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The High-Speed Casio EX-FH20 Win a Safari Perfect Shot Contest

Casio EXILIM EX-FH20While most digital cameras struggle with continuous shooting speeds of 6fps and less, the Casio EXILIM EX-FH20 combines high-speed still photography at 40 fps with high speed video at 1000 fps for ultra slow motion video. The UK site is running an online game contest open to residents of the U.K. and Ireland.

The game revolves around the 'perfect shot' concept; it tests player's skills of observation and timing, which, of course, are the camera's best features! Players watch a film of a ping-pong match and click to take what they think would be the best shot. That is then rated according to what Casio thinks the perfect shot would be. Visitors to the site can also upload their own great photos to the gallery -- pictures that have excellent comic timing or are impressive or interesting in some way. All participants in the game and gallery get the chance to win a holiday to South Africa!

Hurry though because the contest closes at 11:59pm on 30th December 2008.

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This Is My World Photo Contest

PCPhoto is running This Is My World Photo Contest. Submit your best photographs showing us what makes your neighborhood, town or state unique. Capture your world for your chance to win!

Winner of the Grand Prize gets to choose from a Canon EOS 50D, Nikon D300, Olympus E-3, Sony A700 -- or take $1,500 cash.

To enter online click here. Photos must be submitted by November 11, 2008.


Grand Prize (1): One (1) Canon 50D D-SLR (ARV $1,499) camera, one (1) Nikon D300 D-SLR (ARV $1,499) camera, one (1) Olympus E-3 (ARV $1,428), one (1) Sony A700 camera ($1,299) or $1,500 cash.

First Place Prize (1): TBD. ARV of First Prize: $TBD.

People’s Choice Prize (1): TBD. ARV of People’s Choice Prize: $TBD.

Be sure to come back and vote for your favorite photo during the People’s Choice Awards voting period, which runs November 14, 2008 through December 1, 2008.

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Excitement Photo Contest “Catch the Moment”

A-Data "Catch The Moment" Photo ContestThe theme of the contest is “Catch the Moment” - It’s the story behind your images that touch our heart.

Submit your pictures for the categories “Photo Sharing” or “Professional” (for those of you who make their living from photography). The winners of the “Photo Sharing” category are decided by voting, whereas the winners of the professional group are judged by a professional jury.

Share your wonderful moment by posting your pictures as a series of 3 to 5 photos taken in continuous shooting mode.


  • For Professional category:

    1st Place : Turbo CF 350x 16GB、$300 USD and Nobility Series N702 Flash Drive 4GB

    First runner-up: Turbo CF 350x 16GB、Nobility Series N702 Flash Drive 4GB

    Second runner-up: Turbo CF 350x 8GB、Nobility Series N702 Flash Drive 4GB
  • For all the voters of the “Photo Sharing” category, you can win one of 60 A-DATA Sport Series RB15 Flash Drive 2GB. To see other great prizes for the winners of “Photo Sharing” category, please visit our website campaign.

Click here and make your own story to be one of the lucky winners:

Contest period: October 1st to November 15th, 2008.

elevate Worldwide WOW Photo Contest

elevate Worldwide WOW Photo Contest

This is an amateur photography contest opened to Canadians who are invited to submit their photos from around the world. Usually we do not feature contests that require an entry fee (CAD $35) but this one seems to be a fundraiser for a good cause so we'll make an exception.

The Grand Prize is a Canon EOS 40D DSLR outfit (camera plus lens, tripod, bag, ...) donated by The Camera Store, plus 2 tickets to the WOW Gala Oct 23, 2008. There are also a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, one for each of five categories: Nature, Global Travel, Capture Canada, Faces Around the World, and Hope, Faith & Elevate.

To enter the photo contest, you can enter on-line or download the entry form and submit your entries to The Camera Store before September 21st, 2008.

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Nikon Photo Contest International 2008-2009

Nikon Photo Contest International (NPCI) 2008-2009

The Nikon Photo Contest International is open to all photographers, professional or amateur, from any part of the world.

Theme and categories

Theme "At the heart of the image"
A Free subject:
Express yourself freely, as it moves you.
B My Planet:
Express your world, whether that involves the environment, scenes from your daily life, or the people and things that stir your passions

Application period: Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2008

Canon Digital Creators Contest Home Page

Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest

Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest 2008

Contest Period: April 22 at 12am (midnight) ET - September 30, 2008 at 11:59pm ET.

Where: Photo must be taken in any park or National Monument located in the US.

Entry Format: JPEG image either taken with a digital camera (RAW must be converted to JPEG) or scanned from a negative, slide or print.

File Size: no more than 10MB in size

Grand Prize: Trip for 2 to a participating National or State Park

1st Prize: EOS 5D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens kit plus a PIXMA Pro9500 printer

2nd Prize: EOS 40D with EF-S 17-55mm IS USM lens plus a PIXMA Pro9500 printer

3rd Prize: EOS XSi with EF-S 17-85mm IS USM lens plus a PIXMA Pro9000 printer

Six Honorable Mention Prizes: PowerShot G9

Please visit Canon's site for official rules.

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Olympus Stylus 1030SW Contest

at Winter Photo Contest

Submit your favorite winter-themed photo taken with your Olympus camera. Olympus will pick their favourites and then you will have the chance to vote on which one is the best!  Contest open to Canadian citizens (exluding Quebec).

User Submission phase: Until 5/7/2008
Public Voting phase: 5/15/2008 - 5/31/2008
Winners announced: 6/4/2008

Sony Ericsson

Become Canada’s Next Top Mobile Phone Photographer of the Year 2008

Toronto, ON, March 4, 2008Sony Ericsson is on “The Search” to find Canada’s Next Top Mobile Phone Photographer, 2008 and award them with a grand prize $10,000 picture-perfect dream vacation.

Ever dreamt of capturing the world-famous view from the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, or snapping a shot of the ancient pyramids in Egypt? Here’s your chance.

All that aspiring photographers need to do is upload their most impressive camera phone photos to and submit their shot into one of the three assigned categories: Action and Adventure, Fun and Games, or Everyday Moments.

All visitors to the site get to vote for their favourite photos. The top three vote getters from each category will then be awarded a Sony Ericsson K850i Cyber-shot™ 5 Megapixel camera phone and challenged to capture new images to be submitted for the grand prize—a $10,000 Picture-perfect dream vacation.

The grand prize challengers will be judged by an exclusive panel of celebrity judges. Canadian Idol winner Brian Melo, Techno Blogger Amber MacCarthur and legendary Canadian photographer Peter Burian will select the winners from the nine semi-finalists, before naming Canada’s Next Top Mobile Phone Photographer of the Year 2008.

No Purchase Necessary.

Enter on-line at

Contest closes at 11:59:59 pm EDT on 23 March, 2008.

Open only to amateur photographers who are legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and over the age of majority.

One Grand Prize: a $10,000 travel certificate –  ARV: $10,000 CDN.

Nine Semi-Finalists Prizes: a Sony Ericsson K850i Cyber-shot™ phone– ARV:  $500 CDN each.

Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for each prize.

Selected entrants must correctly answer a timed mathematical skill testing question.

Full rules available at

Phone prize value is approximate and is based on suggested retail prices.

Dealers may sell for less.

Pictures from any camera phone are accepted.

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Canon European "Reality TV" Photo Contest: The Assignment

Canon Photo Contest: The AssignmentCanon Europe is inviting all photographers in Europe to take part in their new photo contest, The Assignment. Submit your best work in any of four categories -- Portrait, Landscape, Sport, or Macro photography -- by uploading them onto Canon's website from March 17th 2008.

The winner of each of the four categories will receive € 2000 worth of Canon EOS equipment. The top two category winners will be flown to Vienna where they will get to watch a Euro 2008 football match and compete to determine the overall category winner.

Each overall category winner will be sent on a dream photographic assignment. These incredible adventures will be filmed and broadcast across Europe.

More details and final dates at The Assignment.

[Editor's note: It seems that Reality TV has finally arrived for photographers. How fast can they change their lenses, catch the action at the peak moment, risk limb and life for the prize shot, solve clues so as to be able to photograph the next subject, beautiful models all over the place -- can't imagine the assigment being a boring studio shooting with light arrangements, posing of models, taking exposure, etc. ;o)]

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Olympus is running a Photo Contest for students of photography attending 10 participating universities/colleges (and their respective professors). The pictures must be taken on an Olympus E-3 digital SLR. Students can submit 2 photos per category: Speed, Travel and Environmental Issues.

The prize is an Olympus E-3, two ZUIKO Digital Lenses (the ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD and ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD, an Olympus travel bag and lens cloth, plus $5,000 in Scholarship money. The three students' respective professors will also be awarded the E-3 camera, lenses and accessories.

Read the complete rules and regulations.

Deadline for entries is March 7, 2008.

What I do not understand is why the requirement of having to use an Olympus E-3? If I have one already, would I want one as a prize? Will I go out and buy one just so I can take part in the contest?

Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts CouncilThe Smithtown Township Arts Council is now accepting entries for a national juried photography exhibition to be held May 3- May 30, 2008 at the Mills Pond House Gallery in St. James, New York.

Juror Christopher James is the chair of the photography program at The Arts Institute of Boston at Lesley University and is an internationally recognized artist and photographer.

There will be cash prizes awarded to the winners.

Work may not exceed 54" in width. Entries must be submitted as 300 ppi jpeg files on CD only (1800x1800).

Send a SASE to: STAC, 660 Rte 25A, St. James, NY 11780 or visit STAC's Website for further guidelines.

Deadline for entries is March 7, 2008.

Garden Photographer of the Year 2008 Photo Competition

Garden Photographer of the Year 2008 Photo Competition

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. There are no restrictions on the type of camera you use, or the techniques you use to produce your final image. See Competition rules.

There will be a range of cash and other prizes available to winners and to runners-up.

The judges will select around 100 finalists whose photographs will be printed to exhibition standard and shown at a major exhibition at Kew Gardens, London in the summer of 2008, with substantial press coverage. All finalists will receive an invitation to the private view. Details of this will be announced later in the year.

One finalist will win the title ‘Garden Photographer of the Year’ and an under 16 finalist will win ‘Young Garden Photographer of the Year’.

Each category will have a winner and two runner-up prizes. An additional prize will be awarded for the best portfolio and there will be two portfolio runners-up prizes.

Another 50 highly commended photographers will receive a prize. All finalists and commended photographers will have their images shown on the Garden Photographer of the Year website during 2008/09.

Note that there is a cost to enter the competition -- which kinds of defeat the whole purpose of making the competition accessible to one and all.

Closing date: January 31 2008

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PENTAX Launches Online Promo to Send Four Lucky Winners on an African Photo Safari

Pentax African Photo Safari ContestMISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO. (October 15,  2007) - PENTAX Canada Inc. is excited to announce the launch of their latest online promotion --  “The PENTAX African Photo Safari”. The lucky Grand Prize winner, along with 3 other family members or friends, will spend six unforgettable days in South Africa at the world famous Kruger National Park and Elephant Plains Game Lodge.

Not only will the winner be going on the trip of a lifetime, he or she will also be taking a fabulous PENTAX package consisting of their top-of-the-line K10D digital SLR camera, three top-of-the-line PENTAX lenses including one each of their new SDM lenses plus flash, battery grip and accessories.

In addition to the Grand Prize, there will be a number of secondary prizes to be won including continue reading...

Canon Digital Creators Contest Home Page

Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest 2007

Contest Period: June 1 - September 29

Categories: 1) Landscape or 2) Wildlife

Where: Photo must be taken in any park or National Monument located in the US.

Entry Format: JPEG image either taken with a digital camera (RAW must be converted to JPEG) or scanned from a negative, slide or print.

Dimensions and File Size: 900 x 600 pixels max. and no more than 500KB in size

1st Prize: EOS 5D with EF 24-105mm f/4 is USM lens kit plus a PIXMA Pro9500 printer plus Trip for 2 to any participating National or State Park

2nd Prize: EOS 30D with EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens

Please visit Canon's site for official rules.

HP Canada

Win a HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer Holidays 2006 Contest

Photoxels and HP Canada want to give our Canadian readers a gift this Holidays Season! The prize is an HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer and HP 110 Photo Value Pack complete with HP Vivera Inks and Advanced photo paper.

HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer HP 110 Photo Value Pack
HP Photosmart A516 Compact Photo Printer and HP 110 Photo Value Pack

All you have to do is answer the following question: "What do you like to take photos of?" (approx. 50 to 100 words, i.e. "not too short, not too long") and email it to us by Thursday Dec 14, 2006 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

[Contest runs from Fri Dec 8, 2006 to Thu Dec 14, 2006 midnight EST.]

Please read Contest rules

National Geographic

National Geographic - Your Shot

Be a National Geographic Photographer

National Geographic - Your ShotTake your best shot—and send it to National Geographic. Your Shot features editors' selections from the first 5,000 photographs submitted online each month [beginning on the 15th of every month]. Each month features a theme and new themes are announced monthly in National Geographic magazine and on their website.

For contest rules, guidelines and submission forms, please visit:

Contest rules, guidelines and submission forms

Frequently Asked Questions

To Photoxels readers: We'd like to encourage you to participate in this contest. A few things to remember: National Geographic features some of the most beautiful and interesting photographs ever published. But to be selected for "Your Shot," you may have to go beyond the photo of the flower and landscape.

Think "human interest." For example, the March selection breaks all the rules with a photo [blurred at that] of a dog smack in the middle and lots of distracting stuff in the background. But what's distracting to one person is full of interest to another, and that is what the editor saw in the winning photo: woman, camera, arm extended, hand on hip, official badge, interesting fireplace, man in shorts, painted toenails, f-u-n.

Think "original." Cookie cutter photos might not cut it. If the editors have seen it once, they've seen it a thousand times already. The readers of National Geographic magazine must want to turn to that page every month and be surprised and delighted.

Think "human emotions." Does the photo bring a smile to your face? Or, horror? Or, disgust? Or, sorrow? Or, awe? Or, hope? Or, surprise? Or, ... you get the picture.

Send it in early. The winning entry is selected from the first 5,000 submissions for that month. Submissions are received beginning on the 15th of every month, and I doubt you'd have more than a few days before the 5,000 limit is reached. Also, be sure to keep to the theme. Because it is a printed magazine, the lead period is about 3 months. So, March 15 submissions are for the July issue, April 15 submissions are for the August issue, and May 15 submissions are for the September issue.

In spite of what some want to believe, there's no formula to a good photograph. It just moves you, somehow. Good luck!

Samsung Photo Contests

Samsung Photo Contests

Every month four winners will be selected (one winner per category) based on the applicant's voting points. Whoever has the most voting points will be the winner of the month.

Nikon USA Home Page

NikonNet Your Turn Photo Contests

You ought to be in pictures! Find out how your skills match up against the competition's. Check out the following Nikon and Nikon-sponsored contests to win money, awards...and maybe even the praise of your fellow Nikon shooters. Enter today.

Nikon USA Home Page

Nikon Photo Contest International (NPCI) 2006-2007

The Nikon Photo Contest International (NPCI) is open to both professional and amateur photographers around the world.

Theme: "At the heart of the image"

Application period: Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2006

Sep. 1st, 2006: Now accepting entries

Nikon USA Home Page

Nikon's Small World 2007 Competition

Contestants may enter Nikon's Small World Competition on the MicroscopyU website by uploading digital images directly to our servers. Before you begin, read the Contest Rules and prepare your images for uploading according to the instructions. You may also download a 2007 Competition Entry Form in portable document format (*.PDF) for submission of entries through the mail system. Deadline for all entries is May 1st, 2007.

Olympus USA Photo Contest Home Page

Photo Contest
Human interest, more than technical quality, seem to factor in heavily in this contest.

Canon Digital Creators Contest Home Page

New Cosmos of Photography
This contest, irrespective of age, nationality, entry size, and form, is designed to encourage creative activities in order to bring out the full potential of photography, taking up experimental works such as crossovers of different genres including gelatin silver prints, and inspiring new original works going beyond existing stereotypical photos.





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