This is an awesome free competition but it end in 3 days with some great judges and wonderful equipment as prizes.
Kolor Panobook is the biggest contest, based on panoramic photography by stitching, open to everyone, amateur and professional photographers alike.
The jury members, composed of 3 photography experts, have to select 150 winning images among all images submitted. The images awarded are published into a quality hardcover book, the Kolor Panobook.
A gallery of the submitted images is available in real time: you can follow the progress of the contest and share your favorite images at any time with your friends or family through Facebook or Twitter.
Good luck to all!
Image detail /Rules:
A wonderful free opportunity to be featured by Digital photomagazine.
"Whether formal or fun, created or candid, submit your best portrait photography to our People & Portraits photo contest for your chance to get published in Digital photomagazine."
Here are some of their more common FAQ's:
Q: How do I enter?
A: On the competition portal nav bar, click "Submit Images." You'll need to be logged in to your Digital Photoaccount to enter. If you don't have an account, click here to register for your free account. You may also log-in using your Facebook account through the Connect With Facebook option.
Q: How many photos can I enter?
A: For this contest, we allow up to 5 photos maximum per person. Submitting more than five will disqualify you from the contest.
Q: In what format should I submit my photos?
A: Each photograph must be submitted in .JPG or .GIF format and cannot exceed 4 MB in size.
Q: I submitted five photos. Why did only one of them or none of them make it into the gallery?
A: Each person's photos are subject to approval. Once you submit photos, one of our editors approves or disapproves each photo for the online gallery. Additionally, title your photos with alphanumeric characters only. Please do not use apostrophes, ampersands or any other character symbol, as doing so may cause errors during uploading.
Q: Can I pass the word on this competition to my friends, classmates, Facebook/Twitter followers, etc.?
A: Yes, please! The link to the contest portal is http://www.dpmag.com/photo-contests/people-and-portraits
Q: When can I vote for the People's Choice Awards?
A: The voting period for the People's Choice Awards is April 15, 2015, through April 29, 2015.
Q: Do I have to print or mail in my photos?
A: No. Please upload entries using the online entry form. Mailed submissions will not be accepted.
Q: Can I process my photos using Photoshop or another image-processing program?
Another free to enter contest they to link professional photographers with the general public and are supposed to be judged by experts in photojournalism.
This years contest drew 97,912 entries from around the world by 5,692 press photographers, photojournalists, and documentary photographers from 131 countries.
The jury awarded first, second, and third prizes for all categories and the first-prize winners in each category received a cash prize of 1,500 euros. Winners of second and third prizes, and those receiving honorable mention, receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carried a cash prize of 10,000 euros!
Nikon hosts an annual free competition open to everyone and it is always loaded with awesome work and prizes.
The entries accepted after the first round of judging are online, stop by to have a look at many amazing works!
The below information if from their site:
The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike.
In the last 10 years, with the wide penetration of digital cameras with video capabilities, the environment surrounding image-making has dramatically changed. Adapting to this change, the 34th contest was reconceived, changing its name and its structure, and it continues to evolve to create new standards and provide new opportunities for discovery.
The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images.
Press Release - The Motif Collective, a new internet start-up located in Fernandina Beach, Florida just launched its First Online Photography Competition.
For a very small entry fee, http://www.motifcollective.com allows photographers to take part in photographic competitions where they are independently judged by professional photographers.
The industry does have a number of Photography Competitions but other than the once a year hosted events by the Big Camera manufacturers there are only a handful of providers supporting monthly competitions with cash awards. The majority of online completions do not support photographers very well, they charge entry fees without giving out cash awards and those that do only give out a flat rate with no regard for how much in entry fees were collected. The demand for competitions has grown exponentially in the past few years’ right along with the digital photography market and although the exact number is not known it is estimated that over one million paid submissions are made each year.
With The Motif Collective winners of the online photography competitions will receive, web promotions, press releases and cash awards which are financed by the entry fees. Where competitors are only paying out an average of 0-9% of their entry fees, Motif will always pay out 50% of all entry fees to the top three Awards Spots in each competition. Competitions will be hosted monthly and the more competition an event has the larger the prize will be. Initially they plan to just offer one new theme each month with the complete focus of the event on single subject
We have always been a fan of their gear and love sharing this opportunity to win a piece of it and be featured by one of the finest Photography Companies in the business as well. The contest is free to enter and has a deadline of 31 may 2015.
Who can enter ?
The Hasselblad Masters Competition is open to all photographers who have been active professionals for more than three years and who are using digital cameras of at least 16 Megapixel, or film cameras, regardless of brand and format. The Project//21 category is open to all photographers under the age of 21
There are 10 categories in the competition:
High-quality images that have been created by an individual to fulfill their creative vision.
Photographs that capture the beauty of the natural world in all its forms, from stunning landscapes through to perfectly executed images of flora and fauna.
This category is open to photographers capturing outstanding images of any aspect of a wedding in styles that range from the traditional through to the more individual approach.
A wide-open category that covers any photography of the human form, ranging from full-length studies through to head and shoulders and close-ups, with the emphasis on creativity.
The glitz and glamour of the fashion and beauty world is covered by this category, and we’re looking for some inventive and exciting work that truly reflects the dynamism of this sector.
Here the definition of product is as far ranging as the photographer wants to make it, with subjects ranging from cars through to food or packaging being equally eligible, while the brief could be a commercial one or self set.
With every type of building from the grand through through to the humble being open to photographers, we’re looking for an imaginative interpretation of the architectural theme.
A wide open category that covers all forms of wildlife, from the huge through to the tiny. Our only stipulation is that images depict living creatures and any entries showing stuffed or dead animals will be automatically excluded.
Project//21 is a general photographic category open to all amateur photographers, students, assistants and young professionals 21 years old and under.
Street/Urban The category here is the realism of the genre; not just gritty street photography, but also the city itself (and it’s life) and the people who live in it.
Click here to see all the official rules.
Click here to enter!
All the best and we hope you are a winner!
Welcome to the Motif Collective were we are celebrating both our first Photography Competition and Blog post!
First off we are very excited to bring a new service to life the Photography Community and hopefully help to raise the overall quality standard of the Competition Industry, We understand that there is a lot of competition in the Independent Photography Competition market and that it will take some time for us to build a following that can only be done by establishing a reputation by producing sincerer quality work. It may be quite around here for a bit and that is okay, we know how to build an audience to support the Photographers work we will be hosting and sharing with the world.