PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: “Positive Private Sector Development in Post Conflict Africa”

IFC, through its Conflict Affected States in Africa (CASA) Initiative, and This is Africa, a Financial Times publication, are holding a photo contest to highlight the positive impact that private sector businesses are having in African countries that are rebuilding after conflict. Entrants age 16 and older should submit photographs to no later than November 19, 2012. The CASA Initiative is supported by Ireland, the Netherlands, and Norway. 

The competition is being held to coincide with the 'Business after Conflict' conference, which is supported by This is Africa, IFC, and the World Bank. The conference will be held in Nairobi on November 28.


1. No registration fee

2. Entrants must be at least 16-years-old and citizens of the country where they have taken the photograph(s) they are submitting

3. Employees or relatives of employees of the World Bank Group or the Financial Times Newspaper are not eligible to participate

4. Each entrant can submit a maximum number of 3 photographs in .jpg format. Photos must address the theme of ‘Positive Private Sector Development in Post Conflict Africa’

5. Photos must be sent by email to and must not be larger than 3MB.
6. The deadline for submissions is November 19, 2012

7. Entrants must include their name, age, address, email and mobile/cell phone, as well as a description of the photograph, including when and where it was taken. If a person appears in the photograph, the person’s name, address, and phone number (if applicable) must be included.

8. IFC reserves the right to use the winning and semi-finalist photographs for publicity and promotional purposes for the CASA Initiative. Winning and semi-finalist photographs will appear on IFC’s website and might appear in future IFC publications

9. Semi finalists might be asked to send a higher resolution file in .jpg format.

10. IFC reserves the right to disqualify any participant that submits photographic work that is deemed to be pornographic or discriminatory.

11. Entrants must have permission to photograph their subjects. Submitted photographs must be the sole work of the entrants.

12. IFC will not respond to any liability demands from any party whatsoever in connection to the photographs that have been entered into this contest.

13. The jury committee’s decision is final and shall not be contested. The jury will consist of a panel from IFC and This is Africa

14. Photographs are to be sent to:

They must be received no later than 12 noon Johannesburg time on November 19, 2012


First Prize: $500 (or equivalent in local currency) and a framed version of the winning photograph. The winner might be asked to claim his/her prize at the closest IFC/World Bank office if an electronic transfer is not possible

A number of semi-finalists (the number to be determined by IFC) will receive framed versions of their photographs. Semi-finalists will be asked to claim their prize at the closest IFC/World Bank office. 

All winners will be contacted by email and telephone


CONCOURS PHOTOS : « Le développement positif du secteur privé dans l'Afrique post-conflit » 

Parallèlement à la Conférence « Business After Conflict », IFC et This is Africa organisent un concours photos afin de mettre en avant l'impact positif des entreprises du secteur privé dans les pays africains post-conflit.


1. Pas de frais d'inscription

2. Les candidats doivent être âgés d'au moins 16 ans et être ressortissants du pays dans lequel ils ont pris la/les photographie(s) soumise(s).

3. Les employés ou les membres de la famille des employés du Groupe de la Banque Mondiale ou du journal Financial Times ne sont pas autorisés à participer.

4. Chaque candidat peut soumettre un nombre maximum de trois photos au format .jpg. Les photos doivent traiter du thème suivant : « Le développement positif du secteur privé dans l'Afrique post-conflit ».

5. Les photos doivent être envoyées par email à : et leur capacité  ne doit pas excéder 3MB.

6. La date limite de soumission est fixée au 19 novembre 2012.

7. Les candidats doivent inclure leurs nom, adresse, email et numéro de portable, ainsi qu'une description de la photographie, notamment quand et où elle a été prise. Si une personne figure sur la photographie, le nom, l'adresse et le numéro de téléphone (le cas échéant) de cette personne doivent être inclus.

8. IFC se réserve le droit d'utiliser les photographies du lauréat et des semi-finalistes à des fins publicitaires et promotionnelles. Les photographies du lauréat et des semi-finalistes apparaîtront sur le site Web d'IFC et pourraient figurer dans d’autres publications d'IFC.

9. Il pourrait être demandé aux semi-finalistes d'envoyer des fichiers d'une résolution plus élevée au format .jpg.

10. IFC se réserve le droit de disqualifier tout participant ayant présenté un travail photographique jugé pornographique ou discriminatoire.

11. Les candidats doivent obtenir la permission de photographier leurs sujets. Les candidats doivent être les seuls auteurs des photographies soumises.

12. IFC ne peut être tenue responsable pour toute réclamation de quelque partie que ce soit en rapport avec les photographies ayant été soumises à ce concours. 

13. La décision du jury est définitive et ne pourra être contestée. Le jury consistera en un panel de membres issus d'IFC et de This is Africa.

14. Les photographies doivent être envoyées à l'adresse suivante :

La date limite de réception des photographies est fixée au 19 novembre 2012 à midi au plus tard, heure de Johannesburg.


Premier prix : 500 USD (ou équivalent en monnaie nationale) et une version encadrée de la photographie lauréate. Il peut être demandé au lauréat de venir chercher son prix au bureau d'IFC/de la Banque Mondiale le plus proche s'il est impossible d'effectuer un transfert électronique 

Certains des semi-finalistes (leur nombre sera déterminé par IFC) recevront des versions encadrées de leur photographie. Il sera demandé aux semi-finalistes de venir chercher leur prix au bureau d'IFC/de la Banque Mondiale le plus proche. 

Tamron’s Food Photo Contest

Tamron’s Food Photo Contest
Enter the “My Food Exhibit” photo contest to win one of five Tamron lenses, and be featured in Tamron's newsletter and website.

Food Photography
Build your 3D virtual exhibit with your best food shots taken with a Tamron lens. The winning exhibit will be selected based on overall image quality of the collection.
Guest Judge:
Hernan Rodriguez (
December 31, 2012
Choice of one of five Tamron lenses:
Tamron SP 17–50mm F/2.8 Di II VC (model B005)
Tamron SP 70–300mm Di VC USD (model A005)
Tamron SP 60mm F/2.0 1:1 Macro (model G005)
Tamron 18–270mm Di II VC PZD (model B008)
Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC (model B011)
If the winner is a Pentax user, he/she can select from the following lenses:

18–200mm (model A14)
17–50mm (model A016)
28–75mm (model A09)
10–24mm (model B001)
90mm (model A272)
To enter contest…

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Contest Rules

Contest is open to all photographers 18 years or older residing in the USA using Tamron brand lenses only.
The winning exhibit of 8-14 images will be chosen based on originality and overall quality as a collection as judged by professional photographer and instructor Hernan Rodriguez. All decisions are final.
Winners may be asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility and grant of rights, and to submit all model releases and comments required for publication. By entering, contestants certify that photos are original and do not infringe on any third-party rights.
No manipulation beyond color correction, conversion to black & white, brightness and contrast. No HDR or panoramas accepted.
Only two (2) exhibit entries per person (8-14 images per exhibit).
Exhibits must contain 8-14 images. Exhibits with less than 8 images will be disqualified.
You MUST include all information below. Exhibits that do not have this information will be disqualified.
All exhibits must have a title.
All exhibits must have a description (a brief statement describing your image collection).
All images must contain a reference to the Tamron lens used in the image description box. Exhibits without this information for each image will be automatically disqualified.
All exhibits must be public.
Contestants will retain the rights to their photographs. However, contestants grant Tamron USA, Inc. and its agency, unlimited rights, for 18 months, usage of the winning image, the winner's name, photo, and likeness in any advertising/promotion efforts by Tamron USA, Inc.
Tamron is the exclusive sponsor of this contest. Apple™ or any other is not affiliated with this contest.

If you do not have access to a computer and the Internet, exhibit entries (total of 8-14 images) can be submitted by mail to Tamron USA, Inc., 10 Austin Blvd., Commack, NY 11725 on CD or prints (any size, color or black/white) or duplicate transparencies may be sent. Do not send originals, as entries will not be returned.
When saving your exhibit, be sure to tag it as “Public” and click “Publish.” You'll then have the option to click on the “Tamron Photo Contest” button to enter your exhibit.
Exhibits must be uploaded by DECEMBER 31, 2012.

The winning exhibit will be featured in Tamron's newsletter and website. The winner will also receive one of five Tamron lenses:
Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC (model B005) $649 value, winner's choice of Canon or Nikon mount. (In case winner requires a full-frame lens, the SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di VC (model A09) will be substituted. No other substitutions allowed.)
Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (model A005) $449 value, winner's choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony mount. No substitutions will be allowed.
Tamron SP 60mm F/2.0 1:1 Macro (model G005) $524 value, winner's choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony mount. (In case winner requires a full-frame lens, the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di (model A272) will be substituted. No other substitutions allowed.)
Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD (model B008) $649 value, winner's choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony mount. (In case winner requires a full-frame lens, the 28-300mm Di VC (model A20) will be substituted. No other substitutions allowed.)
Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC (model B011) $739 value, for Sony e-Mount. No substitutions will be allowed.
If the winner is a Pentax user, he/she can select from the following lenses:

18–200mm (model A14)
17–50mm (model A016)
28–75mm (model A09)
10–24mm (model B001)
90mm (model A272)



Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages, the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment.

Exhibition & Prizes
How to Enter
Selection Process
Key Dates
Background & Sponsors

Selected from an open submission process, the competition culminates in London with an exhibition of shortlisted images. The announcement of those selected for exhibition will be made in late January 2013, with the exhibition of finalists' images in London in late Spring / early Summer 2013. Following the London show the exhibition will tour throughout the UK and internationally.

The total prize fund of £7000 will be divided as follows:

Environmental Photographer of the Year  -  £5000
Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18)  -  £1000
Environmental Video of the Year  -  £1000

The Prize Winners will be announced during a preview of the London exhibition.
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The selection panel for the 2012 competition will include Dr David Haley Hon FCIWEM, ecological artist and Senior Research Fellow Manchester Metropolitan University; Adam Hinton, award winning photographer, Nick Reeves, Executive Director CIWEM; and Nick Roberts, Director Water & Environment Atkins. Additional selectors, specialists in the environmental and photographic fields, will be announced shortly. 

The competition is open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. Entrants are invited to submit up to 10 still photographs or videos.  All entrants must ensure that the quality of their entries meets the competition's criteria as stated in the Rules and Conditions of Entry. Entry is by online submission through this website, and deadline for entry is by 5pm on 31 December 2012. All entrants are asked to ensure they have read all Rules and Conditions of Entry before entering.

The competition’s overall theme is social and natural issues of the environment. There are two main categories for submissions, Still Photography and Video. The Video category is for short films between 5 seconds and 5 minutes long. Those submitting video entries will be required to upload a still for each video entry (JPEG), and provide an HTML link to view their full entry online via YouTube,  Vimeo or similar. See the HELP & FAQ's section of this website for further guidelines on video entries.

Although not a requirement, entrants are asked to provide additional information about each image to help the judges during the selection process. Therefore on the entry form there are two additional fields for each uploaded image, 'Category' and 'Description'. In the category field please detail which of the following statements best describes each entry: 

The Natural World
The Underwater World
Changing Climates
Quality of Life
A View of the Western World
Building Our Future

If you would also like to add a short statement (max. 50 words) about your entry, please do so in the 'Description' field.

Please note, the online entry will allow you to upload three images at one time.  Once uploaded please wait and the page will refresh and you can then upload the next three images, and so on.  

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At the first stage, entrants are asked to submit up to 10 still photographs or videos, relevant entry fees and fully completed entry form. All entries must be in line with the Digital Specifications as detailed in the Rules and Conditions of Entry.  Individual entries will be judged anonymously, and the judges will concentrate on looking for the following five qualities in submitted entries:

Impact - does it illustrate immediate, subtle or resonant messages?
Creativity - is it unusual, thoughtful, beautiful, subversive or ironic?
Originality - is the subject treated differently and is the subject matter new?
Composition - consider the perspective, balance, clarity of meaning and focus of statement
Technical quality - consider clarity, focus, lighting, exposure and colour

All entrants will be informed of the results of the first round selection by Monday 28 January 2013, by email. Shortlisted entrants in the Still Photography category will then be required to supply original digital camera RAW files or original JPEGs for all shortlisted images. See Digital Specifications section of Rules & Conditions of Entry for further information. These images will be checked for proof of authenticity and notification of the results of final judging wil then bel sent by email to all shortlisted photographers by Monday 11 February 2013. 

All finalists will be contacted by the exhibition organisers regarding further details for providing final exhibition quality image or video files, and further details about the exhibition dates and events.
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31 December 2012 - Deadline for entries by 5pm

28 January 2013 - Entrants informed of results of first round selection process by this date

11 February 2013 - Shortlisted photographers informed of results of final authentication process by this date

Late Spring 2013 - London exhibition of finalists images and announcement of winners

Summer 2013 - Exhibition tour
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Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Environmental Photographer of the Year was originally created to provide an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues with international audiences, and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality. Since its launch the competition has steadily attracted an increasing number of photographers of all ages, to submit thousands of images each year for consideration by an esteemed panel of selectors. The 2011 competition attracted over 10,500 images from photographers from 105 different countries - a 100% increase on total submissions in 2010 - and culminated with an exhibition of 70 shortlisted images in London in December 2011. In addition, the competition has also attracted international press coverage, including features in the Daily Mail Online, The Telegraph, The Sun, National Geographic and the New York Post

Now in its sixth year CIWEM are ready to take this extraordinary competition to a new level, and are delighted to announce that Atkins, one of the worlds leading engineering and design consultants, will be generously supporting the competition and exhibition in 2012 / 2013.  With Prizes now totalling £7,000, the newly launched Environmental Photographer of the Year looks set to be better than ever. 

Nick Reeves, Executive Director of CIWEM says:

"CIWEM is delighted to be working with Atkins on the development of the Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition. With Atkins support and global reach the Institution can build on the success it has already achieved and carry important and exciting visual stories on the environment to a much bigger world-wide audience."

CIWEM is an independent professional body and a registered charity, advancing the science and practice of water and environmental management for a clean, green and sustainable world.

Atkins is one of the world's leading engineering and design consultancies*, employing some 17,700 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. It has the breadth and depth of expertise to plan, design and enable some of the world's most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.

*It is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK (New Civil Engineer Consultants File 2011) and the 13th largest global design firm (Engineering News-Record 2011).

National Geographic and Nikon contest

National Geographic and Nikon contest

Eligibility: USA / 21+ Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who have reached the age of 21 at the time of entry.

Free to Enter

Prizes: Nikon D600 and more

Have a story that would make for a great photo essay? Here's your chance to tell it in full with a brand new, full-framed Nikon D600 of your own. 

Submit one (1) photo and an accompanying paragraph no greater than 100 words in length about someone or something that's meaningful to you and you think would be interesting to others-- be it about a loved one, or your hometown, or a personal passion. 

Additionally, upload 3 photos (not necessarily related to the story), that best demonstrate your photographic talent. Wow us! 

Judges will select five (5) First Prize Winners who will be sent a Nikon D600 to shoot their Full Story between December 17, 2012 - January 7, 2013. A Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among those five First Prize Winners and will be announced on January 25th, 2013. That Grand Prize Winner will then accompany National Geographic's Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, on a National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos Islands February 8-17, 2013 aboard the National Geographic Endeavour to photograph the rich ecosystems and contribute to the Digital Nomad experience along side Andrew. 

Good luck! Contest entry period ends on November 25, 2012 at 11:59:59pm EST. 

Nikon Photo Contest

Nikon Photo Contest
Entry Guidelines

Submissions must be made via laptop or desktop computer; 
work can not be submitted from a tablet computer or smartphone.

Entry Categories

  • Category A:Single photo
  • Category B:Composite photos (a composite of 2 to 5 photos)
  • 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.)

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. *1
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.*1
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.
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.


Prizes are subject to change without notice and cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash.
*1 The winners of the Grand Prize and 1st place prize will have an opportunity to exhibit additional work in the awards website. Winners are requested to submit, free of charge, a selection of other works for which they hold the copyright. Prizes will not be revoked if winners decline to exhibit additional work. Winners will be contacted directly with additional details regarding the prizes.

Entry Period

2012/12/1(Saturday)-2013/2/28(Thursday)(closes at 1:00 p.m. Japan standard time)


The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, sex or nationality.


  • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • The contest is not open to employees of Nikon (below, the "organizer") or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Submission Rules

  • Entries for categories A and B are limited to a total of ten works; for example, two entries in the single photo category and one entry of four photographs in the composite category would total six works.
  • The same works or portions of the same works cannot be submitted to both categories A and B.
  • Entrants can submit one entry in each of categories C and D. This can be done on top of entries to Categories A and B.
  • Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited and to which the entrant holds all applicable rights. Works that have won prizes in other contests or that have been submitted to other contests currently underway are not eligible. Works that are entered in other competitions after submitting to this contest will not be eligible.

Submission Guideline

All categories are open to any subject matter.

Categories A and B

  • Image data files created with digital still cameras (including medium and large-format cameras). Images that have been retouched using software or by other means will be accepted. Both color and monochrome images will be accepted. (Scans of photographs taken by film cameras are not eligible.)
  • File size: Up to 20 MB per work
  • File format: JPEG: more than 1500 x 2100 pixel / more than 150dpi
  • The standard color space for the judging process is sRGB.


  • Winners may be requested to provide higher resolution images for publication or display purposes related to the contest.

Category C

  • Movie files created using the movie-recording feature of digital still cameras (including medium and large-format cameras).
  • Length: 45 seconds
  • File size: Up to 200 MB
  • File format: MOV only
  • Any music used must either be copyright-free and performed and recorded by the entrant or a person designated by the entrant (commercial recordings of copyright-free music may not be used) or be works for which the entrant holds the copyright and for which the copyright has not been transferred to a copyright collective or other body.

Category D

  • Motion Snapshot files created with the Nikon 1. Only one file may be submitted per entrant.
  • File format: MOV

How to Enter

After carefully reading all the information on this page, click the "Submit" button at the bottom, fill out the entry form, upload your work and submit. (Submission will be available after 2012/12/1)


  • After the first round of judging, all entries will be posted onto this website (planned timing: April, 2013). Awards will be decided after second round (April), and final round (June) of judging. Contest results are scheduled to be announced on this website in August 2013.
  • Everyone who has entered the contest has a right to vote for the "Participants Award for Most Popular Entry". Details will be announced on this website.

Notification to Winners

  • The winners will be notified through email by early July 2013.


Winners are requested to review the documents sent to them separately via E-mail from the organizer (including a local Nikon office or authorized Nikon distributor) and, in the event they accept the terms and conditions, to fill out the required items, sign the form (or, if replying by E-mail accept the terms and conditions electronically as specified in the E-mail message) and deliver them to the organizer either by mail or through electronic means on or before the date stated in the documents. Winners may be contacted by telephone should the organizer deem it necessary to confirm any of the information provided.
Please note that failure to respond within 14 days of the date, on which the organizer sends the notification E-mail, whether due to server malfunction or any other cause, will result in disqualification. Entrants should therefore notify the organizer of any changes to their E-mail addresses using the entry page on this website. The organizer does not accept liability for any disadvantages that may arise as the result of inability to receive E-mail.


There is an exhibition to be held of all awarded works, place and date to be determined.

Fall Photo Contest 2012- The trees’ roommates

Fall Photo Contest 2012- The trees’ roommates

Impact: Raise awareness
Theme: The trees’ roommates

By creating this new photo contest, Tree-Nation wishs to show the relation between trees and animals living in the forest. Share with our community the beauty of bigger and smaller inhabitants of the forests!

Deadline: January 15th 2013

Prizes: 1 beautiful tree + 50 Extra water drops for every winner. We select 3 winners at each competition. First prize: Baobab, second prize: Ziziphus Mauritiana, and third price: Moringa Oleifera.

And the best photos will be published in the Tree-Art section of Tree-Nation.

How to upload your photos:
1 - Upload your photos in your profile 
2 - Post your photos in the reply section below.
(Do a right-mouse click to Copy and Paste the URL of the picture and then insert it below) 

- 3 pictures per person max
- As much as possible, please describe the species, the place, and the story behind the shot. Write below the picture the name of the specie and the country of origin.
-Don't forget to join the forest "Photo Competitions!" to be updated with our next photo contests!

Ocean In Focus 2012

Ocean In Focus 2012
Fifth Annual Conservation Photography Contest

Deadline: 31 January 2013


Contest Prizes:

We would like to say a heart felt THANK YOU to our generous prize donors for their in-kind donations to this effort. Each of them recognizes the power of visual communication to affect change around the way we interact with the ocean and we ask that you visit their websites and learn more about these great prize donors. This contest would not be possible without their support.

Lindblad Expeditions has graciously donated an expedition for two persons in one Category 1 cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour for a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands!    More Details >>

Finalists will win:
a copy of Callum Roberts’ critically acclaimed book, The Ocean of Life. The Photographer of the image voted best overall will also win a Solio Classic Solar Hybrid Charger, donated by Q-Cells.

All participants who submit images deemed appropriate and relevant to the mission and purpose of this contest will receive a $125 photo credit to be redeemed on any Lindblad Expeditions adventure.

The contest will feature two phases:

Phase 1 – Photo Contest: Each photographer may submit, via the Marine Photobank website, up to 10 images for entry in the contest. See submission guidelines for details or register for contributor membership if you are not already registered. Images will be assessed by a panel of expert judges and evaluated for image quality, uniqueness, clarity of issue illustrated, and whether or not they successfully convey a story as a stand-alone image. Six individuals will be selected as finalists, and they will qualify to enter the grand prize photo essay competition and a chance to win an expedition for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour for a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands!

Finalists will all receive a copy of Callum Roberts’ critically acclaimed book, The Ocean of Life. The photographer of the best overall individual image, as determined by our panel of judges, will also win a Solio Classic Solar Hybrid Charger, donated by Q-Cells.
Phase 2 – Photo Essay Contest: Finalists will then have 30 days to submit 3 to 4 images that tell an ocean conservation story. Images should either be from the same day/event or feature the same issue across time and should be the primary vehicle for the story. Finalists will write 400-600 words describing the topic illustrated in the images. Essays will not be judged on grammar and spelling but rather on substance. Judges will select one grand-prize winner from these finalists. An interview with the winner will be featured on our websites and the winner will earn a Lindblad Expeditions trip to the Galapagos Islands. See prize details >>

All photos contributed to the Marine Photobank are available for download for non-commercial use by our membership of teachers, students, researchers, conservationists, scientists and others as well as print and Web journalists under specified media usage terms. Help us raise ocean awareness with your photography today.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH 2012 – Aperture Light

Photo Contest 2012 – Aperture Light

Deadline: October 31 2012



The title of Photo of the Month is given to the photographer whose single image is judged to be the most striking and memorable of all the entries.

1. Photo of the month winner will get a free entry to Photo of the Year Contest* and a Certificate of achievement from The Aperture Light.

2.1st-Runner Up will get certificate achievement.

3. 2nd-Runner Up will get certificate achievement.

5 Honorable entries every month will aslo be awarded with certificate of achievement.

All certificate will be sent through email
*It's Recommended that photo of the month winner should upload a diiferent image, not the winning entry.

Click here to Upload your entry to Photo of the Month Contest 

Richeson 75 International Art Competitions - Small Works 2013

Richeson 75 International Art Competitions - Small Works 2013

Jack Richeson & Co. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality art materials. As part of our mission to support the visual arts community, we operate the Richeson School of Art & Gallery and have created the Richeson75 International Art Competitions. The Richeson75 Competitions are meant to offer a venue in which established and emerging artists may show their latest, best work to a wide and appreciative audience. The 75 finalists for each regular contest will exhibit their work in our beautiful Richeson Gallery and in the Online exhibit. The newly created Richeson75 ONLINE competitions also reach a wide audience with Online exhibits of the 75 finalists' work. All Richeson75 competitions are capped off with the publication of a collectible, limited edition full-color, hardcover exhibit book: These books include work of the finalists, and also feature other meritorious entries from the competition. Richeson's underwrites large cash prizes for Best-In-Show and generous prizes of Richeson art studio furniture and materials for each contest cycle.
Eligibility: The Richeson 75 Competitions are open to all artists over age 18. All work entered must be original in concept/execution and have been created since January 1, 2010. Artwork image (not including frame) may not exceed 144 sq inches (height x width) and may not weigh more than 30 lbs.
The categories for entry are:
Oils, Oil Pastels and Acrylic
Other Media (Soft Pastels, Drawing/Dry Media, Watercolor, Gouache, Casein, Printmaking, etc.).
Finalists will be selected and invited to participate in the exhibit at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin
from Feb. 5 - March 22, 2013. Finalists in all contest cycles will be featured in the exhibition book and our on-line Virtual Gallery along with information on the artist including artist’s website URL whether they participate in the exhibit or not.
Best In Show - $5,000 cash
1st Place in each category will receive a $1,000 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.
2nd Place Award in each category will receive a $500 certificate for art materials from Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.
Deadline for Entry: November 30, 2012
For More Information:
Download Prospectus:

The Best Summer Photo Contest!

The Best Summer Photo Contest!

Deadline: NOV11,0212

Contest page:

Contest hosted by: jfongphoto9896
Company: Jeffrey Fong Photography

 Winners will be announced on Nov 11, 2012 at

1st: Private three-hour Photograhpy instruction ($225 Value)

Private three-hour Photograhpy instruction ($225 Value)
Private, three-hour photography class with Jeffrey Fong Photography. The winning photographer chooses the subject matter (ie - landscape, portraits, lighting, macro, etc.) The private class will be held at a mutually agreeable time and location.
Show us your best summer photo and encourage your friends to vote now! Did you take any great photos over the summer? Maybe you went on your dream vacation, went surfing for the first time, or simply learned new techniques with your camera. This is a great place to show off your favorite summer photo. Enter our contest now. The winning photo entitles the photographer to a private, three-hour photography class with Jeffrey Fong Photography.

Hours Photo Contest – Over $500 To Win!

Store Hours Photo Contest – Over $500 To Win!

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iStoreHours is excited to announce its first ever photo contest related to – you guessed it – store hours! All you have to do is submit photos of the best and most interesting store hour signs you can find. The signs could be hung on a shop door, posted on a restaurant window, or standing high above a store parking lot, and all you have to do is snap a pic and submit! 


1st Place: US $300
2nd Place: US $100
3rd Place: US $50
Weekly Winners (6): US $10 each

Enter Photos (there are two ways to enter the contest):

Download our Store Hours app on your Android phone and submit photos (along with your name and email) via the app. It’s an easy way to participate while you’re on the go!



15,000 USD (1 artist will receive $10,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000).

Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible.
Selection Process
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur
on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects
as submissions are received.
30 November 2012
For further information, please contact Dave Bown at (917) 365-5265 or

Nick Belial Photography's 2012 Halloween Photo Contest

Nick Belial Photography's 2012 Halloween Photo Contest

Nick Belial Photography's 2012 Halloween Photo Contest Details & Rules:

First and foremost, this contest is for fun-- but the the prizes are real. Five winners will be chosen... One Grand Prize Winner, one First Place Winner, one Second Place Winner, one Third Place Winner and one Runner-up.

Grand Prize: Winner will receive choice of a free, Five hour Wedding Photography Package**, a Senior Portrait Session or a full-day, multi-location Professional Modeling Photo Shoot.  Value: Up to $795

First Prize: Free two and a half hour Family Portrait Session.  Value $275

Second Prize: Free one hour photo session. (Headshots, portraits, etc)  Value $99

Third Prize: Free 30-45 minute Mini-Shoot.  Value $79

Runner-up: $50 gift certificate, good toward any photography session.

Content of submissions is open to anything that's Halloween, horror, spooky, eerie, cute, scary/sexy costumes or fall season-related. That said, please limit entries to those appropriate for a general audience. No nudity, excessive gore, etc. Winners will be selected by random criteria including, but not limited to: Relevance to Halloween Photo Contest theme, overall creativity, picture quality, scare-factor, cuteness factor and any other quality that we might feel makes for an eye-catching image.

1. There is no purchase required to enter. Contest is open to all US residents. Contest is void in New Jersey, Vermont and where prohibited by law.

2. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. One entry per person, please.

3. All submissions must be your own original work.

4. To enter, first, visit our Facebook page and "Like" us... Next, find the contest posting on our Facebook timeline, leave a comment and/or post your photo.

5. Forward your photo submission to with the subject line:
2012 Halloween Photo Contest. Include with your photo a written statement certifying that you are over 18 years of age and that the photograph you are submitting is your own, original work and that you own all rights to it. Include your contact information: full name, city and state of residence, age, email address and phone number where you can be notified if you're a winner.

Should any winning photograph contain artistic material or elements not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph for the purpose of this contest, without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state of residence, a signature of release from a parent or legal guardian must be obtained before submission of entry and provided to contest sponsor upon request.

6. Follow & mention us on Twitter! @nickbelial - Not required, but we sure appreciate it!

7. All entries must be received no later than October 30th, 2012, before midnight, by 11:59 PM EST.

Winners will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and contacted by email and/or phone by 9:00 PM on Halloween night.

* Please note: Scheduling of wedding, senior portrait, modeling and other photo sessions subject to photographer's schedule. As always, we will do our best to be flexible, but please schedule your session as far in advance as possible. Winner is responsible for all travel related expenses for distances greater than 40 miles from zipcode 19373 in the West Chester, PA area.

** At the winners request, our basic, Digital-Only Wedding Photography Package with five hour coverage can be upgraded to any other wedding package we offer, by paying the difference between the two.

*** Prizes may be shared with a household/family member, but cannot be sold, auctioned or otherwise transfered. Prizes must be redeemed within one year from date of contest end. Photographers retain all photo-rights to their images and agree to allow Nick Belial Photography to post the winning images online along with their names and hometown-- for example: First prize winner: John Smith Media, PA.

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