Friday, August 3, 2012

Green Dot Expeditions Photo Contest 2012

Green Dot Expeditions Photo Contest 2012

GREEN DOT EXPEDITIONS is introducing a series of Photo Contests, to instill the spirit to explore life and its wonders through photography.

Eligibility– The contest is open to all photographers who are above the age of 18 * and not a professional photographer.

Free to Enter

This contest will be conducted in two phases.
PHASE 1: In this Phase, there will be a contest every 15 days for 6 months (12 contests in total).Every contest will have a theme which will be notified on the Blog or website .Two winners (1st and 2nd) will be chosen from each contest.
PRIZES: 1st prize – A special Wildlife T-shirt , manually printed by Capt Suresh Sharma and Dr Rajbir Kaur Sharma and an opportunity to display and place your image for sale with THE GREEN FRAMES. Plus a opportunity to have tea with Captain Suresh Sharma in the famous KINGCOBRA at Delhi.
2nd Prize – A special Wildlife T-shirt, manually printed by Capt Suresh Sharma and Dr Rajbir Kaur Sharma.
PHASE 2: In the Phase 2 of the contest, the 12 of the first prize winners of Phase 1 will have another contest on a special theme about which the winners will be notified by e-mail.
PRIZES : Phase 2 Contest
1st prize – An opportunity to travel on a tour worth Rs 35,000 with Green Dot Expeditions in India.
2nd Prize- An opportunity to attend a workshop with Capt Suresh Sharma worth Rs 5000 and a 50% discount for one trip with Green Dot Expeditions.

Also the winning images and special mentions for both the phases will be displayed on the website of Green Dot Expeditions for a limited period with due credit.

THEME FOR THE FIRST CONTEST OF THE FIRST PHASE – “The Spirit of Freedom” – We are looking for images that show what freedom means to you. How would children, youngsters and adults interpret freedom … Let your creative juices flow……and start clicking!

Copyright and usage of your entry: The photograph, in its entirety, must be an original work created by the contestant. By entering this competition you agree to allow us to use your image for promotion of the photo contest only. All rights remain with the photographer of the image submitted for the contest.

TIME- Dates for the 1st contest : 1st August to 15th August.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Best Vacation Ever 2012 – Photo Contest

Best Vacation Ever 2012 – Photo Contest

With the kids out of school, summer is prime time for vacations! Did you go on anywhere special this season? Or did you have an epic Staycation or Daycation? Share your best vacatin photo with us and you could win a $25 Viovio gift certificate to use towards printing your summer photo book!

Eligibility: Anyone can enter. All you need to do is create an account with Viovio.

Free to Enter

Prizes: The photo with the most votes will win a $25 Viovio gift card along with a few other prizes.

Limit of Entry per person: No limit on number of entries.

Copyright : Photographer retains all copyrights.

Deadline : August 20th, 2012

Contest page

Ocean Exposures Photo Contest 2012

Ocean Exposures Photo Contest 2012

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enter the Ocean Exposures photo contest. Just let the inner shutterbug in you fly free on your summer adventures and shoot some beautiful photos of the ocean that you love so much.

Entries must be recent (2011 onward) and must be taken on or near one of Canada’s three oceans — except for the Keep It Clean interactive map photos which can be from anywhere in Canada. Living Oceans Society uses the photo contest entries in our print and web publications to inspire people to learn about the ocean and what they can do to protect it.

The Ocean Exposures photo contest runs from June 21, 2012 until September 30, 2012. The winner will be announced on October 25, 2012. Entries will be judged on: exposure, composition, uniqueness, creativity and technical proficiency. You can see current entries on our Living Oceans Friends Flickr site.

Eligibility: Canada excluding Quebec

Free to Enter

Prizes: Two Mountain Equipment Co-op Gift Cards valued at $100; Two Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics gift cards valued $125; a limited edition 17″x22″ print by photographer Dan Hillert valued at $300; one pair of Mantaray dive fins from Nanaimo Dive Outfitters valued at $170.

Copyright: With regard to any photograph submitted to this contest, the entrant, or the owner of copyright in the photograph, retains copyright.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Canon New Zealand Photo Contest 2012

Canon New Zealand Photo Contest 2012

This competition is open to all tertiary students currently studying photography and assistant photographers within New Zealand.

Your submission will need to include:
A selection of four original photographic images of professional quality created after 01/01/2012.
Explain in 500-1000 words what your brief for your portfolio was, and what, and who inspires you as an emerging photographer.
Confirmation of eligibility from your photography institute or current photographic employer by way of entry application form.

Eligibility: Students, New Zealand. only

Free to Enter

The overall winner will receive:
$4,000 Canon dollars (RRP incl GST) to spend on any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, Canon printer and/or Canon photo paper and inks (direct from Canon)
Canon PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II Printer RRP $1599
$1,000 cash
An experience day with three Canon EYEcon mentor photographers (flights and accommodation included)
Graeme Murray
Nigel Marple
Mike Langford
A2 large format print of an image of choice
NZIPP membership for one year
AIPA membership for one year

Second place will receive:
$2,000 Canon dollars (RRP incl GST) to spend on any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, Canon printer and/or Canon photo paper and inks (direct from Canon)
Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 Mark II printer RRP $1149
NZIPP membership for one year
AIPA membership for one year

Organisation/institute of first place photographer will receive:
$2,000 Canon dollars (RRP incl GST) to spend on any Canon Digital SLR, lenses, Canon printer and/or Canon photo paper or inks (direct from Canon)

Copyright and usage of your entry: Entrants must be the legal copyright owner of photographic works entered and copyright of the work remains with the holder. Canon New Zealand, reserve the right to use the photographs and reproduce illustrations of selected works for publicity specifically relating to Canon EYEcon for a period of two years after the event. Any photo used in the publicity of Canon EYEcon that is not from the winning portfolios will be paid $100NZ dollars in return for the use of the photo. The photographer will be noted against all photos used. Any other use will need to be agreed in writing with copyright holder.

Deadline: November 01,2012


GPT Photo Competition 2012

GPT Photo Competition 2012

Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa (GPT) is currently running a photo competition on Facebook. Participants are required to submit photos of themselves in one of following themes: holiday in GPT, holiday in Sepang, or having fun near a palm tree anywhare in the world. The following is the details.

Eligibility: Open to all people around the world

1st Prize (2-days 1 night Complete GPT Experience)
Accomodation for 2 pax in a Premier Traveler Villa
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Spa for 2
Extreme Park experience for 2
Airport transfers

2nd Prize (2 days 1 night GPT Experience)
Accommodation for 2 pax in a Premier Traveller villa
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Airport transfers

3rd Prize (2 days 1 night GPT Experience)
Accommodation for 2 pax in a Premier Traveller Villa
Breakfast included
Airport transfer

Limit of Entry per person: no limit

Copyright of all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Swiss-Belhotel International to feature any or all of the submitted images on their websites, Social Media Pages.

All images used in this competition must be the work of the individual submitting them and own the copyright. It is responsibility of each participant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject (if any) and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.

Deadline: 3rd September 2012

Contest page:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rob Hefferan's art and paintings

Rob Hefferan is an exceptionally talented figurative artist. His work not only captures the character and warmth of each subject, but transcends form to suggest the living, breathing essence of the individual. Working predominately with oils and acrylics, Rob's work is both eminently understandable and intensely familiar. Colour, light and texture harmonise intelligently and with stunning candour to produce works that resonate with vibrant life.

Rob's figurative pieces are beautifully balanced. Each of his works bears witness to his unerring ability to create and atomospheric backdrop, brushstroke by brusgstroke. Art lovers will immediately respond to the luminosity and poignant intricacy of each portrait, where the presence of the subhect provokes a deep reaction.

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