February Photo Contests
(Cover photo: Foam Talent 2012 / from the “Island” series © Maroesjka Lavigne)
In the beginning of each month Bird In Flight lists contests for professional and amateurs photographers.
Deadline: February 23, 2015
Award: Grand-prix – $3,000 for the series and $2,500 for the single image; Second prize – $2,000 for the series and $1,000 for the single image; Third prize – $1,000 for the series and $500 for single image.
Entry fee: $60 for the series (up to 10 photographs), $45 for two or three photographs, $20 for one photo.
International photography online-magazine LensCulture conducts a second yearly contest for portrait photographers. Winners will be chosen by eight judges, including Head of Photographs at National Portrait Gallery (London, UK) Phillip Prodger, Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine Deborah Dragon, Senior Photo Editor at TIME Magazine Natalie Matutschovsky and Editor and Publisher of LensCulture Jim Casper. Those older than 18 are eligible to participate.
Deadline: February 26, 2015
Award: Photographer of the Year (best single image) — £10,000, Photographer of the Year (portfolio) — £7,500 and a trip to London for the award ceremony; Photo — £2,500 and a trip to London for the award ceremony; other monetary prizes for winners in different categories.
Entry fee: For those over 18 — £30, no entry fee for photographers under 18.
Wildlife photography contest is organized by London’s Natural History Museum. Works from those who are over 18 are accepted in 17 categories, photographs of young contestants are being evaluated separately. Participants have to send from one to ten images – depending on the instructions for each category.
Deadline: February 28, 2015
Award: Three monetary prizes for winners of each month — $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third, participation in international exhibitions in Paris, London and Los Angeles.
Entry fee: $10 for one photo, $20 for three photos, $30 for five photos, or $90 for the subscription — a possibility to submit the unlimited number of photographs, two of which will be printed for free.
Life Frames contest lasts till September 2015, each month participants get the new topic for the photographs. The topic of February is “Colors.” This month the winner will be chosen by the creator of 500px service – Evgeny Tchebotarev.
Deadline:March 3, 2015
Award: First prize – Nikon 1 V3 camera, three tripods, backpack for photo equipment, printed photographs; Second prize – Benro tripod and printed photographs; Third prize – yearly subscription for Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography and printed photographs.
No entry fee
Panoramic photography contest organized by Kolor company. Each contestant can submit up to three panoramic photos made during last two years. Works will be evaluated by three landscape photographers: Iurie Belegurschi (Iceland), Colby Brown (USA) and Vincent Favre (France).
Deadline: March 4, 2015
Award:Participation in the mentorship program and international exhibitions, $5,000 for the implementation of the project for an awardee chosen by Getty Images.
No entry fee
Contest for young photographers organized by Design&Advertising company and supported by Getty Images. The contest in open for everybody, other than students and professional photographers (those who have over 50% of income from photography during last three years) – for them D&AD New Blood Awards and D&AD Professional Awards are organized. There are no limitations in the choice of topics, each participant can submit up to three photographs.
Deadline: March 20, 2015
Award: Publication in FOAM , participation in the touring exhibition.
Entry fee: €35
FOAM’s contest for young talent 18-35 years old. No limitations regarding topics of photographs – the submission period begins on February 6th, winners will be chosen by FOAM’s editors.
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Award: iWatch for first, second and third prize; 19 gold bars for winners in different categories.
Entry fee: Starting from $3.50 for one photo to $57.50 for 25
Eighth yearly iphoneography contest. Only images made with iPhone, iPod or iPad are accepted; editing photographs on mobile devices is allowed.