The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year.
Photographers from around the world are invited to submit their nature and wildlife photographs from the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea. For the purposes of this competition the region of New Guinea is limited to the west by the Wallace Line (the bio-geographical line extending between Bali and Lombok northward through the Makassar Strait between Borneo and Sulawesi). To the east the New Guinea region includes the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos and islands of the South West Pacific, with its eastern boundary formed by the International Date Line. Antarctica includes the Sub-Antarctic Islands, which for the purposes of this competition are those south of the Antarctic Convergence or Antarctic Polar Front.
Every year the finalist entries are included in an exhibition developed by the South Australian Museum. The stunning beauty of our natural world is placed on display, with professional, emerging and junior photographers alike showing impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time.
www.naturephotographeroftheyear.com.au
Closing date – February 5, 2021
Prize pool – AU$24,400 plus holiday prize
Entry fee – AU$38.00 (includes GST) for the first image and A$22.00 (includes GST) for each subsequent image, or for Junior Photography, A$10.00 (includes GST) for the first image and A$5.00
Eligibility – Photographers of any nationality and age, however the photographs must be taken in the ANZANG bioregion (Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, New Guinea)
Selection process – panel of three judges
Copyright policy – Copyright remains with the photographer
Usage Rights policy – Any winning or shortlisted Entry may be used by the Organiser (South Australian Museum) or Australian Geographic (and any person authorised to do so by either of them) solely for the purpose of marketing and promoting the Competition and the Exhibition or future Competitions and Exhibitions, including for the purpose of:
a) judging the Competition;
b) displaying the Entries on the Competition’s website, AG’s website and websites of partners;
c) displaying the Entries at the Exhibition;
d) displaying the Entries in a book, diary, calendar or magazine or similar published work (whether print or digital);
e) publishing the Entries on posters, banners or similar to promote the Competition or the Exhibition;
f) publishing the Entries on postcards to promote the Competition or Exhibition;
g) cropping and re-sizing the Entries as necessary to fit pre-defined formats to promote the Competition and Exhibition;
h) sub-licensing the Entries to the media for reproduction in connection with the Competition and the Exhibition;
i) including the Entries within any materials promoting the Competition or the Exhibition; and
j) including the Entries in any compilation publication published to celebrate any anniversary of the Competition,
without further remuneration or reference to the participant. Creative control over the use of the Entry in any feature, including features produced for the purposes set out above, will remain with the Organiser or AG at all times.
Each Entrant grants the Organiser and AG a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world in all media for the uses described for 2 years following the date of announcement of the winners
FotoNostrum Portfolio Contest

FotoNostrum Portfolio Contest

At least 12 photographers will be selected to be published in 8 to 12 pages portfolios. Three of them will be in different covers of the magazine.
You can submit works for portfolios only, but if you decide to apply for a cover, the cover image has to be an image of one portfolio. You can’t apply for a cover if you don’t apply for portfolios; on the contrary, you can submit a portfolio and not to the cover section.
There are no restrictions regarding the type of photography to be included for portfolios or covers. B & W or colour, fine art or documentary, and digital manipulations are accepted. Cover images have to be vertical following the layout of the cover (see below cover size specifications).
www.fotonostrummag.com
Closing date – February 21, 2021
Prize pool – Publication of portfolio with an interview in FotoNostrum Magazine.
Entry fee – US$80 for 1 potfolio composed of up to 25 images: $4o each addition al portfolio
Eligibility – Worldwide. Artists already featured in FotoNostrum Magazine are excluded.
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – All submitters warrant that they own the work submitted and that they have the exclusive copyright. FotoNostrum Magazine recognizes that the author retains full ownership of the image copyright
Usage Rights policy – Submitters warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting FotoNostrum Magazine, as well as in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for no more than two years after the announcement of the works selected in this competition. Such use is granted without any payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive credit with each use and allow FotoNostrum Magazine to sublicense their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with FotoNostrum Magazine. The Gala Awards has the right to reject and remove any entry that contains defamatory, racist, obscene or pornographic content, or that may be considered a criminal offence or violate any law
16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award

16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award

Winners of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award: The Jurors of the 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award will select two Winners, one Woman Photographer in the Professional Section and one Woman Photographer in the Non-Professional Section.
Fully-paid Solo Exhibition: The Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each of the above mentioned two Winners in the respective sections (Pro and Non-Pro Women Photographer) taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona in late 2021 (date may change and is yet to be decided according to the sanitary conditions). A curator designated by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.
Travel & Lodging honoraries: The two winners in Pro and non-Pro sections will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,500 each to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.
Gallery Representation: A consignation representation contract for 18 initial months with the gallery FotoNostrum will be offered to the two overall winners.
Exposure in Artsy and Artnet: Represented artists will be exhibited online for sale in Artsy and Artnet. Both sites attract 5.5 million unique visitors each month. In 2018, were the top-ranking art marketplace on Google with visitors from more than 160 countries.
Collective exhibition of category winners and category honourable mentions: The Jurors will also select winners, runners up, and honourable mentions in all categories. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the two overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. At the same time, the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labelling, and insurance) in the amount of $280, approximately, per piece. By participating in this award, artists acknowledge that they will be charged for the printing in case of participating in the exhibition and that for that purpose will have to submit high-resolution files of 300dpi suitable for fine art printing. Optionally, with lower charges, those artists selected for exhibitions will be able to send framed prints ready to hang, or prints to be framed by the organizers of the exhibition.
Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, and Honorable Mentions) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards’ website during a minimum of two years.
Virtual Gallery: Those images will also be exhibited in the virtual gallery of FotoNostrum: https://fotonostrumvirtual.com
www.juliacameronaward.com
Closing date – February 28, 2021
Prize pool – $14,200 in a fully paid solo exhibition for the two winners (poor and non pro) and lodging & travel expenses to attend the opening
Entry fee – US$48 until January 26; $60 thereafter
Eligibility – Worldwide. Only women photographers
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – All submitters warrant that they own the work submitted and that they have the exclusive copyright. The Gala Awards recognizes that the author retains full ownership of the image copyright
Usage Rights policy – Submitters warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting The Gala Awards’ competitions and Awards, as well as in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for no more than two years after the announcement of the works selected in this competition. Such use is granted without any payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive credit with each use and allow The Gala Awards to sublicense their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with The Gala Awards’ competitions and awards. The Gala Awards has the right to reject and remove any entry that contains defamatory, racist, obscene or pornographic content, or that may be considered a criminal offence or violate any law
16th Pollux Awards juried by Stephen Perloff

16th Pollux Awards juried by Stephen Perloff

Winners of the Pollux Awards: The Juror of the 16th Pollux Awards will select two Winners, one Photographer in the Professional Section and one Photographer in the Non-Professional Section.
Fully-paid Solo Exhibition: The Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each of the above mentioned two Winners in the respective sections (Pro and Non-Pro) taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona in late 2021 (date may change and is yet to be decided according to the sanitary conditions). A curator designated by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.
Travel & Lodging honoraries: The two winners in Pro and non-Pro sections will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,500 each to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.
Gallery Representation: A consignation representation contract for 18 initial months with the gallery FotoNostrum will be offered to the two overall winners.
Exposure in Artsy and Artnet: Represented artists will be exhibited online for sale in Artsy and Artnet. Both sites attract 5.5 million unique visitors each month. In 2018, were the top-ranking art marketplace on Google with visitors from more than 160 countries.
Collective exhibition of category winners and category honourable mentions: The Jurors will also select winners, runners up, and honourable mentions in all categories. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the two overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. At the same time, the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labelling, and insurance) in the amount of $280, approximately, per piece. By participating in this award, artists acknowledge that they will be charged for the printing in case of participating in the exhibition and that for that purpose will have to submit high-resolution files of 300dpi suitable for fine art printing. Optionally, with lower charges, those artists selected for exhibitions will be able to send framed prints ready to hang, or prints to be framed by the organizers of the exhibition.
Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, and Honorable Mentions) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards’ website during a minimum of two years.
Virtual Gallery: Those images will also be exhibited in the virtual gallery of FotoNostrum: https://fotonostrumvirtual.com
www.thepolluxawards.com
Closing date – March 7, 2021
Prize pool – Fully paid solo exhibition + travel and lodging expenses for Pro and non. Pro overall winners.
Entry fee – US$48 until January 26; $60 thereafter
Eligibility – Worldwide Pro and non Pro Photographers
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – All submitters warrant that they own the work submitted and that they have the exclusive copyright. The Gala Awards recognizes that the author retains full ownership of the image copyright
Usage Rights policy – Submitters warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting The Gala Awards’ competitions and Awards, as well as in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for no more than two years after the announcement of the works selected in this competition. Such use is granted without any payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive credit with each use and allow The Gala Awards to sublicense their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with The Gala Awards’ competitions and awards
MONOCHROMERIFIC 2nd edition

MONOCHROMERIFIC 2nd edition

Photography was born black and white, and some photographers choose to continue this tradition, while working on evolving the visual aesthetics of this raw art form. From an artistic viewpoint – color depicts reality. Black and white is an interpretation of reality.
Try and describe the feelings black and white photography evokes and you will come up with words like classic, bold, raw and natural. Whether it’s  capturing the texture of an object or seeing the form, shading, pattern or tone, black and white photography will give you a grater appreciation for life little details. Black and white photography is an interpretation of the world around us in differences of light values. Black and white is one way of moving away reality to infuse your work with aesthetics and obtain a work that can be considered art.
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Closing date – January 31, 2021
Prize pool – All the selected works will be exhibited both virtually – on the gallery’s website, and physically between May 20 and June 15 in Brasov – Romania, and published in MONOCHROMERIFIC 2nd edition album. The best photographer will be nominate as gallery ARTIST, will win 1000 euro and will receive the exhibition album and paper support diploma. All the accepted photographers will receive online diplomas
Entry fee – 15 €
Eligibility – Contestants must be 18 years old to participate. The contest is open worldwide both professional and amateurs.
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – More Art Please respects your rights and does not claim copyright for works you submit to this contest. You will retain full copyright in each entry. In addition, your moral rights are respected, and whenever your work is published by More Art Please, you will be credited. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition
Usage Rights policy – By submitting works to this contest you confirm that for each work submitted: You alone are the author of your work and that it is your original work. You are the sole copyright holder. You have not licensed any rights in the work that conflict with the usage rights required by More Art Please. The photos will be used in order to promote the future contests, the artists and gallery, in any way, as long as it is needed. You have the permission of any persons in the work, or if they are under 18, the consent of their parent or guardian, to grant the usage rights required by More Art Please. That it does not include trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any other third person or entity. That it does not contain names, likenesses, or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead. You will be responsible for any claim made by any third party in respect of your entry and for fully indemnifying More Art Please and its sponsors in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing. More Art Please reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that does not comply with any of the above, even after the entry is submitted on the competition website