Photography Contests


2014 Windland Smith Rice International Awards

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The editors of NATURE’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY magazine invite all photographers to enter the 2014 WINDLAND SMITH RICE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS competition. The category Winners and a selection of Highly Honored photographs will be displayed in the annual Awards Exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, one of the most widely respected and highly visited museums in the world. Finalists will be published in the 2014 Fall/Winter Special Collector’s Edition of NBP magazine.

Start an entry page now to be judged first! You will have until 5/1/2014 to complete your uploads. For each entry fee of $25 US dollars (no foreign checks), you may enter a total of 20 images. You may start as many entry pages as you like for $25 each. Entries are judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. Follow the guidelines, rules, and categories listed on the Entry Guidelines


Best Friends Photo Contest

480X150 BestFriendsEnter your animal photos in our Best Friends Photo Contest. Categories include Domestic Animals, Wildlife Animals, Video, Animal Humors, My Pet & Me and Social Media.

Winning images will be featured in the July issue of Rangefinder Magazine. In addition, prizes include $1000 cash, a WPPI 2015 Full Conference Pass and three Master Classes and $100 Amazon gift certificate.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ProjectLet it Rain Love. For more information, please go to www.bestfriendsphotocontest.comDeadline: 5/28/14


Call For Entries! 15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition



15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition
Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, Washington
July 27 – September 14 2014

Deadline date for submitting work online is May 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM (PST)

Exhibition Details

The 15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition at the Harbor History Museum provides an exciting venue for artists to showcase their maritime-themed works of art. This will be the fourth year of the exhibition in this location and it really brings a lot to the community. The museum draws visitors from throughout the state of Washington as well as visitors from around the country and the world. 


Artists are welcome to submit original maritime artwork. Most mediums accepted, see categories for specifics. Maritime/marine art includes the sea itself, the coast, seaside, ships, sailing craft, beaches, wildlife, portraits, people, or anything that relates to the sea. Artwork previously shown in the Maritime Art Exhibit hosted at the Harbor History Museum is not eligible.

Almost all media accepted, including: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pen/ink, charcoal, photography, pencil, pastel, fiber, pottery, sculpture. No video or computer generated artwork accepted.

1st prize – $500; 2nd prize – $200; 3rd prize – $100; People’s Choice Award (no cash award)

Flat fee of $35 for up to three entries (Fee covers submission and transaction fees).

Entering Your Images 
You can enter up to three pieces/images online at 
Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found
For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi (resolution) on thelongest side and is the full image of the piece. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.

If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 949-287-8645.




13th Spring Fair Photo Contest Results

  " Hello" by Bruce Carpenter

See the 13th Spring Fair Photo Contest Results

PDN Faces Photo Contest 2014

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We're looking for a few good Faces! Submit your portrait photography now. Open to professionals and amateurs. Deadline: 5/27/2014



  • Animal Portraits
  • Celebrities
  • Babies/Children
  • Commercial/Editorial/Assignment
  • Personal Work


    and ONE AMATEUR GRAND-PRIZE winner will receive:
    • A $500 gift card to Adomara
    • A digital camera
    • iPad Air
    • More prizes to come
    • PhotoServe Portfolio ($860 value)
    • One-year PDN subscription ($65 value)
    All FIRST PLACE winners will receive:
    • A digital camera
    • A $100 gift card to Adomara
    All winners will receive PDN's official Faces winner's seal


PSA PID Inter-club Competition (March)

The results for the PSA Projected Image Division Inter Club Competition for March are now in. This is the first time the TPS Projection Division has joined in this international competition.

TPS entrants for the PSA Inter Club Competition are selected from the monthly popular vote winners of the Projection Division meetings.  The club can submit up to six entries per round, with only one entry per individual photographer.   No image is submitted for this competition without the permission of the individual photographer. 

Our first entry was in the March competition Round. We tied for sixth place out of a field of 21 PSA member clubs.  We competed against clubs located around the world (Belgium, Australia, Poland, England, and Canada) and around the country (Washington, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, N. Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts).  TPS scored 68 points out of a possible 90.  This was a remarkable score as the highest score for any club in this round was 75.

We are especially proud to announce that “Rowboat” by TPS member Rich Young, was awarded Honorable Mention for the March round.  Rich’s image received a total 12 individual out of a possible 15 points.   The remainder of our March entry  included:  “Cable Car“  by Dan Suckow (11), “Bronze Sunflower” by Dorinda Wills (11), “Heading Home” by Victor Dallons (11), “Sound Asleep” by Bruce Benson (11) and “Wave Curl” by Stan Braaten (12).

The Inter Club Competition consists of four rounds throughout the competition year (October, January, March, and May).  Because we started late, we were allowed one make-up round (January). In a make-up round, a club can increase its overall participation score, but is not eligible for any awards for that month. Our make-up entry received 72 out of 90 possible points, which was the highest score received by any club in that competition group.  Victor’s “Once in a Blue Moon” received a perfect score of 15!  Other entries from our club were:  “Fall Colors” by Dan Suckow (12), “Hummingbird” by Bruce Benson (11), and “Making a Splash” by Rich Young (12), “Harbor Strikes Tacoma” by Wa-Sal Ahmed (11), and “The Wonder of Paper” by Doug Hall (11).

We appreciate the willingness of our club members to participate in this competition and are very proud of their work and the work of our club as a whole.

Currently we are preparing our entry for the May competition round.  Results from that competition round should be announced sometime in June.

The Great Outdoors Photography Competition

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Celebrate the world outside! Submit your outdoor photography for a chance to win a Tamron 24-70mm zoom lens, GoPro Hero3+ camera, representation from Tandem Stills + Motion, a MatadorU travel photography course and more. Open to professionals and amateurs.

 Deadline: 4/28/2014. 


  • Plants, Animals

  • Insects and Gardens

  • Beaches, Islands and Underwater

  • Parks and Safaris

  • Outdoor Sports and Activities

  • Motion


2014 Canon "Catch the Color" Photo Contest

2014 Canon "Catch the Color" Photo Contest

Our favorite time of year is when the tulips bloom! Send us your best photo taken at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Photos must be taken at the wooden shoe Tulip Farm  a chance to use our new abstract skills” Don't restrict yourself to just flower shots, think abstract; a water drop, insects, leaves, ice crystals, etc. Anything goes.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Categories Include:

  • Flowers Show us interesting, unique and beautiful pictures of flowers at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. They can be shot using macro lenses and modes, or consider a zoom, wide-angle or creative lenses. Don't limit yourself, and get creative!
  • Details & Macro Getting in close is the trick for this category. We welcome pictures of small details that tell a larger story. Don't restrict yourself to just flower shots, think abstract; a water drop, insects, leaves, ice crystals, etc. Anything goes as long as it is in a tight composition. Remember that a macro image of a flower might also go into the "Flower" category.
  • Landscape & Field These pictures include landscapes, sunsets, field shots of the tulips and may also include hot air balloons or other major landmarks in the fields.
  • Catch All – This category is for the pictures that may not fit with the other three categories. But remember: it must be taken at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and may include landmarks such as the tractors, windmills, wooden shoes, or pictures with people and animals, etc.


  • Grand Prize: Wins a Canon Digital Rebel T5 with 18-55mm IS Lens Kit, a value of $550.00
  • 1st Place per Category: Wins a $100 Pro Photo Supply gift card
  • 2nd Place per Category: Wins a $50 Pro Photo Supply gift card
  • 3rd Place per Category: Wins a $25 Pro Photo Supply gift card


  • All entries must be digital uploads only. Upload your images here.
  • Photos must be submitted in JPG format.
  • Each file submission size should be no larger than 5MB in size.
  • You may submit up to four (4) digital images total.
  • All entries must be submitted by Sunday, May 18, 2014.
  • Photos must belong to an entrant and be their original work.
  • Contest is open to all photographers both professional or non-professional.
  • Employees or contractors of Pro Photo Supply, participating sponsors and those living in the same household are not eligible.
  • All finalist photographers will be notified and required to resubmit their winning image(s) in a 300 dpi JPEG format no smaller than 8x10/8x12 inches (1500 x 2100 pixels).
  • If submission requirements are not followed, the application and images may not be judged.

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