Sony Canada EcoReporters Contest for Students: Submit a Short Video or an Article with a Photo by Jan.30, 2015

Sun January 25, 2015

Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids Program and Sony are inviting students in Canada to participate in the Sony Canada EcoReporters Contest.

Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids Program, in partnership with Sony, is launching the new EcoReporters from the Frontline challenge, and we are asking you to have fun, be creative and participate!

All you have to do is send us a short video or an article with a picture that describes what’s happening for the environment in your community or at your school. What are the issues you really care about? What are you or people around you doing to help out?

Has your school organized a new recycling program? Has your class planted a new garden? Do you and your friends use refillable water bottles, or compost your fruit and vegetable peels? …. EcoReporters who send us the best scoops will win a Sony camera!


  • An Earth Day Canada judging panel will pick six students to become the new EcoReporters from the Frontline journalists for one year.
  • The chosen participants will receive a Sony camera that they will use to produce two additional videos or articles with photographs.
  • Their reports will be featured on the website for everyone to see.

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Foreground Competition for Best Independently Published Art or Photography Book: Submit Entries Before Midnight on June 5, 2015

Mon January 19, 2015

The Foreground Competition for Best Independently Published Art or Photography Book is open to authors around the globe who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The contest sponsor is blurb.


Calling all artists and photographers:
Show off your artistic vision and you could win prizes

Foreground: Fine Art for the Culturally Curious announces the Foreground Competition for Best Independently Published Art or Photography Book, sponsored by Blurb. Enter your independently published book by June 5, 2015 for a chance to win up to $1,000 in Blurb credit, plus editorial coverage and a year’s worth of marketing exposure for your work.



Overall Winner

  • US $1,000 of Blurb credit toward print copies of your book*
  • Editorial coverage in a special 2015 issue of Foreground magazine
  • One year’s worth of full-page ads in Foreground (rate card value $4,000)
  • Promotion via Blurb marketing campaign


  • US $100 of Blurb credit toward print copies of your book*
  • Editorial coverage in a special 2015 issue of Foreground magazine
  • Promotion via Blurb marketing campaign

100 books deemed as “notable” entries will also be featured in a 2015 issue of Foreground magazine.

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Canon Europe’s Film Competition: Upload a 15-Second Film with #SpacetoPlay Before 23:59 (CET) on 22 Jan.2015

Fri January 16, 2015

The following video presents Urban Explorers- CANON BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2015 competition:

This is our interpretation of “Space to Play”, what’s yours?
If you want to win a VIP experience at the world renowned Berlin International Film Festival 2015, upload your interpretation of “Space to Play” in a 15 second film to the Canon UK Facebook page and quote #SpacetoPlay.

This Competition is open to all residents of United Kingdom & Ireland, GermanyFrance, Spain and The Netherlands aged 18 years or over.

The theme is “Space to Play”.

For the Film Competition, there will be five (5) pan films shortlisted (one per country) and from these films one (1) pan European winning film overall selected by the judging panel formed by a minimum of three (3) professionals – one Canon representative, one representative from Berlinale International Film Festival and a representative from Canon’s sponsored vlogger (“Judging Panel”) in their sole discretion—judging will be based on the technique, creativity and original and interesting interpretation of The Theme.

Canon LEGRIA Mini

Canon LEGRIA Mini


  • The shortlisted Winners of the Film Competition (one per country) will each be awarded with a Canon LEGRIA Mini as the prize.
  • In addition, the Grand Prize Winner of the Film Competition will be awarded a VIP trip to Berlin from Friday 06/02/2015 to Sunday 08/02/2015 for his/herself and a partner to the Berlinale International Film Festival 2015 as the prize (collectively, “Grand Prize”).  The Grand Prize includes these items.
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City of Toronto and Nikon Canada Announce the Winners of The First Ever ‘Snap and Share’ Contest

Wed January 14, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Today, the City of Toronto and Nikon Canada have announced the winners in this year’s Snap and Share contest which attracted more than 1,600 submissions from across the city featuring “parks, forestry and recreation moments.”

The grand prize winner will receive a Nikon D3300 HD-SLR camera and lenses.

This video presents Introducing the Nikon D3300 HD-SLR Camera.

  • Nikon Canada’s Mark Cruz provides an overview of some of the features in the Nikon D3300 HD-SLR including the following:
    • 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor,
    • Full HD (1080p) video recording,
    • Enhanced Guide Mode to provide step-by-step photo instructions for capturing the best possible images,
    • Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processor, and
    • Optional Wi-Fi connectivity.

Each category winner will receive a Nikon COOLPIX AW120 camera.

The following video presents Adventures with Nikon’s COOLPIX AW120:

This video was shot using the brilliant 16-megapixel COOLPIX AW120. Follow the AW120 as it explores the ocean depths in Indonesia and snowy slopes in Japan. The brilliant Wi-Fi enabled AW120 is waterproof to 18m, shockproof to 2m and freeze-proof to -10°C – making it the perfect travel companion.

Congratulations! / Félicitations !


City of Toronto and Nikon Canada congratulate winners of photo contest

The City of Toronto and Nikon Canada have announced the winners in this year’s Snap and Share contest. Produced by the City of Toronto and presented by Nikon Canada, the contest attracted more than 1,600 submissions from across the city featuring “parks, forestry and recreation moments.”

“Congratulations to the winners of the Snap and Share contest,” said Mayor John Tory. “All submissions this year have captured hidden gems of Toronto and showcase just how naturally beautiful this city truly is.”

Winners listed by category:
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IPA 2015 OneShot Competition–The Theme is HOME: Submit Your Photographs Before Jan.31, 2015 (11:59pm PST)

Mon January 12, 2015

One of the International Photography Awards’ (IPA’s) current competitions is the 2015 OneShot Competition. The theme of this competition is HOME.

  • Deadline is January 31, 2015 (11:59pm PST).

Home…In this One-Shot themed competition, we want you to express what the word “Home” conjures in your imagination. How does this word speak to you? Where does it take you? What does it show you? How does it make you feel? Where, or what, or whom, is home to you?

It might be a physical space or object, it might be a person, or it might be something more abstract, a sense, a feeling, a dream, that captures the essence of this word for you. We want to know what this word means to you, where it draws you, and how it inspires you. Beyond border and cliche, let your inner vision create an image that captures and projects the magic of this word, and share it with the world!

Prizes and Exhibition

  • Photographers will compete for $2,250 in cash prizes, and an opportunity to exhibit their work.
  • The winner of each category will receive a prize package that includes a $750 cash prize, and inclusion of his or her piece in the exhibition.
    • Categories are Person, Place, and Perception.
  • The 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category will also be included in the exhibition.

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#Ricohrama Content Creators Contest for USA Users of Ricoh WG-M1 Camera: Submit an Action Video Before Jan.25, 2015, 11:59 PM (ET)

Fri January 9, 2015

The following video presents #Ricohrama Content Creators Contest: AdoramaTV:

Enter the #Ricohrama Content Creators Contest to win a chance to join us at the Big Game on Sunday, February 1, 2015! All you have to do is create your own action video that’s 60 seconds or less using your action cam and share it using #Ricohrama. All entries must be submitted by January 25, 2015.

Ricoh WG-M1 Action Camera: Image by Adorama

Ricoh WG-M1 Action Camera: Image by Adorama

Adorama invites users of Ricoh WG-M1 Action Camera in the U.S.A. to enter the #Ricohrama Content Creators Contest.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the contiguous United States, 18 years of age and older as of December 25, 2014.

A winner will be chosen by Adorama on or before January 25, 2015. One (1) Winner will be notified by January 27, 2015.

  • One prize winner will receive a prize package consisting of 2 VIP tickets to the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge® at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, AZ, Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and a check in the amount of $1,000 for expenses.
  • The prize winner and his/her guest are invited to join Adorama for the Big Game on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ.
  • ARV of the prize: $2450. Total ARV the prize is $2450.

To Enter:
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Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Film’ for UK Students + ‘REFLECTIONS –Instax’ for All in UK: Enter Contest Before 31 March 2015

Sat January 3, 2015

Fujifilm UK Limited invites:

  • all UK (United Kingdom) students to enter the competition Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Film’, and
  • everyone in the UK who owns an Instax and Instax film to enter the the competittion Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Instax’.

There is a ‘REFLECTIONS – film and Instax’ brief for the Fujifilm UK Student Awards 2015.

Students and Instax entrants need to show amazing effects and beautiful images using mirrors, water and any other reflective surface.

We want images that show the brief, the very best of student and instant photography based on reflections – fresh ideas, creativity, technical wizardry and images that push the boundaries.

Images need to be excellent quality and photographers need to see things differently.

You can either shoot a series of images, or single images, the choice is yours. However, the judges will be looking for a single image as the winner. You can submit your series as single images and please feel free to submit many entries – there is no limit.

The judges will be looking for creativity, stand out from the crowd, images that push the boundaries, amazing effects, interpretation of what ‘reflections’ means to you, images using mirrors, water and any reflective surface and no copycat images. Experiment with: emulsions, black and white, black and white CN, instant photography.

Show the benefits of shooting on film, not digital. The Fujifilm Student UK Awards aim to showcase silver halide film at its finest.

Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Film’

  • Film submissions are invited from all UK students, not just those undertaking courses involving photography.
  • All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via .
  • Entry is FREE and students can enter as many photographs as they wish.
  • The overall Student (film) winner will receive the following prizes:
    • The title, Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2015.
    • £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film.
    • A professionally produced folio of prints from Metroprint.
    • A one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of Metroprint’s top printers.
    • £100 worth of books from Focal Press.
  • Monthly ‘Curator’s Choice’ 
    • Also, at the end of each month the judges will review all the images submitted that month. From these they will select a ‘Curators Choice’ for both film (students) and Instax (everyone) and pick two winners from each category.
    • The selected image will be featured on the Awards website and social media channels.
    • The monthly (Film) winner will be presented with a book of their choice from Focal press, a free 12″ x 16″ professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint and 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.
  • The college or university that submits the most entries will win £500 worth of books from Focal Press.
  • The closing date for the competition is 31 March 2015.

Fujifilm 2015 Student Awards – ‘REFLECTIONS – Instax’

The following video presents Images tell a story – your story:

We see pictures as preserving a moment in time. From your child’s first birthday to your favorite sunset on the beach… images tell a story – your story :)

  • Instax submissions are invited from all of the UK, not just students or those undertaking courses involving photography.
  • All images must be taken on a Fujifilm Instax Camera using Fujifilm Instax film and submitted via – again.
  • Entry is FREE and participants can enter as many photographs as they wish.
  • The overall (Instax) winner for 2015 will receive the following prizes:
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DigitalGlobe + Facebook: Top Image Contest 2014 – Vote for the Top Five Images Before Dec.18 at Midnight PST for the First Round

Sat December 13, 2014

The following video presents What will be the Top Image of 2014?.

For DigitalGlobe, 2014 was a pivotal year with the launch of WorldView-3, enhancing not only our industry-leading constellation but increasing the range of capabilities, dramatically collecting more data than ever before. As 2014 comes to a close, we’re revisiting our vast archive and choosing our favorite images that showcase the insights our images provide to a variety of industries.

DigitalGlobe owns a commercial high-resolution satellite imagery library containing over 4 billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products.

DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery (a type of geospatial data) is used for various purposes.

Location-based Services: Power Superior Map Apps

  • High-resolution satellite imagery provides accurate, up-to-date maps.
  • “You get vivid global coverage – including 500 of the world’s largest cities – and a refresh rate that ensures you have the most current data available.”

Industry solutions are provided via geospatial data in the following non-military applications:

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Olympus Photography Event at Lake District Wildlife Park in UK: Enter a Draw Before Dec.8, 2014 for Your Chance to Win This Event

Sat December 6, 2014

Olympus is providing 10 “nature and wildlife loving photographers with the exclusive opportunity to develop their animal instincts alongside their photographic ones” – all as part of an exclusive day’s event (December 18 @ 10:00 – 16:00) at the Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, CA12 4RD United Kingdom.

Here are the highlights of this event for the 10 winners.

  • There will be a selection of OM-D bodies and M.Zuiko lenses available to try. Also, please feel free to bring along your own camera equipment whatever make or model.
  • Expert photographer Steve Gosling will be “on hand to impart advice on getting cracking shots of the attendant wildlife.”
  • The Olympus team will provide the opportunity to get hands on with the brand new 40-150mm lens.
  • There will also be lunch and refreshments.
  • Please click here for other details about the event.


Please click here and fill in the online form by the 8th of December 2014, for your chance to win one of ten exclusive tickets to this event.
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Sony + Twitter: Sony Electronics’ Alpha Tweet Sweepstakes for USA, before Dec.17, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT

Fri December 5, 2014

You can win Sony cameras and more via Twitter.

Please click here for instructions on how to enter the Sony Electronics’ Alpha Tweet Sweepstakes.

  • Only for USA residents.

Good Luck!

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‘The Societies’ Photographic Convention and Trade Show’ in UK Jan.14-18, 2015 + The Societies’ 20×16″ Print Competition 2014: Mailed Prints to Be Received Before Dec.31, 2014

Fri December 5, 2014

The Societies’ 2015 Convention Show Guide – Front Cover by Kevin Wilson FSWPP (Hon) taken at the 2014 Convention.

The Societies’ 2015 Convention Show Guide – Front Cover by Kevin Wilson FSWPP (Hon) taken at the 2014 Convention.

The Societies’ Photographic Convention and Trade Show

Europe’s Largest All-welcome Photographic Convention

Full Convention: Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 January 2015

FREE Photographic Trade Show*: Friday 16 – Sunday 18 January 2015
*Register before 31 December 2014 to avoid £6 entry fee to Trade Show
Pre-register here

Venue: Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU, UK

All photographers from professionals to enthusiasts are welcome.

If you are an aspiring professional this Convention and Trade Show is a must!
The Societies’ members and non-members are welcome.

  • “The 2015 Convention is a veritable feast of education, with five days of action packed programmes designed to help you put your imagery ahead of the game.”
  • Trade Show presents all the latest cameras and other photographic gear. The three-day Trade Show, from Friday to Sunday, is a “gathering of the who’s who in the photographic industry, with major manufacturers eager to show you the latest in technology and design.” Meet 150 plus exhibitors.
  • The digital edition of the Show Guide is available to view on the website here .
  • Here are the key contents of the The Societies’ Photographic Convention Show Guide 2015.

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RICOH Engagement Forum Monthly Photo Contest for USA Users to Win a PENTAX K-S1 Camera: Submit Photos with Commentaries Before 11:59:59 a.m. MST, Dec.30, 2014

Wed December 3, 2014

The RICOH Engagement Forum is the “definitive online environment for you to discuss anything and everything related to Ricoh and Pentax cameras.”

Eligibility to participate in the Contest or to win prizes is limited to individual persons at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of entry, who are legal residents of the United States or its territories and possessions, and are members of the RICOH Engagement Forum.

  • Each month Ricoh judges will review the entries and award one winner a Ricoh or Pentax prize.
  • December’s winning photographer will receive a Pentax K-S1.

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