Sponsored by Angama Mara, The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year will win a cash prize of $10,000 USD, as well as an unforgettable all-expenses-paid 5-night safari in the Maasai Mara, with accommodation for two at lovely Angama Mara, a private vehicle at their disposal and return flights from Nairobi.
Your entry fees will go to support these important conservation organizations:
The deadline for the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year award is coming up on September 15th, but there is still plenty of time to submit your work for consideration, and why wouldn’t you? Submit your shots of American landscapes for your chance to win!
Art Wolfe’s The Compelling Image contest has run over four different chapters in the past year, and the final deadline for Chapter IV will close on November 13.
There’s still time to present your wildlife, nature and landscape work, and to win a prize package that includes a DSLR camera, a $250 Amazon gift card, a $100 B&H gift card, a signed Art Wolfe photo book, a PHOTO+ membership package, and prominent placement in the Winners’ Gallery on Shutterlove.com. All honorable mentions will also be featured in the Shutterlove gallery.
In the evocative spirit of conservation and appreciation, the above image, “Dawn of a New Day” by Long Nguyen, was selected as an Honorable Mention in Chapter II of The Compelling Image.
Need inspiration? Check out the previous winners and honorable mentions here.
We’ve teamed up with Gura Gear to give away a Gura Gear Bataflae Pack System and two other winners will also receive a copy of The Art of the Photograph, one signed. Enter with the Rafflecopter below. Increase your chances of winning by completing all the options. Good luck!
The new international photography competition, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, launched by the world-renowned photographer Charlie Waite at the end of 2013, will close for entries on the 17th of April, 2014.
The competition is open to all photographers from anywhere in the world, for their images of the rural and urban landscapes of the United States of America.
A highly regarded panel of judges, made up of some of the most prestigious landscape photographers in the USA, such as Art Wolfe, David Muench, Christopher Burkett, Jim Patterson, Tim Fitzharris, Marc Muench, Marc Adamus and Brenda Tharp will review images to determine the overall winner of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014.
The overall winner will be determined on the basis of three images, which can have been entered into any one, or any combination, of the Award Categories:
• Classic View
• Urban Landscape
• Black & White
• Landscape on the Move
• My U.S.A.
There will also be an overall youth winner for the photographer under 21 years of age that enters the strongest three images across the Award Categories. There is a significant prize fund which includes US$5,000 to the overall winner, US$1,000 to category winners and awards in cash, equipment, and mentoring to category and special prize winners.
Details of the competition can be found on the website and winners will be announced in USA Today on the 31st of May, 2014. For more information:
The California Academy of Sciences has launched the Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition, with great prizes, and a jury that includes Suzi Eszterhas Wildlife Photography, Daniel Beltrá Photography, Clay Bolt, Tui de Roy, Klaus Nigge, Tom Peschak and Kathy Moran.
Art will be presenting at the photography awards night on July 31st.
Congratulations to the winner of Celebrity Cruises’ smartphone competition. Zoe King will be “Celebrity Cruises ‘Photo Ambassador for 2014” and will embark on a 14-night Scandinavia & Russia cruise in May next year.
For more information on the competition and to see more of this year’s entries, click HERE.
Zoe King won with her picture of Gangaramaya Viharaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The competition’s esteemed panel of judges included Stuart Franklin, Ian Berry, Massimo Vitali, and myself. I did indeed choose Zoe’s picture as the winner! This is a very complex image, with a lot going on – color, line, repetition and movement. This complexity is what makes it interesting and draws me into the scene.