Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Carol Grant
Winner of the 2009 Nature Conservancy Photo Contest

Growing up in Southern California, Carol Grant has always been intrigued by the beauty of the ocean. “As a child, I vividly remember watching episodes of Sea Hunt after school and wondering if I could ever have underwater adventures too,” says Carol.

This curiosity led Carol to pick up a camera. “I think [al]most anyone who has a passion for the natural world dreams of being able to communicate that beauty through photographs,” she says.

As her experiences with marine life grew, Carol says she became determined to learn how to photograph the unique creatures and habitats with which she fell in love. “Underwater photography is challenging because it entails not only a knowledge of photography, but specialized equipment knowledge, excellent buoyancy skills and confidence in handling oneself well underwater at the same time,” explains Carol.

Full story at Nature Conservancy

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The New York Photo Award, 2011 – Now Open for Submissions

Submissions Due April 25

$5000 cash first prize

Winners and Honorable Mentions to be featured in exclusive main floor exhibition at famed space The POWERHOUSE ARENA opening at this year’ New York Photo Festival May 11-15 Submission address: The New York Photo Awards, one of the most dynamic and sought-after showcases for emerging photographers from all over the world, will open for submissions March 23, at 6:00 pm. Deadline for submitting photographs and digital images will be April 25, 2011 at midnight at:  The 2011 edition of The New York Photo Awards will feature twelve category winners – including best fine art single, fine art series, documentary single, documentary series, advertising single, advertising series and photo book – one of whom will be selected for a $5,000 grand cash prize for best overall picture or series. The New York Photo Awards provide a unique platform for visual artists to reach decision makers in the worlds of editorial, fine art, and commercial photography. Initiated in 2008, the awards were an immediate success, and submissions have climbed each year, both in breadth of material as well as in source of work submitted. Last year 17,000 images were submitted by professional and budding photographers from more than 90 countries. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be featured in a grand salon exhibition opening at famed event space The POWERHOUSE ARENA on Friday, May 12 during this year’s New York Photo Festival. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be notified by May 5. The New York Photo Awards 2010 Annual book is now available for purchase via the New York Photo Festival website and select bookstores everywhere.


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National Talking Newspapers and Magazines needs your photos!


The Heathfield based charity, which supports blind and partially sighted people by providing newspapers and magazines in a variety of accessible formats, is holding a photo competition, and is asking snap-happy adults and children to send in their photos for its 2012 fundraising calendar.

This year’s theme is Weird and Wonderful (images can contain something weird OR wonderful OR both – so use your imagination and get snapping. 

Images must have a minimum resolution of 2400 by 1600 pixels, and be a maximum of 10MB* in file size. Images must be in landscape format only.

Please rename your files with your surname then first name followed by the image number, for example, smithjohn1.jpg and send them as individual emails to calendar@tnauk.org.uk, or pop them on a disc and post to: NTNM Calendar, National Talking Newspapers and Magazines, 10 Browning Road, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8DB (*there is no maximum file size if being posted). Maximum of three images per person.

Submitted photographs will be automatically entered into a competition and the best will be included in the calendar. The calendar will be professionally printed sold to raise funds.

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines provides a lifeline for blind and partially sighted people, not just in the UK but around the world, by offering the same access to newspapers and magazines enjoyed by sighted people. We record more than 200 popular titles enabling listeners to keep up-to-date with news and current affairs as well as a host of leisure and entertainment activities.

For full details of the competition and entry requirements visit the charity’s website at www.tnauk.org.uk

or email calendar@tnauk.org.uk for more information. The closing date for entries is 22nd June 2011. 


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Get happy…… Get Snappy…………

The chance to support one of Britain’s best loved institutions, the Great British Pub exhibition launches May 16th and runs until May 23rd

The British Beer & Pub Association presents the UK’s biggest pub photography competition and exhibition – Pub Life. Taking place over the next three months British drinkers have a once in a lifetime opportunity to capture their beloved local and help celebrate a great British institution, which has been facing tough times. 

Regulars, amateurs and professionals are invited to enter photographs of their local pub across six distinct categories in the hope of winning an Olympus camera and for their image to be exhibited at an exclusive exhibition from the 16th -23rd May 2011 at The Old Truman Brewery in East London. 

The Public House has been a national treasure since the sixth century, providing a hub for the community and a lively social watering hole for all walks of life. Fifteen centuries later and the much-loved institution have borne the brunt of the economic downturn despite being one of Britain’s most recognised traditions. 

Now, in a nationwide celebration of everything great about the pub, Pub Life invites members of the public, whether they are a professional photographer or not, to capture their favorite scenes from their local pub under six categories for the chance to win a camera from Olympus and a prestigious spot in the exclusive Pub Life Photography Exhibition. 

All six winners will receive an Olympus E-PL2 Single Kit Lens Camera; six runners up will also win an Olympus XZ-1 camera. One lucky overall winner will win the Olympus E-PL2 Double Kit Lens Camera as well as a host of photography accessories to help them get the best shot possible. 

Pub Life is homage to the local pub through a unique national photography competition that aims to capture the true spirit of life inside a British pub. Entries will be shortlisted to 10 images across the six categories with the winning images being chosen by a panel of judges. The competition will culminate in a series of unique events running alongside the Pub Life exhibition at London’s Old Truman Brewery gallery space. 

Entrants can submit as many images as they like across all six of the competition categories. The categories range from The Sun’s Beautiful Game through to Strange But True category with the most prestigious Pub Life category aiming to uncover the image that best captures life inside the modern British pub. Pub Life is supported by British Beer & Pub Association, the organisation that represents brewing and pub owning & pub owning companies across the UK, making Pub Life a truly unique competition which aims to stretch across the UK and to showcase a truly unique British institution. Your local needs you! 

From the 21st March, budding photographers both professional, amateur and pub locals will be invited to submit images to be judged through the six different categories. From this British Beer & Pub Association and The Sun will nominate a shortlist of photographers who will then be invited to exhibit in a top London gallery for Pub Life. 

The exhibition will be from 16th – 23rd May 2011 in a gallery within The Old Truman Brewery.

The six categories are:

• Pub Life: The image that truly represents the essence of life in the modern pub

•The Sun’s The Beautiful Game: An image that depicts sportsmanship within the local pub

• Strange But True: An image that portrays the bizarre nature of the local pub

• The Regulars: This could be a Landlord, or regular figure or feature of your local pub

• Pub With A View: An incredible landscape outside or through a fireside window

• Lazy Sunday: The quintessential English social activity; spent with great friends and a roast dinner

in order to submit your photographs visit facebook here: http://on.fb.me/hbC9kN

or email them to


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Emma Clark has sent through this information.

BWPA – British Wildlife Photography Awards, a competition celebrating the diversity of the natural history of the British Isles

Animal Portraits, Animal Behaviour, Urban Wildlife, Hidden Britain, Coast and Marine, Wildlife in my Backyard, Habitat and Living Landscape: Connectivity


Bee species pollinating crops directly links wildlife with the economy

Salt marshes acting as a buffer between land and seas

Hedgerows play a part in keeping the countryside ‘stitched’ together

Estuaries are the connection for freshwater species with marine life

Rivers connecting streams to the sea

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Closes 30 April 2011

Thrusting out of the Atlantic some 50 miles west of Harris, St Kilda’s breathtakingly wild landscape, cultural history and abundant wildlife have long fascinated explorers and naturalists. Once the most remote community in Britain, the archipelago is a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site listed both for its natural environment and cultural significance.

Full Story Here

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Summer Projects

The MSc Biological Photography and Imaging, you could have your summer project printed.

European Publishers Award calling for entries

Open to all photographers, the 2011 European Publishers Award for Photography is the result of a collaboration between five European publishers – Actes Sud in France, Apeiron in Greece, Dewi Lewis Publishing of Great Britain, Kehrer Verlag in Germany and Italian Peliti Associati.

Full story here

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