The Eyes on Asia Awards 2014 is designed to provide a platform to recognize great travel photographers, both amateur and professional. The contest only accepts travel photographs taken in Asia Pacific countries and Australia, with a positive, uplifting travel theme. However, the contestants can live anywhere in the world. The awards want to give all nationalities and levels of abilities to compete equally, both amateur and professional. Our goal is to recognize the best!
Eligibility: Open to all
Price: From $10 (Early bird until 30 Sept 2014)
The main prize starts at 1000 USD. Starting from 200 image entries with each image entry it will go up by 1 dollar. At present, the maximum prize money for the main prize is 6600 USD.
All individual categories’ jackpot starts at 100 USD. With each image entry they will go up by 1 USD.
The overall winner will get to pick a prize of his/her choice from the list of prizes below. The individual category winners will then get to choose the remaining prizes; the order of which is determined by the jackpot amount. The winner of the category with the highest jackpot amount gets to choose first.
Small group tour 3 days & 2 nights Sea Lion Outback experience, 4 nights stay in Heritage Suite Hotel – Siem Reap Ang Kor, Skype Mentoring Session with Christina Force, Skype Mentoring Session with Gary Steele
1. People: Uplifting and inspiring photographs of people who call Asia & Oceania their home. From Eastern Turkey to the islands of Indonesia and Japan, we want portraits and pictures of people at work or play, at home or in a religious setting.
2. Nature: Depictions of nature images and landscapes. Landscapes are images of the visible features of an area, including physical elements such as landforms, living elements of flora and fauna, abstract elements like lighting and weather conditions, and human elements like human activity.
3. Travel Folio: A four to six shot collection that tells a story about a person or a place. The essay must be Asian/Oceanic themed and shot in Asia & Oceania. It can’t be depressing or shocking.
4. Sense of Place: A single picture that tells a complete story about a place and gives a powerful impression of what it’s like to be there. Must include basic elements like people and urban or cityscapes.
5. Instagram: A single travel picture from anywhere in Asia & Oceania that is taken with Instagram.
BSPA International Photography Competition & Exhibition, 2014 “Colours of Life”
organized by — BANGLADESH SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART (BSPA) (Established 2007)
FIAP Patronage 2014/329
PSA Recognition 2014/241
UPI License 2014/L140063
A. Colours of Life (colour only)
B. Photo Travel (colour or monochrome)
C. Open General (colour or monochrome)
Dr.Rashid Un Nabi (BANGLADESH), EFIAP, Hon.APSG, Hon.FBPS, ABPS
Madhu Sarker (INDIA), MFIAP, Hon.FICS, Hon.TAMA, Hon.FPSBP, Hon.FBPS
Mahfuzul Hasan Rana (BANGLADESH), EFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon.FICS, Hon.TAMA
Shabbir Ferdous (BANGLADESH),EFIAP
Kyaw Kyaw Winn (MYANMAR), P.MPS, Hon.FPSBP
Alternate Jury – Preema Nazia Andaleeb, Visual Artist
For information and inquiries
Entry Fee $30
FIAP Blue Badge for Best Author of the Salon+$300 cash
01 Chairman Choice Award-01 BSPA Gold + $100 cash
01 Best Local Entrant Award-01 BSPA Gold + $100 cash
06 Special Jury Award
Colours of Life (FIAP Patronage) Photo Travel
(PSA Approved) Open General (UPI License)
FIAP Gold + $250 cash PSA Gold + $250 cash UPI Gold + $250 cash
FIAP Silver + $150 cash PSA Silver + $150 cash UPI Silver + $150
FIAP Bronze + $50 cash PSA Bronze + $50 cash UPI Bronze + $50 cash
FIAP HM (6) PSA HM (3) UPI HM (6)
BSPA Gold Salon (6) BSPA Gold Salon (6) BSPA Gold Salon (6)
BSPA Silver Salon (4) BSPA Silver Salon (4) BSPA Silver Salon (4)
BSPA Bronze Salon(2) BSPA Bronze Salon(2) BSPA Bronze Salon(2)
Certificate of Merit (10) Certificate of Merit (10) Certificate of
Total 99 awards + $1850 cash
Limit of Entry – 12 pictures
Copyright – copyright remains to the photographers
Usage of Entry
ERMS AND CONDITIONS • Participants shall acknowledge the full ownership of their submitted works (comprising all the elements included in the photographs and creative ideas related to them) and declare that they are not plagiarized or adopted from, or do not include, any elements from works by other artists.
• An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout five rounds of judging for that section.
• Participants shall acknowledge that the rights related to their submitted photographs have not been assigned, sold, reserved or licensed in any way whatsoever to third party or subject to any restriction that may restrict their full freedom and associated rights.
• Participants shall acknowledge that they have obtained all the required approvals with respect to the persons appearing in their photographs or with respect to their publication in books, prints and exhibitions as per the above rules.
• Participants shall authorize BSPA to exhibit their submitted photographs in exhibitions organized by the Bangladesh Society of Photographic Art (BSPA), Bangladesh.
• Participants shall authorize BSPA to reproduce and publish or allow third parties to reproduce and publish all their submitted photographs through all types of international media outlets, while reserving the intellectual and material rights of the photographers.
• The Administration of the competition shall have the right to reject any participation that does not meet the requirements, objectives or themes without having to justify it.
• After exhibition closing deadline, all the entries will be considered as final, participants do not have the right to withdraw their photographs.
• Once entry fees is made, it cant be refunded.
• BSPA shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any participating work or participation fees resulting from mail service or any other reason whatsoever.
Deadline – 12/07/2014
Contest page link - https://bspabd.com//www/index.php/bspa/current_contest
The 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
The 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
QVCAH 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.
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
The 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 0
$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.
Contest page http://spie.org/IYLphoto
TZIPAC 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.
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.
Contest page http://tzipac.com/wedding-and-portrait-exposee-call-for-entries
The 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.
- Informational Content
- Technical Proficiency
- 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
Photography 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
- Still Life
- Street Photography
- Video/Moving Images
- Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year Award
- Emerging Prize: Emerging Photographer of the Year Award
- Mobile Prize: Mobile Photographer of the Year Award
- 15 Category Winners
- Cash Awards
- Opportunity for Gallery Representation
- Work exhibited in the U.S.
- 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
The 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Free
Prizes 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 – http://www.visiondirect.co.uk/blog/win-a-1000pound-camera-in-our-summer-sunset-competition/
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
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