Submission open for Kids Photo Comp

First place

First place: Shannon Godfrey
D-Photo is once again seeking excellent family photography from its readers in the latest round of the Kids Photo Comp.

This new round has a deadline of February 9, so get the best shots of your kids in to us for a chance at winning an exquisite Moleskine Monograph from MILK Books, as well as have your image critiqued by a pro and published in the next issue of D-Photo.

The most recent round of the competition was judged by photographer Anna Munro, who picked Shannon Godfrey’s sweet, candid shot (displayed above) as the champion image.

Munro says the image initially struck her because of it's strong narrative.

“I can feel a sense of expectation in the baby’s face and I love that it is a sweet, honest moment in time that is artistically composed and captured,” she explains.

“The scale of the baby next to the father’s legs is very endearing, as is the outfit. To me the matching gumboots tell a story of a child who will grow into his father’s footsteps: one day the baby’s gumboots will be dirty from work, too.”

For more of the judge's comments and critiques pick up the latest issue of D-Photo.

Congratulations also go out to the round’s deserving runners-up, Debbie Harrison in second place and Robert Mackenzie in third, whose images are displayed below and printed in D-Photo 64, on sale now.

For your chance to score a spot in the next winners spread, have a read of the entry conditions:

Send entries to: editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject ‘Kids Photo Comp’

Details to include: image title, camera used, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, iso, any additional equipment

Image requirements: around A4 size at 300dpi, JPEG file

Deadline: 5pm, February 9

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
  • Images should be around A4 size at 300dpi – file size is a clue, if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print quality
  • Images should not be watermarked
  • Images should not have been previously published (personal blogs, websites and social media sites are fine)
  • You may enter as many images as you like, but entries must not have been submitted in previous D-Photo competitions
  • You fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors 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 its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition
  • Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo 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
  • No entries will be accepted after stated deadlines

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

Second place

Second place: Debbie Harrison
Third place

Third place: Robert Mackenzie

Last weekend to enter the D-Photo Kids Photo Comp

DP62kidsGet your children and camera at the ready this weekend, as entries for the latest round of the D-Photo Kids Photo Comp close at 5pm this coming Monday, August 11. To be in with a chance to win an exquisite Moleskine Photo Book Plus from Milk Books, as well as have your image critiqued by a pro and published in the next issue of D-Photo, simply email the best images of your children to editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject 'Kids Photo Comp', following the terms and conditions below.

Last issue's winner was Palmerston North photographer Cathy Tuthill, with the stunning outdoor group portrait pictured here. Guest judge Amanda Reelick, an Auckland-based professional family-portrait and commercial photographer, says a beautiful image is hard to achieve with young children, but this shot is technically perfect with all three subjects sharply in focus, backlit by gorgeous soft golden light.

"I love how they have been posed. Standing together, relaxed with warm, real expressions (look at those eyes, they pull you in)," enthuses Reelick. "Wardrobe has been well thought out and separates the subjects from the background, with a gorgeous splash of yellow in between. Love the boy’s hat too, so cute."

Congratulations also go out to our runners-up, who's excellent images are displayed below.

Read the terms and conditions of entry carefully to submit your images into the next round of D-Photo's Kids Photo Comp:

Send entries to: editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject ‘Kids Photo Comp’

Details to include: image title, camera used, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, iso, any additional equipment

Image requirements: around A4 size at 300dpi, JPEG file

Deadline: 5pm, August 11

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

Images should be around A4 size at 300dpi – file size is a clue, if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print quality

Images should not be watermarked

Images should not have been previously published (personal blogs, websites and social media sites are fine)

You may enter as many images as you like, but entries must not have been submitted in previous D-Photo competitions

You fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors 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 its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition

Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo 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

No entries will be accepted after stated deadlines

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

First placeFirst place: Cathy Tuthill, Evening Walk

Second placeSecond place: Sharee McBeth, Dylan Daisy

Third place Third place: Jason O'Hara, Spirit

One more week for Kids Photo Comp

Forest BoysThere is one week left to get your best kids images in to us for a chance at winning an exquisite Moleskine Photo Book Plus, get your image published in New Zealand's favourite photography magazine, and have it critiqued by a pro. You have until 5pm, Sunday, June 22 to submit images to the latest round of D-Photo's Kids Photo Comp: email them to editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject 'Kids Photo Comp' and be sure to read the terms and conditions below.

Last issue's winner was Stacey Cavalier, a regular in this competition's pages. Her beautfiul monochrome image, Forest Boys, was chosen by our esteemed guest judge, wedding and portrait photographer Catherine Cattanach. She says the image immediately grabbed her attention:

I love the unusual composition, which I feel really works — the kids are balanced nicely by the patch of light between the trees at the top of the frame. The expressions are full of personality, these two look like such little characters. I like the way they are not both looking at the camera, as this emphasizes the relationship between them and adds interest.

Technically the image has been well handled, with good separation between subject and background. It’s a simple and strong image that I enjoy coming back to — very well done.

Congratulations also go out to our runners-up, who's excellent images are displayed below.

For your chance to have your favourite kids portrait critiqued by a pro, see your mage published in D-Photo and possibly win an elegant Moleskine Photo Book Plus, get your entries in for the next round by 5pm, Sunday, June 22.

Send entries to: editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject ‘Kids Photo Comp’

Details to include: image title, camera used, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, iso, any additional equipment

Image requirements: around A4 size at 300dpi, JPEG file

Deadline: 5pm, June 22

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

Images should be around A4 size at 300dpi – file size is a clue, if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print quality

Images should not be watermarked

Images should not have been previously published (personal blogs, websites and social media sites are fine)

You fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors 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 its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition

Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo 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

No entries will be accepted after stated deadlines

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

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Second place: Jo McCarthy, Grassroots Determination

fireandsmoke

Third place: Glenn Elvy, Fire and SMoke

 

Kids Photo Comp extended

Glenn ElvyThe deadline for the latest edition of D-Photo's Kids Photo Comp is being extended; you now have until 5pm, Monday, April 28 to submit your images and be in to win a Moleskine Photo Book Plus and the chance to be critiqued by a professional photographer.

Last issue's winner was Glenn Elvy. His image (above), titled The Gamer, was chosen by photographer Esther Bunning for its compellingly dramatic lighting and strong graphics created by the tight crop.

"The chosen format gives a strong sense of direction, as the hands play an integral part of the image storytelling," Bunning explains.

"A beautifully controlled image with sensitivity and intrigue, with a sense of friction at play in his intense stare — this leaves the viewer wanting to know more about the child and the emotions behind the image."

Congratulations also go out to our runners-up, who submitted the extremely strong images displayed below.

For your chance to have your favourite kids portrait critiqued by a pro, see your mage published in D-Photo and possibly win an elegant Moleskine Photo Book Plus, get your entries in for the next round by 5pm, Monday, April 28:

Send entries to: editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject ‘Kids Photo Comp’

Details to include: image title, camera used, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, iso, any additional equipment

Image requirements: around A4 size at 300dpi, JPEG file

Deadline: 5pm, April 28

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

Images should be around A4 size at 300dpi – file size is a clue, if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print quality

Images should not be watermarked

Images should not have been previously published (personal blogs, websites and social media sites are fine)

You fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors 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 its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition

Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo 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

No entries will be accepted after stated deadlines

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

Julia de Cleene

Second place: Julia De Cleene, The Silent Impact

Hannah Daish

Third place: Hannah Daish, Contemplation

Last week for Kids Photo Comp entries

S cavalierThe latest edition of D-Photo’s illustrious Kids Photo Comp closes in a week’s time, so be sure to get your entries sorted soon for a shot at fortune and glory. Last issue’s champion was Stacey Cavalier, who wowed our guest judge (and not for the first time) with her conceptually effervescent and technically immaculate portraiture style.

Our esteemed guest judge this time was Rachel Callander, award-winning wedding photographer and the force behind the Super Power Baby Project, who was drawn to the grave facial expression of the child being drawn on.

“He is being transformed from a small boy to a big business executive who isn’t going to take any crap!

“The black and white treatment works really well and we are drawn straight into the action and story of the image.”

Congratulations also go out to our runners-up, who submitted the extremely strong images displayed below.

For your chance to have your favourite kids portrait critiqued by a pro, see your mage published in D-Photo and possibly win an elegant Moleskine Photo Book Plus, get your entries in for the next round by 5pm, Friday, February 14:

Send entries to: editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject ‘Kids Photo Comp’

Details to include: image title, camera used, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, iso, any additional equipment

Image requirements: around A4 size at 300dpi, JPEG file

Deadline: 5pm, February 14

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

Images should be around A4 size at 300dpi – file size is a clue, if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print quality

Images should not be watermarked

Images should not have been previously published (personal blogs, websites and social media sites are fine)

You fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors 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 its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition

Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo 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

No entries will be accepted after stated deadlines

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

S cavalier

Winner: Stacey Cavalier, Body suit

Glenn Elvy

Second place: Glenn Elvy, Ronaldo

Dreaming

Third place: Allan Jones, Dreaming