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Sharp shooting photo competition

According to the Mercury Bay Archery Club there’s a strong crossover between archery enthusiasts and amateur photographers (which makes sense, good shooting is good shooting) so the organisation has decided to hold an archery-themed photo competition.

Running in conjunction with the 70th Archery New Zealand Championships & Open 2013, January 3-9 next year at the Whitianga Waterways Arena, the competition will reward the best archery related images with a subscription to D-Photo.

So if you’re as handy with an arrow as a lens, or you’re interested in tackling a new, challenging subject, head down to your local archery club and get shooting – entries close December 21.

The competition is open to both archers and amateur photographers, with each entrant allowed to submit up to three images that should demonstrate technique, creativity, subject matter choice and impact.

As well as the top photographer picking up a 12-month subscription to D-Photo, the top five entries will be professionally printed and displayed at the event’s awards dinner on January 9.

Entry is free for all registered entrants at the Archery Nationals, for all other submissions there is a $5 fee for up to three submissions – money that will go directly to support the archery club.

For full entry details of the photography competition click here and for more on the Archery Nationals head here.

Call for entries – Oskar Barnack 2013

One of the most prestigious international photography competitions will soon be accepting entries from professional photographers and young prospective pros for its 2013 awards programme.

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award is an annual competition celebrating the portfolios of photographers whose “unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and their environment in graphic form,” says the organiser.

“Submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and their environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, unobtrusive and groundbreaking.”

Entrants can submit portfolios of up to 12 images online between January 15 and March 1 at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com. Read the rest of this entry »

D-Comp: Light Play

Win an exhibition spot

We are happy to announce a very exciting D-Comp opportunity to close out 2012: In partnership with Jax Wine & Tapas Bar in Newmarket, Auckland, we are giving readers the opportunity to have their work professionally printed, framed and displayed for sale in a dedicated exhibition at the swanky Jax venue!

As well as being a high-quality boutique wine and tapas bar, JAX also doubles as a photography gallery and their next exhibition will exclusively feature this issue’s D-Comp winners.

Theme: Light play

Deadline: 5:00PM, December 17, 2012

Brief: Interpret the theme “light play” as you wish. Show us how the summer light plays on a beautiful landscape. Make light of photographic rules and play with convention. Take it in part or in full, do with it as you will – just show us images that are technically excellent and creatively striking.

Each photograph will be judged by an expert panel on its technique (10 points), creativity (10 points), subject matter (5 points) and impact (5 points).

Submit your image below and if our panel of judges chooses yours as one of the top ten it will be professionally printed and framed free of charge and publicly exhibited at JAX Wine & Tapas Bar in Auckland.

For more information on JAX bar and gallery head to www.jaxwinebar.co.nz.

The competition is open to photographers who are residents of New Zealand only, and each photographer may submit a maximum of three images.

Images must be received by 5:00PM, Monday, December 17, 2012.

Submission details:

Previous D-Photo competition entries and previously published images (personal websites and online image sharing platforms are fine) are not eligible

File naming: Please name your files firstname-lastname.jpg so that we can easily find your photo, e.g. jane-smith.jpg

Submit files in JPG format only

Files size: Minimum original image size 1440px on the longest side, maximum 2000px longest side

Files should be 6MB maximum – anything bigger is automatically rejected by our system

No watermarks please

Square format preferred (but not essential)

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Terms and conditions:

To enter you must be the photographer of the submitted content and either the legal copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder

Winners will be selected by a judging panel appointed by D-Photo and JAX Wine & Tapas Bar

You fully indemnify D-Photo and JAX Wine & Tapas Bar against any claims arising from third parties in the event that your submitted image infringes intellectual, property or model rights if published by D-Photo and JAX Wine & Tapas Bar for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition

Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo and JAX Wine & Tapas Bar may use material submitted in whole for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition

Entrants agree submitted material may be cropped for editorial and layout purposes and that such altered images may be credited to them

Non-compliance with the competition criteria will disqualify entries

Prizes are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash

Deadline for entries is 5:00PM (NZDT) Monday, December 17, 2012

No entries will be accepted after this time

The judges decision is final and no discussion will be entered in to

For further inquiries please contact editor@dphoto.co.nz

For further information on the venue visit www.jaxwinebar.co.nz

Photo 5 briefs revealed

The mystery assignments for Australasia’s most intriguing photography competition have now been revealed, putting Canon’s EOS Photo5 event in full swing.

The annual creative photography competition tasks all comers with interpreting five distinct briefs in fresh and original ways so as to wow a judging panel of prominent photographers and score some impressive prizes.

Each brief consists of a photographic style or element paired with a random item that must be used in the creation of the image, this year’s briefs are:

Portraiture: Spaghetti

Strong colour: Tissue paper

Scale: Little People

Black and white: Fishing wire

Open brief: Wind Read the rest of this entry »

D-Photo Kiwi Landscape Calendar Competition 2013 – Online Entry

D-Photo is on the hunt for stunning examples of the Kiwi landscape to showcase all year long for 2013.

New Zealand’s amateur photographers are invited to submit their best landscape images capturing the quintessentially Kiwi essence of the four seasons in Aotearoa, to be published in a stunning 12-month calendar.

To enter just choose your best landscape (or cityscape, seascape, starscape, etc.) image representing one of the four seasons here in New Zealand – you can submit one image for each season.

We will select the twelve images that best convey the unique aspects of the time of year to go on month-long display in thousands of people’s homes when D-Photo ships this free 2013 calendar out with issue 51.

Submissions are open now with a deadline of Read the rest of this entry »

Rotorua Wildlife comp opens

The international wildlife photography exhibition that has kept the Auckland public enthralled in past weeks now moves down the line and the Rotorua Museum is hosting a wildlife photography competition to celebrate.

The Museum is accepting submissions to the Wildlife & Nature Photo Competition now until September 7, to coincide with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 exhibition running from August 11 to October 31.

The photo competition encourages entrants to explore the unique natural environment in the Rotorua area and comprises three age-based categories: 8-12 years, 13-18 years and 19+ years.

Finalist images will be exhibited at the Rotorua Museum, online and published in the Daily Post. Read the rest of this entry »

Comp captures everyday NZ

Auckland photographer Jamie Wright has taken the top spot in a national photography competition seeking visual definitions of everyday life in New Zealand.

Wright’s image, entitled Parking Lot, depicts a row of tractors used by local boating enthusiasts to launch their boats on the soft sand of Hahei beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.

As the winner of the Grab New Zealand competition, run by Getty Images and Canon New Zealand, Wright scores a Canon EOS 7D 18-135mm IS kit; runner-up Mazdak Radjainia wins a Canon 600D 18-55mm IS & 55-250mm IS kit.

The competition also invited public input towards a People’s Choice award, which went to Andy Lukey for his surf image taken at Sumner beach; he wins a Canon PowerShot G12 compact camera.

The winning images are shown below, including two highly commended awards, followed by a gallery of the top 20 images submitted. Read the rest of this entry »