Canon wants to hear from you in a 15-second or less video of only yourself explaining what your passion is and why you want to be a YouTube® star.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
The Canon #CanonVidContest Video Contest (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older, and physically located and residing within the 50 contiguous United States or District of Columbia at the time of entry.
Void elsewhere and where prohibited or restricted by law.
One (1) Prize Package will be offered.
The Prize Package consist one (1) EOS Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit (MSRP $999.99) as shown above, and up to Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500) for one (1) trip for one (1) winner and one (1) guest to attend the Canon Experience Center on July 30, 2015 in Costa Mesa, CA (the “Tour”).
The trip will consist of round trip, coach-class air transportation for the winner and the guest between the major airport nearest to the winner’s home and an airport in or near the destination and a one (1) night stay at a hotel selected by Sponsor (one standard room, double occupancy; room rate and taxes only; size and type of room determined by Sponsor in its discretion).
The trip to the Tour also includes a two (2) hour tour of the Canon Experience Center, hands-on produce training session with a Canon expert, and a video making session with iJustine.
If the winner is under 21, the winner’s guest must be a parent or legal guardian of the winner. Sponsor has the right in its discretion to require that the winner’s guest be of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the guest resides, unless the winner is a parent or legal guardian of the guest. The winner may elect not to bring a guest if the winner is not a minor.
The winner and his/her guest must travel on the same itinerary. All travel arrangements will be made by Sponsor or its agents. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to the trip destination, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. If in the judgment of Sponsor hotel accommodations are not required due to the winner’s proximity to the trip destination, hotel accommodation will not be provided at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. The difference in value will not be awarded to the prize winner.
The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize Packages is up to $4,499.99.
Nature Canada invites you to participate in the Nature Canada’s 2015 Photo Contest.
To be eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize, you must be a permanent resident of Canada.
All photographs entered in the Contest must be of Canadian content (i.e. taken in Canada).
Content alteration of digital files is not acceptable.
Top prize is a trip for two on the Historic Li-lik-hel Mine Expedition in British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Mountain Range
…we will be accepting photo entries which capture the beauty of Canadian nature all around us. Special prizes from our generous supporters are available for the winners who will be announced.
Our top prize, generously donated by Copper Cayuse Outfitters, is a trip for two on their Historic Li-lik-hel Mine Expedition. According to their website, you will get to ride on trails that were originally cut by the miners and have been pounded in by years of horses transporting the gold ore to the rail-head in the early 1900’s. You’ll spend three days and two nights in BC’s spectacular Coast Mountain Range, exploring the beautiful mountain range between Birkenhead Lake and the Li-lik-hel mine. Recently, this expedition has been officially designated as a Canadian Signature Experience! Read about the experience here….
It is our hope that by spending time in nature you will experience and learn about the natural beauty our country has to offer. So get up, get outside, and enjoy the great outdoors!
Come climb aboard the world famous Bluebell Railway in East Sussex for an afternoon of photographic inspiration, captivating sights and sensations as we travel back to the golden age of steam railway.
The Olympus event, ‘Full Steam Ahead’ on August 4 @ 13:00 – 17:00 with Olympus photographer Derek Forss at The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station East Sussex TN22 3QLUnited Kingdom, includes the following highlights:
The rare opportunity to try out the latest Olympus equipment while photographing engines and period carriages.
There will be a selection of OM-D bodies and M.Zuiko lenses available to try on the day if you wish. Please feel free to bring along your own camera equipment whatever make or model.
Also, you will meet editorial staff from Steam Railway magazine, who will be publishing a selection of photographs from the day as part of a gallery feature. In fact, a winning shot from the event will not only bag you an Olympus OM-D camera kit but also appear in the Steam Railway 2016 Calendar.
Travel with Olympus down the line between Sheffield Park & Horsted Keynes stations.
Arriving back at Sheffield Park, the event concludes with afternoon tea.
Places at the event are limited and subject to availability. Tickets will be allocated randomly, no purchase necessary.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital and Zuiko Digital lenses
The following video presents OLYMPUS ZUIKO LENS SYSTEM – CONCEPT VIDEO:
Congratulations to Meri Hariantisasi from Jakarta, who won the grand prize, a trip to Niagara Falls, USA.
Grand prize-winning photo by Meri Hariantisasi
On 13-14 June, our global 48-hour competition gave us an incredible view of your world.
We’re excited to announce that Meri Hariantisasi is our grand prize winner and will be taking a trip to Niagara Falls with a friend. Her striking shot was adored by our judges – congratulations!
There were also 48 stunning runners-up who have each won a new Xperia smartphone, all of our winners are listed on the Xperia blog: http://bit.ly/48-Hours-Winners
48 runners-up won an Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone.
The following video presents #ICan hold the power with Xperia:
Can you take hold of the limitless opportunities within Xperia Z3?
Let the 2 day battery life keep you going, even when others fall behind. Brave previously uncharted spaces with confidence, using a premium waterproof* design. Listen to sound that can rise above a crowd through Digital Noise Cancelling technology. Unleash your skills in a world of dynamic gaming with PS4 Remote Play.
A new era is coming; one of powerful endurance, illuminated clarity, and enhanced precision.
*Waterproof to a depth of 1.5m for 30 mins. No seawater or salt water pools. Abuse and improper use will invalidate warranty. See www.sonymobile.com/durability
Aimia | AGO Photography Prize announces 2015 shortlist
Jury selects four international finalists; public vote for C$50,000 prize begins Sept. 15
TORONTO, June 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Four extraordinary international artists have been shortlisted for the 2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography. Co-presented by Aimia, a Canadian based global leader in data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company, and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), the Prize awards C$50,000 to one winner, who is chosen by public vote. The four finalists will each be awarded a six-week artist residency in Canada and will present their work in an exhibition opening Sept. 9, 2015, at the AGO. Voting begins in person at the AGO upon the exhibition’s opening and on the Prize’s website on Sept. 15, 2015.
The 2015 finalists, including one Canadian, are:
Dave Jordano (USA)
Annette Kelm (Germany)
Owen Kydd (Canada)
Hito Steyerl (Germany)
A jury of three experts selected the four finalists from a long list of 27 artists who each showed extraordinary potential. Headed by Adelina Vlas, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, the jury included Deputy Director and Senior Curator of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto João Ribas and acclaimed Paris-based artist Mohamed Bourouissa.
“This year’s long list was very impressive. It included an exciting range of artists from around the world, highlighting diverse approaches to the lens-based image,” said Vlas. “We were drawn to these four finalists for the distinctive visual force and rigour of their work but also for the ways they each address historical and philosophical questions about image-making today. We are excited to showcase their work in Toronto this fall and to award them the opportunity to develop new projects and create new connections through their residencies.” Continue Reading »
NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, real NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition premiering at Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12-19, 2015.
Films featuring real NASA footage collected from over 50 years of its history will be judged on the creativity, innovation, and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight.
NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society will choose Finalist or “Official Selections,” which will screen at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2015. Other screenings may also take place throughout the year. NASA judges will award prizes from the Finalist pool.
What We Are Looking For: We are considering short video, film, and digital-media submissions of 15 minutes or less and are seeking works of all genres, formats, and styles including but not limited to narrative, documentary, humorous, dramatic, animation, experimental, ambient, music videos, re-mix, sports, horror, and underground.
We are looking for Submissions that
Are based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling.
Provoke an emotional response.
Show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship.
Submissions MUST contain at least 10% (based on total running time) of NASA video imagery. More than 10% can be used and still photos can also be used in addition to the video imagery. This imagery may be obtained through the NASA Image Archives or other publicly available means such as YouTube or other.
Top prize for this competition is $10,000 USD.
Submission period: June 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015.
More information can be found on cinespace15.org, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries will be competing for a total of $26,000 in prizes, with cash awards going to the top three submissions and the two films chosen that best depict the themes of “Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station” and “Spirit of Future Exploration of Space.”
CineSpace is a new and untested chance to inspire the next generation of explorers. This unique opportunity allows others to help tell the story of humanity’s place in the cosmos as they see it, with the help of NASA’s vast library of moving and still imagery. Exploration and discovery, which are central to NASA’s mission, are as connected to human psyche as is art, so we are excited to see how artists can help to communicate that mission.
Michael Suffredini, International Space Station Program manager
The Screenings and Competition (hereafter “Competition”) is offered and open only to natural persons who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.
Parents and guardians of film makers younger than 18 can submit on their behalf.
THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
All genres will be considered for all prizes.
The Selection Committee and Competition Judges (collectively the “Jury”) understand that various genres and formats have different dominant qualities. The Jury will consider the following to select finalists and winners:
Is the work based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling?
Does the work provoke an emotional response?
Does the work show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship?
Does the work exemplify creative excellence that pushes the boundaries of filmmaking and storytelling?
Does the work show a high level of technical, conceptual, and aesthetic innovation and display an exceptional level of creative vision.
Does the work show an exemplary use of the original NASA material used?
Does the work show an exceptional level of creative vision and execution?
Does the work capture a creative expression?
Does the work explore new ideas or techniques to further filmmaking as an art form?
Does the work offer a fresh perspective?
Considerations for Special Criteria
In general, The Jury is looking for Submissions that elevate the featured themes using creative and original cinematic and/or storytelling techniques.
“Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station”
The Jury will use the following NASA statement as a guide: “Through advancing the state of scientific knowledge of our planet, looking after our health, and providing a space platform that inspires and educates the science and technology leaders of tomorrow, these benefits will drive the legacy of the space station as its research strengthens economies and enhances the quality of life here on Earth for all people. This Special Award is for the submission that best captures and communicates this message.”
“Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space.”
The Jury will use the following NASA statement as a guide: “Exploration and pioneering have inspired and shaped civilizations since the dawn of history. Such endeavors are distinguishing characteristics of an advancing civilization. The U.S. and NASA have figured prominently in this story. As nations explore, they discover, innovate, prosper, lead— and become great. NASA missions, both robotic and human, expand the knowledge of our planet, our solar system, and the universe, leading to the expansion of mankind itself from the Earth to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This Special Award is for the submission that best captures and communicates this message.”
Grand Prize: USD 10,000
Second Prize: USD 5,000
Third Prize: USD 3,000
Special Judging Categories and Awards for
Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station: USD 4,000
Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space: USD 4,000
All remaining finalists receive Official Selection mention.
All Finalists will be “CineSpace 2015 Official Selections” and their works will screen at Houston Cinema Arts Festival November 12-19, 2015. The Finalists’ works will also be posted on the HCAS (Houston Cinema Arts Society) website and various NASA websites. Subsequent screenings may take place at special events throughout the remaining year and a compilation of the finalist may be submitted for screening in its entirety to other collaborating film festivals internationally. All Finalists will be notified of website posts and all screenings.
The following video presents Cinespace15 Short Film Contest:
Deadline to Enter: July 31, 2015
NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition premiering at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12 – 19, 2015.
Films featuring real NASA footage collected from 50 years of exploring the universe will be judged on the same creativity, innovation and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight. Works will compete for cash prizes and other recognition and the opportunity to be shown to audiences both on and off the Earth.
The following video presents Sigma Aizu, Chapter II:
Starting with the「Sigma Global Vision」released at Photokina 2012, the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」has produced a sensation and made a big hit.
This time, we are pleased to introduce the sequent of the movie「SIGMA Aizu, Japan」.
Our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. To pursue optimal quality, the vast majority of Sigma’s manufacturing right down to molds and parts – is carried out under an integrated self-manufacturing production system, within the company.
We sincerely invite you to enjoy this exclusive movie embodies the craftsmanship that thrives in Aizu factory.
The following video presents Leitz Park – The Heart of Leica Photography:
Get an aerial view of Leitz Park, Leica Camera’s headquarters, and discover where the heart of Leica photography beats.
Leica Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour: Image Courtesy of Leica
Fotopark Challenge #BlueHour
It is the moment of inspiration for painters and poets, the romantic and the melancholic at heart – and for photographers: blue hour. The moment when the sun sinks slowly beneath the horizon and the sky is lit in a deep, rich, glowing blue by its fading rays. It is the time for capturing particularly intense and atmospheric pictures and this physical phenomenon also appears for a brief moment before sunrise and transports landscapes, buildings, plants, and people into a magical world of their own.
Leica would like to invite you to share one of your most unique images taken during blue hour, with the Leica Fotopark Community.
Upload your favourite blue hour picture to Leica Fotopark with the title #BlueHour by 16 July 2015 and take part in Leica’s competition.
Leica Store Wetzlar Leitz Park: Image Courtesy of Leica
This was the first time that entries in the video categories were judged separately. Videos of 6-180 seconds in length were accepted.
Entries recorded not only by cameras, but by any digital imaging device, including smart devices, were accepted.
A new award for entries submitted by younger imaging enthusiasts aged 19 or younger was established.
A total of 21,100 people from a record 164 countries and regions around the world submitted 88,737 entries.
Of all the works submitted, a total of 109 were chosen as winners.
Judges selected 2 Grand Prize winners (one each in the photograph and video categories), a total of 96 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each category, and 10 winners of the new Generation N Award for photographers and videographers aged 19 or younger.
In addition, 1 entry was selected for the Participants Award for Most Popular Entry based on voting by those who entered the Contest.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan.
The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One“, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland.
Winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Decided
July 3, 2015
From nearly 89,000 submissions from more countries and regions, 164, than ever before
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 have been determined.
The winner of the Grand Prize (photograph category) is “Fukushima Flowers”, submitted by Katsuhiro Noguchi of Japan. The winner of the Grand Prize (video category) is “One”, submitted by Chris Rudz of Poland. All winning images will be exhibited on the Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 Judging Results page beginning today with the Grand Prize winners, to be followed by winners of other awards.
The scholarship is FREE to enter for all full time students including recently graduating students and BA, MA and MFA students, from any country.
It is also open to photographers (not attending a course) who are 24 years old or younger.
Entrants must submit examples of their work from their portfolio and a brief synopsis of a project they would undertake as if they won.
We ask you send us a folder of a 12 image portfolio, an application form and a synopsis of a story you would like to shoot should you win via yousendit or dropbox to email@example.com You should include research and a budget with your plan.
£3,500 (5494.65 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) and a Canon camera for the winner.
£500 (784.88 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) to the finalists.
Save The Children offers an international paid commission to one of the finalists.
A selection of the winning images will be published in the Sunday Times magazine Spectrum and exhibited in London, also appearing in a special edition Ian Parry Scholarship catalogue.
The Ian Parry Scholarship deadline is 14 July 2015.