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New Guide: The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

In The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, get a fresh look at over 25 photo competitions worldwide, including new insights on which photo contests are worth your time, and which you should skip. We award each contest a star rating based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure, plus give you direct feedback from recent winners to help steer you in the right direction.

Tim Hetherington Grant deadline Friday

The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi’s forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011. Tim Hetherington was committed to finding new ways to tell compelling stories about politics, conflict and the human experience, and to relay these stories to a wide audience.

Photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen awarded $10,000 Oliver S. Gramling Award for journalism – The Washington Post

Photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen awarded $10,000 Oliver S. Gramling Award for journalism

Chief photographer in Pakistan for the Associated Press Muhammed Muheisen was recently awarded the $10,000 Oliver S. Gramling award for journalism. His  stunning coverage of refugees–with a strong focus on refugee children–in Pakistan and other conflict zones are imbued with compassion and humanity, and convey what photography has always had the power to do at its best: stir emotions within the viewer and, in some cases, compel us to act toward change

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest – In Focus – The Atlantic

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. The kind folks at National Geographic were once again kind enough to let me choose among its entries so far for display here on In Focus. Captions written by the individual photographers. [32 photos]

Prix Talents MAP 2014 3rd Prize : Danielle Houghton – The Eye of Photography

Prix Talents MAP 2014 3rd Prize : Danielle Houghton

“As a street photographer in Dublin, my project aims to explore new ways of documenting our streets. A ‘street” can now be represented in non-traditional ways. It’s about feeling the place where life takes place, in a park, on the seaside or inside. My photographs capture candid moments, concentrated on sometimes humorous elements of composition that seem pleasing to the eye. Human and animal behavior is fascinating, and I plan to develop and expend this project with the same passion.”

Prix Talents MAP 2014 1st Prize : Shin Noguchi – The Eye of Photography

Prix Talents MAP 2014 1st Prize : Shin Noguchi

“Everyone lives their lives desperately. Sometimes alone, sometimes with the help of others, sometimes crying, laughing… I photograph daily life for its singular beauty. I want people to enjoy these extraordinary moments that exist in our daily, ordinary lives. I’m here, only here. You’re here, only here. Don’t try too hard. Do your best. You are so beautiful. Your life is so precious.”