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Winners: National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

The winners were just announced for the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012. Lens Culture is pleased to present a high-resolution slideshow of all winning photographs this year. Below is a preview of some of our favorites:

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Photo and caption by Ken Thorne/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Near the city of Morondava, on the West coast of Madagascar lies an ancient forest of Baobab trees. Unique to Madagascar, the endemic species is sacred to the Malagasy people, and rightly so. Walking amongst these giants is like nothing else on this planet. Some of the trees here are over a thousand years old. It is a spiritual place, almost magical.

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Photo and caption by Camila Massu/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

My sister in the south of Chile. We are sitting at home next to the fireplace in our
southern lake house when it suddenly began to pour uncontrollably. Had to rush into the lake to take this snapshot!

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Photo and caption by Fred An/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

This is the great Japanese maple tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens. I tried to bring a different perspective of this frequently photographed tree.

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Photo and caption by Lucia Griggi/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Taken at Cloud Break at an outer reef in Fiji, a surfer duck dives his board to clear the rolling waves of the raw ocean.

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Photo and caption by Michelle Schantz/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

A lonely cabin is illuminated under the Northern Lights in Finmmark, Norway.

Congratulations to all the winners! For more information about the contest and winners, see the National Geographic website. And don’t forget to appreciate all the winners in Lens Culture’s high-resolution slideshow!

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | August 2012

Deadlines

The New York Photo Awards : August 17

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year  : August 19

The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award : September 1

Bradford Fellowship in Photography : September 3

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Photo © Kai Wiedenhöfer/ Fondation Carmignac Gestion

Photo Prize Round-Up — 05.31.12


PhoozL (With Joel Meyerowitz) (deadline: June 4, 2012, 11:59 pm EST)

History> The inauguration of a recurring “super-judged” photo contest run by the photography education and entertainment site PhoozL, which features assignments, critiques, competitions and more, created by Harald Johnson.

Concept> Legendary photographer Joel Meyerowitz, author of the monograph Legacy, will judge images pertaining to the theme “Seeing the Light.” In this video, he explains that he’s looking for “something surprising, something unexpected, some ordinary event that becomes extraordinary because the light changes it in just such a way.”

Details> No processing/editing or capture date restrictions. Grand Prize Winner receives a priceless one-on-one review of their photography by Joel Meyerowitz himself. Second-Place Prize is a Course Technology PRT Free Book Certificate or voucher redeemable here. Third-Place Prize is a one-year gift subscription to Aperture magazine. 

How To Apply> Entry is FREE to members (18+) registered with the website. Submit up to five (5) photos relating to the theme online by June 4, 2012, 12:59 pm EST.


Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN 2012 (deadline: June 4, 2012, 5:00 pm BST)

History> Every two years, Brighton Photo Fringe co-ordinates a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial, supporting photographers and lens-based artists and showcasing the best of current photographic practice.

Concept> Emerging-to-midcareer artists, currently living or working in the UK are invited to submit any lens-based work that has not yet been exhibited anywhere in the UK for a solo exhibition opportunity at Brighton Photo Fringe.

Details> Clare Grafik, Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, and Susanna Brown are judging the work. In addition to a high profile solo exhibition, winners receive a £500 artist’s fee, a production budget and travel expenses within the UK. 

How To Apply> Entry fee is £15 per submission. Email a link to up to 20 images in JPEG format at 72 dpi, along with details of the production of submitted work, a statement of up to 500 words about the work, a statement of up to  250 words about how the work will be presented, and an artist’s CV by June 4, 2012, 5:00 pm BST.


Photo Levallois 2012 (deadline: June 9, 2012, 11:59 pm GMT +2)

History> As part of the Photo Levallois Festival, which will take place in October and November 2012, the city of Levallois will be awarding a photography prize to support young international contemporary creation, and discover and promote new talents.

Concept> Photographers under 35 years of age are invited to submit new work of any contemporary photographic process which has not been previously exhibited or published.

Details> The panel of judges consisting of five personalities from the art world including one representative of the city of Levallois, meet in June 2012 and announce the winner the same day. First prize winners are awarded a sum of €10,000 and the opportunity to exhibit their work during the Photo Levallois Festival at L’Escale Gallery.

How To Apply> To submit, download the full rules and regulations, and mail in at least 15 photographs consistent in content and form of presentation, along with a supporting letter up to 1000 words, a letter of recommendation, and a signed copy of the regulations by June 9, 2012, 12:59 pm GMT +2.


Center Forward: International Call For Entries (deadline: June 20, 2012, 11:59 pm MDT)

History> Founded in 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO is a nonprofit organization supported by donations, grants, and memberships. With offices, classrooms, and two galleries, the Center provides ongoing juried exhibitions of fine art photography by artists from around the world.

Concept> Photography’s “ability to capture our cultural changes, the environments we inhabit, and the thoughts we keep play[s] a vital role in giving us greater insights into our world and ourselves. In the 2012 Center Forward exhibit we are interested in exploring this unique quality of photography, therefore the theme is open and all subject matter is welcome.”

Details> Fine art photography gallery Directors Ann M. Jastrab and Hamidah Glasgow select work to be exhibited in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition, Online Gallery exhibition, and Print Catalog. Two artists selected by the jurors will also receive $425 each along with a LiveBooks Website award valued at $399.

How To Apply> Entry is $20 for the first three images for members, $35 for non-members. Each additional image (unlimited) may be submitted for $10 a piece.  Download the upload guidelines and submit online by June 20, 2012, 11:59 pm MDT.

Eyephoneography


Marco La Civita, “Kryptonite on steroyds”

If you are a fan of iPhone photography, here is your chance to submit!

To quote:
When eyephoneography started, we promised that its third edition, eyephoneography #3, would have had an official open call. And here we are, almost two years after, sharing with you the open-call details.

The eyephoneography #3 exhibition, to which this open call refers, will open in April 2012, in the gallery of the recently inaugurated Castellana FNAC flagship store in the heart of Madrid.

Eyephoneography #3 will have the same format of the previous two editions, which proved to be perfect to offer an overview of various mobile photography trends while offering the right amount of room to each photographer to present his/her vision and promote visibility of the photographers in media and promotional efforts.

One of the eyephoneography #3 photos will also be included in the ongoing Mobile eyephoneography exhibit that is likely to continue touring after the final provisional stop in Seville in January 2013. There will also be a catalog accompanying eyephoneography #3.


Marco La Civita

What are we after in eyephoneography #3 ?

The goal is not to find single nice shots. So we encourage you not to simply submit your five nicest/most-liked any-style photos.

We are looking for people whose photographic message is powerful and original.
We are looking for interesting stories.
We are looking for mobile photographers with a vision.
We want to put the spotlight on four mobile photographers who have something to say with their images.
In other words, this open call is not a best photo contest.

If the five images you decide to submit include one street photography, one abstract, one nature, one architecture and one fashion, you may not get the attention of our selection committee.

Before submitting your work, please read carefully the following submission guidelines to avoid rejection of your entry.

SUBMISSION RULES AND CONDITIONS.

Who is eligible to enter?
eyephoneography #3 is open to people of all ages from anywhere in the world except the ones that have been in previous editions of eyephoneography (Carlein vad der Beek, Matt Burrows, Sion Fullana, Isabelle “MissPixels” Gagne, Stefano Giogli, Marco La Civita, Jordi V. Pou, and Greg Schmigel).

How much does it cost to participate to the open call?
Zero.

If selected, will I have to contribute to the costs of eyephoneography #3 and Mobile eyephoneography ?
Absolutely not.

What exactly should I submit?
You will need to submit five of your photos shot and edited on a smartphone. The longest side of the photos must be at least 800 pixels (e.g., 800×800, 800×600, 600×800 are all valid entries). Accepted photo type is JPG and the files size needs to be less than 500Kb each.
The name of your files needs to have the following format:
Firstname_Lastname-2DigitNumber-The_title_of_your_photo.jpg. So if you are Bob Dylan and the title of your first photo is All Along the Watchtower the name of your first file should be Bob_Dylan-01-All_Along_the_Watchtower.jpg.
Please, do not put any watermarks on your images as they are very distracting. Of course, it is fine to have any text in the images if the text needs to be considered an integral part of the image itself.
In the submission form below, you should also include a brief description of yourself and of your photography.
Multiple submissions are not allowed.
Any submission not compliant with these guidelines will likely be ignored.

How do I submit my images and my information?
We only accept submissions through the form at the end of this post.

For how long will the open call last?
We will accept submission until one month after the publication of this post, namely until February 3rd, 2012 at 23:29 (GMT+1).

Who will make the selection?
The world-class selection committee created ad hoc for eyephoneography #3.

How will the committee select the four mobile photographers?
Each committee member will be asked to independently nominate one or two authors among the ones who submitted. The selected two photographers by each committee member will be forming the shortlist and will be asked to send 15 additional photos. Each member of the committee will then be asked to select four authors from the shortlist and the corresponding 10 photos that could be exhibited. Combining the votes we will arrive at the final four mobile photographers that will be showcased with 10 photos each.

How will you use my images?
Copyright of images remain to their creators. By submitting you grant us permission to show your pictures on our website and in any print and digital media for promotional purposes related to eyephoneography. For example, for the previous editions of eyephoneography newspapers and TV networks have run features about us and we have facilitated some of the exhibited pictures. Nevertheless, should we decide to use any of your images, we will contact and inform you.
As in the last two exhibitions, printed limited editions of the photos of the four selected mobile photographers will be for sale. We will work out the details privately if you will be selected for the show.

If you have any additional questions please leave a comment at the end of this post.

Good luck with your submissions, looking forward to them!

Go here for submissions

Picturing Power & Potential, a photo contest

Submit your photography to I.M.O.W.’s Picturing Power & Potential, a new opportunity for photographers around the world to have their work displayed in an exhibition at San Francisco City Hall in the summer of 2010 and online at IMOW.org.Picturing Power & Potential is a collaborative project between I.M.O.W. and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. The deadline for submissions is April 10.

A project of Economica, the exhibition will feature works centered on the theme of women and the global economy from artists across the globe. As many as fifty works will be selected for display in both the physical exhibition in San Francisco and in a special presentation online at I.M.O.W.’s Web site.

Submit your work! Learn more about our Submissions Guidelines>>


– World Press Photo photojournalism contest

The prestigious World Press Photo photojournalism contest, now in its 52nd year, is now underway. Professional press photographers are invited to submit photographs (individual or photo stories) in ten different categories. The 2009 jury panel is headed by MaryAnne Golon, consulting editor for Time magazine.

Judges will base their decisions on the photographs’ journalistic significance and photographer’s technique and vision. The Photo of the Year Award recipient will win EUR 10,000. Entries via mail are being accepted Oct 1, 2008 – January 15, 2009 while online submissions are accepted between December 1, 2008 and January 15, 2009. Winners to be announced in February with an awards ceremony held in Amsterdam.

To learn more, visit the World Press Photo website


– World Press Photo photojournalism contest

The prestigious World Press Photo photojournalism contest, now in its 52nd year, is now underway. Professional press photographers are invited to submit photographs (individual or photo stories) in ten different categories. The 2009 jury panel is headed by MaryAnne Golon, consulting editor for Time magazine.

Judges will base their decisions on the photographs’ journalistic significance and photographer’s technique and vision. The Photo of the Year Award recipient will win EUR 10,000. Entries via mail are being accepted Oct 1, 2008 – January 15, 2009 while online submissions are accepted between December 1, 2008 and January 15, 2009. Winners to be announced in February with an awards ceremony held in Amsterdam.

To learn more, visit the World Press Photo website