line interface. Participation fees are required, with special rates for subscribers. The submission deadline is November 30. More than $40 000 will be distributed in fabulous prizes!

A portfolio of winning images will be published in the February/March editions of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines.

Eligibility: The Contest is open to residents of Canada and The United States, 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, with the exception of all employees of Apex Publications Inc. and of sponsoring firms and their immediate families. All participants are eligible to win one prize per theme and per category, including the Grand Prize of the Pro and Amateur categories.

Entry Fee:

Pro category
Subscriber to Photo Life and/or Photo Solution magazine: $7 for 10 images (additional images: $7 per 10 images)
Non-subscriber to Photo Life or Photo Solution magazine: $15 for 10 images (additional images: $15 per 10 images)

Amateur category
Subscriber to Photo Life and/or Photo Solution magazine: $5 for 10 images (additional images: $5 per 10 images)
Non-subscriber to Photo Life or Photo Solution magazine: $10 for 10 images (additional images: $10 per 10 images)

Please note that US residents pay in US dollars. Mail-in entries are not available for this Contest.

Prizes: Approx $40,000

Humanity: Our world has recently exceeded 7 billion people, and each has a story to tell. Capture images of people around you: your family, your neighbours, people you’ve encountered while travelling or even yourself. Show us some of the many facets of humanity.
The Environment: Nature and wildlife will never cease to amaze us. Show us the outstanding beauty of our living world, whether through wide landscapes or close-ups of natural elements, animals, plants or insects.

Interconnections: Humans are by nature interactive beings. Show us how we transform and create things. This can be seen in architecture, domestic pets, urban life, objects, transportation, machines, agriculture, fishing, cooking and almost anywhere you look!

Copyright and usage of entry:

Contestants must own all rights to the works submitted and are solely responsible for obtaining model releases, when applicable. As such, Contestants hold the publisher and Contest sponsors harmless from any breech of copyright in Canada, The United States and elsewhere and from consequential litigation.

Owner of copyright retains all copyright on any photo submitted to the Contest. Apex Publications Inc. reserves publication rights of winning images in its magazines (including covers) and electronic medias, as well as for possible use in future promotional material of the Contest, including other types of publications and advertising material. All photos will be credited to the photographer.

Deadline: November 30, 2012.


Emirates Tours Photo Competition

Emirates Tours Photo Competition

Enter our photo competition and you could win a luxury holiday to Oman for two, or some state-of-the-art Nikon camera equipment! We are looking for your most inspirational authentic photographs, taken in one of the Emirates Tours destinations. You don’t have to be a professional, and you can enter as many of your photos as you like. To be in with a chance of winning please enter before 31st August 2012.

Eligibility UK 18+, This competition is open to residents of the UK who are aged 18 and over.

Free to Enter

First prize is a five night holiday to Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman in a Pool Villa with breakfast daily and return Economy Class flights on award-winning Emirates.
Second prize is a Nikon 1 V1 camera.
There are six runner up prizes of a Nikon COOLPIX AW100 camera

Copyright and usage of your images: As a condition of entering this competition you hereby agree that you have taken the photograph(s) you have sent to us or you have permission from or are authorised by the owner of the photograph(s) to send it (them) to us, and you are granting us The Promoter the right to use their images in Emirates Tours and Emirates Group promotions and advertising only in connection with this competition, for a period or no longer than five years. No fees will be payable to you for this use within this given time period, however Emirates Tours will enter into discussion with you about payment post this period if the company wishes to continue to use your imagery. Emirates Tours respects photographers rights and does not claim copyright for images you submit to this competition. You will retain full copyright in each entry and your name (if permission supplied) will be credited with your image.

Deadline: The closing date for entries for this competition is midnight on 31st August 2012.


The Next Big Idea Team

The Next Big Idea Team 

Artist entries are currently being accepted until the end of July at the You can also enter on Facebook at There is an online gallery of art submitted last year on the website.

Science and math-based art demonstrates scientific or mathematical concepts, principles, or phenomena in creative ways. It can be created digitally using computers, be photographic, or be produced through traditional fine arts methods including drawing, painting, pottery, fiber arts, etc. The contest will be free to enter, and all entries will be by upload of a digital representation of the artwork on the contest website.

Entries will be accepted through the end of July, but entries will be posted to a gallery on the website as they are received to allow for viewing. Contest winners and awards will be announced and an exhibit will take place in conjunction with the Next Big Idea Festival on September 15th in Los Alamos.

The Next Big Idea has been established as Los Alamos’ festival of science, invention, innovation, and discovery. 2012 will be the fifth year for the festival which also features a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Student Day. For more information about the Next Big Idea Festival or the Science and Math-based art contest, visit

A Show of Heads - Entry Deadline August 31, 2012

A Show of Heads - Entry Deadline August 31, 2012

SlowArt Productions presents the annual group thematic exhibition, A Show of Heads. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery from October 27 - November 25, 2012. Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be reviewed and considered.

Eligibility and Restrictions: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 72" no wider than 120". Sculptural work must fit through a 36" wide entry door.

Exhibition and Awards: Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, October 27- November 25, 2012. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site. One artist will be awarded a two page display in Direct Art Volume #20, Fall 2013 issue. Two artists will be awarded a single page display. Direct Art is distributed to bookstores across the USA including Borders and Barnes and Noble. For more information on Direct Art view:

Exhibition Terms: All works in the show must be for sale. The gallery will take a 30 percent commission on all sales. Sale price is determined by the artist.

Entry Deadline: The final postmarked deadline is August 31, 2012. Entries must be postmarked or submitted via email by this date. 

How Biology Can Save the World 2012 Photo Contest

How Biology Can Save the World 2012 Photo Contest

We believe the solutions to the world’s biggest problems will be found within the biosciences. Biology is at the heart of many challenges we now face, including: food security, disease, sustainability, climate change, species extinction, an aging population, and more. We want to see, in pictures, the biological problems and solutions that are important to you. This could be a piece of research that has the potential to cure disease, an environmental issue that needs more urgent attention, or a subject matter that you are particularly passionate about. Photography has the power to capture the attention and interest of everyone, leaving them wanting to find out more and asking their own questions about what they see. Entries should aim to make the audience mindful about the issue that is being illustrated.

Eligibility: Worldwide 18+

Free to Enter

Prizes: There are two categories of award:
Photographer of the Year (over 18) – Prize £1000
Young Photographer of the Year (18 and under) – Prize £500

(There will be additional prizes for the runner-up and highly commended entries to each competition)

Copyright and usage of images: The copyright of the entire image must belong to the entrant.
Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit. By entering the competition, all entrants grant to the Society of Biology the right to publish and exhibit their photographs at the awards event and to use the image(s) in any of our publicity, including, but not limited to, our magazine The Biologist, a calendar, marketing materials, newsletters, posters, and on our website. Entries may also be retained and used for the Society of Biology’s photo library. for more details visit contest website

Deadline July 31, 2012


International Youth Photography Contest 2012 – Children’s Eyes On Earth

International Youth Photography Contest 2012 – Children’s Eyes On Earth

The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest 2012 is a great opportunity for you to raise awareness about important environmental issues,the Contest is open to residents of all countries. Entrants must be aged 17 or under at the time of entry. If you are under 16, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to upload images onto the Children’s Eyes On Earth website.

Eligibility: Anyone aged 17 or under (at the time of entry) may enter the competition.

The competition is free to enter.

Limit: You can upload a minimum of two and a maximum of 20 images. You must enter at least one image for the I Love Nature theme and one image for the I Fear Pollution theme.

Contest prizes
1st Prize: SLR Camera, a laptop computer, a photo printer
2nd Prize: SLR Camera, iPad, a photo printer
3rd Prize: SLR Camera and a photo printer
Your Choice Prize: SLR camera and a photo printer
The three winners accompanied by a legal guardian will travel to Baku and participate in the Festival.
The three winners will have a one day workshop with Reza in Baku.

Copyright and usage of your entry: You are the sole owner, photographer and copyright holder of each entry you make. By entering the competition, entrants agree that any image submitted to the competition may be used by The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Photography Contest 2012 and its event partners for marketing and promotional purposes of the competition and the event only, for a maximum of five years after The Children’s Eyes On Earth Festival & Exhibition, opening in the first week of October 2012.

Deadline: The deadline for all entries is 11.59pm (GMT) on 5 September 2012.


UK Insect Photography Competition

UK Insect Photography Competition

The theme for the Competition this year is Great British Insects. We’re delighted that this year’s Competition is being sponsored by Olympus who, together with the Royal Entomological Society, are providing some fantastic prizes.
Eligibility: UK only,
Entrants under-18:
  • First prize: Olympus digital SH-25MR camera and £300;
  • Second prize: Olympus digital VR-340 camera and £150.
Entrants 18-or-over:
  • First prize: Olympus photographic equipment of your choice to a value of £500;
  • Second prize: Olympus photographic equipment of your choice to a value of £250.
There’s also a bonus category, sponsored by one of our key partners, the Riverfly Partnership, for the best Great British Riverfly Photographs.
The three 1st prize-winning images will be published in the Royal Entomological Society’s bulletin Antenna.
Copyright: You grant the Competition organisers and prize-sponsors a free non-exclusive licence to use the image(s) in their corporate promotion, publicity and publications, and in any promotional material connected to this competition. The copyright remains with you as the photographer, and your name will be credited if the image is used.
The deadline for entries is 31 October 2012, and winners will be announced in November.

Europe in my region – photography contest 2012

Europe in my region – photography contest 2012

We are currently running, in cooperation with the European Commission, a free to enter photography competition to highlight EU funded projects in Europe called “Europe in my Region”.

Winning photographs will receive €1 000 to spend on digital camera equipment and a trip for two to Brussels.

Eligibility: EU citizens aged 18+ | Open to all EU citizens aged 18 and above, the aim of the competition is to take a photograph of a European funded project anywhere in Europe and to identify it is such a project it must feature an EU billboard. We have example photos on this Flickr account:

Free to enter

Two winning photographs will be selected; one by a jury and one by popular vote.

Limit: Entrants can submit up to 3 photographs per category.

Copyright and usage of your entry: All entries must be original work and the participant must either be the sole owner or the transferee of the copyright.

In entering the competition, participants retain full copyright of their images. However, participants also agree to be bound by Facebook legal terms. Participants also grant the Directorate General for Regional Policy (of the European Commission) the right to publish and exhibit uploaded photographs. No fee will be payable to the Directorate-General for Regional Policy (European Commission) for this use.

The competition was launched on 9 July and will be open until 31 August.

To take part visit contest facebook page:

Landscape Photo Competition Results

Landscape Photo Competition Results

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 02:18 PM PDT

Here are the results of our 2012 Landscape Photo Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered and well done to the talented photographers whose images appear in the final selection below.

A big thank you to Committed Photography for providing the following prizes:
Winner: 16×24 framed print of your winning shot (estimated value of $250)
Runners up x 2: 16×24 prints unframed (value of $50 each)

Our landscape photo contest winner is Lijah Hanley. His incredible image of flowers in front of a stormy sky at sunset almost seemed too good to be real! On investigation we confirmed that the image really is representative of the scene that was in front of the photographer. In order to get all of the elements sharp and correctly exposed, the final image is made up of an exposure blend of two bracketed shots taken from exactly the same spot in quick succession. It is an excellent example of using modern digital techniques to capture a challenging scene. Congratulations Lijah!
Zeus by Lijah Hanley

Zeus by Lijah Hanley

“Balsamroot and lupine flowers watch as violent skies unleash their wrath over the Columbia Hills in Washington state.”

Equipment: Canon 5d Mark 2, Canon 17-40mm

Lijah Hanley – Hi, I’m Lijah Hanley and I am 16 years old. My work was recognized by National Geographic in 2009 and they gave me the amazing opportunity to travel to Peru and the Amazon Jungle with National Geographic photographers Bruce Dale and Amy Toensing. My eyes were opened to a whole new world of opportunities in the world of photography and it’s been my obsession ever since. I hope you enjoy my photos from what I hope to be the beginning of a life-long adventure.


Congratulations to our runners-up, Alamsyah Rauf and Florian Breuer!
Old Bridge by Alamsyah Rauf

Old Bridge by Alamsyah Rauf

“Taken in Indonesia, an old pier that was destroyed”

Equipment: Canon 5d mark 2

Alamsyah Rauf – I am freelance photographer
Quiver Trees by Night by Florian Breuer

Quiver Trees by Night by Florian Breuer

“The warm glow of the distant lights of Keetmanshoop contrasts with the cool of the night sky as the Milky Way arches gracefully over a grove of quiver trees. These trees are actually giant aloes, and grow amongst dolerite boulders in hot and dry conditions. Panoramic stitch of 6 exposures, each at 30s, f/2.8, ISO 3200″

Equipment: Canon 40D, Tokina 11-16mm, Nodal Ninja 3 panoramic head

Florian Breuer – Born in 1977, I am a Mathematician, teaching at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
I have been taking pictures (mostly snapshots of my many travels) since I was a teenager, but have only started photographing more seriously since 2009.


Highly Commended Images

Our highly commended images are fantastic shots that illustrate the amazing variety of entries we received. Well done to everyone who made it onto this list!

Eilean Donan Castle by Paul Farey

“It is Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish highlands. Just a case of right time, right place. It was early December, 2003. It was a typical Scottish winter, cold and dreary, which made for typical wintery photographs, when mid morning the sun peeked through the clouds for a fleeting moment. It was taken using a very basic 35mm film camera, all I had at the time.”

Equipment: point and shoot 35mm film camera

Paul Farey – I’m pretty easy going and my glass is always half full. I let life run it’s course and enjoy the ride. I spend a lot of time working in Western Australia in the booming mining industry. It’s pretty hard work, and the lifestyle is actually pretty enjoyable. It gets blistering hot in the summer with temps often reaching 50 degrees, and in winter it can freeze over. I’m usually on a 4/1 roster. 4 weeks at work, 1 week at home.
I love traveling, which leads to some great photo opportunities, and love photography even more. I’ve no formal training, just growing my skills with exposure to some great and more experienced photographers.

Homeland Alley by Piotr Wyrzykowski

“One of many old alleys on Warmia, Poland shot during low, morning light with a bit of fog.”

Equipment: Pentax K-5, Sigma 70-200 zoom

Piotr Wyrzykowski – Piotr Wyrzykowski, born 1980 in Olsztyn, Poland. A photographer for four years. Passionate in landscape of homeland, finding places of photographic potential and hunting for the best light to snap it. Entirely digital photographer, gizmo fan and a hardware pragmatist


Explosion of Lavender by Graham McPherson

“This bush looked like a firework explosion. The light at Dawn really revealed the purple tones in the Lavender.”

Equipment: Canon 5D MK II

Graham McPherson – I live n Somerset UK and am relatively new to landscape photography. Landscapes have always captured me and now I greatly enjoy capturing them at their best – usually dusk or dawn.


One Word for Snow by Serkant Hekimci

“It was February 2012 and it is a railway… I saw these 2 guys like kids in the snow… Istanbul/Turkey”

Equipment: Nikon D 200 + Sigma 17/35 f2.8/4

Serkant Hekimci – I was born in Istanbul Turkey, I have graduated from Uludaay Uni. My department was Political Sciences. I’ve been working in outdoor advertising sector since 2004. I have also been interested in photography since 2004.
I completed my first concept works ” Station People ” and ” Coach People In The Island ” in 2009 after some independent works. My intention is to continue the photography with concept works.


Sydney Opera House by Nainesh

“Sydney Opera House, Australia”

Equipment: Canon 5D + Tripod

That Glorious Morning by Sandra Anderson

“Taken Good Friday 2011. Mangroves north of Brisbane.”

Equipment: Canon EOS 50D

Sandra Anderson – A retired mum who first entered the world of photography to understand her husband’s passion for this medium. It has now become mine as well.

Chollas Cactus Sunrise by Cliff LaPlant

“Captured this sunrise scene of Chollas Cactus just as the Sun peaked over the horizon.”

Equipment: Nikon D5000, 12-24mm Nikkor lens, Promaster Polarizer, Quantaray tripod.

Cliff LaPlant – Amateur phtographer based in Alpine California (USA). Love to photograph outdoor nature/landscapes with an emphasis on capturing something not commonly seen. Most of my photography has been captured during long hikes/climbs to remote areas within the western United States. Capturing photographs for approximately 10 years now.


The Cuillin Ridge by Colin Threlfall

“The Cuillin Ridge is a mountain range on the Isle of Skye. The mountains rise from the sea to 900Metres. The peaks themselves offer climbing and walking and from this viewpoint are very photogenic.”

Equipment: EOS 5dII, 16-35mm

Colin Threlfall – Well, I live on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I am a walker, climber, fisherman, family-man and photographer.
My photography being coastal and mountain views. Including action in the mountains. I like to try and get a combo of water/mountain/cliffs/sky in all my best photos.


Open Spaces by Vittorio Ricci

“1/320sec f8 iso400″

Equipment: Nikon D300+70/200mm f2.8+tc17EII+tripod

Vittorio Ricci – I was born in Genova, Italy in 1963 where I still live today. I’m an amateur photographer trying to take good pictures and give emotions since 1989


Is there anybody out there? by Gabor Dvornik

“Winter scene at the lake near my home. Hungary”

Equipment: Nikon D300

Gabor Dvornik – You can find me in each capture I take.


Abode of the Gods by Rajib Singha

“Prayer flags flutter on the bank of Gurudongmar lake at an altitude of 17,800 ft.”

Equipment: Nikon D300

Rajib Singha – Served Indian Air Force between 1980 to 1991. Represented by Visageimages (Master delegates of Getty Images for Asia Pacific region).
Awarded 2nd prize in Better Photography-Canon APOY Competition in 2000. Won 1st prize three times in Alive photo competitions between 2004 and 2005. Twice featured in the Best of the Year in 2000 and 2004 in Times Journal of Photography. Awarded Certificate of Merit in Lights & Shades of Science photo competition organised by the Science & Technology Dept. of Govt. of India and R R Mehta Educational Trust in 2006. Awarded 8th place in the Friends of The Earth international photo competition in 2008. Also won and exhibited in national level salons and competitions.
Contributed and published photos in Reuters & Yahoo You Witness News, National Geographic My Shot column, The Statesman, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Anandabazar Patrika and many leading national and international photo magazines.


Nautilus by Erez Marom

“One of the most amazing sights I’ve seen in Iceland was the opening to this ice cave in Vatnajokull Glacier. The patterns, colors and reflections were mind boggling, and conveyed the true sensation of being inside a natural wonder.”

Equipment: Canon 5D2, Samyang 14mm f/2.8

Erez Marom – Born in 1980, Erez Marom is a professional nature photographer based in Israel. A musician since his youth and an engineer, Erez started his way in the photography world in 2008, and has since become a leading nature photographer, publishing images, articles and instructional texts in numerous Israeli and international websites, magazines and forums.
Erez specializes in macro and landscape photography. To him, both these fields are all about capturing the intricacy and beauty of our natural world. Erez travels as much as possible to shoot the most fascinating landscapes of Israel, from the incredible Dead Sea to the shores of the Mediterranean, and often goes on photography missions overseas.
In addition to shooting, Erez dedicates a considerable amount of his time to teaching, lecturing in Israeli institutes and traveling several times a year to his favorite locations overseas to guide photo workshops. In January 2013 Erez will lead a winter landscape photography workshop in Iceland.


Wildlife Photo Contest – Win Canon 60D

Wildlife Photo Contest – Win Canon 60D

The third competition in our 2012 photo contest series is now open for entries. The theme is “wildlife”. We are looking for original and striking photographs of wild animals; it helps if you can capture the creature’s character or an interesting aspect of their behaviour in your shots. For some inspiration, checkout our wildlife galleries. Photographs of animals in captivity are eligible for entry but the circumstances must be disclosed in the caption. Photos of pets and domesticated animals may not be entered.

Photographs of animals in captivity are eligible for entry but the circumstances must be disclosed in the caption.

Eligibility: Open to all

Free to Enter

Copyright: You will retain copyright of your entries at all times and will always be credited alongside your picture.

By entering this competition, you grant us a non-exclusive license to display your photograph in connection with this contest. Photographers will always be credited alongside their image.

We may allow other websites to display a selection of the winning/highly commended images in order to publicise the results of this contest. Photographers will always be credited alongside their image.

Deadline: The deadline for this contest is 30 September 2012.


2013 Calender Photo Contest

2013 Calender Photo Contest

take part in the 2013 calender photography contest, the contest is open to all and free to enter, winning winning photos go into the HU Calendar, (2012 available here), The contest is an annual event for travellers to showcase their best photographs from their travels around the world,

Eligibility: Worldwide

Free to Enter:


Grand Prize is a South America Tour with Compass Expeditions! 28th Dec 2012 to 5th Jan 2013 – This wonderful 9 day tour by Compass Expeditions

First Prize For Suzuki DL1000 / 650, Kawasaki KLR650, BMW F650GS / F800GS entries wins a Progressive Suspension Makeover, approx value US$650, shipped to your door.

Copyright and usage of your entry: Copyright remains with the photographer. Horizons Unlimited (HU) requires the right to: publish the photos on the Horizons Unlimited website as we see fit, in Horizons Unlimited DVD’s, and in the Horizons Unlimited Travellers Calendar. If used in the Calendar, you will receive a portion of the proceeds. You will always get credit for your photo wherever it’s used.

Deadline: September 01, 2012


Share the Experience Photo Contest 2012

Share the Experience Photo Contest 2012

We’re seeking amazing photos from amateur photographers that highlight the best of America’s federal lands, national parks and historical sites in these categories:
Adventure & Outdoor Recreation
Share photos of your favorite activities and adventures on federal lands across America’s Great Outdoors – camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, skiing, climbing, riding, etc.
Historical & Cultural
Inspire with images depicting historical locations and cultural events – from national historical sites and monuments to cultural celebrations on federal lands
Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes
Capture scenic vistas and sweeping landscapes — fall foliage, forests, winter wonderlands, flowers, mountains, deserts, canyons, lakes, beaches, rivers, and more.
Friends, Family & Fun(ny) on Federal Lands
Enter your spontaneous and not-so-serious snapshots in this category – capture your family and friends enjoying the outdoors or enter amusing photos of animals or wildlife.
Take a walk on the wild side with photos of wildlife on federal lands – mammals, birds, insects, reptiles. Keep your distance and stay safe!

Eligibility: Legal residents of the fifty United States and DC, and at least 13 years of age or older as of June 27, 2012.

Free to Enter

Your image on the Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass (2014) distributed to nearly 500,000 people annually
An Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

An Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

An Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

Photos must be taken on the lands or within the facilities of these participating agencies:
National Park Service
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service

Copyright and usage of your entry: Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Contestants retain the copyright to their photographs. By virtue of a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license for the photographs granted by the Contestants (parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence) to the Sponsors and Federal Recreation Agencies, Sponsors and Federal Recreation Agencies shall have the right to edit, adapt and publish any or all of the descriptions and/or photographs submitted (collectively, the “Entries”), and may use them in any media in association with the Promotion and/or the promotion of the Federal Lands and sponsor’s promotions without compensation to the Contestant (parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence), his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity.

By entering the Promotion, Contestants agree to have their submitted photograph used and displayed, either singularly or in combination with others and in any size, on the National Park Foundation Gallery Contest website, on the “Share the Experience” website and on the websites, social media, and print materials of the Sponsors, Prize Sponsors and Federal Recreation agencies without any fee or other form of compensation due at any time for so long as desired by the National Park Foundation and Sponsors. Credits, descriptions or titles, if any, used with the photos are in the Sponsors’ or Federal Recreation Agencies’ sole discretion

Deadline: December 31, 2012


Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists

OPEN CALL / SOLO EXHIBITION - Deadline: Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to have a Month-Long Solo Exhibition this summer. We are looking for new talented artists to exhibit and to possibly represent as well. The gallery will advertise and promote the selected artist for the exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibit, including an Artist Talk during the opening reception. 

10 Artists will be chosen as finalists for the solo exhibition, they will be announced on the website after the entry deadline, one out of the ten artists will be awarded the solo exhibition. The remaining nine finalists will also be considered for upcoming solo exhibitions in the fall and for group shows as well.

We are actively searching for new talented artists in all media and styles for the upcoming exhibition season. If you are looking for gallery representation and to have a Solo Show in New York City, submit your art that we may discover your compelling work and present it to the public, gallery directors, curators and collectors.

Accepted Artwork: Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media site-specific installations.

For more information and to participate please visit our website and follow the guidelines on the submissions

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