12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award – Results Announced

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The Photography Gala Awards, with the sponsorship of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography invited women photographers worldwide to submit images to the Twelfth Edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

This Award is open to women photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcomed.

In this 12th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, a total of 760 photographers from 72 countries submitted 5,800 photographs for consideration of the jurors Julia Fullerton-Batten, Andrea Star-Reese and Laura Pannack. Natalie Lennard was selected as overall winner of the Award in the Professional Section, and Margarita Mevromichalis was selected as the overall winner of the Non Professional Section. According to the rules of this edition of the Award, both Natalie and Margarita will have a solo exhibition in Barcelona next April 2019.

We send our congratulations to all winners and especially to the many awarded mobile photographers, these include:  Christine Sobczak, Juta Jazz, Armineh Hovanesian, Gina Costa, Jana Curcio, Lisa Mitchell, Kate Zari Roberts, Catherine Schell Caddigan and Manuela Matos Monteiro.

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LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018 Results

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As an Editor for LensCulture as well as a member of the International Press I am happy to publish the results of the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018, now that the embargo has passed.  These Awards were LensCulture’s very first Art Photography Awards and they were eager to see a wide range of creativity from … Read moreLensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018 Results

TheAppWhisperer Joins The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2019, Advisory Panel!

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I am totally thrilled to join the Advisory Panel of The Pink Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2019. These Awards, ‘are the most prestigious in the Industry’, so says The Independent national newspaper and it’s all true. Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

The Finalists are invited to a magnificent Champagne Taittinger reception at the world-renowned Mall Galleries, London followed by a five-day public exhibition. The prize pool is worth more than £20,000 and Finalists benefit from huge amounts of coverage.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

Since 2011, almost 50,000 images have been submitted from over 60 countries. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was founded by Caroline Kenyon and her team at The Food Awards Company, a Luke Johnson-backed venture.

I urge you to enter, these awards are absolutely stunning. Many thanks to the founder Caroline Kenyon for asking me to take part. There is a specific mobile phone food category, to enter, please go here. The costs are £6 to enter per image and £2 from each entry goes to Action Against Hunger (Registered charity no.1047501)

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British Journal of Photography announces the shortlist for this year’s Portrait of Britain Exhibition

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The annual Portrait of Britain exhibition will be taking place across the country in September, and today the British Journal of Photography has announced the 200 shortlisted images. The winning 100 images will be announced at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on the 1st September. Each year Portrait of Britain takes place across JCDecaux’s network of digital screens with 100 portraits of the British public displayed in shopping centres and high streets up and down mainland UK.

To view the shortlisted images, please go here.

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iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) – Winners of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards Announced!

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We are delighted to announce The iPhone Photography Awards™ (IPPAWARDS) 2018 Result. Each photograph was selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from 140 countries around the world. We have listed the names of every winner and honourable mention given in these awards, this is the only place you will find this definitive list, in one place! Huge congratulations to everyone!

The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award goes to Jashim Salam of Bangladesh for his entry Displaced.  First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards go to Alexandre Weber of Switzerland for his image  Baiana in Yellow and Blue,  Huapeng Zhao of China for his entry of Eye to Eye and Zarni Myo Win of Myanmar for his image I Want to Play.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 18 categories were awarded to photographers who represented many countries around the world including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Finland, France, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The founder of IPPAWARDS Kenan Aktulun, said “iPhone users have become very fluent in visual storytelling. This year’s photos were technically impressive and many of them were very personal.”

In addition to the winners announced above, many congratulations to: Glenn Homann (who will soon be joining our Online International Gallery and Print Sales), Edwin Loyola, Jedrzej Franek, Robin Robertis, Katie Wall, Erica Wu, Massimo Graziani, KuangLong Zhang, Nasra Al Sharji, Melisa Barrilli, Dina Alfasi, Savadmon Avalachamveettil, Alison Helena Campbell, Zhendi Zhang, Hongjun Ge, Charles Thomas, Asuman Robson, Naian Feng, Natalia Garces, Paolo Mestriner, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Anton Kruglov, Peng Ju Tang, Mohammed Badra, Moises Silva, Veronica G Cardenas, Amy Nelson, Jose Ignacio De Rocco, Magda Lates, Mateusz Piesiak, Burcu Ozturk, Clifford Pickett, Jonas Wyssen, Lee Yu Chieh, Pascal Desapio, Scott Woodward, KuangLong Zhang, Marina Spironetti, Cocu Liu, Laith Zaied, Chen Lin, Fiona Bailey, Song Han, XiangQi Kong, Sara Ronkainen, Ruslan Zabulonov, Anna Aiko, Zarni Myo Win, Soha Ghadour, Lidia Muntean, Brian Grasso, Magdalena De Jonge Malucha, David Hayes, Deena Berton.

And to all the Honourable Mentions: David Redhill, Dmitriy Kulyassov, Elma Bourthers, Glenn Homann, John Jester, John O’Niel, Julia Perelra, Julia Zynrha, Laith Zaied, Marton Tordai, Mariacristina Gonzalez, Nigel Hills, Noemie Forget, Raymond Lee, Shusen Jia, Yiannos Zaxhariou, Raymond Lee, Lyueixang Wang, Abdulla Alshatti, Aitor jRubio, Aleksander Jezierski, Alina Fedorenko, Andres Mantoya, Ana Carmona, Burs Clement,  Chang Tingwei, Charlene Webb, Chelsea Petersson, Claudia Kurchner, Eugen Persu, Krill Surkov, Lee Potter, Ma Yi, Lee Meng Wei, Latt Aung Ko, Dato Koridez, Gabriel Ribeiro, He LongSheng, Himanshuroy, Fulwala, Hyan Yu, JuliAnne Kaplan, Juan David Lopez Valencia, Magali Chesnal, Marcello Horta, Mateus Alves de Souza, Michael Mons, Nicolas Levesque, Raymond Lee, Songxun Wu, Tingtin Guo, Xi Luo, Yosuke Suda, Yayun Liu, Andrew Clements, Antonia Sisco Anddritch, Beata Krowicha, Burton Rast, Danis Lou, Carolina Nichitin, Demis Velarde, Dilip Vasu Theavan, Hason Kundi, Haibao Tong, Hyde Cheong, Jinson Kliu, Niu Jing Tao, Qian Liu, Janis Straut, Jeffrey Arthur, Linda Hollier, Konstantin Stepnov, Kuanglong Zhang, Lisabeth Armstrong, Mingyang Mai, Mogens Bjergy, Faruk Kuranli, Paddy Chao, Andrew Webb, Ben Williams, Carlotta Marrucci, Dennis Btes, Fared Nassir, Gabriel Ribeiro, Katie Wall, Julia Nathanson, Jon Resnik, Kelly Wotter, Kimberly Moran, Kobi Refaelli, Laith Zaied, Lillia Lipka, Mandy Blake, Melissa Barrilli, Paul Duncan, Nan Deng, Sveltana Markova, Ustun Ozen, Wei Xiong, Yan Lingnan, Xiaodi Feng, Yang Jiao, Yinan Wang, Zarni Myo Win, Benny Lau, Eunhye Son, Ewald Maly, Filipa Domingues, Irina Pasin, Liz Anderson, kristina Crusz, Marianna Garmash, Paddy Choi, Paul Meriki, Nicky Ryan, Syn Li Chan, Yan Zheng, Zhendi Zhang, Shusen Jia, Ami Bai, Bo Peng, Detlef Szillat, Eunhee Park, Eric Zhang, Edgar Dubrovskiy, Jingxian Ma, ardina Zeilony, Kamile Zemaite, Ludwig Wagner, kuanglong Zhang, Kevin Calabrese, Ludwig Wagner, Magali Chesnel, Mariacristina Gonzalez, Mingcun Lu, Rongbin Wang, Rens Jangerius, Rafal Roomotowski, Sari Sutton, Yongmei Wang, Xueiu Lai, Savadman Avalachamuettil, Yan Li, Song Han, Sergey Pesterev, Pengchun Yen, Scott Woodward, Ian Walters, Lucas Lerman, Hongzhen Yin, Elliott Ferguson, Chris Haley, Andre Skagervilk, Camillo Cobberti, Andre Skagervik, Amadeusz Jackiewicz, Vicki White, Hong Liao, Camillo Coloberti, Waldermar Nowak, Zarni Myo Win, Raymond Lee, Kuanglong Zhang, Siwei Chen, Thi Ha Maung, Xin Wang, Liudmila Fakhurdinauei, Robert Radeskie, Carsten Medom Madsen, Laith Zaied, Marion Ben Soussan, Nino Samkhardaze, Peter Adams, Gordona Cavkoska, Latt Aung Lo, Luciana Ciuffin, Hseuh Hua Hong, Caroline Michael, Min Min Zaw, RQ W, Dennis Bates, TsuShao Li, Connor Haines, Lingxing Ouyang, Qiang Zhang, Valencia Tom, Amandine Thomas, Alexander Nikolov, Andrea Kimison, Clifford Pickett, KK, Jen Pollack Bianco, Imperfect Nature, Mathieu Cornelus, Maureen Ruddy Burkhart, Maria Buenaventura, Peng Biao, Sarah Pederson, Shangen Chen, Ted Silveira, Will Lee, Todd Beltz, Weiting Chang, Jen Pollack Bianco, Xirui Huang, Francesca Es,  Jormain Cady, Huang Yuting, Hung Ju Chen, Ming Hung Chen, Erica Wu, Nick Browne, Charlotte Popp, Ryan Spoon, Dan Chen, Yujie Liao, Nasir Uddin, Dezhi Xu, Connor Haines, Betsy Peratrovich, Christine Mace, Chaoyue Pan.

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Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award – Open To Entries

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“The most prestigious Awards in the Industry”, expressed The Independent and we are inclined to agree! Celebrating the very best in food photography and film from around the world the 2019 competition has just opened from now to 10th February 2019.

Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world. The Finalists are invited to a magnificent Champagne Taittinger reception at the world-renowned Mall Galleries, London followed by a five-day public exhibition.

The prize pool is worth more than £20,000 and Finalists benefit from huge amounts of coverage.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.  Since 2011, almost 50,000 images have been submitted from over 60 countries.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was founded by Caroline Kenyon and her team at The Food Awards Company, a Luke Johnson-backed venture.

The idea for the Awards arose from two decades of experience commissioning photography and the wish to see this wonderful and vibrant sector of photography given the recognition it deserves.

To enter and to find out more, please go here.

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Mobile Photography Competition – Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition – Free to Enter – $20,000 Grand Prize

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We are delighted to announce the #Huawei Next-Image Second Annual Awards Competition. Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI have opened entries for their second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP).

Visual creatives from across the world are invited to submit their entries and compete to become NEXT-IMAGE finalists with their work being judged by a panel of experts.

The annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards were created by HUAWEI to redefine visual expression and culture through more professional and intuitive smartphone cameras. Having started in 2017, the awards provide HUAWEI smartphone users from around the world with a gallery where they can showcase their best work to a global audience. Last year there were over 157,000 submissions to the awards from over 90 different countries, with 500 finalists chosen.

To enter this FREE to enter competition, please go here

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Photography Competition – EARTH PHOTO – Final Call for Entries

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This is the Final Call for Entries for Earth Photo this is an innovative new competition and exhibition developed jointly by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) which reflects the organisations’ common interest in enabling a better understanding of the world around us through their complementary disciplines of the Environment and Geography. Earth Photo will focus on People, Nature, Place and Change and award categories will celebrate the best in each subject, as well as recognising emerging talent through a Next Generation Award.

Earth Photo believe that photography has a profound national and international influence and that a picture is worth a thousand words; images continue to influence public understanding of the world around us and convey meaning and emotion beyond the barriers of language.

Earth Photo’s main objective is to reveal the story behind the pictures: informing, entertaining and engaging audiences of all kinds and encouraging conversations to begin about their subjects. Earth Photo will enable the viewer not only to appreciate a single or group sequence of images, but also to understand the ‘back story’ to a picture.

The deadline for entry is 18 June 2018 at 5 pm, BST.

To find out more, go here.

Online entry link here

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2019 Sony World Photography Awards Now Open For 12th Edition

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We are delighted to invite all photographers to enter the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. Celebrating the finest contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards are FREE to enter and offer amazing prizes, vast exposure, visibility, and opportunities to photographers worldwide. 

CHOOSE BETWEEN FOUR COMPETITIONS

  • Professional – outstanding bodies of work between 5-10 images across ten categories
  • Open rewarding the world’s best single images across ten categories
  • Youth  a single brief for emerging talent aged 12-19
  • Student – for photography students across the globe

BRAND NEW CATEGORIES 

The 2019 Awards sees the introduction of two challenging new categories in the Professional competition: Brief and DocumentaryBrief asks photographers to compose a body of work on a specific theme. The inaugural theme for this year is “Identity”. Documentary is a new category for bodies of work portraying facts about a chosen subject, giving insight into contemporary issues and news. 

Click here to enter for free

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Mobile Photography & Art – MIRA Mobile Prize 2018 – Deadline for Entries Fast Approaching!

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We’re fast approaching the deadline for the MIRA Mobile Prize 2018. This is a free to enter mobile photography and art competition with an exhibition of the winning art. The MIRA Mobile Prize is one of my favourite annual mobile photography and art competitions and I am extremely happy to be a member of the Jury. Please don’t hesitate to enter this competition. To read the rules, please go here.

 

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