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Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015 is Open to All: Submit Photos & Videos Online Until Dec.15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Japan Standard Time

Thu October 2, 2014

…For Nikon, with our pledge to be “at the heart of the image”, this is a great opportunity to champion new forms of image making, adapting to and embracing these exciting changes in the way people express their passions and beliefs through imagery…

This year for the first time, all categories in photography and video will accept entries from any digital device, including smartphones. The video category will broaden its accepted length to six to 180 seconds, and will have an independent set of judges….

We believe in the power of the image to tell stories that can’t be told any other way. The Nikon Photo Contest is a celebration of that belief and an invitation to you to share your story with the world. As our contest continues to broaden, we would be honored to have you take part.

Nikon Corporation
President and Representative Director
Kazuo Ushida
http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/message/

Eligibility: The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, sex or nationality.

  • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian.
  • By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian.

Awards and Prizes

Grand Prize

  • One prize will be awarded in each of the photography and video categories.
  • Each winner will receive a trophy, an award certificate, and Nikon products equivalent to 1,000,000 yen (9193.1200 US Dollar at the current exchanges rate), 500,000 yen (4587.6200 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) in cash and the opportunity to show his or her portfolio on the Nikon Photo Contest Website.*1
  • The Grand Prize will be selected separately from the 1st place prize in each category.


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Reminder for Olympus Camera Users: Submit Contest Entries Online by 11P.M. EST on Oct.2

Wed October 1, 2014

OLYMPUS Global Photo Contest 2014

Photography has the power to bring people together from all over the world.
Olympus is proud to host this Global Photo Contest to connect photographers worldwide, and we would be honored to have you take part in this contest.

ARE YOU ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST  OLYMPUS PHOTOGRAPHERS?

Compete against Olympus camera users from all over the world. You could win an OM-D E-M1, your choice of any Micro Four Thirds lens or a variety of other fantastic prizes.

Eligibility: Anyone who registers to enter.

  • If you are under 18, please obtain your parent’s or guardian’s consent before entering.

Entries are limited to photos taken with an Olympus digital camera.


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McAfee: Most Dangerous Celebrities Study + Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes Ends at 5 PM PDT Oct.31, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous or riskiest online personalities which are used by cybercriminals to lead web surfers to malicious sites that deliver viruses or other malware.

  • Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, is identified as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online.
  • Justin Bieber was the only Canadian to crack the 50 most dangerous celebrities globally, finishing 44th.

The results of McAfee’s eighth annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study are presented below.

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes

Share the list.
Win some red carpet swag.

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) on October 1, 2014 and ends at 5:00:00 PM PDT on October 31, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

How to win the red carpet swag bag.

During the Sweepstakes Period, an entry is obtained when you visit www.mcafee.com/dangerous-celeb (the “Website”) and share one of the dangerous celebrities or the top ten Most Dangerous Celebrities list on Twitter or Facebook for an entry. You may share each of the ten (10) celebrities or the top 10 list on each of the two (2) social networks once per day, for a total possible of twenty-two (22) entries per day.

  • Step 1: Click the Get Started button to share the top ten list or click on your favorite celebrities to share them individually.
  • Step 2: Choose to share on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Step 3: Share the top ten list and each celebrity to get multiple daily entries.

Prizes: There are 11 total prizes (one prize per winner):

  • Red Carpet Swag: Grand Prize (1): Dell Venue™ 7 Tablet, 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe™ service, Beats Solo 2.0 HD On-Ear Headphones, Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 Portable USB Charger, 1-year subscription to Spotify, $50 Zappos.com gift card, and a $20 Starbucks gift card. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $665.97.

  • First Prize (10): 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe service. ARV: $79.99 each.

Eleven winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Please click here to read the complete Terms and Conditions of McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes.

Good Luck!

NEWS RELEASE

MCAFEE REVEALS JIMMY KIMMEL AS THE MOST DANGEROUS CYBERCELEBRITY OF 2014

Justin Bieber Tops List of Most Dangerous Canadians

MARKHAM, ON, October 1, 2014 – Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, replaces Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the eighth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous to reveal the riskiest personalities on the web. The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous.


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“Express your creativity” Contest: Submit Your Photo or Video Online before 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on Sept.28, 2014

Fri September 26, 2014

The following video presents Sun Life Financial Express Your Creativity Contest | Concours Sun Life exprimez votre créativité:

Submit a photo or video of yourself doing anything creative or cultural you love and you could win!

  • You could win a culture lover’s weekend or A Money for Life experience: A $5,000 financial portfolio from Sun Life Financial. Enter here: http://culturedays.ca/contest/en.
  • The Sun Life Financial “Express you creativity” contest (the “Contest”) is intended for Canadian residents only and is governed by Canadian law. Please do not enter the Contest if you are not a legal resident of Canada located in Canada at time of entry. The Contest is sponsored by Culture Days (the “Sponsor”).

Envoyez une photo ou une vidéo de vous en train de faire quelque chose de créatif ou de culturel que vous aimez et vous pourriez gagner !

  • Courez la chance de gagner l’ultime évasion culturelle ou une expérience Mon argent pour la vie — 5 000 $ investis dans les produits financiers offerts par la Financière Sun Life.
    Participez ici: http://fetedelaculture.ca/concours.
  • Le concours Financière Sun Life « Exprimez votre créativité » ( le « concours ») est destiné uniquement aux résidents du Canada et est régi par les lois canadiennes. Veuillez ne pas y participer si vous n’êtes pas un résident autorisé du Canada et si vous ne vous trouvez pas au Canada au moment de l’inscription. Le concours est commandité par Culture Days ((le « commanditaire »).

For more info about Canada’s Culture Days (September 26, 27 and 28, 2014), please click here.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win a Prize a person must be, at the time of entry into the Contest,…: (a) an individual legal resident of Canada, (b) located in Canada, (c) be of the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence.

  • All entries must be submitted by the individual entrant and not by another person on the entrant’s behalf. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities cannot participate.

Prizes: The entrant that receives the highest score by the Selection Committee will be declared the Grand Prize selected entrant and the entrant that receives the second highest score by the Selection Committee will be declared the Secondary Prize selected entrant. Both selected entrants will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without any mechanical assistance of any kind and complete and return the Sponsor’s Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability and Publicity Release Form before being confirmed a Winner (see Rule 7 in the Official Contest Rules).

  • Grand Prize: The Ultimate Cultural Getaway in Toronto. / Grand prix: L’ultime évasion culturelle à Toronto.
    • Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize without airfare is $5,000.00 CDN. / La valeur au détail approximative du grand prix sans les billets d’avion est de 5000 $ CAN.
  • Second Prize: A Money for Life experience: A $5,000 financial portfolio from Sun Life Financial. / Deuxième prix: Une expérience Mon argent pour la vie – 5 000 $ investis dans les produits financiers offerts par la Financière Sun Life.
    • Approximate retail value of the Secondary Prize is $5,000 CDN as of the initial product selection minus any Sun Life Financial advisory fees. / La valeur au détail approximative du deuxième prix est de 5000 $ CAN comme sélection initiale du produit, moins les frais de consultation du conseiller de la Financière Sun Life.

FREE Entry: The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on September 28, 2014.


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“Share the Experience” 2014 Contest for 13 Years of Age & Older: Submit Photos Online by 11:59 P.M. ET Dec.31

Tue September 23, 2014

This video presents Recreation.gov .

  • “EXPLORE. EXPERIENCE. DISCOVER.
  • Plan your next adventure at the Gateway to America’s Great Outdoors:” www.Recreation.gov

The Share the Experience Photo Contest is a partnership between participating federal recreation land agencies and national parks, the National Park Foundation and corporate sponsors.

We are looking for the official photo that will be featured on the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Lands Pass for 2016. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to “Share the Experience” and let others see and appreciate all the incredible federal lands and adventures across the nation…

  1. Enjoy your experience and share it with us!
  2. Vote for your favorites online.
  3. Tell your friends.

sharetheexperience.org

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C, and at least 13 years of age or older as of May 1, 2014.
    • Any entrant under the age of eighteen (18) years old must have a parent/legal guardian consent to enter the Contest,
  2. Amateur Photographers (less than 20% of your total income is from photography).
  3. Photographs must be taken by you and you must have the rights to the photo.

The sharetheexperience.org is seeking amazing photos from amateur photographers that highlight the best of America’s federal lands, national parks and historical sites in the following categories:


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Parks and Forests Through The Seasons Contest for 10 Years of Age & Older: Submit Photos by Noon Sept.3, 2014

Mon August 25, 2014

This video presents “A Modern Legacy – Pennsylvania State Parks.”

  • A look at what Pennsylvania State Parks in the USA have to offer.

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) invites everyone to enter the Parks and Forests Through the Seasons photo contest.

  • The contest will be judged by popular vote on PPFF’s Facebook page.
  • Each email address is able to vote one time.

parks-and-forests-through-the-seasons-contest

PPFF’s mission is to promote and support the natural and cultural resources of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests through leadership in recreation, education, conservation and volunteerism.

All photos must be submitted by noon on September 3, 2014, for consideration.

  • The voting period will be from September 10 to September 17.
  • Photos must be submitted by the photographer. (No third party submissions.)
  • All photos must have been taken in a Pennsylvania state park or state forest.
    • A maximum of 3 photos per submitter will be accepted in any one category.

Note: only one prize will be awarded per person.

  • Should a photographer receive the most votes in more than one category, PPFF reserves the right to select from which category the prize will be awarded.
  • There are six different categories and three photographs from each category will be awarded a prize as follows:
    • The top vote-getter will be named People’s Choice in that category.
      • The top vote-getter in each category receives a $50 state park gift card.
    • Second prize in the category will likewise be chosen by popular vote.
      • The second place winner in each category receives a $25 state park gift card.
    • PPFF’s blue ribbon panel of experts (chosen solely at PPFF’s discretion) will select a Critics’ Choice in each category.
    • Once again this year, the top vote-getter among all submissions will be named the People’s Choice Best in Show and there will also be a Critics’ Choice Best in Show chosen from all submissions.
      • Both Best in Show winners (People’s Choice and Critics’ Choice) receive a $75 state park gift card.

Award winners will be featured in PPFF’s fall newsletter and may be included on PPFF’s website,  Facebook page and other electronic communications.

The six categories are:


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Four Photographers are Finalists for Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2014: Vote Until 11:59 P.M. on Oct. 27, 2014

Fri August 22, 2014

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Aimia and  Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) recently announced the four international finalists for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2014:

  • David Hartt (Canada);
  • Elad Lassry (Israel/USA);
  • Nandipha Mntambo (South Africa); and
  • Lisa Oppenheim (USA).

Help us choose the $50,000 Winner

View the Art

Art is all about perspective. What’s yours?
View art from four international photographers and vote for what moves you to help award our $50,000 Prize.

We’d love to get your perspective on which one of these extraordinary artists should receive this year’s $50,000 Prize. You don’t have to be a curator to have your say; you just have to consider the work through the lens of an art lover.

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Smithsonian.com 2014 Photo Contest: Entries to Be Uploaded by 3 P.M. (EST), Nov.28

Sat August 16, 2014

This video presents “Smithsonian photo contest winners revealed.”

“Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.”

Smithsonian.com

The 12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest is now open to photographers ages 18 and over.

Don’t forget:

  • All entries must be uploaded by 3:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Friday, November 28, 2014.

Prizes

The Smithsonian will award eight prizes, as follows:


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National Geographic International Photography Contest 2014 for Kids: Online Entries to Be Received by 11:59 PM (EDT) on Oct.15

Fri August 8, 2014

This video presents “Teen wins in National Geographic contest.”

  • A Paola 14-year-old girl placed first in the “Animals” category in the National Geographic International Photography Contest 2012 for Kids for her unique photo of a reflection of a barn in a cow’s eye.

“Take an awesome photo for a chance to win really cool prizes — including a trip to Costa Rica — plus a chance to compete against other winners from around the world to win a trip to Washington, DC!

For contest entries outside the U.S., see our list of international partners.”

For U.S. Contest Entries:

  • Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are between the ages of 6 and 14 on October 15, 2014.
  • You must be the photographer.
  • All Mail-in Entries must be postmarked by October 15, 2014, and received by October 22, 2014.
  • Online Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on October 15, 2014.
  • Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.
  • The categories for entries are:

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Northwest International Exhibition of Photography & Washington State Photographers Exhibition: Online Entry Registration by Aug.4, 2014 at 10 PM PT

Thu July 31, 2014


This video presents “Washington State Fair Trailer.”

The 74th

Northwest InternationaL Exhibition of Photography

Washington State Fair Photo Salon, Pavilion • Puyallup, Washington

September 5-21, 2014

Superintendent:
Eric Bastin, NW International Exhibition Chairman
Email: fairphotosalon@comcast.net

Competitive Exhibits Office:
Washington State Fair
110 9th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371-6811, USA
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: (253) 841-5074
Email: CompExhibits@thefair.com

ONLINE ENTRY REGISTRATION DUE on August 4 at 10pm Pacific Time

LAST DAY TO RECEIVE ENTRY PACKAGES at the Photo Salon is August 5 at 3 pm (Please print and enclose a copy of your online entry summary/receipt with your entries.)

“This exhibition, established in 1937, has received recognition by the Photographic Society of America (PSA), and is considered one of the leading international exhibitions in the world. Although shown for only 17 days, it is viewed by a million or more people from the greater Puget Sound area in the state of Washington, who come to see the latest and best in photographic art. Since its inception, we have encouraged a high degree of personal expression.”

  • The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization, or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.
  • You may enter one image per Class, 01 through 04; in other words you may enter up to four images in each division.
  • Digital images must be submitted on a disc and discs will not be returned.
    • Do NOT send digital images via email.
  • Unless prior arrangements are made prints will be destroyed after October 3 2014.
  • Exhibition Catalog will be posted online at thefair.com by October 17, 2014.
  • Photographic Society of America (PSA) Medals to be awarded by the judges for “Best of Show” in each PSA division, plus one for “Human Interest” in photojournalism. Ten PSA medals awarded by divisions of the Photographic Society of America for:

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Sigma Canada Photo Contest Announces Winners

Mon July 28, 2014

Niagara Winter Blues © Doug Hagardorn

Niagara Winter Blues © Doug Hagardorn

Sigma Canada celebrates Canadian photography by awarding Doug Hagardorn of St. Catherines, Ontario and Henry Wong of Vancouver, British Columbia, two grand prize trips to Japan. Both Hagardorn and Wong submitted their photos in the Sigma Canada photo contest that launched in December. Selected from thousands of impressive images, both winners have earned a seven-day, six-night trip for two to Japan. Please join us in congratulating them!

The winning photos, which include the monthly regional winners selected by random draw, are posted online at www.sigmacanada.ca/photocontest.

Congratulations!

PRESS RELEASE

SIGMA CANADA’S PHOTO CONTEST CELEBRATES CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TWO GRAND PRIZE TRIPS TO JAPAN

TORONTO, ON., July 28, 2014 – Gentec International, the exclusive distributor of Sigma products in Canada, is pleased to announce that Doug Hagadorn of St. Catherines, Ontario and Henry Wong of Vancouver, British Columbia have each been awarded one of two grand prize trips to Japan in the Sigma Canada photo contest that launched last December.

Doug’s photo, shot with his Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens and entitled Niagara Winter Blues, was selected out of thousands of impressive entries submitted in the consumer category by talented Canadian photographers who shoot with Sigma lenses. Henry used his Sigma 150–500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens to create Wheat Land, his winning entry in the sales associate category, which was open to Sigma retailers across Canada.

Both Doug and Henry have earned themselves a seven-day, six-night trip for two to Japan that includes a tour of the world-famous Japanese Cherry Blossom Gardens, a traditional Japanese green tea ceremony, a Sumida River cruise, a ride on the Hakone Ropeway, and much more.

The winning photos, which include the monthly regional winners selected by random draw, are posted online at www.sigmacanada.ca/photocontest.


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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

Prizes

  • 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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