Contests

Announcing the Winners of The Print Swap Exhibition at Photoville! – Feature Shoot

The Print Swap is coming to Photoville! We received an overwhelming number of submissions from around the world, and Alison Zavos, the Founder of Feature Shoot, and I have selected 30 images to be part of the show. These photographs, taken throughout the US, South America, the UK, Scandinavia, Australia, Nepal, India, Japan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and beyond will travel to Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 13-23. New York City photographer Henry Hargreaves will design and install the exhibition in one of Photoville’s iconic repurposed shipping containers.

10 Shortlisted Photos of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018

The prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year photo contest put on by Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlisted photos for the 2018 competition. It’s a set of space and astronomy photos that will dazzle your eyes.

Thousands entered the iPhone Photography Awards contest. These are the winners. – The Washington Post

The iPhone Photography Awards were created 11 years ago when the popularity of taking photos with an iPhone started to increase. Every year, the competition receives thousands of submissions. Photographers can enter images in 20 categories, including news and events, landscape, still life and travel. In addition to the winners chosen from those categories, the judges also award two “photographer of the year” prizes: grand prize and first place. The competition is the first and longest-running competition for people taking photos with their iPhones (or iPads).

I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It. – PhotoShelter Blog

In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography awards contest following an introduction by wildlife and conservation photographer Melissa Groo. Melissa and I have served on the faculty of the Photography at the Summit Nature Workshop for the past several years, and I have nothing but respect for the advocacy work she does through her photography so I was happy to join her as a judge for the contest.

The Winning Photos of Nat Geo’s Travel Photographer of the Year 2018

National Geographic has announced the winning photos of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 photo contest. The grand prize was awarded to Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi, who captured an underwater photo of a humpback whale calf’s tail.

Apply to the Ian Perry Scholarship for Young Photojournalists – Feature Shoot

The Ian Parry Scholarship, described by the renowned photographer Marcus Bleasdale as “the single most important photography award for young photojournalists,” is now open for entries. Founded by Aidan Sullivan, former Picture Editor of The Sunday Times, the award remembers Ian Parry, a generous and courageous photojournalist who died in Romania in 1989 at the age of twenty-four. At the time of his passing, Parry was documenting the fall of Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu. In the last 28 years, the scholarship has served as an enduring reminder of the power of images to herald change.

2018 Leica Oskar Barnack Award: 12 finalists chosen | Leica Rumors

The twelve finalists of this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) have been chosen. The complete portfolios from the categories ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer’ can now be viewed at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com.

8 Photographers Win Magnum Foundation Fund Grant | PDNPulse

The eight winning projects are: “Eclipse by Sagar Chhetri; Orinoco Women’s Journal” by Juanita Escobar; “Santa Barbara” by Diana Markosian; “The Philly Bop” by Tiona Nekkia McClodden; “Feminist Memory Project” by the Nepal Picture Library; “Exodus” by Sarker Protick; “Nyaope” by Lindokhule Sobekwa; and “On Andean Ground: The Yawar Fiesta” by Martin Weber.

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest – The Atlantic

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is underway, with entries being accepted for just one more day—the competition closes at noon, EDT, on May 31. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $10,000 (USD). National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some of this year’s entries with you here, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers, and lightly edited for style.

CENTER’s Producer’s Choice Award 1st Place Winner: Tomas van Houtryve | LENSCRATCH

Congratulations to Tomas van Houtryve for his First Place win for the CENTER’s 2018 Producer’s Choice Award for his projects, Divided, Lines and Lineage, and Implied Lines. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series.

Leica Camera will honor Bruce Davidson with the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2018 | Leica Rumors

Leica Camera will honor Bruce Davidson with the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2018 on June 15th. First given in 2011, this award highlights exceptional photographers for their contributions to the world of photography.

CENTER’s Curator’s Choice Award Second Place Winner: Jeffrey Heyne | LENSCRATCH

Congratulations to Jeffrey Heyne for his second place selection in CENTER’s Curator’s Choice Awards for his project, To Hunt a Moon. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter and the winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews and more.

Reuters Photojournalism Grant Winners Announced

The recipients hail from several countries. They are: Daro Sulakauri, who is based in Tbilisi, Georgia; Russian photographer Ekaterina Anchevskaya; Gabriel Scarlett, a student at Western Kentucky University; Egyptian photographer Heba Khamis; Houston-based photojournalist Loren Elliott; Bolivian photojournalist Manuel Seoane; Nicky Woo, who splits time between New York and Africa; and Thomas Nicolon, who works in Central Africa.

CENTER’s Project Launch Grant Honorable Mention: Mike Williams | LENSCRATCH

Congratulations to Mike Williams who has garnered an Honorable Mention in CENTER’s 2018 Project Launch Grant for his project, Eschaton. The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

Emerging photographers confront race, gender and environment issues in the 2018 Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition – The Washington Post

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Artists Competition announced its 2018 winners. The competition began 13 years ago, the intention was to support and encourage emerging photographers in Canada, the U.S. and U.K.

The 2018 All About Photo Award Winners | LENSCRATCH

It was a privilege and an honor to be one of the jurors for this new edition of All About Photo Awards 2018. First of all, I can’t thank enough Liu Bolin, Eli Klein, Crista Dix, Marco Gualizzini, Elisabeth Mouchy, Ann Jastrab and Michael Itkoff for their patience and hard work. We received more than 4,200 images from around the world and it was a long and difficult task to select the images that would make it to the second round. After spending a lot of time watching the images over and over again we selected around 900 images from 362 photographers. The overall quality was amazing and many more photographers could have been featured in our winners’ gallery but in the end I hope you like the ones we have selected. – Sandrine Hermand Grisel

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Deadlines for Documentary, Fine-Art Grants and Prizes | PDNPulse

Deadlines for grant applications and submissions for several photo prizes are due in the weeks ahead. These grants and prizes support ongoing and new personal projects, photojournalism and news photography, and include photo grants specifically designed to support the work of photographers who identify as female.

A Closer Look at the Stuffed Anteater Photo Contest Scandal

Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral was disgraced last week after he was stripped of his 1st prize by the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Judges accuse Cabral of staging his photo using a stuffed anteater.

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