2014 American Road “The Birds” Photo Contest: Submit Entries Before 11:59 P.M. US Eastern Time on Sept.30

Mon July 28, 2014

Enter The American Road® "The Birds" Photo Contest.

Enter The American Road® “The Birds” Photo Contest.

“Send us your favorite “Birds” themed road trip photo!
Photographs must incorporate the theme of “Birds.” For example, photos can be live birds, plastic flamingos, winged roadside sculptures–whatever: If it has wings and feathers, it flies!”

American Road magazine


  • A Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including US $300,and his/her winning photograph will be published in American Road magazine.
    • A panel of American Road staff will select a finalist from all eligible entries based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Creativity (50%) and photographic quality (50%) — in accordance with the contest theme.
  • A runner up may also be selected, in which case that individual will receive US $100, and his/her winning photograph will be published in American Road magazine.
  • Judges reserve the right to award up to four ‘honorable mention’ prizes, in which case each honorable mention will have his/her photograph published in American Road magazine.

Please note:

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The World We Live In Photo Contest: Entries to Be Uploaded Before 11:59 P.M. EST on Nov. 30, 2014

Thu July 17, 2014

22 Prizes: More than $40,000 in fabulous prizes, including the latest photo equipment and a cruise to St-Pierre-et-Miquelon!

22 Prizes: More than $40,000 in fabulous prizes, including the latest photo equipment and a cruise to St-Pierre-et-Miquelon!

“Whether you’re pro or amateur, it’s time to share your photographic talent and show us your vision of the world we live in. Dare to challenge your creativity!”

The World We Live In Photo Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States, 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry.

The entry fees for the Contest are as follows.

  • Subscriber to Photo Life and/or Photo Solution: $8 for 10 images (additional images: $8 per 10 images).
  • Non-subscriber to Photo Life or Photo Solution: $12 for 10 images (additional images: $12 per 10 images).
  • Please note that US residents pay in US dollars.
  • Mail-in entries are not accepted for the Contest.

Participants may submit any number of entries under these three themes as follows.

(Some photos may fit in more than one theme; enter your photos where you would like them to be judged.)

  1. Humanity
    • “Each person has a story to tell.
    • Capture images of people around you: your family, your neighbours, people you’ve encountered while travelling or even yourself.
      • Show us some of the many facets of humanity.”
  2. Environment
    • “Nature and wildlife will never cease to amaze us.
    • Show us the outstanding beauty of our living world, whether through wide landscapes or close-ups of natural elements, animals, plants or insects.”
  3. Interconnections
    • “Humans are by nature interactive beings.
    • Show us how we transform and create things.
    • This can be seen in architecture, domestic pets, urban life, objects, transportation, machines, agriculture, fishing, cooking and almost anywhere you look!”

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Wildlife in North Carolina 2014 Photo Competition: Entries to Be Uploaded by 5 P.M. on Sept. 2, 2014

Mon July 14, 2014

Wildlife in North Carolina magazine is the official educational publication of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in North Carolina, USA.

  • “The magazine is dedicated to the sound conservation of North Carolina’s wildlife and other interrelated natural resources and also to the environment that we share with them.”

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Mission Statement

“To conserve North Carolina’s wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters; other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation.”

The magazine recently announced the Wildlife in North Carolina 2014 Photo Competition.

  • Photographers in the two youth categories (13–17 years old and 12 and under) may enter FREE of charge.
  • However, adult photo competition entrants must be subscribers to Wildlife in North Carolina.

Photos will be judged in the following 10 categories:

  1. Birds
  2. Mammals
  3. Reptiles and Amphibians
  4. Invertebrates
  5. Wild Landscapes: The peaks, valleys, plains and beaches of North Carolina.
  6. Wild Plants and Fungi: Wild-growing plants only, including their flowers, leaves, fruits and other parts. Absolutely no cultivated plants will be accepted.
  7. Outdoor Recreation: Show how people interact with North Carolina’s natural world through activ­ities that are inextricably linked to nature, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing or canoeing.
  8. Animal Behavior: Anything animals do, from every­day activities to interactions with other animals to unusual behavior.
  9. Youth Photographer, 13–17: Any of the above subjects, shot by photographers under 18.
  10. Youth Photographer, 12 and under: Any of the above subjects, shot by children 12 and younger.

Photographs must have been taken in North Carolina no earlier than Sept. 1, 2009.

Entrants may submit a maximum of two (2) photos per category.

  • An image may be entered in only one category.
    • For instance, if a photo of a preening wood duck might fit in Birds or Animal Behavior, you must choose the one category in which you want the image to compete.

Winners will receive the following prizes:

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Professional Photographers of Canada-British Columbia: Youth Photography Contest Deadline is July 15, 2014

Mon July 7, 2014

The Professional Photographers of Canada – British Columbia (PPOC – BC) has extended the deadline for its Youth Photography Contest to July 15, 2014.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a Nikon D3300 Camera and Kit Lens.

  • All finalists will receive a certificate.
  • Awards are non transferable and have no cash alternative.
  • Nikon reserves the right to substitute the original prize with an alternate prize of equal monetary value.

The contest is open to youth enrolled in British Columbia, Canada, grades 8 through 12, or the equivalent such as home school, for the duration of the 2013/2014 school year.


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2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest: Entries Must Be Received by June 30, 2014 at 12 P.M. EDT

Mon May 12, 2014

This video presents “Choosing the Year’s Best Pictures: 2013 Photo Contest .”

  • During the month of November, National Geographic magazine invited photographers from around the world to submit photos in three categories: People, Places and Nature.
    • We received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with amateur and professional photographers across the globe participating.
  • We asked Senior Photo Editor Susan Welchman, and National Geographic contributing photographers Stephanie Sinclair and Ed Kashi, to judge this year’s photo contest at the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on December 9, 2013.

Please click here to enter now.

Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe with us.

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. There are four Categories for the 2014 entries:
(1) Travel Portraits;
(2) Outdoor Scenes;
(3) Sense of Place; and
(4) Spontaneous Moments.

Official grand prizes include:

  • 1st Prize: An 8-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two;
  • 2nd Prize: A 5-day National Geographic Photo Workshop for one in Santa Fe, New Mexico;
  • 3rd Prize: A 6-day cruise for two on a Maine windjammer schooner.

Seven Merit Prize winners will receive:


Contests, Press Releases

Nikon Canada + Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Lecture Series, Weekly Contest & Prizes May 1-June 1, 2014

Wed April 30, 2014

This is an update to the previous blog, 2014 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival May 1–31, 2014 in Toronto.


Join Nikon Canada as We Celebrate the World’s Largest Photography Event
with an Engaging Lecture Series, a Weekly Contest, and Prizes!

Mississauga, ON, April 30, 2014 – For the fourth year in a row, Nikon Canada, as the official camera partner of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, will host a series of events designed to inspire passion for visual arts and celebrate creativity and innovation in photography.

This year’s theme is the concept of “Identity” and its role in influencing and informing photographic images that explore individual and collective attributes. The Festival’s primary Exhibitions and Public Installations will include photo-based works by Canadian and international artists, both emerging and established, that address issues of character, nationality, migration, race, class, gender, feminism, masculinity and sexuality.

Nikon Canada is hosting two initiatives at this year’s CONTACT festival, and we’d love for you to join us!

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Sony PROduction Awards 2014: The Winners are Announced

Wed April 30, 2014

This is an update to the previous blog, Sony PROduction Awards 2014 Now Opened For Entries.”

Sony announces winners of global search for tomorrow’s talent

Sony PROduction Awards 2014 the biggest yet as Sony celebrates undiscovered filmmakers from across the world.

Basingstoke, 30 April 2014 The winners of the Sony PROduction Awards 2014 are announced today following the biggest ever search for the world’s filmmakers. For the first time, this year’s competition was open to entrants from all over the world. Over 450 students, professionals, and amateur film enthusiasts, created their own short films for the chance to gain industry recognition and win the latest technology from Sony, including the NEX-FS700RH 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor NXCAM camcorder and UWP-D wireless microphone kit.

The Sony PROduction Awards is designed to unearth exceptional filmmakers and give them the opportunity to further their careers. Entrants were invited to create or share an existing film of up to five minutes and submit it to the Sony PROduction Awards site, where the public could view them and vote for their favourites. The public vote closed on 7th April at which point over 10,000 votes had been received. The fifteen most popular films were then judged by Sony’s panel of industry experts and three winners, one in each category, were selected. The 2014 Sony PROduction Awards winners are:

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Toronto Star Photo Contest: Send in your picture for the Toronto Star Amateur Photographer of the Year $4K Prize

Wed April 16, 2014

Canadian amateur photographers of all experience levels (entrants must be the age of majority in their province of residence) can now vie for the Toronto Star Amateur Photographer of the Year prize which consists of $4,000 cash and equipment. Categories include Feature, Travel, Portrait, Black and White, Lifestyle, Sports, Nature, Open, and Colour.

Creativity is the buzz word for this contest. The deadline for entries is June 8, 2014. Shortlisted photographers will be announced June 13, while winners will be featured online at June 27 and in the June 28 print edition of the Star.

Read carefully the rules, including what and how much digital retouching is permitted, as well as the ownership/use rights from the contest sponsors:

Entrants may make reasonable use of digital darkroom type techniques which enhance quality but do not distort the photograph. Only minor burning, dodging and/or colour correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitches panorama are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize – the open and colour categories are exempt from this rule.

Ownership/Use Rights: Entrants retain the copyright to their photographs. However, by entering the contest, you hereby grant the Sponsors a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to print, publish, use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of your Contest entry, and display your full name and photograph in connection with your Contest entry, in any media formats and through any media channels.

To submit your entry, go to



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You’re Invited: 2014 Toronto Smartphone Film Festival May 22 & Submit Film Entries by May 4

Tue April 8, 2014

2014 Toronto Smartphone Film Festival

2014 Toronto Smartphone Film Festival

This video presents “2014 TSFF Promo.”

  • Toronto Smartphone Film Festival’s submission deadline: Sunday, May 4, 2014.
  • Submit a film and win these great prizes!
    • TSFF Award (Round trip ticket to South Korea)
    • Rhythm Award (Varadero, Cuba All Inclusive)
    • Arirang Korea Award ($1,000)
    • Audience Choice Award ($500)
    • KTO Award (Samsung Galaxy Tab)
    • Raindance Award (1 Year membership to Randance + Zacuto iPhone grip) — For 1st time GTA (Greater Toronto Area)-based filmmaker

2014 Toronto Smartphone
Film Festival (TSFF)

May 22, 2014

FREE Admission


Scotiabank Theatre
259 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Richmond St. W and John St.

TSFF 2014 Call for Entries
Submission Deadline – FREE Submission: Sunday, May 4, 2014


  • As the only smartphone film festival in Canada, Toronto Smartphone Film Festival provides an international platform for creative video content providers from Toronto and abroad to showcase their talents.

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