Photo contest deadlines for 2013


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2013 Photography and Illustration Awards

Launching December 3, 2012, the Applied Arts Awards programs are an invaluable opportunity to promote your work to an audience of the best and brightest of our industry, as well as potential clients. With our two decades of awards experience, the Applied Arts Awards are one of the industry’s…

Deadline:?January 11, 2013
Entry:?Paid Entry
Winner is:?Judged
Eligibility:?Click here

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The 3rd International Resistance Art Festival

Dear Artist;
We are pleased to inform you that Visual Arts Association of Islamic Revolution and Holly Defense in Iran is about to hold ?The 3rd International Resistance Art Festival? in November 2013. The Festival is held in 12 categories including Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Persian Painting, Calligraphic Painting and Typography, Illustration (Graphics), Poster, Photography, Caricature and Cartoons, Sculpture, Animation, New Conceptual Arts and finally, Scientific Congress and Research Papers. Please read the entry information below. If you are interested to participate, please attach the images of your works to this email based upon the conditions that mentioned below. (For the primary selection, only the images of your works are needed). It is notable that you can participate in more than one category in the festival contest.
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Syngenta Photography Award ? Final Call for Entries

?         International photography competition aims to stimulate dialogue on key global challenges
?         $65,000 in prizes and professional commission
?         Deadline for entries is January 15, 2013
Syngenta today issued a final call for entries for the Syngenta Photography Award 2012, an international competition that aims to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges.
The award offers a unique opportunity to explore the dynamics of the world we live in through compelling images. In its inaugural year, the theme is ?Rural-Urban?, exploring the relationship and tensions between rural and urban environments. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2013. Continue reading “Syngenta Photography Award ? Final Call for Entries”

Documentary Still Photography/Reportage Grant/Award

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film
Documentary Still Photography/Reportage $5000 Award/Grant
Grant Submission Rules & Guidelines
I. DEFINITION Similar to the standards set forth in our new ?Short-Short Documentary Film? Award/Grant, our commitment to documentary photoreportage remains stronger than ever. This grant was created to encourage the betterment of humanity through the presentation of editorially-based imagery representing humanistic themes including human unrest, famine, disease, national and international politics, war, uprisings, injustice and triumph. As well, this grant was set up to lend credence to the photographers themselves who give so much of their time, energy, enthusiasm, money, and, at times, their lives to create images that bear witness and are sometimes shockingly brutal. Purpose of the grant is to support completion of proposed projects, either completely new or in progress. This category is for non-fiction humanistic photographic work only. Images of objects, fashion, fauna or flora will not be considered.
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Sony World Photography Awards 2013

  • Sony World Photography Awards 2013 - Open CompetitionTobias Br?uning, Germany, Open Photographer of the Year, Winner Split Second, Sony World Photography Awards 2012


    Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – Open Competition

    Are you an amateur photographer or a photography enthusiast? If so, then this is the competition for you! Whatever your photographic passion may be, enter the Open Competition for your chance to win $5,000 and a trip to London to pick up your prize at the Sony World Photography Awards 2013 Gala Ceremony!

    Entry Start: 01/06/2012?Entry Close: 04/01/2013

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  • Sony World Photography Awards 2013 - 3D AwardNick Saglimbeni, United States, Winner 3D Award, Sony World photography Awards 2012


    Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – 3D Award

    If you are experimenting with 3D photography and video, why not enter our first global 3D photography competition! Anyone can enter this dynamic competition and be a part of this image revolution.

    Entry Start: 01/06/2012?Entry Close: 04/01/2013

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  • Sony World Photography Awards 2013 - Professional CompetitionMitch Dobrowner, USA, L'Iris d'Or, Professional Winner, Landscape, Sony World Photography Awards 2012


    Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – Professional Competition

    Are you a serious photographer with a true passion for the job? Do you understand the craft of taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualising an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response from those who view the finished product? Submit your best work for the chance to become the next Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Photographer of the Year and win our most coveted prize, the L?Iris d?Or, along with prize money of $25,000.

    Entry Start: 01/06/2012?Entry Close: 09/01/2013

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  • Sony World Photography Awards 2013 - Youth AwardKarina Sembe, Ukraine, Overall Youth Winner, Winner Portraits, Sony World Photography Awards 2012


    Sony World Photography Awards 2013 – Youth Award

    We are searching for the next generation of talented young photographers in this competition, open to anyone 19 and under. Whether you are studying photography in school or college, or just have a passion for taking photographs of your daily life, enter this competition for the chance to become the Sony World Photography Awards, Youth Award Winner.

    Entry Start: 01/06/2012?Entry Close: 04/01/2013

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  • Facebook Monthly Photo Competition - December 2012Celebration by Christopher Marsham (CRM)

    Facebook Monthly Photo Competition – December 2012

    Enter our Facebook Monthly Photo Competition for your chance to win prizes for sharing in WPO’s passion for photography. Each month we give you a different theme, ask you to take an original and inspiring photo that fits the theme, then enter it! The more creative the better! This month’s theme is ‘Celebration’. You are free to interpret this however you like!

    Entry Start: 01/12/2012?Entry Close: 31/01/2013

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Luc Delahaye Awarded $106,000 Prix Pictet

From Photo District News
Luc-Delahaye-Ambush-Ramadi?Ambush, Ramadi, 22 July 2006,? by Luc Delahaye.

French photojournalist-turned-artist Luc Delahaye has won the fourth Prix Pictet, the organization announced in a ceremony this evening at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The theme of this year?s prize was ?Power.?
Founded by Swiss private bank Pictet & Cie in 2008, the Prix Pictet is awarded to photographers whose work engages with themes of sustainability.
180 experts from around the world nominated 673 artists for the prize. From those the jury selected 12 shortlisted artists, all of whom will be included in an exhibition opening tomorrow, October 10, at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition will also tour internationally.
Delahaye submitted a portfolio titled ?Various works: 2008-2011,? about which he wrote in his artist?s statement:
?I try to put myself in situations that I feel have a certain relevance regarding what we call a shared destiny. The reality I?m interested in is that of people who struggle to act upon it as much as they are subject to it. I sometimes work where power presents itself as a spectacle, as an event produced for or with the media, and my pictures may then take an ironic undertone. But I photograph the ordinary man more often than the leader. I usually stay at the distance where the human relationships are visible, multiple, active and where they remain problematic. I?m interested in narration and in photography?s phenomenological hold on the real.?
Among the other shortlisted photographers were Robert Adams, Rena Effendi, An-My L?, who just received a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, and Joel Sternfeld.
Pictet & Cie, the company that founded the prize, also awarded a commission to nominated photographer Simon Norfolk to travel to and photograph a region where the Bank is supporting a sustainability project.
Previous Prix Pictet winners include Mitch Epstein, Nadav Kander and Benoit Aquin.
Related: Prix Pictet Announces 12 Photographers Shortlisted for Prize


World Press Photo arrives in Dhaka

Fatima al-Qaws cradles her son Zayed (18), who is suffering from the effects of tear gas after participating in a street demonstration, in Sanaa, Yemen, on 15 October. World Press Photo of the Year and People in the News, 1st prize singles, Samuel Aranda/NOOR for The New York Times

Drik in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dhaka, have pleasure in inviting you to the opening of the World Press Photo 12 exhibition at Drik Gallery, on Thursday, 26 April 2012, 5.30 pm. After the launch in Amsterdam on the 20th April 2012, this is the first public viewing of the exhibition, which will also be launched in Poland, Spain, Portugal and Italy in April 2012.
A leopard attacks a forest warden after escaping from the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, in West Bengal, India.. 2012, Spot News, Honorable Mention singles. Salil Bera. The Week/Majority World

The exhibition honours the prizewinners of World Press Photo?s 55th Photo Contest. Continue reading “World Press Photo arrives in Dhaka”

Voting for International Blog Awards begin

Dear Friends,

Voting begins today in the Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards ? the BOBs.

Our international jury of bloggers and media experts waded through the more than 3,200 submissions you made and whittled the list down to just 187 candidates in 17 categories and 11 languages.

Now it?s up to Internet users like you to pore over the candidates and vote for the ones you find best. Your votes will decide the winner of the User Prize in all 17 categories.

In all 11 languages, there are some really great blogs, video channels and inspiring social activism campaigns and educational projects that run the gamut of online political and social responsibility and are certainly worth reading about.

Curious about the candidates yet! Go to the Voting page and get the lowdown on all of them and find out what some of the bravest, most creative and inventive bloggers are up to ? whether you speak their language or not. Just click.

All the winners of the 2012 BOBs will be announced right here at on May 2. Jury winners will also be invited to an award ceremony to pick up their BOB in Bonn, Germany, on June 26 as part of the annual Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

And here is the Press Release:

For more information on this year?s competition

We would be very happy if you would also promote BOBs through your site/web page, facebook, twitter and through blogs/bloggers.

With kind regards,

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Deutsche Welle
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Upcoming photo contests

66th Bristol International Salon of Photography 2012
Closing Date: 10 March 2012
Judging: 23-26 March 2012
Notifications Sent: 3 April 2012
Catalogues & Awards Sent: 9 June 2012
Contact: Pete Howell, at
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Prize 2012
The 11th edition of Kolga, the biggest and most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is?about to kick off. After ten successful years, now, the contest is on a much larger scale.?This year the contest will be held under a new format; Kolga – Tbilisi Photo Meeting.?Where the goal of the festival is to link international photography to Georgia and to local?photography.
Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract?photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles.?The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions.
All details about the contest you will find in the attached PDF.
It was a great pleasure to be in the jury of Kolga Photo Contest 2011.
We could feel an enthusiasm for photography in Tbilisi. Hundreds of visitors, mostly young people, came to the opening of the very good presentation of the winners. There was also a big interest in our lectures and portfolio reviews.
This year the exhibition of the Kolga Photo Contest will be part of the new “Kolga Tbilisi Photo Meeting” with an extensive program of exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews and lectures by international photographers. We will?soon?inform you about all details of this event.
Your contribution for the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Prize 2012 will offer you the opportunity to participate in a new and fresh photo festival in an amazing city.
Best wishes
Tina Schelhorn and Wolfgang Zurborn
Lichtblick School
Tina Schelhorn
Wolfgang Zurborn
Steinbergerstr. 21
50733 K?ln
+49 ?(0)221 729149