The competition aims to represent landscape photographers who recognize the power that comes from truthful depiction of the natural world. Whilst other competitions may allow complete freedom in digital manipulation, this competition is for photographers who choose to work within the more traditional bounds of the medium, while still expressing themselves creatively. It addresses the idea that the unique quality photography has over other artistic mediums is its grounding in reality. The competition showcases the skill of these photographers in revealing the wonder of the natural landscape.
One of the most powerful aspects of a great landscape photograph is its ability to transport the viewer to relive a moment in time, distant location, or smaller scene, through the eyes of the photographer. This helps the viewer to engage with the subject matter, understand the relationships the photographer wanted to express, and allow photographs to support the case for conservation.
By constraining our photographs to represent the natural world in a truthful manner, we create trust in our artform’s unique position to pair real experiences with artistic creation. This does not preclude the use of editing tools such as Photoshop which, when used sensitively, can enhance the viewer’s experience without misleading them.
naturallandscapeawards.com Closing date – September 1, 2021 Prize pool – Natural Landscape Photographer of the Year: First Place: Cash Prize of US $5,000. Second Place: Cash Prize of US $1,000. Natural Landscape Photograph of the Year: Cash Prize of US $1,000. Youth Photographer of the Year: Cash Prize of US $500. Grand Landscape Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Intimate & Abstract Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Nightscape Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Aerial Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Project of the Year: Cash Prize of US $1,000 will be awarded to the Project of the Year. Cash Prize of US $500 will be awarded to the Project of the Year Runner-up. Entry fee – Entry fee – Entries up until June 8th, 2021 are at the following discounted rates (non-early bird rates are in parens): Main Competition $40 for 6 images, $60 for 12 images, $100 for 18 images. Project Category $30 entry for 6-10 images (independent from main competition). Entries are limited to a maximum of 18 images and 2 project submissions. Entering makes you eligible for the overall title ‘Photographer of the Year’. * A project entry allows a submission of 6-10 images together as a set. This is a standalone portion of the competition and does not qualify for Photographer of the Year or any individual categories. You may submit image(s) from a project to the main competition as separate entries which incurs the normal fee for those entries. Eligibility – All images should comply with the following requirements: Digital submission only, including film images. AdobeRGB or sRGB colorspace. At least 4000px on their longest edge (you may submit larger files). JPEG files only, max file size 8MB (RAW files must be available should your image(s) progress to the final stages). No borders or watermarks are allowed. Images shot on film should be submitted digitally and if they progress to the final stages we will contact the photographer about verifying the originals. RAW files will be requested for images making it to the final judging phases of the competition. Entries are wholly the original work of the person entering and under their sole ownership. Entries have NOT won or been commended in another past major international competition. There is no time limit on when an image was captured (it does not have to be captured in the last year). As we are aligned with the Nature First Principles, the entry or entries have been captured in accordance with local laws and National Park rules. This includes permits, licences and permissions (including drone laws). Project Submission Requirements Projects should be submitted together as a collection of between 6 and 10 images. There is a separate section of the submission form for this process. Each individual image that forms part of the project should follow the individual image submission requirements above. Photos should be submitted with filename numbering in the order you wish them to appear (if this matters). You should also submit an accompanying description with your images. This description is entirely up to the photographer and can consist of just a few words or be up to 200 words long. It should be written for a non-photography literate viewer. Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – The photographer retains full copyright of each entry to the contest. Images will not be used by sponsors or any other organization without the express permission of the photographer. Usage Rights policy – The photographer retains full usage rights of their entries except usage by Natural Landscape Photography Awards for the following purposes: To promote the contest in future years on its website or on various forms of social media, email marketing or printed marketing materials and displays. To showcase winning and high scoring photographs relating to the contest and its categories. For publishing in the annual Natural Landscape Photography Awards e-book or physical book, if chosen.
Architecture is defined as the art or science of building, often with a focus on habitable structures. Great architects like Gehry, Wright, and Gaudi come to mind as well as famous buildings like the Sydney Opera House and the Disney Music Hall in LA. But architecture can be much broader that habitable buildings. Consider the Eiffel Tower, the pyramids in Egypt and interiors like the main hall at New York’s Grand Central Station. Gardens can have a fundamental architecture as can other carefully planned spaces, and skylines may represent a collection of similar or different types of architecture.
Send us your vision of architecture with images that represent any of the facets mentioned above or another interpretation you envision. Whole structures and architectural detail are all welcome.
As with all calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted.
www.nyc4pa.com Closing date – May 16, 2021 Prize pool – US$4000 total prizes for 10 top winners – exhibition catalog – online gallery Entry fee – US$35/3 $10 for each additional image Eligibility – Open to all photographers worldwide Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement. NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image. Usage Rights policy – By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA as well as inclusion in the NYC4PA catalog and online gallery if the image is prize winning, juror selection or honorable mention. The photographer retains all rights to the image.
Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.
The early days of photography centered on true to life imagery i.e. family portraits, images of streets, towns, mansions… Over time photographers expanded their vision to more moody images, ultimately to where photography is today; an all encompassing art form, generated by camera and lens, and producing a vast sampling of imagery from reality to less recognizable abstracts.
This call is about the abstracts; those images that are not instantly identified as that person, that thing, etc. It doesn’t matter if you photograph something abstract or create the abstraction through photographic processes. Macro shots, close ups of graffiti, fanciful post processing manipulations or just photographing something at an angle that disguises it – they all work.
As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums are welcome.
www.nyc4pa.com Closing date – March 7, 2021 Prize pool – US$4000 total prize money to 10 winners – exhibition catalog – online gallery Entry fee – US$35/3 $10 for each additional image Eligibility – Open to all photographers worldwide Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement. NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image. Usage Rights policy – By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA as well as inclusion in the NYC4PA catalog and online gallery if the image is prize winning, juror selection or honorable mention. The photographer retains all rights to the image.