Photography Competitions

Pickering Parish Church Photography competition

Description: Calling all Photographers! Are you interested in photography? If so, then you may be interested to learn that Pickering Parish Church is launching its very own photography competition! Prizes will be awarded to senior (16 and over) and junior (under 16) winners in three separate categories: ‘Community’, ‘Summer’s here’, and ‘I am…’ To enter the competition, simply pick up a form from the back of Church or download from www.pickeringchurch.com. The closing date is 31 July 2015 – good luck! For more information concerning the photography competition, visit our website, www.pickeringchurch.com

Closing Date:  31/July/2015

Contact: Karen Hogg
Website: http://www.pickeringchurch.com/

Urban Photograher of the Year

Description: Welcome to the Urban Photographer of the Year competition 2015. Enter now for a chance to win the photography trip of a lifetime! Established in 2008 the competition is the largest of its kind; receiving over 11,500 entries from 79 countries across the globe in 2014. The theme for the competition is ‘Cities at Work’ through which we challenge you to alter our perceptions of daily life in urban environments. The contest is free to enter and you can submit up to 24 images; each one representing an hour of the day. For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition, CBRE will make a donation to leading children's development charity, Plan International.

Closing Date:  31/July/2015

Contact: Victoria Cochrane
Website: www.cbreupoty.com

The Oxfordshire Photography Competition

Description: Oxfordshire is a colourful county in more ways then one. It is a great place to meet colourful characters from all walks of life who make this part of the World so diverse and exciting to live in and visit. It is an area of outstanding beauty, with amazing countryside and architecture all around, full of vibrant colours. We want to see your best photographs that capture the colours of Oxfordshire the way you see them as a Photographer. The competition is now open for entries and will run until Tuesday 1st September 2015. There is a category for young photographer under 17 and for 18 and above. (Please note that images should not feature any identifiable people.)

Closing Date:  01/September/2015

Contact: Clark Wiseman
Telephone: 01865 842525

Website: http://www.oxphotocomp.co.uk

Wildlife Amateur Photographic Competition

Description: It's that time again, spring is in the air and the natural world is coming alive so now is the perfect time for the awe inspiring photographs! We would love to see your photographs of the wild side of the UK in this years competition. We have several categories for you to enter and put you in with a chance of a wildlife photography day with professional wildlife photographer Iain Green based right here in Gloucestershire. Entering the photographic competition is really easy, you can enter by email or by post, but make sure that you include the following information and enter by 9am, Monday 7th September 2015 Categories: My Wild Life Friends, family, even self portraits - we want pictures of people engaging with nature and the natural environment Life in Miniature Bugs, mini-beasties and botanical beauties, show us a different perspective on the natural world Wildlife Encounters Gardens, green spaces, nature reserves or Country Parks, where has nature inspired you? Budding Photographers A special category for under 14's whose pictures will automatically be entered into our budding photographers' competition Entering: Chosen category/categories Name Full address and post code Valid email address Contact number A short caption about the image, and when and where it was taken. For those under 14 entering budding photographers - please include your age. If entering by email: Please make sure that you label each file sent with the category name or number and your initials - this just makes it easier for us to manage the number of entries that we have. Please follow this link to our website which has all of our details for entering and also the terms and conditions. Please note this competition is only open to UK residents.

Closing Date:  07/September/2015

Contact: Cat Catlin-Groves
Website: http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/phot

British Red Cross Young Person Photography Comp

Description: We have an exciting photography competition for young people sponsored by Canon and wanted to know if you’d like to get your students involved! Canon has partnered with the British Red Cross for this year’s Humanitarian Citizenship Awards photography competition. This is the second year the competition has run, and will aim to build on the outstanding range of talented entries in 2014. Our competition theme this year is ‘Celebrating your community’. Often, humanitarian action starts at the heart of communities, and we are asking young people to reflect this in their photography. Through this theme, we want to encourage young people to celebrate their own communities, and the contributions made by communities and individuals within them. There are two age categories, 17 and under, and 18 to 25. The overall winners in both categories will each receive a Canon EOS 760D plus lens. Two runners-up will find themselves with a Canon compact camera! Submissions can be made until the 20th September and young people do not need any connection to the Red Cross to submit a photo. The two winners will be invited to a prestigious ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on the 24 November 2015. Any questions please get in touch; the link for entries for the competition is here: redcross.org.uk/theaward and submissions should be sent to youngphotocomp@redcross.org.uk

Closing Date:  20/September/2015

Contact: Natalie
Website: redcross.org.uk/theaward

Wilkinson Cameras Digital Splash Competition 2015

Description: Digital Splash photography competition is a monthly competition, with a different theme every month. The annual final takes place at The Digital Splash Photography Show each year. (www.wilkinson.co.uk/digitalsplash) There is a monthly prize of £50 and an overall winner's prize of £250 in Wilkinson Cameras vouchers for the best image, chosen by a panel of judges including a guest professional photographer. Guest judges have included Damien Demolder and Colin Prior, to name but a few. For full details visit: https://www.wilkinson.co.uk/index.php/profile/news/read/id/158/ As well as winning £50 in Wilkinson Cameras vouchers, each monthly winner will have the chance to enter the Grand Final, with a first prize of £250 in Wilkinson Cameras Vouchers, a 2nd prize of £150 in vouchers and 3rd prize of £50 in vouchers. Vouchers can be spent at one of our 10 stores, or on the website www.wilkinson.co.uk Keep checking the website regularly to see what the latest theme is! Only UK entries will be accepted. Full terms and conditions on the link: https://www.wilkinson.co.uk/index.php/profile/news/read/id/158/

Closing Date:  30/September/2015

Contact: Wilkinson
Website: www.wilkinson.co.uk/digitalsplash

Scottish Hosteller Photography Competition 2015

Description: This this year we would like to invite entries inspired by your SYHAdventures. We are also introducing an under-18 category for budding amateur photographers, as well as the existing adult category. The winners of each category will receive a £75 SYHA Hostelling Scotland voucher. The deadline for receiving photos is 30 October 2015 and we will announce the shortlist on our website and social media, as well as printing the top three in the next issue. How to enter: Please send no more than two images per person, either on disc to Photography Competition, Scottish Hosteller Magazine, 7 Glebe Crescent, Stirling, FK8 2JA; or by email to hosteller@syha.org.uk. Terms and conditions and technical specifications for entries can be found on p12 of https://www.syha.org.uk/membership/information.aspx]Scottish Hosteller 2015

Closing Date:  30/October/2015

Contact: SYHA Hostelling Scotland
Website: www.syha.org.uk