Friday, March 13, 2009

Photography Contests

ITS#PHOTO International Photographic Competition

Deadline: March 25, 2009

Theme: Slide, or CD Originality

Eligibility: International Young or emerging photographers or photography studensts

Prizes: MINI Clubman Photo Award: 10.000 Euro + a photo shoot together with a renowned photographer, travelling exhibition around the world, dedicated article in international magazine. SVA PhotoGlobal award (Offered by School of Visual Arts, New York): the winner receives a scholarship to the one year intensive PhotoGlobal photography course at School of Visual Arts in New York City. Pitti Immagine Photo Award: PITTI Immagine will choose 2 winners to create the advertising campaigns for the Womenswear Fairs that Pitti organises in Milan twice a year.

Entry Fee: None

ITS#PHOTO is an international juried competition that offers really good opportunities and prizes to young and emerging photographers from all around the world. there is an online competition too: ITS#PHOTOweb There also an online branch of the competition! Photographers who want to enrol only have to upload their pictures on the dedicated website The winner of this online competition will join the selected finalists for ITS#PHOTO and come to Italy in July.


Lumix Awards 2009

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Theme: Digital Living Planet

Eligibility: International Open

Prizes: The overall winner of the Lumix Award competition - the single best photograph we receive - will receive Panasonic’s next generation of digital cameras - the Lumix DMC-G1 Micro System. Lumix LX3 Two lucky runners-up will receive the brilliant compact Lumix LX3, a digital camera featuring true 16:9 format. Monthly Prizes: Lumix FZ28 Digital camera Every month for the duration of the competition one winner will be chosen by a member of the judging panel from a shortlist to win a Lumix FZ28 Digital camera.

Entry Fee: Free

Be sure to ENTER MONTHLY! How it works Upload your images exploring the theme "Living Planet" for your chance to either become a monthly or overall Lumix Award winner. You can enter one image per month for the 2008 Lumix Award before the closing date on 31 March 2009. Each photograph you submit will be entered into the monthly competition, and will also go into the running to win the overall prize. Your photographs will be judged by professional photographers. Please note: all photographs entered must be taken with a digital camera.


iPhone Photo Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Theme: Digital Phone Open

Eligibility: International Open

Prizes: All photographers compete for the top award, the IPPA Photographer of the Year. The work of the top winner and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners on each category will be publicized on IPPA online gallery and published in the IPPA Annual Book. Certificates in all Categories - All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each categories will receive a IPPA certificate. Honorable Mentions - IPPA judges will award several Certificates of Honorable Mention to entries to acknowledge talent.

Entry Fee $2.50 for each photograph $5.00 for 3 photographs $10.00 for 5 photographs

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Best Of Citizen Photojournalism III

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Theme: Digital News, Environment, Sports, Celebs, Far-out, Winter Sports

Eligibility: International Open to all ages

Prizes Grand prize: Epson Stylus Photo Printer R1800 (or cash equivalent). First prize: $100 gift certificate to Ritz Camera. Second prize: $50 gift certificate to Ritz Camera.Third prize: Free Photo Book from

Entry Fee: Free membership

Our focus is on news photography not only from mainstream media but also from amateur photographers.


CWB Calendar Photo Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Theme: Print (plus negative or electronic file). Theme: In All Kinds of Weather.

Eligibility: Canada Open to all ages.

The theme of next year’s crop year calendar is In All Kinds of Weather. Farm work continues in all kinds of weather, and our 2009-10 calendar will reflect the varied conditions of the Prairies. A panel of judges will select 17 photos. Submissions will be accepted between January 2, 2009 and March 31, 2009. EDITOR’S NOTE: Winners give up their rights. "The CWB will own all rights to the winning photos, including the right to publish and all copyrights."


2009 Intergenerational Photography Contest

Deadline: April 1, 2009

Theme: Photography Intergenerational activities, connections, and relationships

Eligibility: International Under 23, Over 50

Prizes: 1st Place: $250, plus a trip to Washington DC to attend Awards Banquet 2nd Place: $100 3rd Place: $50 Honorable Mentions in 4 categories

Entry Fee: Free

The purpose of the contest is to capture the power and beauty of intergenerational relationships in action and convey the important roles that younger and older people play in each other’s lives.


Wildlife Photography Competition

Deadline: April 30, 2009

Theme: Digital Wildlife Portraits

Eligibility: International Open to all ages

Prizes Winner: an Olympus SP-570UZ, a camera with a 10-megapixel sensor, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and 20x optical zoom with image stabilization

Entry Fee Free membership

A photograph of any animal is eligible as long as it was taken in the wild. The competition is open to participants worldwide, of any age.


Spring WordShooters Photo Contest

Deadline: May 31,2009

Theme: Open Spring

Eligibility: USA 18

Prizes: $500 top prize

Entry Fee: $25 for 1 entry, $35 for two, $45 for three

WordShooters interpret one word through our lenses during each of our contests. Quarterly, Monthly, Wildcard and Weekend WordShooters contests are ongoing!


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