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Moscow International Fotography Awards 2014

moscow-contest-imageMoscow INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is a new exciting photography contest, created by people who brought you the Lucie Awards and Moscow Photo Prize. The MIFA’s mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS conducts an annual competition for professional, non- professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating an ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work.

Eligibility Worldwide

Entry Fee 10-30$

Moscow Professional Photographer of the Year. $3,000 cash prize, Moscow Amateur Photographer of the Year.
$1,000 cash prize,
- Work exhibited in Best of Show exhibition in Moscow
- Work showcased on the main page of the website
- Published winning images in the gallery exhibition catalog.
- Press release and newsletter announcements to over 50,000.
- MIFA certificate of achievements. MIFA Statue
The Moscow photo community will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the exhibition

Limit of Entry: No limit

USE AND OWNERSHIP OF IMAGES – Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any
photograph used by MIFA shall carry the photographer’s credit line.

Usage of Entry
Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any
photograph used by MIFA shall carry the photographer’s credit line.


Contest page link

Canon Australia – Shine Photo Contest

Canon-logoCanon Australia is inviting entries for the Shine Photo Contest 2014, Canon Shine Photo Contest is a competition that’s giving Australians the opportunity to change that. This is your chance to capture a powerful image that makes people think, or feel, or see things differently.

So find something that inspires you, or ignites your passion. In return, we could shine a light on your story – and bring your work to the eyes of people all over Australia.

The public will vote their favourites – so make sure you share your work on social media to get some support behind you. We’ll narrow it down to the 50 photos with the most votes – and after that, an expert panel will choose one winner.

Eligibility: Australian residents only

Free to enter


The Winner will receive the following prize – Canon will shine a light on what matters to him/her by:
a. bringing his/her image to life through a national advertising campaign;
b. featuring his/her image in a two month display in the NSW State Library, Sydney; and
c. creating a documentary about his/her journey to capture his/her image, which will be shared to inspire people all across Australia

Copyright: Each Eligible Participant warrants to the Promoter that each Entry he/she submits is his/her original work that does not infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, copyright, trade marks, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal, confidentiality or proprietary rights

Usage of your images: Eligible Participants grant the Promoter an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide licence:
a. to use, reproduce, publish, communicate and display any or all of their Entries in any media, including (without limitation) publication on the Promoter’s websites or under the Promoter’s account on any social media site or service (such as Facebook and Instagram), for any purpose connected with conducting the Promotion in 2014, promoting the Promotion in 2014, and maintaining online records of the Promotion as conducted in 2014; and
b. to grant to any third party any sub-licence which is required for the purposes stated above

If the Promoter wishes to use an Eligible Participant’s Entry for purposes other than those stated above, including (without limitation) to conduct or promote a repeat of the Promotion in future years, or for purposes not connected with the Promotion, the Promoter will contact the Eligible Participant to negotiate an additional licence for such use.

The Promoter will use its best endeavours to uphold Eligible Participants’ moral rights, however Eligible Participants consent to any use of their Entries which may otherwise infringe their moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). This includes infringement of their right of attribution for an Entry where the Promoter deems that it is not reasonable to provide such attribution in the circumstances.

Deadline: May 26, 2014


Monochrome Photography Awards 2014

Moochrome-awards-imageMonochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition forProfessional and Amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover most amazing photographers from around the world.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year and cash prizes. We are open to all points of view. All levels of expertise. All ideas of Black and White photography.

Eligibility Worldwide, 18+

Entry Fee Professional – 15 USD / Amateur – 10 USD

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year (+ $2000 cash) and Monochrome Discovery of the Year (+ $1000 cash).

Limit of Entry No limit

Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.

Usage of Entry
Images will be used strictly in connection to the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote Monochrome Awards . Images will not be resold or used by any other third party. If there is a request for such, we will forward that request to the photographer via e-mail.

Deadline 11/28/2014

Contest page

British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards 2014

british-red-cross-logoWant to challenge yourself – and perhaps win a fabulous prize into the bargain? Just start clicking away with your camera to see if you can capture something special. (Note: all entries should be 300 dpi, and between 1MB and 3MB in size.)

Our competition theme – What makes a hero? – is both simple and very open: how you interpret it is entirely up to you. (However, it’s worth remembering that sometimes it’s possible to spot the heroic in everyday things.)

Eligibility UK / Under 25
Aged 17 or under.
Aged 18 to 25.

Our overall winners in each category will get a Canon EOS 700D with a Canon 18-135mm lens (worth £800!).
The second and third prize-winners in both categories will each receive a Canon PowerShot G16 (worth £450).
All these prizes have been kindly provided by Canon.

How to enter
1. Click on the red button below and send in your photo as an email attachment. (Note: all entries should be 300 dpi and 1-3MB in size.)
2. Please include your full name, age and email address.
3. Write a brief paragraph (40 words maximum) explaining how your photo embodies the competition theme.
4. Closing date is 27 July 2014.

Copyright: In consideration of their providing the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to the British Red Cross to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition

In consideration of their providing the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to the British Red Cross to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition

Deadline: July 27, 2014

BBC Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2014

BBC-Discover-WildlifeThe winners will be notified by email by November 2014 and published in the December 2014 issue of BBC Wildlife.

You can enter a maximum of 12 camera-trap images in any of the six categories. All photos must feature wild animals in their natural habitat. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Image requirements: JPEG format; 1000×700 pixels (or 9×6cm) at 300dpi.


  • Animal Portraits
  • Animal Behaviour
  • British Wildlife
  • and research categories…


  • The overall winner of the three research categories will be chosen from the winners of each of the research categories and will be awarded Camera-trap Research Project of the Year and £3,000 for their research project.
  • The overall winner of the three photography categories will be chosen from the winners of the photography categories and will be awarded the Camera-trap Photo of the Year title and a prestigious prize.
  • The winners of the six categories will win a Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L camera pack

Copyright: Entrants grant to Immediate Media Co of the non-exclusive right to reproduce it for any purpose in association with the competition at any time, in any media, without compensation.

Deadline: 30 June 2014


Spring season in detail – Photography Contest

pixcafe-netSpring is a time year when nature wakes up from sleep. The snow melts, leaves start growing on trees, flowers blossom, birds come back from distant lands, butterflies appear. Please, send you photo sketches of this beautiful season to our contest. Participants can use the Topaz Detail plug-in to improve quality of their works.

Eligibility 18+

Entry Fee free

Prizes Topaz Detail

Limit of Entry 3

Entries must be the sole, original and unpublished work of the participant and copyright owner. By entering, contestants certify that photo(s) are original and do not infringe on any third-party rights.

Usage of Entry
Contestants will retain the rights to their photographs. However, contestants grant the sponsor unlimited rights, usage of the winning image(s), the winner’s name, photo, and likeness in any advertising/promotion efforts by the sponsor.

Deadline 03/31/2014

Contest page

Finding Paradise: Travel Photo Contest 2014

Minube and RIU Resorts are holding a travel photography contest and we’re giving away two 5-night stays at all-inclusive RIU Resorts in Mexico. How can you enter?

It’s simple:

1.) Submit photos of your favorite places around the world
2.) Tell us what makes them special

Our expert jury will select two winners who’ll receive free 5-night stays for two at the RIU Resorts in Cancun and Cabo San] Lucas. Remember, the more photos you submit, the better your chances of winning. Good luck!

Eligibility: USA, CA 18+

Entry Fee Free


1.) 5-night stay for two at the all-inclusive RIU Caribe Resort in

2.) 5-night stay for two at the all-inclusive RIU Santa Fe Resort in
Cabo San Lucas.

Limit of Entry Unlimited


- Photographs that depict works of art will be accepted provided they do not constitute copyright infringement. Photographs containing them works of others must display the work in its full environment.

- The photograph, in its entirety, must be an original work taken by the Contest participant. By entering the Contest, the participant represents and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created only by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any legal claim or interest in the work.

Usage of Entry
Participants of this contest expressly admit to being the creators of the content submitted to MINUBE or to have obtained the appropriate
consent or authorization and ensure that it does not violate the
intellectual property of others.

Therefore, MINUBE is exempt from any liability for damages that are incurred to third parties, and the participant assumes full responsibility for such liabilities.

All content submitted to MINUBE is owned by the participant; however, the participant grants a free license to MINUBE use and exploit them, universal and without geographic or time limitations, for dissemination by any means MINUBE deems fit including but not limited to newsletters, the MINUBE corporate blog, social media channels, and collaborating media outlets with the sole aim of promoting MINUBE.

Participants that agree to participate in the competition consent to the use, publication and reproduction worldwide without limitation, by MINUBE , of his/her images and name in any advertising , promotional, publishing via Internet or any other means, commercial or informational purposes provided that they relate to this contest . If user content is used for other commercial purposes, other than the mere publication in the media and similar channels, MINUBE will inform the user of such use and, after consent is granted, the user will be compensated for it.

Deadline 05/12/2014

Contest page

IMS Photo Contest 2014

kiku-contestEarth. Water. Air. Fire. The four elements shape the rock and design new and spectacular forms. Venture out, to the most remote places on earth, looking for particular snapshots of the mountain in play with one or more of the 4 elements. Thunderstorms, clouded sky, pristine springs, ice needles, ray of sunlight, lava flows and more… The 4 elements present themselves in endless forms and acts. But don´t forget the protagonist of your picture should be the mountain.

Eligibility worldwide

Entry Fee FREE

The prizes of the JURY-VOTING
1st prize: € 3.000
2nd prize: € 2.000
3rd prize: € 1.000
The prizes of the PUBLIC-VOTING
1st prize: € 800
2nd prize: € 500
3rd prize: € 250
The prize of the FACEBOOK-VOTING
Prize: € 250

Limit of Entry

The copyright remains totally at the author of the picture. Uploading the picture the participant declares to be the sole owner of the copyright and takes full responsibility to have cleared all possible copyright infringements to third parties in advance of his participation at the IMS Photo Contest 2014.

Usage of Entry
The Kiku. International Mountain Summit and its partners are allowed to use the pictures for the communication of the IMS Photo Contest and its winners, as well as for the promotion of the IMS. Obviously this use comprehends the citation of the photographer’s name.

Deadline 07/31/2014

Deadline 07/31/2014

Contest page IMS Photo Contest Page

Win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Camera

TedFinally those who are living in Australia have a great chance to Win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 right now, the E-M10 is recenly announced by Olympus and also know as the “OMD for everyone” Ted’s – Holiday Snaps Photo Competition.  Everyone loves a holiday! Send us your best “Holiday Snaps” photos to WIN!

Eligibility: Open to residents of Australia

Free to Enter

Prizes: Win an Olympus OM-D E-M10 14-42mm kit, valued at $999.95

Copyright: Entrants retain copyright in their photographs

Usage right: Submission of an entry gives to Ted’s Cameras a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable permission to reproduce entrants’ photographs without fee for the purposes of marketing and promoting for any future Ted’s Cameras activity. This permission extends to publication and reproduction for the above purposes in the media, on catalogues, posters, postcards, in store, publications, on the internet (including on the competition website and the Ted’s Cameras website).

Deadline: April 27, 2014


My Nat Geo Cover Shot Photo Contest 2014


Here’s a golden opportunity to feature on Covershot and compete for the most coveted position – the cover page of Nat Geo Traveler India. Covershot Season 2 is back and this time you can be one of the 10 contestants on the show.

All you have to do is:

1. Own a camera & equipment
2. Submit your best shots – maximum 7
3. An intro video – maximum 2 min in length.

Entry to the Contest is open to anyone who is:

  • aged 18 years and above on the date of entry; and
  • Citizen of India.
  • Residing in India

Prizes: Win 2 Tickets for a Trip to Noth East
The Top Ten entries will get a free subscription of national geographic India travller magzine

Usage of your data

a. may use the Data for purposes of the Contest. This may include displaying the Data on or through the internet or any media medium;

b. may use the Data for such promotional, marketing, publicity, research, profiling, authentication and verification purposes as the Promoter sees fit, including but not limited to the promotion of the Promoter’s business, products and services;

c. may provide the Data to such affiliates and unaffiliated third parties as the Promoter may reasonably
require for the purposes of this Contest (including but not limited to agents, contractors, promoters, service providers, prize suppliers and as required by applicable law);

d. will not use the Data for any purpose other than those specified above.

For detailed terms and condition click here

2014 Photocrati Fund Contest Calling for Entries

photocratiThe Photocrati Fund offers a $5000 grant to a photographer to undertake an important humanitarian or environmental photography project. Our goal is to identify outstanding photographers and to provide support towards projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.

The 2014 Photocrati Fund competition will be open from January 30, 2014- April 18, 2014. Following that time, the applications will be judged by our panel of distinguished reviewers. The grant winner will be announced in late June 2014. The grantee will then become a Photocrati Fellow for the calendar year from the announcement of his/her award until the announcement of the following year’s award.

Award decisions will be made by the Photocrati Fund Board, a prestigious panel that includes some of the world’s best-known environmental and cultural photographers. We are still confirming 2014 judges.

Eligibility: This grant is intended for both pro and emerging photographers. The grant is open to photographers over 21 years of age from any country worldwide, but applicants should have a proven ability to produce outstanding imagery and coherent photo essays, as well as the background necessary to carry out the proposed project.

Prize Value: $5000

Entry: Free Entry

Award Announcement
Winners of the grant will be notified after the judging, which should be completed in late June. The grant winners may share the news with others involved with the project, but we ask to keep news of the award confidential until the public announcement in late June.

Copyright and usage of your entry

By accepting the grant, the Grantee (the award winner) agrees, however, to give Photocrati a worldwide, non-exclusive right to display images included in the Grantee’s photo essay on the website. The Grantee also gives Photocrati the right to use the images from the photo essay on its website, in printed materials, or in galleries for the purpose of promoting the Photocrati Fund. (This means that if you win, you allow us to use a select set of your images in our publications and on our website to promote the grant.)

The imagery produced by the grantee (the award winner) may be licensed (and sold) to others by Grantee (the award winner), with the understanding and explicit agreement that the images may also be used by Photocrati in the manner mentioned above. (This means that if you win, you can sell your images however you like, but that you allow us to use a set of them — which you pick — to promote the grant. People often ask us if we plan to sell the winner’s images — NO! We are not in the business of selling other photographer’s images!).

Deadline: April 18, 2014


HIPA Photography Awards 2014

HIPA-LogoThe 2014 HIPA photography awards is now accepting entries. Within this season’s Life in Colour theme there are four opportunities to showcase your eye for detail: these are:
LIFE IN COLOUR: The beauty of life is its colour. From fresh cooling blues, calming terracotta hues, deep rich reds to vibrant sunshiny yellows, colour has the ability to alter our psyche. They can bring a warming glow into a dull day and turn the corners of our mouths upwards. Colour speaks of the people, places, animals, plants and consumables that play a starring role in our everyday lives. Colour can add a splash of drama. It can be muted and emulate the calmness within. It has the ability to say so much more than just its one or two-worded name. Bright white can speak of freshly painted walls, teeth within a tanned face, or clean laundered bed sheets blowing in the breeze – each one depicts a very different story. But what does ‘Life in Colour’ say to you? That’s up for your creative mind to decide.

Eligibility: Worldwide

Entry: Free Entry

General / Entrants’ choice:  If you had to choose just one piece of work to reflect your passion for capturing life through a lens, which photograph would you submit? This category gives you the opportunity to enter a truly outstanding piece of photography that best exemplifies the excellence of the HIPA awards. It’s completely open, embraces all subject matters, removes boundaries and offers participants the chance to choose work that reflects their style as long as they adhere to the criteria and regulations of the Award.

Faces: People are a fascinating subject matter. Laughter lines of experience, smiling shining eyes that express a moment of gratitude, a mouth left wide open in awe – the human face can speak to the soul, address your mind and captivate your heart. We invite you to explore emotions, capture someone’s compelling story, and evoke the attitude, personality and essence of people who have inspired you to pick up your camera and record our great rich and varied lives.

In this category we encourage you to use black and white photography to maintain the authenticity of the beauty of life, and portray the finer details that make each one of us so special and unique. The use of black and white demands accomplished compositions and expert use of light: this is a true test of your ability.

Night Photography: Night time can bring still, starry calmness, the hustle and bustle of people leaving work and heading home, a blank canvas for celebratory fireworks, roaring campfires and the shining lights of traffic. It offers mysterious shadows to hide in. Speaks of secrets waiting to be discovered once light arrives. The dark veil of night provides a romantic light to capture a glimmer of beauty. There’s something truly magical about it. This category gives you the chance to play with your creativeness, reveal the beguiling charm of the night and offers you the perfect opportunity to shine.

You may submit up to one (1) Photo in each category of the Competition. You must provide one (1) title for each Photo.

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is an independent award established in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, in order to encourage and spread the culture of photography across the world.

“Life in ColoUr” Category
1st $25,000
2nd $20,000
3rd $15,000
4th $12,000
5th $10,000

“General” Category
1st $15,000
2nd $12,000
3rd $10,000
4th $8,000
5th $6,000

“Faces” Category
1st $15,000
2nd $12,000
3rd $10,000
4th $8,000
5th $6,000

“Night Photography” Category
1st $15,000
2nd $12,000
3rd $10,000
4th $8,000
5th $6,000
“Special Awards”

Photography appreciation award (Personal, Group or Team Award) $20,000
Photographic Research/Report Award $25,000

copyright: Submitted Photo(s) must be a single work of original material created and/or taken by You, must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which You have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

usage right Upon making Your Submission, You grant to HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, promote Your submitted Photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world for any purpose, related to the Competition, the publication in HIPA promotional digital and/or printed materials and formats broadcast such as on HIPA magazines, printed leaflet and brochures, HIPA website and/or through other public online feeds, promoting subsequent competitions and/or the work of HIPA generally.

If You have been announced as a winner of the Competition (in any category), You grant to HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, promote Your winning Photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world and for any purpose, including but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, publication of a book featuring select entries in the Competition, publication in HIPA materials and/or online highlighting entries or winners of the Competition, and promoting the work of HIPA generally.

Deadline: December 31, 2014

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