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Big Picture Photography Competition
What on Earth have you photographed?
BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Our vision is to engage and inspire the global community to become stewards of the natural world through compelling conservation imagery. Presented by the California Academy of Sciences.
Chaired by award-winning photographer and Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes professional-level, high-caliber nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographers who aim to capture the beauty and fragility of the natural world through an artistic lens. Enter your nature, wildlife and conservation images for a chance to win significant cash and camera prizes.
The Big Picture Photography Natural World Competition begins at 12:00 am North American Eastern Standard Time (EST) on October 1, 2013 and closes at 11:59 pm North American Eastern Standard Time (EST) March 31, 2014. The Competition is presented by the California Academy of Sciences. To avoid uploading delays, DO NOT WAIT until the final days of the contest to enter. The large number of entrants trying to upload their photos just prior to deadline can overwhelm servers and prevent you from completing your entry or entering the competition by the deadline. We anticipate notifying winners by early May 2014.
The Competition is open to all photographers worldwide, except employees, volunteers and Board Members of the California Academy of Sciences (“Academy”) and the immediate families and individuals living in the same household as such employees, volunteers and Board Members. The Academy reserves the right to verify, in its sole judgment, entrant eligibility. The Competition is void where prohibited.
Spring Fair Photo Contest
Enter your photos NOW through April 2nd, 2014
Photos will be exhibited at the Spring Fair April 10th - 13th
2014 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition
Registration is open for the 2014 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition
The theme is open. All genres and styles of photography are invited.
$6,000 in awards
1st Place $3,000
2nd Place $2,000
3rd Place $1,000
3 photographers will be featured as Portfolio Selections
Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
Deadline: May 8, 2014
Gold Medal Award photographs will be in the San Francisco exhibition in August, 2014
All Gold and Silver Medal Award winners are included in the online gallery
The Portfolio Selections will be featured in our online series
the rules described on the Rules page.
Glazers Pinhole Photo Contest
CALL FOR ENTRIES
DUE APRIL 11, 2014
It is time for Glazer's 2nd Annual Pinhole Photo Competition!
We welcome all forms of pinhole photography. Whether the photo is created digitally using a pinhole lens cap on your SLR or via analog with your homemade shoe box camera, it is eligible! However, no simulated pinhole photographs are allowed. Entries must be printed and dropped off at Glazer's Camera. Top entries will be in our Pinhole Show starting on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on Sunday, April 27. Show opening and award presentation will follow PCNW's Pinhole Day workshops.
Prizes will be awarded to the top photo in each category: People and Places. Now it's time to take some photos! Entries are due Friday, April 11, 2014. For rules,entry forms and information, go to
Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
Think you have a striking picture of vast galaxies millions of light years away, or a dramatic night sky scene taken much closer to home? The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Sky at Night Magazine, has launched its 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Entries must be submitted by April 24, 2014. Winners will be announced September 17, 2014. The overall winner will receive £1500 (~$2,510). Category winners will receive £500 (~$837).
Check out some of last year's winning images in our gallery above, then look at your portfolio and enter a photograph.
Enter the competition
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is a charitable body dedicated to supporting public understanding and education of science. The images submitted to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition and Flickr group serve as key resources to promote astronomy photography in practice and in order for us to do this we need to be able to use your image(s) in certain ways”
Call to Artists-Kent Summer Art Exhibit
2014 Kent Summer Art Exhibit
Call to Artists
$5,000 total budget for artworks will be purchased from several artists. 3-5 solo or duo exhibitions in the Centennial Center Gallery during the 2015 season. Open to Washington State artists.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
How to apply
This year, the City of Kent is utilizing 4Culture’s on‐line application system. Applicants must provide information and submit required materials through this system only. Please review all application guidelines prior to starting your application. No application fee is required. You may find the application here. Please review all application guidelines prior to starting your application. No application fee is required.
EXHIBITION READY: Work must be framed or otherwise ready for display. Works on canvas may be unframed. All works must be protected from incidental damage and wired or have backing to hang on a hook. Any work that can be safely displayed upon our gallery's walls will be considered. Very heavy artwork that needs to be secured to a wall stud cannot be accepted.
FOR SALE: Work must be for sale. To help cover exhibit costs, the City of Kent charges a 25% commission on work sold to the general public during the Kent Summer Art Exhibit.* The price will be calculated based upon the amount listed on the label, plus tax.
2014 City Panorama Photo-Mural Project. (Seattle)
PCNW and King County Metro invite you to submit your photographs to the 2014 City Panorama Photo-Mural Project. The City Panorama Project seeks photographic artwork that will bring beauty and new perspective to the public art scene while increasing the visibility of the photographic arts in King County by placing photographic murals on bus shelters. The 2014 call theme is "Mirroring Life," to participate, and for details and submission instructions, click here. For inspiration and examples of past murals click here.
Metro and Photo Center NW invite you to submit your panoramic photographs to the 2014 Panorama Photo-Mural Project. Up to 100 panoramic photographs will be chosen to be printed on 2’ x 8’ sized panels and installed on Metro bus shelters throughout King County. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2014.
Museum of Flight outing