The Maria Luisa Memorial is calling, one more time, photographers and filmmakers, both amateurs and professionals, to the thirty first edition of their contest. We start a new decade and we do it with the same initial purpose of trying to meet new, innovative and suggestive images that allow us to continue with the promotion of the artistic work of the work of the contestants, at the same time as with the diffusion of the natural environment and its necessary protection.
Mountain, nature, wildlife, mountaineering, climbing, landscape, underwater world, biodiversity, flora, extreme and adventure sports, etc. will be the reference of the edition in this contest one more year, not only in the photography categories but in the section dedicated to videos, films and documentaries as well. In addition, on this occasion, a new thematic category dedicated exclusively to black and white photography.
Year after year photographers from all over the world take part in this contest, having done it already from more than 100 different countries. With the passing of the years the contest has become a meeting place not only for widely recognized international photographers, but also for undiscovered talent and new photographers.
With the rules, instructions and advice provided you will easily be able to prepare your photographs and/or videos to compete in a contest that lacks any commercial purpose, and in which, as usual, only you and your work will be the true protagonists.
One more year, one more decade, good luck to everyone and good light.
www.memorialmarialuisa.com Closing date – December 1, 2020 Prize pool – ➢ The Overall Winner of the “XXXI Memorial Maria Luisa”, will be awarded a cash prize of 3.000 Euros, a Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. The Overall Winner will be chosen from the fourteen category winners; the Jury will give the Prize to the most memorable & shocking caption. The overall winner will receive a cash prize 3.000 Euros, including the amount corresponding to his/her category. ➢ Winner Prize of each Category: € 300, Trophy, Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. ➢ Young Photographers Prize: It will be awarded to the best photograph submitted by contestants not having reached the age of nineteen years on 1st December 2020. It will consist of a Samsung Tablet 4G, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. ➢ Special award for the theme of the year: it will be a Citizen BN008 Watch, trophy, diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. ➢ Award for best video, film, documentary of 31 MML. This prize will be endowed with a voucher worth 3000 euros*, which can be exchanged, directly and at the request of the winner, for products marketed by Foto Ruano, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. The Judges Panel will also grant the consolation prizes or honorable mentions as it deems pertinent in each of the thematic categories. Entry fee – All contestants will be able to submit a free first photograph to the contest; for the rest of the photos and videos, the participation fee for this year will be 22 Euros (VAT included) for adult photographers, a single payment will allow competing in all categories including videos and films; for the novice-under 19 photographers, participation is free. Eligibility – All photographers and filmmakers, amateurs or professionals Copyright policy – The authors of the photographs will retain all legal rights to the same for any future use. Usage Rights policy – The Organization reserves the right to make copies of all award-winning photographs as may be required for exhibitions, projections or publications related exclusively to the activities of the present competition, without limits in time, geographic location or mediums, and always crediting the authorship of said photographs. The Organization of the competition will refuse any request that may be received from third parties with commercial interests, such as the concession, loan, exploitation, sale etc. of the personal details of participants and of the images submitted by them for the purposes of the competition. If we had knowledge of the existence of a claim to purchase an image or its rights, the organization would directly put in touch the author of the photograph with the person who showed interest, so that they can make a convenient deal.
Historic Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything from the most famous national treasures to obscure and forgotten hidden gems.
The fourth Historic Photographer of the Year Awards officially launches for entries on 14th July 2020 and is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world.
With varying restrictions in place across the globe rather than asking entrants to head out and explore, this year we’re instead seeking entries already captured and are keen to discover the very best images of fascinating historic locations that reside in your archives.
www.historicphotographeroftheyear.com Closing date – October 18, 2020 Prize pool – There will be one prize of £250 cash for the entry chosen by the judges. “Historic England” Category: there will be one prize of an English Heritage experience tailored to the winner’s interests, location and abilities and £100 -worth of Historic England publications. “Where History Happened” Category: there will be one prize of £50 cash for the entry chosen by the judges. Entry fee – NONE Eligibility – Open to amateur and professional photographers around the world Copyright policy – Copyright and moral rights in all images submitted for this Competition remain with the entrants. Usage Rights policy – Each entrant agrees to grant the Promoter and the relevant Category Partner a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, licence of intellectual property rights in the Competition entry and any accompanying materials for the Term, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-license the Competition entry and any accompanying materials for any purpose connected with the Competition, with a right to sublicense as necessary
Since launching in 2016 Australian Photography Awards is searching for Australia’s most original, honest and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. We are looking for imagery which deepens our understanding and allows us to see from a unique perspective.
Australian Photography Awards (APA) is one of the most celebrated photographic competitions in Australia. Since launching in 2016 we continue to discover Australia’s most original, honest and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. We are searching for imagery which deepens our understanding and allows us to see from a unique perspective. Each year we reward emerging talent alongside some of Australia’s most established photographers. The rights of our entrants always come first and foremost and copyright always stays with the entrant.
In 2020 we are excited to offer eight diverse categories including Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife / Animal, Documentary, Travel / Street & Open / Illustrative alongside Student and Junior (13 and under). We extend a huge prize pool of cash & cameras along with the opportunity to have your work published and considered by a committee of some of Australia’s best visual artists.
APA is open to any persons residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship. Content of the photographs does not need to be Australian. Entries begin at AUD$28 per image with discount packages available.
Opening 17 August – Closing 26 October. No extended deadlines
www.australianphotographyawards.com.au Closing date – October 26, 2020 Prize pool – Each category will have its own winner, totalling eight category winners. These prizes consist of: Portrait – A $2,000 cash prize and 1 x Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4/4 Softbox to go set valued at $1,750 and $100 in Momento Pro voucher Landscape – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-70 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Documentary – 1 x Fujifilm X100V camera valued at $2,400 and a $200 Momento Pro voucher Wildlife/Animal – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-200 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Travel/Street – 1 x Fujifilm X100V camera valued at $2,400 and a $300 Momento Pro voucher Open/Illustrative – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-70 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Student – 1 x Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition + XF56mm F1.2 lens valued at $2,000 and 1 x Fujifilm Instax SP3 printer valued at $200 Junior – 1 x Fujifilm Instax SP3 printer valued at $200 and $200 Cash prize People’s Choice – $500 Cash prize All finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the ‘APA 2020 Annual’ publication. Entry fee – Entries begin at AUD$28 per image with discount packages available. Eligibility – APA is open to any persons residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship. Content of the photographs does not need to be Australian. Copyright policy – We understand the importance of image copyright. As such, the copyright of photographs always and unconditionally remains the property of the photographer. Usage Rights policy – APA and our sponsors may use imagery to advertise APA, showcase finalists and feature photography through our website and social media channels. A credit will always be front and center wherever an image is used. If an entrant is not wanting us to use their imagery in this way we will happily comply.