Time for some more photography competitions.

Street Photography
Image by ai.dan via Flickr

Hi everyone,


Here’s a quick post with some new photography competitions. Enjoy!

First off from canon:

Step out and step up to the Canon S90 Street Photography Challenge. In the spirit of Henri Cartier-Bresson, the genre’s most famous proponent, it challenges you to pit your wits against the streets and capture that ‘decisive moment’. Judged by an esteemed panel of professionals and avid photographers, three winners will each receive a new Canon S90 PowerShot digital camera. Visit the competition pages here.
For those in British Columbia:
CTV, Broadway Camera and Canon are giving you the opportunity to win a Canon PowerShot G11 digital camera. All you need to do is send us your “My BC” photo and if it is featured during CTV News at Five by Tamara Taggart during the new “MY BC” Photo Feature then you’ll automatically be entered to win. Upload your photo and make sure it’s a photo taken within British Columbia. You can choose the content of the photo but it must be a picture taken within BC. Visit the website here.
And for the UK residents:
Virginmedia has a christmas photo competition. Got a cute, funny or just plain silly Christmas picture to share with us? It could be of your dressed up pet, it could be of your nana, it could be of your Christmas lights from last year, or your baby wearing a silly hat. Send in your photo and you could be in to win one of five Love2Shop vouchers, worth £100 each. Visit the website here. You must be a resident of the UK to enter.
and lastly…
Here is a competition that rewards talented students across the north of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for their work in the creative arts. Visit the Northern Design Competition website for more details. Entries are open until Friday 23rd April 2010.
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Some new photography competitions

A handheld digital camera.
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Hi All,

Somehow the blog has moved from photography competitions to photography inspiration. I’m going to try and mix it up a bit with both from now on. I’ve also added some new tools to the blog to help make it easier for us all. So this is sort of a test post as well. Please bear with me while I work out ‘the kinks’!

So here are a few photography competitions for you to check out.

WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition 2010 prizes include $1250 for the open category and also a $1000 prize for the children’s category (age 4-17) so get your kids shooting! Entries close 4th December 2009.

If yu’re looking for something a bit different you can always try the HUGYCUP photography competition. Of course you do need to Scuba dive and be at the HUGYCUP days at Scuba Seraya resort – Bali which are between 21st of June 2010 and 13th of August 2010. Check the website for more information.

Or you can try the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition. Entries close 30th of April, 2010.

Last one for today…

Check out the Renaissance Photography Prize 2010 open to world wide entries. Competition closes 11th January 2010.

Have a great day,


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Thought for the day

“It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.” David bailey

Why not take a few minutes to go out and see if you can shoot something ordinary in an extraordinary way?


A great Idea from Simon!

Hey there,

I had a comment from Simon over at Photography Competitions .Network about linking to their RSS feed. Good thinking Simon!

Now if you have a look over on the right in the sidebar you will see a list of links from the RSS feeds of various photography competition sites. Doesn’t that just make my life that little bit easier?

Have a good day,


Cheating to find some new contests for you…

Hi all,

I’m cheating a bit today and looking at a couple of other great photography contest sites to give you some info. First up is photographycompetitions.net which has a fantastic range of competitions available.

Here’s just a few:

The LifeBlob ‘People of the world’ competition entry is free and entries close 15th December 2009.

The Pictures2Win Beautiful Scenery Photo Contest entries close 6th February 2010.

And Document 2010 The War on Want Photography award entry is free, closing date is the 16th of December 2009

Thats all for today, more from another great competition website tomorrow.

All the best,


What a pretty weed!


What a pretty weed!

Originally uploaded by PhotographyComp

Everybody is always saying, “you just need to go out and shoot something” well, today I took some advice and went to Olympic park in Sydney and Bicentennial Park next door to practice my shooting. Click here to see a couple of the better ones.

What was most interesting was the opportunity to take my time and practice a few different strategies, like fast and slow shutter speeds with the fountain and different angles or perspective. So I guess all those people were right… You need to go out there and practice different techniques to get better!

If you want to have a look at all my photo’s you can use the link under the photo or click on one of the photo’s at the top right of the page.


A small aside on creativity…

Hi there,

I just read a post by Scott Bourne on his blog Photo Focus about creativity titled Three Things You Should Know About Creativity most definitely worth a read. Go and check it out now using the link above. Another one is Three Tips For Finding Compelling Photographic Subjects , while Scott seems to have a thing for three’s, the advice is right on target.