MAGNUM, a name everybody who even knows a bit about photography is familiar with. For decades Magnum has ranged among the most important and most influential photo agencies worldwide. Many of the most popular photographers are among the series of Magnum photographers and working under a contract for Magnum Photos surely is a great honor.
Magnum was founded in 1947, which means that the legendary agency will celebrate its 70th anniversary on 27 April this year. To celebrate this special event Magnum and Lens Culture Magazine are organizing a photo competition.
The Magnum Photography Award will give a chance to all photographic talents from all over the world to present their work on an international stage. We think this is a great idea, even the thought of having a chance to present your own pictures in connection with Magnum makes us all excited.
For a second time Magnum Photography and Lens Culture Magazine are aiming to discover the best photographers in the world. A jury is going to award all submitted photos, 12 winners and 20 finalists in 6 categories (documentary, street photography, portrait, fine art, photo journalism and open compositions).
On their website Magnum emphasizes what participating at an award-winning contest of such popularity actually means for your own photo. The images classified by the jury as top photos are shared with a public of 3.5 million people and in addition the winners can be happy with a publication of their own photo series. If that isn’t enough already, the works of the winners as well as those of the finalists and the jury’s favorites will be exhibited in London’s Photographer’s Gallery.
One part of the prize is getting access to Magnum workshops worldwide, which in our opinion is already a very good reason to take this incredible opportunity. 😉
Obviously spring comes with a lot of success for SIGMA, about which we can all be. As announced a couple of days ago, the SIGMA sd Quattro series won the best prize at the Red Dot Award in the category Product Design: the “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. But that’s not all – the SIGMA Cine lenses also received the award “Red Dot”.
The Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography is a renowned photography prize that is awarded every year for extraordinary performances. The award, which is considered to be the most significant in photography worldwide, is organized by the Hasselblad Foundation and worth about 100,000 €.
The list of award winners includes big names such as Henri Cartier-Bresson (1982), Irving Penn (1985) and Cindy Sherman (1999). This year the famous award was given to Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra.
A couple of weeks ago I already told you about the annual lottery organized by SIGMA where one participant’s ticket for the SIGMA Photo Safari is drawn. At this safari the participants get the chance to take some impressive wildlife photos every day with high quality photographic equipment that will be rented.
In 2017 the journey will take us to the unique Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. There the participants will get the opportunity to learn everything about wildlife photography from an expert photographer.
In order to participate at the contest you needed to answer ten questions on the company’s website correctly and then upload your favorite photo. From a pool of all correct answers a professional jury has selected 16 finalists who now compete against each other in a voting. Maybe one of you has managed to convince the jury? Unfortunately I wasn’t that lucky this time but of course I will also join the voting.
The best thing to do is to check this website and pick your favorite!
SIGMA Germany has started this sunny week with a call on Facebook. Those of you who submit their nicest and most special favorite photo of a structure until this Monday, 20 Feb 2017, 6:00 p.m., can win even twice: According to the advertisement every photo will be published on the Facebook page and can be seen there many, many times. On the other hand the best photo will be awarded a great prize – the SIGMA 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary lens.
Here you can learn more about your prize made of glass.
By the way, you won’t find a lot of inspiration on the internet only. If you focus more on this topic, you’ll discover the most beautiful structures even in your everyday routine, on the street, while taking a walk in the city or in nature and even within your own four walls. So open your eyes and your lens cap – and shoot!
I’m a big fan of all kinds of photo awards and competitions and I’m always looking forward to the moment they announce the winner. There is more than one reason for my enthusiasm, but one of the main reasons is definitely, that thanks to these awards and competitions I keep discovering inspiring photo artists.
A couple of days ago, the winner of the “Amateur photographer of the year award 2016” (APOY) was announced. This competition, which is sponsored by SIGMA Imaging UK, has eight monthly rounds, from March till October. The APOY competition took place for the 19th time this year and it all started with the decision of the Amateur Photographer Magazine to showcase all the amazing photographs they received by their readers.
Now that the days get shorter and we have to take our warm jackets out of our closets and start drinking lots of tea again, summer is definitely over. So why not start thinking about winter already? And about the chance of winning a great weekend in a fantastic scenery to take photos for your blog?
For the cooperation “Best of Winter”, digitalphoto.de is looking for two teams of two who feel like visiting and shooting, among other things, in regions like the Alpine world of Karwendel, Eastern Tyrol, the Ammergau Alps, the Nature Park Reutte, Mallnitz in Carinthia as well as the Großarltal in the region of Salzburg.
So, attention landscape photographers – simply send three of our best photos and a short application text to firstname.lastname@example.org and with a bit of luck you’ll win.
One could argue that Red Bull has its finger in every pie. And that is somewhat true, no denying that! 😉 Even when it comes to photography, especially sports photography, Red Bull knows exactly what they are doing. With the Red Bull Illume Image Quest, they created the greatest international photography contest in the world. The focus thereby lies on action and adventure sports.
There are 11 categories to which one can submit photos. The newest category is “Mobile”, the rule for this category is, that only pictures can be submitted, that were taken with a mobile phone or tablet. The contest, which took place for the 4th time this year, saw 34.624 images taken by 5.645 photographers from 120 countries.