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APAN Photo Contest 2014 – Ending Soon

apan-photography-contest-imThe APAN Photo Contest 2014 is ending very soon and the best part is its open to all and free to enter, the winner will get prizes starting from $500 and more… so hurry up and participate in the contest right now!

In the APAN Photo Contest 2014, we want you to focus your attention on adaptation – and in particular, we want to see how you photographically interpret the themes we’ve set to discuss at the Forum. APAN wants you to take your best shot and show us: “How do you see climate change adaptation in your life?” What is Climate Change Adaptation? Adaptation is one of the two main policy responses to climate change; the other is mitigation (i.e. reducing greenhouse gas emissions). Adaptation measures help lower climate risks and build resilience to climate change. Many countries and communities are already putting in place such measures to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change, from building seawalls to protect against sea-level rise to planting different crops to ensure better yields.

From 1-3 October 2014, APAN will bring together over 500 adaptation practitioners and experts to find the best ways to address some of these adaptation and development challenges and more. This gathering is APAN’s flagship event – the 4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum – which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Eligibility : Open to All

Entry: Free Entry

 Prize Details :-The Judging Panel will select the Grand Prize winner and he or she will receive US$500 and the opportunity for his or her photo(s) to be showcased in APAN publications. Second and third prize winners will receive US$250 and US$100 respectively.

The photo with the most votes will be named the APAN Photo Contest 2014 Popular Choice Award winner and receive US$250

Copyright: The participant must be the author and sole owner of the copyright of each photograph submitted. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. The participant shall retain the copyright of the photos submitted in the contest

Usage Rights: The participant shall also grant the right to the APAN Regional Hub to publish, display and exhibit their submitted photographs in its publications, brochures and other materials as well as on its website and other online platforms. The photos will be used for non-commercial purposes without payment or fee to the participant. The APAN Regional Hub will make every effort to credit photographers but we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will contain the photographers’ name.

Deadline: September 01, 2014


Take Part in the Gomma Photography Grant

GPG-117x60The Gomma Photography Grant is a new grant for photographers for an ongoing project. No fees to apply. Open to everyone. Any medium, black & white or color, analogue or digital. What we are looking for is consistency, personality and courage.

You must submit between 20 and 50 images from the same body of work. Please note that this work must be an ongoing project that you are looking to complete within the next 18 months. The grant prize must be spent on the realization and completion of this work. You can spend it the way you want; you could pump your films supply, load your darkroom with chemistry, buy a new lens, or getting hard drives and memory cards … It is up to you as long as it is invested in this work.

All we ask from you is to keep us updated on the progress and let us know how you spent the grant. This will help us improve the grant contest of the following years. Yes, the Gomma Photography Grant will not be a one-off event, it will continue annually.

Eligibility: Open to All

Entry: Free Entry

Prizes :- Win 1,000 Euros cash

Copyright: The photographer must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of the photographs entered in to the competition.Gomma Books Ltd respects photographers rights and does not claim copyright for the images you submit to this contest. Photographers will retain full copyright in each entry.Usage right: By entering Gomma Photography Grant you agree that any winning image or runner up images you submit may be used by Gomma Books Ltd solely for the purpose of this contest or future contests by Gomma and no other purposes. These uses include: displaying the entries on the contest’s website and other affiliated websites such as Gomma Facebook page, promotion of the contests and the photographers works.

You hereby grant Gomma Books Ltd a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry for the uses described in 1. above for 2 years following the date of announcement of the winner, thereafter the image may be used for archival purposes only by Gomma Books Ltd.

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Photofest Call for entries

photo-fest-contest-imageQVCAH will be hosting Photofest in September, 2014. QVCAH is seeking photographers to submit original work for inclusion in this juried group exhibition. Several prizes will be awarded by the jurors, and the awards will be presented at the opening reception of the exhibition on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from 6-8 pm.

Photofest will be on view throughout September in the QVCAH galleries. This exhibition and reception are both free to attend and open to the public.

Eligibility: Worldwide

Entry: Free Entry


This exhibition is sponsored by The Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities.

1st Prize: $200, and Work featured on the front page of the QVCAH website for one month
2nd Prize: $100, and Work included in the QVCAH website gallery.
3rd Prize: $50,and Work included in the QVCAH website gallery.

Copyright: By submitting an entry to the QVCAH Photofest, you are representing that all material contained therein has been rightfully submitted as your own original work and that the submitted entry is not the subject of any trademark and/or copyright by another individual, organization or publication.

Usageright You give full permission to QVCAH to reproduce images associated with my submission for educational and promotional purposes.

Deadline: September 04, 2014


SPIE International Year of Light 2015 Photo Contest

SPIE-contest-imageThe theme of the photo contest is: A World of Light: The Vital Role That Light and Light-Based Technologies Play in Daily Life.

Photographs depicting the vital role that light and light-based technologies play in daily life must be in digital format, suitable for public exhibition and printing at high-resolution.

All images must be 300 dpi or more and at least 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size should be no less than 5MB and no greater than 20MB. TIF and JPEG/JPG are the ONLY accepted formats.

Each photograph will be judged on the following criteria:
1) Content: Appropriateness and coverage of content in relation to the International Year of Light theme.
2) Scientific interest: Overall effectiveness in engaging and communicating the contest theme to viewers.
3) Creativity/artistry: Innovation and creativity in the concept.
4) Execution of photography techniques used to enhance the quality and content of entries.
5) Overall appeal for the International Year of Light.

Judges will score each criteria on a scale of 1 to 10. Each criteria weight is 20%.

The photographer’s name, address, telephone number, email address, a title, and an artist statement must accompany each entry.

Only limited enhancement of the original photograph is permitted for the purpose of improving brightness and contrast or removing minor cosmetic flaws. Black and white images are acceptable. Stitched panoramas are not acceptable. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.

Eligibility worldwide, all ages

Entry Fee

$2,500 first prize
$1,000 2nd prize
$500 third prize
$500 People’s Choice Award

Limit of Entry 2

Each entrant grants SPIE a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, copy, and reproduce in any medium images submitted to the photo contest, and to use the images in derivative works such as posters, articles, or via any means or form of dissemination that publicizes and supports IYL2015 objectives. SPIE will include full credit to the photographer any time an image is used.

Each entrant certifies that he/she is the exclusive rights holder of the submitted photograph and that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

Each entrant certifies that he/she has written permission from any and all individuals or organizations whose protected property appears in a submitted photograph to use their likeness or intellectual property in the International Year of Light Photography Contest. Entrants are responsible for providing a photo release to SPIE upon request beforeSeptember 30, 2014. Entrants with photos that depict minors under the age of 18 must have a written photo release from the minor’s parent or legal guardian. In addition, photographs that include the work or property of others must show the object in its environment rather than a full-frame close-up of another person’s art.

Usage of Entry
Winning entries and finalists will be published in SPIE Professional magazine in 2015. Each entrant grants SPIE a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, copy, and reproduce in any medium images submitted to the photo contest, and to
use the images in derivative works such as posters, articles, or via any means or form of dissemination that publicizes and supports the
objectives of the International Year of Light. SPIE will include full credit to the photographer any time an image is used.

Deadline 09/30/2014

Contest page

International Wedding and Portrait Exposee 2014

W&P-exposeeTZIPAC and 43mm Magazine is seeking the finest in wedding and portrait photographic arts from around the world for our upcoming Exposée. With over 10,000 weddings per day around the world, we want to
showcase the ever-changing facets of wedding photography – from the old to the new, the strange and the arty, and many more.

Eligibility: Worldwide

Entry Fee: Free

2 Grand Awards (one for each category of Wedding and Portrait)
* The title of either TZIPAC International Wedding Image of the Year
or TZIPAC International Portrait Image of the Year.
* Each Grand Winner willl receive our prestigious TZIPAC medal in a
custom made Rose Wood presentation box.
* Invited to be a Featured Artist in our 43mm Magazine to showcase
your work to our readers from over 40 countries.

Limit of Entry: 10 entries per category

You warrant that submitted artworks have been created by you, and that you own all necessary rights to use the artworks for participating in TZIPAC’s competitions. In particular, the artworks must not violate or infringe on any copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and no other party must have any rights, claim or interest in the artwork.

Artworks that fail to comply with these copyrights conditions will be disqualified.

The copyrights of submitted artworks will remain with the artists at all times

Usage of Entry
the competition participants agree to grant TZIPAC permission to use the artworks for promotional purposes, without further permissions or remunerations, in its publications, including electronic media or printed materials, including website, online galleries, online magazines, as well as other forms (potentially with third-party publications) for the expressed purpose of promoting the artworks, the artists and TZIPAC.

Any artwork used by TZIPAC will credit the artist.

Deadline: 10/31/2014

Contest page

Nikon Small World Competition 2014 – 2015

Small-World-Nikon-ContestThe Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. Truly international in scope, entries have been received from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Winners have included both professionals and hobbyists.

The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.

Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide, 18+

Winners will receive one of 20 prizes, sorted according to rank in the competition. First prize is $3,000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.

Judging criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Informational Content
  3. Technical Proficiency
  4. Visual Impact

Copyright: Winning images will only be used in connection with the Nikon Small World Competition and accompanying publicity and will include appropriate photo credits.

Entry deadline: 30 April 2015


Participate in the American Aperture Awards

ax3-contestPhotography is the driving visual force of our time. In still and movie form, images influence how we think, see and act. Whether by conjuring past times or transporting us to the farthest reaches of this planet, photographs expose our humanity.

The American Aperture Awards (AX3) is an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals, from around the world and award their photographic insights.

Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide, 18+

Entry fee: From $25 for Single Image

Sections: Professional; Amateur; Mobile; Student

Amateur categories:

  • Abstract
  • Advertising
  • Architecture/Cityscape
  • Collage
  • Conceptual/Experimental
  • Documentary
  • Fashion
  • Landscape/Seascape/Nature
  • Nudes
  • People/Portraits
  • Political
  • Still Life
  • Street Photography
  • Video/Moving Images


  1. Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year Award
  2. Emerging Prize: Emerging Photographer of the Year Award
  3. Mobile Prize: Mobile Photographer of the Year Award
  4. 15 Category Winners
  5. Cash Awards
  6. Opportunity for Gallery Representation
  7. Work exhibited in the U.S.
  8. Photos published in Fabrik Magazine and blog (viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world)

Winners will be announced on the website January 31, 2015.

There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. A series is between 2-5 photos. The photos must share a common message or theme, and will be judged as an entire piece. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Image requirements: Grayscale or RGB profile; JPEG format; Resolution of 72 dpi; Longest dimension should not exceed 1280 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels; Digital file should not exceed 4 MB

Entry deadline: 3 November 2014


Photo Art Gallery – Myphotovation PhotoArt Contest

Photo-Art-Gallery-imageThe Myphotovation PhotoArt Contest. This is your chance to show us the people and landscapes that you like to photograph, challenge yourself to turn your everyday into your perfect photo… Enter up to 5 shots for the chance to win the ultimate Imaging software bundle from Arcsoft.

Eligibility: Worldwide 14+

Free to Enter

Prizes: The first winner will receive ArcSoft Ultimate Imaging software bundle: Portrait+, PhotoStudio & Panorama Maker. The second winner will receive any one of the three ArcSoft imaging software mentioned of their choosing.

Copyright: The copyright of all images remains that of the photographer at all times

Usage Right Images may be reproduced by the promoter for the express purpose of PR and publicity of the results of the competition and for promotional purposes.

Deadline October 20, 2014


Win a fantastic EOS 7OD SLR Canon camera

Enter our Summer Sunset Photography competition for your chance to win a fantastic EOS 7OD SLR Cannon camera worth a massive £1000.

To win one of these top of the range cameras just send us a photograph you’ve taken of a sensational summer sunset for a chance to win a state of the art DSLR camera. The photograph must be taken by you and cannot be modified in Photoshop or any similar editing programs. To submit your entry just email it to along with your name, address, telephone number and email address. For full terms and conditions and further details on how to enter our competition please click here. Remember to send your photograph before the competition ends on Tuesday 30th September.

Eligibility UK, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Islands

Entry Fee

EOS 7OD SLR Cannon camera worth a massive £1000.

Limit of Entry 1

All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition.

Usage of Entry

Deadline – 09/30/2014

Contest page link

Participate in the International Color Awards 2014

International-color-awards-International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods. We encourage classic styles, new creative ideas and photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form.

Eligibility: Open to All

Entry Fee: From $30

1st Place – Photographer of the Year, Outstanding Achievement: $1,500 Cash Prize, Winner Medal, On Exhibition at Winners Gallery, Publication in The Journal, Showcased in Winners Movie, Certificate of Achievement

2nd Place – Photographer of the Year, Merit of Excellence: $750 Cash Prize, Winner Medal, On Exhibition at Winners Gallery, Publication in The Journal, Showcased in Winners Movie, Certificate of Achievement

3rd Place – Photographer of the Year, Honor of Distinction: $500 Cash Prize, Winner Medal, On Exhibition at Winners Gallery, Publication in The Journal, Showcased in Winners Movie, Certificate of Achievement

Category Winners
1st Place – Outstanding Achievement in Category: Winner Medal, On Exhibition at Winners Gallery, Publication in The Journal, Showcased in Winners Movie, Certificate of Achievement

2nd Place – Merit of Excellence in Category: Winner Medal, On Exhibition at Winners Gallery, Publication in The Journal,Showcased in Winners Movie, Certificate of Achievement

3rd Place – Honor of Distinction in Category: Winner Medal, On Exhibition at Winners Gallery, Publication in The Journal, Showcased in Winners Movie, Certificate of Achievement

Honorable Mention in Category: On Exhibition at Winners Gallery, Publication in The Journal, Showcased in Winners Movie, Certificate of Achievement

Copyright: Copyrights of the photograph remains with the photographer at all times.

Usage right: Entrants agree to grant International Color Awards permission to use the work for promotional purposes in any of its publications including the Journal, or on the website and other electronic media, or at exhibition or trade show, or other marketing materials for a period of four years from the Nominations & Winners PhotoShow, without further permission or remuneration.

Entrants also understand the work may be published in 3rd-party publications including newspapers, magazines and periodicals, solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer, and International Color Awards.

Photographer’s name will be listed with the photograph.

Deadline: November 07, 2014


Save our Ocean Photo Contest 2014

OUR-Seas-photo-contest-imagBirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme once again will exhibit photographs for the annual Oceans of Life Photographic Competition. The exhibition includes stunning photography of a wide array of marine biodiversity, including seabirds, cetaceans, fish, as well as coastal species from around the world

Eligibility and categories

There are 2 categories where entrants can submit photographs for the 2014 competition

Open category
This category is open to anyone

Youth category
Open to people under the age of 18

First prize in the Open category is a 12 day trip to Antarctica.
The Youth category (under 18) prize is a Canon EOS 70D digital camera and EF 18-55 mm lens.

Entry Fee: $10

Copyright: Each entry must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Each entrant must either be the sole owner of the copyright or have secured the written permission of the copyright owner to enter the image into the Competition and grants the Owners the rights detailed below.

The copyright of all submitted images remains with the copyright holder

Usage Right: By entering the Competition, each entrant grants to the Owners a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and communicate to the public by any means and exhibit their awarded image(s) and copies of their awarded image(s) in all media throughout the world in relation to the marine conservation work of the Owner, the Competition and the Exhibition, including but not limited to all use in the context of:
Online display, at low-resolution in an embedded web-viewer application in non-downloadable mode on the Competition website
Display in the Exhibition
Inclusion in the Competition Book
Inclusion in public media (e.g. newspapers and magazines) associated with the promotion of the Competition and/or the Exhibition
Inclusion in promotional, press and marketing materials associated with the Competition and/or the Exhibition
Inclusion in merchandising associated with the Competition and/or the Exhibition

With the exceptions listed above, the Owners will not use images without permission of the copyright owner. Commercial opportunities may arise whereby entrants can benefit from the use or sale of their image: where a potential commercial benefit arises, permission will be sought in advance, and terms and conditions will be agreed in writing between the Owner and the entrant on a case-by-case basis

Contest page link

2nd Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014

ozone-photo-contest-imageFIAP Patronage 2014/182.
Win FIAP and Ozone Zone medals, ribbons, and Cash Awards.

Our international photography competition is open to all photographers, amateurs and professionals, young and old, from around the globe. Our goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message to the world. A good deed or act of kindness captured on a photo, a social change for better, a beautiful element of nature, a deeply moving portrait or a special moment in life, a pristine wildlife scene, or a conceptual art image created in studio, they all qualify as having a positive message. No hate or derogatory images belong here.

Eligibility: Open to all

Ozone Zone Photo Salon single images (up to 4 images)
(a) Up to 4 images in any single category: fee $13 (US Dollars) per category.
(b) A further 4 images in any additional category: $13 per category.
(Early Bird fee is reduced to only $10)

The interpretation of contest themes belongs to you. Just keep in mind Ozone Zone Photo Salon jury looks for images bringing hope, showing compassion, love, and touching your mind with their artistry and beauty. The beauty can be shown in all of its forms, from a bare beauty of our planet, to an abstract or portrait, to surreal work of art.

Our Growing Awards plan lets you win more, when more photographers join the contest. More entries mean tougher competition, but also BIGGER PRIZES! Up to massive $15,000 Grand Prix, up to $30,000 in total cash prizes, and more!

Copyright Photographers retain all rights to their images. By submitting images to the Competition, you confirm and warrant that:

you are the sole author of each entry and that it is your original work;
you have the permission of those pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required by Ozone Zone Photo Salon and will indemnify Ozone Zone organizers, against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement.

Usage of Entry
If your image is NOT shortlisted it will be deleted within 48 hours of the end of the competition.

If your image is short-listed your image will be displayed on our Finalists and Winners page and in catalog (with all usual credits), and may be used to promote the Competition. For avoidance of doubt, no free usage of any photograph is permitted by Ozone Zone Photo Salon, or any of its partners or sponsors outside the scope of the Ozone Zone Photo Salon and exhibition promotion, and displaying accepted works.

Salon entries opened on June 01 2014
Early Bird Special ends on July 31st 2014
Entries Closed on 30th of October 2014
Judging finished on November 15th 2014
Awards and Finalists announced on 30th of November 2014.
Awards sent by 15 December 2014.


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