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"2014 Black & White" Photo Contest


Deadline October 23, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility Worldwide   18+  
Prizes First Prize, one (1): Publication in a special multi-spread feature in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Digital Photo, winner's choice of one (1) DSLR (winner may pick from Samsung NX300M or Olympus OM-D E-M10), one (1) 1-Year Zinio Subscription to Digital Photo Magazine, and one (1) Hardcover high-quality Bookbaby book. (First Prize Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $857)

Second Prize, one (1): Publication in a special multi-spread feature in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Digital Photo, one (1) Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Travel/Laptop bag with insert, one (1) 1-Year Zinio Subscription to Digital Photo Magazine, one (1) Hardcover high-quality Bookbaby book.(1st Runner Up ARV: $386)

Third Prize, one (1): Publication in a special multi-spread feature in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Digital Photo, one (1) 1-Year Zinio Subscription to Digital Photo Magazine, one (1) Hardcover high-quality Bookbaby Book. (2nd Runner Up ARV: $57)

Finalists Prize thirty (30): Hardcover high-quality Bookbaby Book. (Finalist Prize ARV: $45 each)
Entry Fee $25 for 4 images and $10 extra if submit after Oct 17
Description Submit photos from August 19 through October 16. The Digital Photo "2014 Black & White" Photo Contest is open to is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority.

Save the Children Photography Commission


Deadline October 24, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility International   18 - 30  
Prizes One emerging photographer will be mentored by Magnum Photographer Alex Webb and paid 1,000 GBP to undertake a photographic assignment in Central America for Save the Children.
Entry Fee Free
Description Save the Children Photography Commission is the photography opportunity of a lifetime being offered to one IdeasTap member. IdeasTap, Save the Children and Magnum Photos have teamed up to create this amazing opportunity.

Right from the beginning, photography has been at the heart of Save the Children's campaigns. Documenting real people, in their environment, and sharing their personal experiences with mass audiences, is key to the charity’s visual communications.

Applicants should submit a photo essay of five to 10 images, which documents a community and illustrates how its residents relate to their environment. The series must include at least one portrait, contextual images and be in colour. One winner will be selected by a panel of industry judges at the beginning of November.

Only apply for this brief if you are available to travel on assignment from 19 November to 5 December 2014.

The judges are looking for a photographer with a strong sense of style and excellent technical ability.

4th Annual "Nature" Art Competition 2014


Deadline October 27, 2014
Theme Digital "Nature"
Eligibility Worldwide   18+  
Prizes A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of November 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards will be posted as well.

Winners of the 2014 "Nature" Art Exhibition will receive extensive publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, social media marketing and increased website traffic in order to make the art world aware of the artist's accomplishments.

In addition to the above, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue, Press Releases and "Leveraging Your Success" marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.
Entry Fee $12
Description Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual "Nature" Online Juried Art Competition for the month of October 2014. 2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery's November 2014 online group art exhibition. The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography), regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their nature themed art.

The "Nature" theme will be the artist's interpretation and depiction of the physical world and is considered to be anything that was not created by or has been substantially altered by man. Subjects that would encompass the "Nature" theme would include geographical subjects, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to submit their art.

Mondo Futbalo Street Football Photo Competition


Deadline October 28, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility Worldwide   18+  
Prizes There will be three prizes:

First prize: $400 (USD) cash
Second prize: $200 (USD) cash
Third prize: $100 (USD) cash

Moreover, the best pictures submitted will be selected for an exhibition and/or publication. The winning photographs will be chosen by a panel of adjudicators.
Entry Fee Free
Description Mondo Futbalo is launching its street football photo competition. To take part in it, you only have to take your camera out or check your photo files and send us high quality shots of informal and amateur street football action from anywhere around the world. Please see competition rules below:


You may send high quality creative pictures of street football. Eg: informal and amateur soccer being played in the streets, parks, villages, countryside, neighbourhoods, on the beach...

Here are some suggestions of suitable photographs:

Pictures of people playing football in traditional national costumes, or playing in front of an architectural monument or landscape characteristic of their region: Buddhist monks playing in front of a temple, European children playing football with a medieval cathedral in the background, Brazilians playing beach soccer in Ipanema, people from the Arctic Circle playing in the snow....

Ancient or new sports relating to street football: Italian historical Calcio, Hacky Sack or Footbag, Sepak Takraw or Chinlone in southeast Asia, Kemari japanese game, freestyle....

The practice of football in difficult conditions: Disabled players, armed conflicts, refugees, people of different ethnicities or religions united by football, the struggle for equal rights for women in football practice, global warming...

These are just some suggestions, but the only limit is your own imagination....

2014 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest


Deadline October 29, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility USA   18+  
Prizes BEST OF SHOW: $500 Cash Prize
FIRST PLACE: $100 in each Category
SECOND PLACE: $50 in each Category
THIRD PLACE: $25 in each Category
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: CyberLink PhotoDirector 5
Honorable Mentions also awarded.
Entry Fee $5 per Photo
Description The mission of Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is to preserve and share America’s agricultural story. Photos submitted in the contest must be agriculturally related and help to preserve this important piece of America's story.

Photos may be taken anywhere within the United States of America, except for the "Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites" category, in which photos must be taken at a designated SSNHA Partner Site.

Contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. Photos must be submitted by the individual who took the photograph. CONTEST CATEGORIES

American Farmscapes: Captures artistic depictions of farm and field scenes scattered throughout rural America

Life on the Farm: Documents the story of the American farmer and everyday life on the farm

Celebrations of Agriculture: Commemorates the experience at countless agricultural festivals and fairs throughout the country

Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites: Shares the agricultural experience at Partner Sites within Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

America's Agricultural Industry: Preserves the relics of the past and the innovation of today’s agricultural industries.

Dreams and Hallucinations Photo Contest


Deadline October 29, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility International   18+  
Prizes All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.

Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, and a free exhibition catalog. Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.

People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.

We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Entry Fee $24
Description Photographs that rebel against rational thought, a surreal "superior reality" of the subconscious.

In Europe in the 1920's, the artistic movement called Surrealism focused a revolution against the constraints of the rational mind. Psychoanalysts of the time used a variety of techniques to bring to the surface the subconscious thoughts of their patients. The Surrealists borrowed many of the same techniques to stimulate their writing and art, with the belief that the creativity that came from deep within a person's subconscious could be more powerful and authentic than any product of conscious thought.

These artists were also intent on interpreting dreams as conduits for unspoken feelings and desires. These works created didn't begin with preconceived notions of a finished product; rather, they were provoked by dreams, or emerged from subconscious associations between images, text, and their meanings.

Juror, Russell Joslin, describes dreams in relation to his work

The Ozone Zone Photo Salon Competition


Deadline October 30, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility Worldwide   18+  
Prizes A single Grand Prix for Best Image in Special Category.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze OZONE ZONE medals in each category.
Gold, Silver, Bronze FIAP medals in Open Color and Open Monochrome categories.
Best Author FIAP ribbon for the most successful author in ALL categories together.
Honourable Mention FIAP Ribbons in Open Color and Open Monochrome categories.
Cash awards will depend on the number of entries received.
Awards and Finalists announced on 30th of November 2014.
Entry Fee US$13 for up to 4 images
Description There are THREE categories for this contest this year:

2014 Special Theme: HAPPINESS ( FIAP patronage of this section)
Open Color, (FIAP patronage of this section)
Open Monochrome (FIAP patronage of this section

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. There are no restrictions on the type of camera you use, or the techniques you use to produce your final image.

NIW Photography Competition 2014


Deadline October 31, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility Worldwide   18+  
Prizes The 1st Prize Winner in each Category will receive a cash prize of 500 GBP and the 2nd Prize Winner in each Category will receive 250 GBP. These prizes are provided by the Royal Entomological Society. The four winning images will be published in the Royal Entomological Society's quarterly bulletin Antenna, and its editors may also publish one or more of the commended images in addition to those of the prize winners.
Entry Fee Free
Description To take part, all you have to do is to take photographs of an insect or a group of insects, within the general NIW 2014 theme of 'Little Things That Run The World', and send them to us as prints. Competitors may submit up to three entries in each of two subject Categories (i.e. up to six entries per person in total).

The two subject Categories for the prizes, sponsored by the Royal Entomological Society, are:

Insects Alive! Photographs of live insects in their normal environment playing their part in "running the world" – feeding, flying, walking, burrowing, fighting, searching, preying, parasitising, mating, egg-laying, moulting, etc; and photographs of insect swarms or other aggregations belong in this category.

Small Is Beautiful Photographs that 'get up close and personal' with the "little things" that run the world (as long as they're insects) – close-up views of individual insects, from the not-so-small (such as dragonflies and stag-beetles) to the tiny (like midges and greenflies); or extreme close-ups of insect eyes or other body parts.

Entries are invited from amateur photographers of all ages and nationalities.

Global Frame Photo Contest 2014


Deadline October 31, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility Open to Global Frame members   18+  
Prizes First Prize: The most voted picture will win a Canon EOS 100D

Second Prize: The second most voted picture will win a Timex Intelligent QuartzTide Temp Compass
Entry Fee Free for members (Membership 29 euro)
Description Get involved in the first Global Frame Travel Photography Photo Contest. Our Travel Photography Contest encourage excellence and creativity in the field of travel photography. Share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe with us. This competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers internationally.

Travel Portraits

Gomma Photography Grant


Deadline October 31, 2014
Theme Digital 
Eligibility Worldwide   18+  
Prizes 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.
Entry Fee Free
Description 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.

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