'Competitions'
See Through: Photography Competition

I've been asked to judge a photography competition run by PlasticPrinters.com, a company specialising in the production of innovative and eye-catching business cards.

The first prize is 500 Clear Plastic Business Cards (worth $750) for the winner (see below for some examples) and 250 cards for the runner up.

The theme is 'See Through', inspired by the popularity of their transparent and semi-transparent range of cards.

Read on for all the details ...

Skin in B&W: Photography competition

I've been asked to judge a competition run by ViewBug: Skin in B&W. Up for grabs are two identical prizes: a free subscription to The Art of Black and White Photography - my online course on black and white postproduction - a limited edition photo storage hub, and 300 reward points).

The competition closes on the 7th of November and there have already been over 4000 entries, a handful of which I've included below. As I'm sure you'll agree, a lot of the entries are of a very high standard.

Read on to take a look at some of my favourite submissions ...

Architectural Photography Competition: The Winners

Back in February I was asked to judge an architectural photography competition sponsored by Goodman Business Parks.

There were two prizes up for grabs – a Sony NEX-5R Compact System Camera for the overall winner, and a £50 Amazon UK Voucher for the runner up – and we received a great range of entries from around the world.

Read on to see the shortlisted and winning images ...

Architectural Photography Competition

As you'll know if you read my initial review of the Sony SLT-A99 I'm currently making the switch to shooting full time with Sony gear. I'm selling my Canon kit, have invested in a range on Sony/Zeiss lenses, and have recently acquired another Sony camera that I'll be blogging about soon (watch this space!).

As such I was pleased to be asked to run and judge a UK based architectural photography competition that's being sponsored by Goodman Business Parks as the main prize is a Sony Nex-5R Compact Camera System.

Read on for all the details ...

Millennium & Copthorne #CityView Photography Contest

Here's a competition for any of you who are based in the UK or plan on visiting at some point soon.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels have launched a new blog and are holding a photography competition to kick start proceedings. Given the company's affinity with city life they are asking photographers to submit an image that captures the essence of their favourite city.

Entry's so far can be seen here and I am pleased to have been asked to judge the 'Most Dramatic' category. Other categories include 'Most Shared', 'Most Creative' and 'Honourable Mentions'.

Read on to find out how to enter and what you can win ...

The 'Spirited Community': Competition update

The 'Spirited Community' competition I mentioned in my last blog post, organised by the Isle of Jura, is now half way through.

The first four weekly winners (selected from almost 500 entries) have been announced, and have each won:

If you would like to take part, you have just another four weeks to upload your images.

Read on to see the four winning entries and find out how to take part.

The 'Spirited Community': with Jura, Olympus & Chromasia

If you enter just one photography competition this year, make sure it's the 'Spirited Community' competition organised by the by the Isle of Jura (one of the Southern Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland).

All you need to do is submit a photograph and 50 word description of why it captures a sense of community spirit.

For the next eight weeks, the photo that gets the most public votes during that week will win the photographer:

At the end of the competition the three overall winners (one from the UK, one from the US, and one from the rest of the world) will win:

  • A week's all-expenses trip to the Isle of Jura, including a stay in the exclusive Jura Lodge and a VIP tour of the Jura distillery and island.
  • An Olympus PEN E-PL3 camera.
  • A one-day photography workshop on the island provided by David.

You can jump straight to the competition website below, or read on for the full press release.

http://www.isleofjura.com/communityspirit/

If you do submit an image, please leave a comment to let us know.