Photography competitions 2010

Want news of the latest photography competitions? See our list of photography competitions 2010, ordered by closing date

Photography competitions

Here is our listing of the main photography competitions 2010. If you know of any photography competitions that you would like to add, please email wdc@ipcmedia.com

 

Photo competitions closing in July:

 

Guardian Photographers Wanted

Guardian Photographers Wanted

Entry start date: Started
End date: 3rd July 2010

Prizes:

Two-day masterclass with professional photographer Alf Khumalo in Johannesburg, followed by an all-expenses paid trip around South Africa as the official photographer on an all-action adventure tour.

The best of the images taken in South Africa will be displayed in the National Geographic Store on Regent Street, London, in October.

Three category winners (Action, Landscape and People) will each receive a book of Alf Khumalo's photography. One of the three will be chosen as the overall winner.

Details of how to enter: http://photographers-wanted.guardian.co.uk/

 

Capture Bristol Travel Photography Competition

Capture Bristol Travel Photography Competition

Entry start date: Started
End date: 6th July 2010

Prizes:

Image will be featured in the next edition of the Lonely Planet guide to Devon, Cornwall & Southwest England

The successful photographer will also win a copy of their new pictorial The Travel Book

Five runners-up will win copies of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography.

Details of how to enter: http://www.stanfords.co.uk/articles/quizzes/stanfords-original-bristol-competition,413,AR.html

 

 MUMM Explorer Experience

MUMM Explorer Experience

Entry start date: 7th June 2010
End date: 4th July 2010

Prize:

Winners: Two winners will receive a place to the next Mumm Explorer Experience with the person of their choice

Runners up: Eight runners up will receive a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge

Details of how to enter: http://mumm-the-game.com/

 

 CIWEM?s Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010

CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010

Entry start date: Started
End date: 31st July 2010

Prizes:

Environmental Photographer of the Year accolade

A share of the £3,500 prize fund

Media coverage in international print and online publications

Winning work take part in a roving exhibition throughout the year

20 limited edition prints of each of the winning and runner up images will be sold. Photographers will be asked their permission for their prints to be sold, entering a contract to receive 50% of sales revenues.

Details of how to enter: http://www.ciwem.org/arts/photographer/epoty_competition_2010.asp

 

Photo competitions closing in August:

 

Plantlife Photo Competiton 2010

Plantlife Photo Competiton 2010

Entry start date: Started
End date: 6th August 2010

Prizes:

Twelve winning images will again be selected to represent a different month in the 2011 Plantlife calendar

One will be declared ‘best-in-show' and the photographer will receive a free 20 x 16 inch Lambda print of their winning photo, donated by Salisbury Photo Centre.

Details of how to enter: http://www.plantlife.org.uk/things_to_do/plantlife_photographic_competition_2010/

 

Cathedral2Cathedral Photo Competiton 2010

Cathedral2Cathedral Photo Competiton 2010

Entry start date: 26th July 2010
End date: 20th August 2010

Prizes:

Bed and Breakfast stays at the Hope Street Hote, theatre tickets and meals, vouchers for photographic equipment and a masterclass with award-winning photographer Martin Birchall.

All entries will be shown in an exhibition and shortlisted entries will be shown at many locations
right across the Hope Street Quarter.

Details of how to enter: http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/401/section.aspx/400/cathedral2cathedral_photographic_competition

 

Memorial Awareness Board

Memorial Awareness Board

Entry start date: Started
End date: 20th August 2010

Prize:

£1,000  

One runner-up will win a day out with professional photographer Shannon Lee Robinson.

Details of how to enter: http://www.memorialawarenessboard.com/

 

Dog Photographer of the Year 2010

Dog Photographer of the Year 2010

Entry start date: Started
End date: 31st August 2010

Prizes:

The winning photograph will be put on display at London's Leading Canine Event, Discover Dogs in November 2010 at Earls Court.

The winning image will also be reproduced on the front cover of the special Photography Competition edition of the Kennel Club's flagship publication, The Kennel Gazette and the winner from each category will be presented with a framed print of their photograph.

The winner of the 16 and Under category along with their parent(s)/guardian will win a day out with the professional dog photographer Marc Henrie, a one year membership of the Young Kennel Club and a digital camera in addition to the framed print.

Details of how to enter: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dogphotocompetition

 

2010 BBC Countryfile Competition

2010 BBC Countryfile Competition

Entry start date: Started
End date: 27th August 2010

Prize:

£1,000 worth of photography vouchers from an outlet selected by the winner. The entry selected as the overall favourite by the judges will also receive £500 worth of photography vouchers from an outlet selected by the entrant.

The finalists, together with a further fourteen photographs to be selected from the entrants by the judges and/or the BBC, will appear in the Countryfile Calendar 2011, to be sold in aid of the BBC Children in Need Appeal. The finalists may also be published in the BBC Countryfile Magazine.
All 12 shortlisted entries will be featured on the Countryfile programme on BBC One

Details of how to enter: http://www.bbccountryfilemagazine.com/photographic-competition

 

Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competiton 2010

Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competiton 2010

Entry start date: Started
End date: 31st August 2010

Prize:

RHS Photographer of the Year: £1,000

RHS Young Photographer of the Year: Digital camera

Adult
First prize: £350
Second prize: £200
Third prize: £100

Children and Young Photographers (under 18)
First prize: Digital camera
Second prize: Photographic vouchers
Third prize: Photographic vouchers

The Medici Cards Award: Image made into a greeting card and the winner will receive 200 copies of their card to keep.

Details of how to enter: http://www.rhs.org.uk/competitions/photo-competition

 

Photo competitions closing in September:

 

Britpart 2011 Land Rover Competiton

Britpart 2011 Land Rover Competiton

Entry start date: Started
End date: 30th September 2010

Prizes:

1 x first prize: £250 cash prize, 10 copies of the calendar with the winning image on the front cover and featured inside the calendar and a large Britpart goodie bag.

11 x second prizes: 5 copies of the calendar and a Britpart goodie bag.

The selected winning 12 photographs will be used in the 2011 Britpart calendar.

Details of how to enter: http://www.britpart.com/newsstory.asp?PageRef=10&NewsRef=36

 

2010 International Year of Biodiversity Photography Competition

2010 International Year of Biodiversity Photography Competition

Entry start date: Started
End date: 30th September 2010

Prizes:

5-11 category:
A bird watching trip on the River Exe with the local ranger, for the winner and their family.

12-18 category:
A private tour of a closed Devon Wildlife Trust reserve accompanied by the Warden, for the winner and their family.

Adult category:
A trip to Lundy Island, with a tour accompanied by the island Warden, along with three friends or family.

Details of how to enter: http://www.wildaboutdevon.co.uk/

 

Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary Photo Competiton

Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary Photo Competiton

Entry start date: Started
End date: 30th September 2010

Prizes:

The Best Children's Photograph and the Best Adult Photograph will be shown at the Royal Air Force Museum as part of its annual Royal Air Force Photo Exhibition in London, with each winner presented with a plaque and a selection of Prizes at the exhibition's opening ceremony in January 2011.

The winner of the Children's category will be awarded £200 worth of prizes of their choice from the Museum's shop whilst the winner of the Adult Category will receive a Blackberry Storm donated to the Museum by Vodafone UK.

Details of how to enter: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/online-exhibitions/raf-photograph-of-the-year/battle-of-britain-photo-competition.cfm

 

Photo competitions closing in October:


 Travel Photographer of the Year 2010

Travel Photographer of the Year 2010

Entry start date: Started
End date: 9th October 2010

Prizes:

Prizes vary between the eight categories within the competion, but include a trip to Botswana , a £500 TPOTY bursary, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom and Wacom Intuos 4 Wireless graphics tablet. For more information on prizes available in each category visit the website below.

Details of how to enter: http://www.tpoty.com

 

Photo competitions closing in November:

 

Apulia competition

Genius Loci, the international Photographic Prize  

Entry date: Started
End Date: 16th November 2010

Prizes:

Genius Loci is a new international Photographic Prize aimed at promoting emerging photographers of all nationalities based in Italy and the United Kingdom. There are no fees to enter the Genius Loci competition and the winner will be awarded a cheque for £1,000. A jury will select the photographers who best interpret and explore the concept of Spirit of Place and Cultural Diversity.

Details of how to enter:  http://www.accademiapulia.org/en/photo-contest/accademia-apulia-art-award-2010-273.html

 

Photo competitions closing in January 2011:

 

Gloucestershire at its Best! - Photography Competition 2010

Gloucestershire at its Best! - Photography Competition 2010

Entry start date: Started
End date: 20th January 2011

Prizes:

£250

Winning photograph will be published in next years Explore Gloucestershire printed guide, and online

Details of how to enter: http://www.exploregloucestershire.co.uk/page335.asp

 

 Urban Photographer

Urban Photographer of the Year 2010

Entry start date: October 2010
End date: 31st January 2011

Prizes:

There is a prize for the best photograph representing each hour of the day in towns and cities, as well as overall grand prizes to be won and one winner to be crowned Urban Photographer of the Year 2010, who will win a safari for two to Turkey. This year, there will also be a number of additional country-level sub-competitions and prizes.

The idea is to capture the essence of urban life with the brief asking photographers to explore working life in towns and cities at any time during a 24-hour day.

Details of how to enter: www.cbrephotographer.com

Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year

Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year

Entry start date: 28 May 2010
End date: 5 Jan 2011

Prizes:

Winner of the Best overall photograph will receive:

Recipient of the title "Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year"

$5,000

Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards' website and promoted to creatives worldwide

Flights to London, and 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and receive VIP tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony, taking place on the 27th of April, 2011

Sony digital SLR camera equipment


Winners of each individual category will receive:

Recipient of the title "Sony World Photography Awards category name Open Photographer of The Year"

Exhibited in the Winner's Exhibition and published in the Winner's Book

Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards' website and promoted to creatives

Sony digital SLR camera equipment


Details of how to enter: http://www.worldphoto.org/competitions/open/


Photo competitions closing in February 2011:

 

Trinity House Lighthouse 2012 Calendar competition

Trinity House Lighthouse 2012 Calendar

Entry start date: Started
End date: 28th February 2011

Prizes:

12 photographs of lighthouses will be included in the 2012 Trinity House Lighthouse Calendar

Details of how to enter: http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/events_and_leisure/fun/calendar_competition.html

 

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