Two major new photography competitions for budding photographers with up to a £10,000
prize have been announced. The Weather Photographer of the Year and The Chartered Industry of Building competitions are on the outlook for amateurs to submit thier work.
The Lloyds TSB sponsored Weather Photographer of the year competition is open now, with a weekly winner getting £100 and the overall winner, awarded by a panel featuring Mark Hunoage and Roger Coulam, will earn £10,000.
The CIOB ‘The Art Of Building’, which is open to pro’s and amateurs, is looking for photographers to capture construction in an imaginative and interesting way. The competition is open to
anyone over the age of 18 and is free to enter. A panel of judges including
Michael Brown of the CIOB, Elaine Knutt, editor of Construction Manager and
award-winning photographer Matt Wain, with a top prize of £500 on offer.
For more information on the Weather Photographers Competition go to www.lloydstsb.com/weathercompetition and for more on CIOB ‘The Art Of Building’ go to
Weather photographer Press Release
The hunt is on for the Weather Photographer of the Year
Today, a leading panel of award-winning photographers and acclaimed meteorologists launched a major amateur weather photography competition – with a top prize of £10,000. The Lloyds TSB Insurance Weather Photographer of the Year will run for six months, culminating in a public exhibition in London where the finalists’ entries will be on show ahead of the winner being announced in November. The winner will be chosen by an expert panel featuring acclaimed weather photographers Roger Coulam and Mark Humpage – who will be looking for images that capture our love of the weather, demonstrate originality and creativity, and chart the ever changing British climate. In addition, the public will also have the opportunity to vote on their favourite pictures online, with £100 going to the most popular photo uploaded each week. Entrants can upload their photos at . The Lloyds TSB Insurance Weather Photographer of the Year has been organised by the leading insurer, which is proud to sponsor the Channel 4 weather. Paula Llewellyn, Head of Marketing Services at Lloyds TSB Insurance said: ”As a proud sponsor of the Channel 4 weather, we’ve launched the Lloyds TSB Insurance Weather Photographer of the Year Competition so Brits can show us what they love about the climate, and what ‘British Weather’ means to them.” Lloyds TSB Home Insurance provides cover for a range of weather related problems such as windstorm and lightning damage.
CIOB Press Release
CIOB Launches International Photography Competition
Ascot, Berkshire 13 April 2010: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is excited to launch ‘The Art of Building,’ its first major international digital photography competition. The contest, which is open to everyone from professional photographers to enthusiastic amateur snappers alike, aims to encourage entrants from around the world to explore and capture the art of building in an imaginative, inspiring and thought-provoking way. The CIOB, a Registered Charity, operates as the public face of building representing the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry. It believes that the competition will help to celebrate the creativity of the industry, the passion of the people who work within it and the impact that their work has on our daily lives. Entrants are encouraged to capture the built environment in a way not seen before, to inspire others and to challenge people’s perceptions. Most importantly however, the CIOB hopes that the competition will provoke people to have fun and gain a new perspective. ”The spirit of the competition is about sharing and inspiring others with unique and creative visions of an innovative industry,” says Michael Brown, deputy chief executive of the CIOB. “We spend most of our time in buildings and they are central to our quality of life, yet few of us take the time to really look at our homes, offices and public buildings and consider the amazing diversity of architectural styles, as well as how practical and fundamental buildings are for society and what they say about our cultures.” The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 and is free to enter. A panel of judges including Michael Brown of the CIOB, Elaine Knutt, editor of Construction Manager and award-winning photographer Matt Wain will be responsible for shortlisting 12 finalists, all of whom will receive international recognition in industry and national media. The overall winner, to be decided by public vote, will also scoop a cash prize of £500. Up to three photographs per person may be entered into the competition which will be open for entry until May 31. Entries may be digitally enhanced or altered but must be submitted via the website in a JPEG format not less than 1mb per photo in size, with a maximum file size of 5mb. For more details about the competition and to enter, log on to www.artofbuilding.org . The competition can also be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Art_of_Building
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Notes to editors The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry. Its mission is to contribute to the creation of a modern, progressive, and responsible construction industry; able to meet the economic, environmental and social challenges faced in the 21st century. The CIOB’s Seven Guiding Principles are:
Creating extraordinary people through professional learning and continuous personal development
Promoting the built environment as central to the quality of life for everyone everywhere
Achieving a sustainable future, worldwide
Advocating exemplary ethical practice and behaviour, integrity and transparency
Pursuing excellence in management practice, and technological innovation rooted in evidence based science
Being socially responsible and working responsibly
Enabling our members to find an emotional resonance with the Institute; their success is our success
The CIOB has over 45,000 members around the world and is considered to be the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process. Chartered Member status is recognised internationally as the mark of a true, skilled professional in the construction industry and CIOB members have a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards within the built environment.