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Photography Book Now 2011 is up and running! A valuable $25000 competition that is calling for entries. Enter your self-published photography book in any of four categories for review by a  panel of expert judges. If you’ve created your book through Blurb, you can submit your entry online.

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Deadline for entry is Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. PDT (22:00 GMT)

Submission fee: USD $35 | UK £20 | EUR €27.50 | CAD $35 | AUD $35

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CCP Documentary Award National Call for Entries March 18, 2011

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Tony Randall Vietnam veteran and security guard Photo Tom Williams
Tony Randall Vietnam veteran and security guard Photo Tom Williams


Documentary photographers, photojournalists and artists working in a documentary style are invited to submit their work for a chance to win the $4,000 Copyright Agency Limited Prize.

The eighth, biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award presents a survey of the best contemporary Australian documentary photography in series format. The Award is open to established and aspiring photographers using either analogue or digital cameras, however the content of the images must not be altered.

Approximately ten finalists will be selected for exhibition at Centre for Contemporary Photography from 28 October to 11 December 2011, and subsequent national tour until 2013. The winner of the $4,000 Copyright Agency Limited Prize will be announced at the opening of the exhibition at CCP on Thursday 27 October 2011.

The judges in 2011 are Dr Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Victoria;
Bill Henson
, Artist; and Naomi Cass, Director, CCP.

important dates

Entries Close Friday 20 May 2011
Exhibition Opening Thursday 27 October 2011, 6–8pm
Exhibition Dates 28 October to 11 December 2011


Entry forms can be downloaded from the CCP website now.
Go to http://www.ccp.org.au/documentary_award.php

Generously Supported by

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Image: Tom Williams Tony ‘Fingers’ Randall, Vietnam war veteran and security guard 2007
Winner, seventh CCP Documentary Photography Award

POYi 68th Annual Competition Open for Entries January 8, 2011

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One of the World’s most prestigious and longest running competitions is calling for entries.

The Pictures of the Year International Competition has an entry deadline of 14 January 2011.


Here are three winning entries from the 67th Annual Competition:

Newspaper Photgrapher of the Year: Paul Hansen Dagens Nyheter Aids in South Africa
Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Paul Hansen Dagens Nyheter Aids in South Africa

Agency Photographer of the Year: Tomas Van Houtryve Panos Pictures
Agency Photographer of the Year: Tomas Van Houtryve Panos Pictures

World Understanding Award: Thomas Lekfeldt Ekstra Bladet
World Understanding Award: Thomas Lekfeldt Ekstra Bladet

Mid West Art Prize January 8, 2011

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The Mid West Art Prize 2011

The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, working in conjunction with the City of Geraldton-Greenough and the Art Gallery of West Australia, has long seen the need for a major art prize exhibition coordinated and staged  in Geraldton-Greenough. As a result, the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery will launch the inaugural Mid West Art Prize Exhibition on 5 March 2011. The exhibition is open to artists throughout Western Australia working in any medium. A strict selection process will be adhered to so as to ensure an exhibition of the highest calibre. Entries will be limited to a maximum of 2 works per artist ensuring a diverse exhibition of broad appeal. Judging will be completed by three independent people from outside of the region who are respected within the arts community.

What’s on offer

$20 000 City of Geraldton-Greenough Overall Award for Excellence
$5000 Minerals and Metals Group Highly Commended Award
$5000 Eastman, Poletti and Sherwood Architects Mid West Award
$5000 Humfrey Land Developments Geraldton Greenough Award
$5000 Worley Parsons Mid West Aboriginal Art Award
$3500 Youth Award
$1500 People’s Choice Sponsored by Yamaji Art and Grant Woodhams
- for more details, click here
Total Award Pool = $45 000

Entry Deadline: 19 January 2011


One Life October 8, 2010

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
-Elliott Erwitt
One Life is an international open call for photography that delves into the lives of the global community. We are a world of  infinite stories and unique perspectives. Photography is our way to capture the moments as we experience them. The One Life Photography Competition is an opportunity to share your vision with the world.

Artists Wanted and PDN have partnered to bring photographers together to share images illustrating their lives, loves and passions. The world is changing, but the power of images is constant. Photography allows us to transcend barriers and demonstrate that, with all our differences, we are one community, one world, One Life.  Deadline to enter the competition is the29th of October 2010.

Your photos tell stories. Now is your moment to share them with the world.


Pete Eckert ARTISTS WANTED WINNER October 1, 2010

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” I am not trying to depict the sighted world. I am trying to show the world I now see using my other senses. My memories, emotions, as well as sound and touch play a part. Some people don’t think I am blind after looking at my work. I am a visual person, I just can’t see.”

Photo Pete Eckert
Photo Pete Eckert

Pete Eckert has won the “Artists Wanted” Grand Prize this year and his story is quite inspirational. Being in a sound shadow helps him visualize and create. He is visually impaired and paints with light to produce his images.

National Geographic Competition September 30, 2010

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One of the world’s premier magazines is continuing the trend to Photography based competitions, ostensibly to search for new talent. There is an interesting comment on image manipulation and the recognition of HDR as a development in the Rules section of the competition.


As a leader in capturing the world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Now you can share your vision of the world. Enter to win $10,000 and have your photo published in National Geographic magazine! Photos will be judged on creativity and photographic quality.
Online  entries only in any of these three categories: People, Places, and Nature. The submission period begins September 16 and ends November 30. Winners will be announced in early December. There is an entry fee of U.S. $15 per photo.

Each Entry consists of an entry form, a single image, and an entry fee. The entry fee is US$15 per entry. To enter, visit www.ngphotocontest.com; complete an entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, and photo caption; and submit along with your photograph and fee in accordance with the instructions that follow.

The Categories for entries are: (1) People, (2) Places, and (3) Nature (the “Categories”). There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Photograph Requirements”):

Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).

Photographs must have been taken within two (2) years before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in the National Geographic International Photography Contest or any National Geographic Traveler photo contest in the last three years.

Minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable. Hand tinting is acceptable, as is cropping. Fish-eye lenses are acceptable. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are acceptable only if the combined parts are all made around the same time. For more information, please read  comments on image manipulation. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.

Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud; provided entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in “Release.” When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s art.

Sony World Photography Awards August 29, 2010

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Images Copyright Tommaso Ausili
Images Copyright Tommaso Ausili

The Sony World Photography Awards are up for grabs again. Browsing through the images on a beautifully designed website  I came across some familiar names as well as some beautiful images from unestablished photographers. Worth browsing, and worth entering. 2010 winners included noted photographers Walter Astrada and Paolo Pellegrin and Tommaso Ausili for his Slaughterhouse series. Ausili said in collecting his prize in April that the images had made him feel guilty but that the win had vindicated the assignment. These awards are a platform for professional and amateur and student photographers.

Registration and Entries: http://www.worldphoto.org/

The L’Iris d’Or and professional category winners of the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards were announced today, Thursday 22 April, at the Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

The 12 professional winners spanned categories as diverse as fashion, architecture, current affairs and sport and were revealed alongside the Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year as part of the World Photography Festival.

Chosen by the 2010 Honorary Judging Committee, comprising 12 World Photographic Academy members, the professional category winners are:

Photojournalism and Documentary:

  • Walter Astrada (Argentina) for Current Affairs
  • Scott Barbour (New Zealand) for Sport
  • Tommaso Ausili (Italy) for Contemporary Issues
  • Paolo Pellegrin (Italy) for Arts and Entertainment


  • Martin Brent (United Kingdom) for Advertising
  • David Handley (United Kingdom) for Fashion
  • Mohammad Golchin (Iran) for Music

Fine Art:

  • Philipp Lohöefener (Germany)for Architecture
  • Tommaso Bonaventura (Italy) for Portraiture
  • Renhui Zhao (Singapore) for Conceptual and Constructed
  • Pere Pascual (Spain) for Natural History
  • Peter Franck (Germany) for Landscape

On behalf of the Honorary Judging Committee Aidan Sullivan commented, “It has been an honour to be part of the judging of this years awards. Being able to view the remarkable work and spend time with such eminent colleagues was a real delight.  The judging process was one of both pleasure, in seeing such a high calibre of work, and of pain in that the standard made reaching our decisions difficult and I would like to congratulate all of the winners across all of the categories.

The prestigious L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year award was awarded to Tommaso Ausili.  The Italian photographer’s evocative series of photographs in the Cotemporary Issues category, entitled The Hidden Death, is an insightful depiction of an assembly line at an abattoir.  Ausili was awarded a $25,000 cash prize plus Sony digital SLR camera equipment and he joins previous L’Iris d’Or winners David Zimmerman and Vanessa Winship as a member of the World Photographic Academy.

Tommaso Ausili said at the ceremony: “I’m very glad to receive this award. Since I started this series on the death of animals, I have felt an enormous sense of guilt, and this prize goes some way to repay that debt. Thanks to the Sony World Photography Awards for honouring my work with this prize.

Photographer Vitali Seitz was announced as the 2010 Sony World Amateur Photographer of the Year at the ceremony.  Based in Munich, but originally from Siberia, Vitali’s image entitled Hauskonzert: Home concert was taken at an informal concert as part of a family birthday and also won the amateur Music category.  In addition to his title Vitali picked up a $5,000 cash prize and Sony digital SLR camera equipment.

All the winning and shortlisted images of the 2010 awards are on display until 27 April as part of the World Photography Festival in Cannes.  The images will then be showcased in the Sony World Photography Awards Global Tour exhibition which will tour around the world throughout 2010 and 2011.

The final presentation of the evening went to celebrated American photojournalist Eve Arnold.  Presented the day after her 98th birthday, the Lifetime Achievement Award was collected by her grandson Michael Arnold.  Eve’s 50 year career has captured some of history’s most memorable figures from Malcolm X to Marilyn Monroe and was the first female photographer to be taken on by Magnum.  A retrospective of Eve’s work, curated by Zelda Cheatle, is currently on display in Cannes as part of the World Photography Festival.

Astrid Merget, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation, said:  “The quality of work submitted by this year’s professional photographers was remarkable.  Narrowing down so many impressive selections to just 36 finalists was a feat worthy of a very distinguished jury like ours to undertake.  We are all thrilled with the results and honoured to have such talented photographers participate in our awards programme.

Yoshiyuki Nogami, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Europe, said: “We are once again honoured to support this unique competition which celebrates the power of photography. This year’s contest has produced an inspired showcase of phenomenal photographic talent and we congratulate all these deserving winners.

HOT SHOTS August 27, 2010

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Just another photo competition. For an $80 entry fee entertain the possibility of winning $10000 from Hey Hot Shot, a Jen Beckman Project.  She also runs 20 x 200, a successful art project. Very late notice but worth a poke.

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Hot Shot Winners Claire Hester, Kalpesh Lathigra

Hot Shots has doubled their Grand Prize to $10,000 and extended the deadline to apply till Tuesday, August 31st at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)!

Read about the details of the deadline extension and $10,000 prize on the HHS! blog.

Since its inception in 2005, Hey, Hot Shot!, the premier international photography competition, has provided one hundred and twenty-nine photographers from all over the world with unrivaled exposure, support and recognition. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the competition and the 7th anniversary of Jen Bekman Gallery. In celebration, we are introducing even more incredible opportunities for every contender.

In addition to the hallmark awards of past competitions, this year we are offering a $5,000 $10,000 honorarium and five Curator’s Choice Awards.

Clip Awards April 19, 2010

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Closing date for entries Monday 3rd May 2010

First Prize $3000

Commendation prize $500

The Perth Centre for Photography would like to invite photo media artists from across Australia to enter the third annual Contemporary Landscapes In Photography, Award 2010.

The CLIP Award is a national prize recognising contemporary landscapes in photo-based media offering $3500 in prize money. The criteria for selection will focus on images that are original, stimulating and challenge traditional notions of landscape photography.

NOTE: Download an entry form from www.pcp.org.au