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Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce that entries for the prestigious Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 will be accepted between September 1 and November 30, 2010.

The 33rd Nikon Photo Contest International is sponsored by Nikon, and provides an opportunity for photographers of all skill levels around the world to communicate and contribute to photographic culture.
Since it’s inception in 1969, the competition has steadily gained notoriety with photographers from every corner of the Earth with more than 320,000 photographers submitting more than 1,310,000 photos.

More than 18,000 photographers from 153 countries submitted more than 51,000 photos for the 2008-2009 competition. These numbers represent a new record for the largest number of entries by the most applicants from the most countries ever, making the Nikon Photo Contest International a truly global event.

The Categories:
Entries for the 2010-2011 contest will be accepted for two categories; The first category is a free subject category (A) and the second entitled “Energy” (B). Photos of any subject or theme are invited for the free subject category. Entries for the “Energy” category should be photos that capture the energy of sights and subjects that inspires, motivates or excites. Images covering a broad range of subject matter from throughout the world are expected for both categories. Entrants may not enter the same photo in both categories simultaneously.

Returning once again this year is The Emerging Talent Award, designed to embrace the growing number of younger photographers and provide them with an opportunity to share their photos with the world. Each year, young photographers capture many of the photos entered, and this award recognizes the importance of the next generation of photographers.

Entry Period:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 through Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Entry Method:
Fill out the application form on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website (http://www.nikon-ncpi.com/) and transmit image data via the form.

Number of Entries:
Two photos for each category (total of four) may be submitted.

Entry Format:
Image data captured with a digital still camera (excluding that captured by medium-format and larger digital cameras) and image data created by scanning an image captured with a film camera (35mm or APS) will be accepted. Images that have been digitally enhanced or edited with software will also be accepted.

File Size:
10 MB or less per file

Image Format:
JPEG only

Awards and Prizes:

Entries will be judged by well-known photographers currently active on the world stage. A total of 53 prizes will be awarded, with one photo to receive the contest Grand Prize. From each category, 16 photos will receive first, second and third prizes. Four photos entered by photographers aged 29 or younger will receive Emerging Talent Awards, while 16 Emerging Talent Award runners-up will have the chance to exhibit their entries in the contest Mini Gallery.

Winners will be announced in June 2011 with an exhibition of the winning photographs planned.* The goal of the Nikon Photo Contest International is to provide an opportunity for photographers to express themselves and to share their own feelings and impressions with people around the world through their photographs.

The following prizes will be awarded:**

Award
Number selected
Prize
Grand Prize
Grand Prize
• Nikon D3S DSLR camera
• AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• Winning photo to be included in the Mini Gallery on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website
First place
1 award from each category
• Nikon D300S D-SLR camera
• SB-900 Speedlight
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
• AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Second place
5 awards from each category
• Nikon D5000 DSLR camera
• AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
Third place
10 awards from each category
• Nikon D3000 D-SLR camera
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Emerging Talent Award
4 awards, regardless of category
• Nikon COOLPIX P6000 digital camera
• Photos to be included in the Mini Gallery on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website
Emerging Talent Award (Runners-up)
16 awards, regardless of category
• Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj digital camera
• Photos to be included in the Mini Gallery on the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 website

* Exhibition venue and dates to be decided at a later date.
**
Prizes to be awarded are subject to change without previous announcement. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash.

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Capture the moment for the Future – Win a Canon EOS 7D

Our Earth, Our World….. Capture the moment for the Future – Win a Canon EOS 7D

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National Geographic’s International Photography Contest 2009

Enter Your Photos to Win

Every year, National Geographic’s International Photography Contest draws thousands of spectacular photos from users around the world. This year could be your year—send in your photos for a chance to win a digital camera kit and have your image published in the magazine. Winners will be entered into the Worldwide International Photography Contest.

You can submit up to six photos in three categories—People, Places, and Nature—between now and October 31, 2009. Winners will be announced in early December. There is an entry fee of U.S. $12 for each photo.

For more info click here.

SilkAir Destinations Photography Competition 2009

NEW PHOTO COMPETITION LAUNCH:

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SilkAir is calling all photography enthusiasts to take part in its first international online photo contest – SilkAir Destinations Photography Competition 2009 http://www.silkairphotocontest.com

Through this contest, SilkAir is encouraging participants to capture the beauty and uniqueness of all the destinations that it flies to. Unlike other photo competitions, there are no specific categories; SilkAir is simply looking for the best images from any of its 31 destinations. Review the full list of destinations

Open to both amateurs and professionals, the submitted photos will be judged by a select panel of judges comprising award-winning photographers from New York, Prague and Maldives as well as photo editors from leading magazines.

Closing date for entries is 24 December 2009, (Midnight) Singapore Standard Time (GMT+8).

The following entry fees are required:
– USD 5 for entering one image
– USD 10 for up to three images
– USD 15 for up to six images

The grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Canon digital camera (Powershot G10 or equivalent)
  • A pair of return Economy Class tickets to Singapore on SilkAir or Singapore Airlines and a 2D/1N stay at the Regent Hotel Singapore.
  • A pair of SilkAir Business Class tickets to Phuket and a 3D/2N stay at the Indigo Pearl Hotel Phuket.

The first and second runners-up will also win air tickets and hotel stays.
View the full list of prizes

The copyright of every image entered is fully respected and remains with the photographer. View the full terms and conditions

Digital Camera Photographer Of The Year 2009

How to enter Digital Camera Photographer Of  The Year 2009

To enter an image and vote/comment on other images in the competition, you need to be a registered member of Digital Camera magazine’s website and also agree to the terms and conditions of the competition at entry.

  1. Register first using a valid email address
  2. When you have registered, an email will be sent to you to confirm your registration and password
  3. Log-in and click on a category to be taken to its homepage.  From here you’ll be able to upload your photographs to the category of your choice as well as view what has been uploaded by others to date.
  4. You may enter up to a maximum of five (5) photos per category.
  5. Images should not exceed the maximum size of 2MB, in JPEG-format. Don’t know how to resize your image? Follow our guide here.
  6. We want to know as much about your photo as possible when you enter so please ensure you fill in your real name (this will be used on the Photographer of the Year competition website), image title and description (ie. what we’re looking at and how you got the shot) as well as your camera details in the information boxes provided during submission.
  7. Once uploaded, your photograph(s) can then be viewed within your portfolio on the Photographer of the Year site by yourself and other visitors to the site, but only registered members of Digital Camera magazine’s website will be able to vote and comment on your image(s).
  8. The judging team may select your image(s) for the Editors’ Choice section.  If your image is selected, you will be asked to submit a high-resolution version.

Zooming in on Biodiversity: The First ASEAN-Wide Photo Contest on Biodiversity

Zooming in on Biodiversity: The First ASEAN-Wide Photo Contest on Biodiversity

Contest Rules:

  • Who may join
    The contest is open to all residents of ASEAN Member States:
    Brunei Darussalam
    Cambodia
    Indonesia
    Lao PDR
    Malaysia
    Myanmar / Burma
    Philippines
    Singapore
    Thailand
    Viet NamStaff and immediate family members of the contest organizers (ASEAN Centre for  Biodiversity, European Commission, ASEAN Secretariat, and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication) are not eligible for the competition.Participation is free of charge.
  • Contest Theme
    The contest theme is “Zooming in on Biodiversity.”Entries should capture various images related to biodiversity (plants, animals, marine life, ASEAN Heritage Parks) or the many benefits that biodiversity brings to human beings, its importance, the threats biodiversity face (deforestation,  Climate change), or how biodiversity affects lives. Photos showing initiatives to protect biodiversity resources such as plants, animals, and marine  Species are also welcome.Photos can also depict:
    a)   Biodiversity as source of food (food and agriculture)
    b)   Biodiversity as source of medicine (health and medicine)
    c)   Biodiversity as source of shelter
    d)   Biodiversity and climate change
    e)   Aesthetic value of biodiversity
    f)    Biodiversity as source of livelihood
    g)   Biodiversity and ecotourism
  • Contest Categories
    The contest categories are:
    a.    Professional Category – Professional photographers who derive income from the  sale of photographs or provision of  photographic services
    b.    Amateur Category – Amateur photographers
    c.    Student category –High school and college/university students (must be 18 to 25 years old)
  • Contest Duration
    The contest begins on 22 May 2009 during the International Day of Biodiversity and ends at 12:00 noon (Philippine time) of 30 August 2009.
  • Contest MechanicsEntries must be exclusive to this contest, unpublished, and must not have been submitted as entries in previous contests.
    Each contestant can submit a maximum of three (3) photos.
    Only color photos are qualified.
    Contestants can enter photos taken using a digital or non-digital camera.
    Entries must be submitted in JPEG format (as .jpg files) and should have a minimum resolution of six megapixels (6MB) or a screen resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels.
    Digitally altered images will be disqualified.
    Traditional or standard photo enhancing must be limited to only photo resizing.
    Each photo entry should have the following information:
    Contestant’s name
    Nationality
    The category in which you are entering the photo (e.g., Professional, Amateur or Student Category)
    Short caption (maximum of four sentences) for the photo that describes the image.
    The place where the photo was taken
    Date the photo was taken
    Contestant’s e-mail address
    Home address
    Home, office and/or  mobile phone numbers
    Age
    Gender
    If a student, name of school, address and contact number.  Also include a certification from the head of the school that the contestant is a student of that school.
    The title of the photo must contain the following:
    Photographer’s name
    Image name (title)
    Number of the photo entry (1 to 3)
    For example:  charmlee_thegrasshopper1.jpeg
    Method of submission. Methods of sending entries can be by post office (snail mail), courier services or e-mail (as attachment).
    By e-mail:
    Submit the actual image file, not a link or other type of file.
    Images should be sent as .jpeg attachment to aseanbiodiversityphoto@yahoo.com with “Photo Contest” in the subject line.
    An e-mail should contain one photo entry only.
    If an image file is not readable and cannot be downloaded, the entry will be disqualified.
    By mail, courier services:
    Photos must be stored in a compact disk (CD).
    Please address all entries to:The Public Affairs Unit
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
    UPLB Forestry Campus
    College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031
    Philippines
  • Judging
    Eligible entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    Relevance to the theme – 40%
    Composition – 20%
    Creativity – 20%
    Technical excellence – 20%A participant can only win once
    The decisions of the judges are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Right to Use Entries
    All entries will not be returned to the contestants and will be retained by ACB after the completion of the contest.
    By joining the photo contest, the photographers grant ACB  the non-exclusive right to publish, use, distribute, reproduce and publicly display their photo entries, and to create derivative works from such photographs, in perpetuity, in any of ACB’s on-line, print or other media publications, materials or exhibitions, for purposes of advocating biodiversity  Conservation and promoting ACB’s programmes, including, but not limited to, for editorial, advertising, publicity, and fundraising purposes, without payment of compensation unless prohibited by law.
    ACB reserves the right to crop the images, as needed.
    Contestants and winners grant ACB permission to provide their names and countries when publishing, reproducing or otherwise using their photos and when identifying them as an entrant or prize winner in the photo contest.
    The photographer will be properly acknowledged each time his or her photo is used. However, there may be circumstances when it is not possible to do so.  Subject to the rights granted ACB, the photographer retains the copyright and all other rights to future use of the photographs entered into the contest.
  • Prizes

A.    Professional

1st Prize:    $1,500 + travel, meals and accommodation to attend the awarding ceremonies in Singapore
2nd Prize:   $1050
3rd Prize:    $700

B.    Amateur

1st Prize:    $1,000 + travel, meals and accommodation to attend the awarding ceremonies in Singapore
2nd Prize:   $750
3rd Prize:    $500

C.    Student

1st Prize:    $1,000 + travel, meals and accommodation to attend the awarding ceremonies in Singapore
2nd Prize:   $750
3rd Prize:    $500

  • The first prize winners of the three categories will also be invited to the awarding ceremonies in Singapore.  ACB will provide for plane tickets, meals, and accommodations to all first prize winners. However, travel documents, taxes, and other travel-related expenses shall be the responsibility of the winner.Prizes are not transferable. Cash prizes can be claimed at the ACB Headquarters in the Philippines, or offices of ACB’s National Contact Points in the ASEAN Member States within 60 days from receipt of notification. Winners must present valid identification.Winners will be notified through phone, e-mail or registered mail by the Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.
  • Awarding ceremonyFor the first prize winners of the three categories, the awarding ceremony will be held in Singapore on 21 October 2009 as a side event of the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009 (ACB2009).Other winners may attend the ceremony at their own expense.For the second and third prize winners, who cannot attend the ceremony, the cash prizes and certificates will be presented by ACB’s Governing Board Member and/or National Contact Point of the ASEAN Member State where the winner is a citizen.

For further information please visit  ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

2009 NTDTV Second Annual Chinese International Photography Competition

2009 NTDTV Second Annual Chinese International Photography Competition

Mission

The Chinese International Photography Competition is one of a series of international cultural arts contests sponsored by New Tang Dynasty Television. Its purpose is to increase the sharing of cultural arts globally among Chinese who love photography, to uphold traditional Chinese arts philosophy, to promote artistic works portraying intrinsic reality with implications of compassion, gracefulness, brightness and righteousness.

Organizer

The “NTDTV Chinese International Photography Competition” is hosted by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV). NTDTV will broadcast the competition proceedings on its satellite channel, reaching homes across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Panel of Judges

Judges are selected for their expertise in photography and the fine arts. The panel of judges will follow the competition’s mission, standards, and guidelines in evaluating each submission.

Contents and Requirements

  1. I. Categories:
    • Category A: News and Global Events
      This category is for documentary and news-related photographs. The image must have meaning within the context of a recently published article or record of events. The image must be a fair and accurate representation of the event it depicts.
    • Category B: Society and Humanity
      This category includes photographs focusing on human life and folk culture in its natural state, humor, people and animals, and people and the environment. Partial adjustment of the brightness and color variation of photos is allowed. Sharpening adjustments are allowed, but cannot reduce the photo’s natural effect.
    • Category C: Nature and Landscapes
      The category includes photographs of any landscape or object in a natural state regardless of geographical location, weather or season, such as blizzards, rains, mists, sunrises, sunsets, flowers, trees, mountains, rivers, animals, plants, etc. Partial adjustment of the brightness and color variation of photos is allowed. Sharpening adjustments are allowed, but cannot reduce the photo’s natural effect.
  2. II. Requirements:
    • Submitted work cannot have been previously published nor received awards at any other photography competition.
    • Each contestant can submit a maximum of three entries per category, not exceeding nine entries altogether.
    • The overall theme of each entry is at the discretion of the photographer, however, the all photographs should be a realistic treatment of its subject(s) and strive to portray values such as compassion, harmony, and righteousness. Each work should be labeled with a theme or subject.
    • For submissions to the News and Global Events category, please provide a brief introduction of the news and/or event related to the image.
    • During the first stage of the selection process, the organization committee will inform applicants if they have been chosen to continue to the final round. Applicants who will be entering the final competition will be asked to submit high quality JPG format file as well as full-sized versions of their photographs (with the longest side being sixteen inches sharp). Submitted entries will not be returned to the applicants.
  3. III. Format of entries:
    • All entries should be in JPG format, and be uploaded to the designated website. If an extenuating circumstance prohibits you from uploading the file via the Internet, a DVD with the JPG files may be mailed. The size of the files must be between 500 KB and 4 MB. Entries that do not conform to these parameters will not be accepted.
    • File Name: The name of the image files must be in English and follow the following pattern: [Country-City-Name-Category-Subject.jpg]
      Example: China-Beijing-WangWei-C-Lake.jpg
  4. III. Eligibility:
    • The Chinese International Photography Competition is meant to be a celebration of photography produced by those sharing a Chinese ancestry. If you believe you are at least part Chinese, you are encouraged to enter the contest.

Award Placement

  1. One Special Award (US$5,000 or equivalent value of equipment/travel service)
  2. There are following awards for each category (News and Global Events, Society and Humanity, Nature and Landscapes)
    • One Gold Award (US$2,000 or equivalent value of equipment/travel service)
    • Two Silver Award (US$1,000 or equivalent value of equipment/travel service)
    • Three Bronze Award (US$500 or equivalent value of equipment/travel service)
    • Ten outstanding performance awards (US$100 or equivalent value of equipment/travel service)
  3. All selected entries will be awarded a certificate of participation.
  4. All selected entries will be exhibited at a photography exhibition to be held in New York City, USA.

Registration

  1. Dates:
    All entries must be submitted to the organization committee by August 31, 2009, 12:00 p.m. (EST) (or be validated by an official stamp on that date, if sent by mail).
  2. Methods of Registration: Select one of the following three methods.
    1) Internet: http://photo.ntdtv.com (preferred)
    2) Email: Photo@globalcompetitions.org (preferred)
    3) Mail: 229 W. 28th Street, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10001, U.S.A.
    ATTN: Organization Committee of NTDTV Chinese International Photography Competition.
  3. Hotline: 1-646-736-2988; Fax: 1-212-918-3479

Competition Procedures

  1. Applicants should fill out and submit the registration forms (available on the competition website). Please fill out the appropriate competition category(ies), series number(s) and entry title(s), the participant’s full name (must be identical to his or her personal I.D.), name of country, mailing address, email address, and phone number. Those who do not want their names to be published may specify a pseudonym on the form, which will be the name used if their entries are selected. A brief introduction must also be included
  2. Submitted entries will be evaluated by the Panel of Judges, and selected entries will be publicized on the competition’s website on September, 2009.
  3. From those chosen as finalists, the panel of judges will determine the winners from all submitted full-sized photographs. The winning entries will be announced on the competition’s website on October, 2009.
  4. Photography Exhibition and Award Ceremony: All selected entries will be exhibited in New York City, USA, and the winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony.
    The details of the exhibition will be announced soon. Please check our website for updates.
  5. Photo Album: All selected entries will be collected into the NTDTV 2nd Annual Chinese International Photography Competition Album, which will be published by the Organization Committee after the exhibition. Each winning photographer (except outstanding performance awards) will receive one free copy of album.

Copyrights

  1. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by NTDTV shall carry the photographer’s credit line; use may include publication in any NTDTV media sponsor publication (including, but not limited to, The Epoch Times). All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by NTDTV for marketing and promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, exhibitions, print, and digital media. There will be no monetary compensation.
  2. The organization committee cannot be held liable for any disputes regarding submitted entries’ portrait rights, reputation rights, privacy rights, copyrights, trademark rights, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Once an entry has been submitted, the applicants must abide by all the rules and regulations of the competition.
  2. All the applicants should comply with the decisions made by the organization committee. If a breach of rules or regulations has occurred, the organization committee is entitled to void the entry and request a return of the prizes awarded.
  3. All decisions made by the panel of judges are final, and no appeals may be taken.
  4. The organization committee has the ultimate authority to interpret the rules of the competition and has the right to make changes to the rules and regulations of the competition as they deem necessary.
  5. Any further amendment will be posted on the website and shall be followed accordingly.

For further information please visit NTDTV

Click here to download “NTDTV Chinese International Photography Competition Rules and Regulations”

Click here to download “Registration Form of NTDTV First Chinese International Photography Competition”

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