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Photo Competitions Of September

Mobile photo contest, €50 000 grant for own project development in France, musical photo by NME Magazine and other challenges of September in the “Bird In Flight” digest.

In the beginning of each month Bird In Flight tells us about the contests where both of professional and non-professional photographers are eligible to participate.

NME Music Photography Awards

Image Submission: until September 10, 2014.
Award: Nikon photo equipment.
Participation fee: free of charge.

NME Magazine holds musical photo open competition. Works are to be accepted in two categories: both for the professionals and non-professionals. The images made within last 12 months are eligible for participation.

NME Music Photography Awards

Image Submission: until September 13, 2014.
Award: €15 000 in total for five winners.
Participation fee: free of charge.

This time the subject of the annual photo project competition being held by Emscher Cooperative is “Chaos/Control”. Only one image series is to be accepted from one participant, all works are valued on an anonymous basis. Prize fund is to be distributed among five winners whose images will be combined all together for an exhibition and will be passed on to Fotoprojekt Emscher Zukunft Collection.

WYNG Masters Photography Award

Image Submission: until September 15, 2014
Award: €24 000 for the winner, €1 400 for each of six finalists
Participation fee: free of charge.

The competition is for photographers and artists whose works subject relates to Hong Kong and coincides with this year subject – “Waste”. In order to participate it is necessary to send ten images with description, covering letter to the project and curriculum vitae.

The Syngeta Photography Award

Image Submission: until September 15, 2014.
Award: total prize fund is €65 000.
Participation fee: free of charge.

In the second “The Syngeta Photography Award” Competition there are foreseen separate categories for professionals and photo newcomers. This year photo subject is the linkage between the resource shortages and waste. Professional category winner will gain $15 000 and as well up to $25 000 for project realization, and the best of the photo newcomers will gain $5 000.

2014 Popular Photography Mobile Photo Contest

Image Submission: until September 23, 2014.
Award: $500 and publication in Popular Photography Magazine.
Participation fee: free of charge.

Popular Photography Magazine holds the mobile photo contest. The participants are eligible to submit their works in one of two categories – Open (when any edition of mobile shots is allowed) and #NoFilter (when only framing is allowed). There is no prohibition for usage of additional equipment like lens or adapters.

The Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award

Image Submission: until September 28, 2014
Award: €50 000 grant for project realization
Participation fee: free of charge.

This is the sixth photojournalism contest which is held by The Carmignac Foundation. For participation it is necessary to send your portfolio and story project from the nominated region. This year subject is “Anarchy in France”.

JGS Quaterly Photography Contest

Image Submission: until September 30, 2014
Award: $1 000 is for winners of the season, $5 000 is annual award.
Participation fee: free of charge.

Anyone who feels like it and is eighteen plus is eligible to participate in this contest. To do that one should send three earlier non-published shots devoted to one subject and covering letter. The winners of the past years are not eligible to participate.

Reminders Photography Stronghold Grants

Image Submission: until September 30, 2014.
Award: a chance to arrange your own exhibition in Reminders Photography Stronghold which is one of the largest Tokyo galleries.
Participation fee: free of charge.

In order to participate in this competition one should send to the selection committee a link to his/her 20-40 works, covering letter and curriculum vitae. The winners will gain a residence in Tokyo for the period up to five days.

ISF World Cup 2014

Image Submission: until October 1, 2014
Award: €1 000
Participation fee: €50 for one category, €60 for two categories.

This is the fourth annual photo biennale organized by the representatives of six countries – Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, the Ukraine and Vietnam. The best of the photos will be published in the book which will be produced following the results of the competition and they will be shown at the exhibition.

Travel Photographer of the Year 2014

Image Submission: until October 1, 2014
Award: $4 000 for the winners in each category
Participation fee: from $10 up to $20.

Annual competition for moto tourists. One is eligible to submit his/her works in several of ten categories which include “Portfolio”, “One shot”, “Discovery of The Year”. Extra award includes a trip to India, Cologne, Paris and Bruges.

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