Our Free Photo Contest of the day, below is from the hosts Website posting:
Deadline for Entry:April 15, 2015 (postmark deadline for mailed entries, deadline for asking for communicating with the editor to initiate an online entry process)
Prizes awarded in each category:
1st Place: $250 cash, a Pennsylvania Magazine T-shirt and a one-year subscription
2nd Place: $150 cash, a Pennsylvania Magazine T-shirt and a one-year subscription
3rd Place: A package of delights from JJ’s Gift Baskets of Mechanicsburg, a Pennsylvania Magazine T-shirt and a one-year subscription
Honorable Mentions: A Pennsylvania Magazine T-shirt and a one-year subscription
Free Photo Contest Find of the day! The below information is directly from their site, entires are due by Apr 15th and the top prize is $2,000.
GUIDELINES OF THE HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2015
We call upon responsible photographers who respect and love life to take their cameras, in the form of feature photography:
THE CHINA FOLKLORE PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION (CFPA)
THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
Photo Submission Period: September 16th, 2014—April 15th, 2015 (Beijing Time)
Selection: By mid July, 2015, all awards will come out after three rounds of evaluation. The results of Performance Awards, Nomination Awards will be published on http://www.hpa.org.cn.Winners of Jury’s Special Awards, Documentary Awards and Grand Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.
Awards Ceremony: September 16th, 2015.
Entrants are required to submit photo stories/portfolios (8 to 14 photos for each set) according to the following categories:
Portrait & Costume
Portraits of people from different nationalities; costumes and adornments featuring diverse ethnic cultures, including everyday dress, ceremonial dress, hats and shoes, adornments and hairstyles, etc; the making of costumes and adornments; distinctive attire customs such as dressing etiquette and taboos.
The construction process, structure, interior layout and furniture adornments of traditional dwellings, public facilities and special architecture (e.g. religious buildings); the influence of the surroundings reflected on features of the local architecture; dwelling habits of different ethnic groups.
The usual living habits, such as diet modes, food making, cleaning ways and related taboos; ecological consciousness, education forms and folk medicine in different regions; comprehensive and serial life customs of a specific region, a nationality or a tribe.
Production & Commerce
The traditional ways of production under certain ecological environments, such as fishing, hunting, farming, forestry, animal husbandry, etc.; materials processing such as handicrafts industry and folk crafts; services that make life easy; business activities such as products transportation and trade.
Annual and seasonal festivals, festivals on production and recreation, religious ceremonies, temple fairs; traditional sports, recreational activities, music, dances and local dramas performed during festivals, especially showing their positive role in communications among local peoples and nations.
Birth rites, adult rites, weddings, funerals, morality etiquette, etiquette showing respect for the aged; celebrations for individuals and families, village and family rites, worshiping rites, taboo rites and folk religious rites.
The Motif Collective, a new internet start-up located in Fernandina Beach, Florida just completed its First Online Photography Competition.
For a very small entry fee, The Motif Collective 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 big once a year hosted events by the Big Camera manufacturers there are only a handful of providers supporting worthwhile competitions. 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 receive, quality 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 competition.
The winners of the Inaugural “Open Themed” completion were:
First Place - Lisa Shalom of Lisa Shalom Photography (www.lisashalom.com) in Province, Nebraska for her image titled "Friday Funday".
Second Place - Martin Smith of Martin Smith Images (www.martinsmithimages.eu) in Haskovo, Bulgaria for his image titled "Oops".
Third Place - Steven Digman of "The Haiku of More Beer Photography" (digmansworld.com) in Hagerstown, Maryland for his image titled "Love in the Twenty-First Century".
Honoroable Mention - Josh Chow of JC Photography ( www.JoshChow.com) London, UK for his image "Salt of The Earth".
The wining images are displayed here, in The Motif Collective winner’s gallery and are available for purchase at each of the participant’s websites.
Our Free Awesome Photo Contest find of the day!
Submit your best black-and-white photos for your chance to win a prize package and get your photo published in Digital Photo Pro magazine.
First Place Package:
See Official Rules for more details.