The deadline for submissions to New Zealand’s most prestigious travel media competition is now less than a month away.
Submissions for the annual Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards close at 5pm, February 3.
The photography portion of the competition (which also includes travel writing awards) comprises six categories with a grand prize of a trip to Rome with Cathay Pacific plus $500 towards travel expenses and a Mediterranean cruise provided by Celebrity Cruises.
The categories include Best Travel Image Taken in New Zealand, Best Travel Image Taken Outside New Zealand, Best Series of Travel Images, Best Travel Image with People, Best Unpublished Travel Image and, new this year, Best Travel Image that captures the essence of Maori.
To enter you must be a paid-up member of the travel communicators association, Travcom, and based in New Zealand.
Submitted images must have been published between January 1 and December 31 2011, with online publication now being allowed for the first time alongside magazines, books and newspapers.
For complete terms and conditions of the competition head to Travcom‘s website.
You can check out our coverage of last year’s awards here and here, as well as an interview with 2011 Travel Photographer of the Year, Tessa Chrisp, here.
Image: © Tessa Chrisp
The D-Photo offices are getting ready to close for the holiday season but before taking off we wanted to remind everyone to keep their cameras handy as the year wraps up for the D-Photo New Year’s Eve Photo Competition.
Samsung have kindly given us a lovely new NX11 mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera, worth $999, to give to the photographer who can best capture the transition from 2011 to 2012 in a single image.
Images should have a clear storytelling focus and need to be submitted along with a brief statement to assist the image’s narrative
Images have to have been taken between 6pm on December 31, 2011 and 6am on January 1, 2012 and we have extended the deadline for submission to Janurary 30.
Head over to the competition page for full terms and conditions and how to enter.
And if you’re looking to cram even more competition into your holiday break, head over to D-Photo‘s Facebook page to get in on the Christmas family portrait action.
Have a an excellent, safe holiday everyone.
The world’s most prestigious photojournalism competition is now calling for entries towards its 69th annual awards program.
Picture of the year International (POYi), a program run by the Missouri School of Journalism, is now accepting submissions from photographers internationally in its search for the best documentary photography of 2011.
The program comprises 48 different categories, viewable here, focusing on areas of photojournalism, documentary photography, visual editing and journalistic multimedia.
The top nine awards, including Freelance Photographer of the year, Newspaper Photographer of the year and Sports Photographer of the year, all carry a US$1000 prize.
New to this year’s program is the Impact 2011 special category for images covering the Japan earthquake and uprisings in the Middle East; there is also a new Sports Division with its own independent judging panel.
Submissions can be made online with an entry fee of US$50 and must be uploaded before December January 12, 2012.
Images do not need to have been published nor does the photographer have to be a professional, but all images must have been either taken or published for the first time between January 1 and December 31, 2011, with no digital manipulation allowed.
Judging will commence in early February with winners announced on the 29th.
The deadline for one of the world’s biggest photography contests is fast approaching and so the organiser has sent out one final call before the New Year.
The 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, run concurrently with the World Photo festival in London, are free to enter and open to photographers of all levels across the world.
Photographers interested in entering either the Professional or Open categories, with top awards of US$25,000 and US$5000, respectively, will need to have the submissions in to the organisation no later than 11.59pm (GMT), January 4, 2012.
A respected industry panel, including curator and writer Susan Bright and Jon Jones, Director of Photography for the Sunday Times Magazine, will judge the entries.
All shortlisted and finalist images will be exhibited at the World Photo event in at Somerset House and the winners will go on to be shown around the globe.
The competition has been a significant launch pad for many past winners, including this year’s L’Iris d’Or winner, Argentinean Alejandro Chaskielberg.
“The Sony World Photography Awards has had an important effect on my career, and since winning the award my work has been published worldwide,” says Chaskielberg.
New Zealand is no stranger to the competition, below are some examples of kiwi images submitted for the 2012 event – for more info on submitting check the competition website.
© Agata Michalczyk, Open Competition Entry, People, Sony World Photography Awards 2012
© Aroha Awarau, Open Competition Entry, Low Light, Sony World Photography Awards 2012
© Sophia Cooper, Open Competition Entry, Nature & Wildlife, Sony World Photography Awards 2012
As part of London’s 2012 Street Photography Festival organisers have put out a global call for submissions towards the International Street Photography Award.
Open to any and all photographers, the competition gives street photographers the opportunity to win a trip to and solo exhibition in London, £2000 cash and a pile of photography gear, including an Olympus Pen and Crumpler bag.
There is a £30 entry fee for registration but in return all photographers receive a £28.95 voucher for the self-publishing service, Blurb, and the first 500 entrants go in the draw to win a signed print, Pen camera, Crumpler bag and photo books.
Judges will be looking for a unique style and depth of work in the genre straddling portraiture, documentary and art.
Each photographer may submit between five and eight images taken any time in the past 10 years, one of which will be displayed in a large screen during the awards and profiled online.
For an additional £15 applicants can also request written feedback on their entry from one of the award judges.
Entries close on January 5, 2012 with winners announced on February 20 – head to the website for more information.
Image: © Jesse Marlow, Skip divers, 2011 International Street Photography Awards winner
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The New Zealand Geographic magazine is once again on the hunt for its Photographer of the Year.
Open to professionals and amateurs alike, the competition this year also comprises four categories – Wildlife, Society and Culture, Landscape and Photo Story – from which an overall winner and Young Photographer of the Year will be chosen.
In the Wildlife category judges will be looking for unique behaviour or adaptations, Landscape entries should show drama and attention to light, for people and Culture images should look at issues of identity and Photo Stories can be a narrative of four to six photos.
The New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year will be awarded a $2000 cash prize, a Creative Contributor contract with Getty Images and travel with Heritage Expeditions as a New Zealand Geographic photographer.
This year’s Young Photographer of the year, who must be under 21 years of September 30, will be awarded a $1000 cash prize and the chance to attend a nature photography workshop with ocean wildlife photographer Kim Westerskov.
Category winners will each score a $1000 cash prize, see their work published in New Zealand Geographic as well as receiving 10 of the publication’s 2012 wall calendars and a year’s subscription.
It is free to enter and submissions can be done online with a deadline of September 14, finalists will be announced on September 26 with a full-day photo symposium at the Auckland Museum closing the event the next day.
Image: © Rich Robinson, 2010 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year