Photography Competitions

remembering elephants

Description: November 15: The competition to find 10 more images from the public for inclusion in the book, Remembering Elephants, launched today in the December issue of Wild Planet. By entering this unique competition, 10 people could see their photographs of wild elephants published alongside those by 50 of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners Frans Lanting, Greg du Toit, Jonathan and Angela Scott and Martyn Colbeck. Remembering Elephants will be published in September next year and the book is the central part of a project by wildlife photographers to raise money for anti-ivory poaching initiatives organized by the Born Free Foundation. The contest to find 10 more images is open to everyone, from amateurs to pros. Entries can be uploaded now to: A full list of the competition terms and conditions can also be found here. Each entry will cost $7.50 (you can enter from anywhere in the world), and there is no limit on the number of times you can enter. All funds raised after costs will go straight to the cause. So whether you win or not, you can feel good about entering, as you are donating to help save elephants from poaching. STORY TELLING IMAGES We are looking for images of wild African elephants to help us tell the story of their lives – from birth through to old age, illustrated with as many different types of behaviour as possible. Images entered need to have been taken in the wild, true to the original scene, with minimal editing and nothing added. The competition organisers reserve the right to review the RAW images of the final selection before inclusion is guaranteed. The file size needs to be a minimum of 3500 pixels longest edge. The 10 winning photographers will have their photos (only one per winner) printed in the book and will each receive a copy of the book and also an invitation to the VIP launch in London on 20th September 2016. The closing date for entries is: Midnight (GMT) Sunday 3rd January, 2016 THE JUDGES The judges of the competition are Keith Wilson, editor of Wild Planet Photo Magazine and also editor of Remembering Elephants; Margot Raggett, wildlife photographer and the founder of the Remembering Elephants project; Greg du Toit, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013, a professional fine art wildlife photographer and safari guide who has photographed Africa’s wildest, remotest and largest ecosystems, and David Lloyd, wildlife photographer and two times finalist of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. ABOUT THE BOOK Remembering Elephants, in association with the Born Free Foundation and Wild Planet Photo Magazine, is an unprecedented book that has gathered support from some of the best wildlife photographers. Fund raising began in August and raised nearly £60,000 to guarantee the funding of the book. Design will start in early 2016, ready for printing and then delivery in early September 2016, when Remembering Elephants will go on sale via the Born Free Foundation. All profits raised from book sales will go directly to fight poaching. The book can also be pre-ordered for £45 + postage by emailing:

Closing Date:  03/January/2016

Contact: born free

2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Description: The free to enter 2016 Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition, aiming to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world. The awards have brought unrivalled global reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $25K for the Professional winner and $5K for the Open winner, plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment and more. The awards offer categories across all genres of photojournalism, fine art and commercial photography. The 2015 edition was the most successful to date, attracting over 173,000 entries from 171 countries. The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards has five competitions, all free to enter: Professional - 14 categories, judged on a series of images Open - 10 categories, judged on a single image, open to all Youth - 3 categories, for photographers aged 12-19 Student Focus - for those studying photography National Award - finding the best single image taken by a local photographer in over 50 countries Open, Youth, National Award Competitions deadline: 5 January 2016 Professional Competition deadline: 12 January 2016 Enter today for free:

Closing Date:  05/January/2016

Contact: Matthew Oxley

The National Tattoo Photography Awards

Description: Calling all photographers! Are you pretty nifty with a camera? Consider yourself an Instagram connoisseur? Love all things ink? Then grab your kit and gear up for The National Tattoo Photography Awards taking place at Tattoo Freeze, 31st January 2016 at Telford International Centre. Back again for another year, we'll be on the hunt for the very best tattoo themed photograph and awarding the winner £350 of shopping vouchers! Happy 2016, indeed! This year, there are even more ways to enter: 1) Enter via Facebook. Head on over to the Tattoo Freeze Facebook Page and submit your chosen photo to be in with a chance of winning! 2) Enter via Instagram or Twitter. Simply snap and share your photo and tag #NTPAwards2016 for your chance to win! We welcome all levels of photography, from amateur to professional, old to young, so don't be shy and get involved. We can't wait to see your shots! Full T&Cs available here. Tattoo Freeze takes place on January 31st 2016 at The International Centre, Telford.

Closing Date:  17/January/2016

Contact: Alice Richardson