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National Natural Landmarks 2012 Photo Contest

(First Place Photo, 2011 NNL Photo Contest)

It’s a good thing entrants to this photo contest aren’t required to say the name of the competition three times fast in order to qualify, because that name—National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest—is a doozy.

The National Park Service has kicked off its 9th annual National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Photo Contest, which encourages photographers to “capture images of the scenic and diverse natural heritage found within the nearly 600 NNL sites nationwide.” (Check out the full list of the U.S.’s National Natural Landmarks if you need help finding one.)

Visit the contest website for official rules and to enter your shots.


Hearst 8X10 Photography Biennial Photo Contest

(right image: detail of Girl in Wind – King’s Palace, Kabul © Thomas Stanworth, 2011 winner)

Hearst has made a call for entries for the 2013 8X10 Photography Biennial photo contest. According to Hearst, the 8×10 Photography Biennial is a competition to identify and promote new and emerging talent among photographers in the United States and abroad. Eight winners of the 2013 contest will:

- Showcase selected works in an exhibition under the title, “8×10″ in the Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and the Hearst Gallery at Hearst Tower in New York City.
- Be published in the accompanying “8×10″ catalog and on and

The contest is free to enter and runs through August 1, 2012. For more information visit


National Wildlife Federation Hosts Celebrate Nature Through Photography Contest

The National Wildlife Federation is hosting a “Celebrate Nature Through Photography” photo contest. Featuring seven categories (baby animals, backyard habitats, birds, connecting people and nature, landscapes and plant life, mammals, and other wildlife) and two entry levels (general and youth), the NWF contest invites you to enter your photos for the chance to win “thousands of dollars in prizes, get exposure, and support the National Wildlife Federation’s work to protect wildlife.”

Based on our archive of stellar nature-themed “closeUP” DP reader photos, we know that many of you have a talent for celebrating nature through photography.

The contest closes July 16, 2012 after which time the people’s choice judging period will begin. Visit for contest rules and to enter. Good luck!

(National Wildlife Federation)


Surfrider Foundation Presents 3-Second Movie Contest for World Water Day

Three Seconds

“A lot can happen in three seconds,” points out the Surfrider Foundation, in an effort to bring attention to the immense impact that such a fleeting period of time can have on the environment. For instance: “Every three seconds, approximately 70 tons of sewage and human effluent is discharged into the world’s water ways.”

Grim? Yes. But we can use art to take action and spread the word.

In honor of the UN-established World Water Day holiday (March 22nd), Surfrider is hosting the 3 Second Movie Contest in which entrants are encouraged to create and share a water-themed movie in the span of three seconds. Because, as we now know, a lot can happen in that brief amount of time.

The Details

Surfrider is challenging its supporters to share their cinematic visions and interpretations of water by creating a short three-second film. Between now and March 12th, send your three-second long, water related movies (mov, .avi, .mpeg and .mp4 files preferred) to Surfrider’s favorite submissions will receive prize packages and gear from GoPro camera and Teva footwear. The winners will be announced on World Water Day. Visit for more information.



CEA Hosts Best Shots Photo Contest

(images via CEA)


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which hosts the CES mega tech show every year, is also hosting a photo competition. The Best Shots Photo Contest invites shutterbugs to enter photos for the chance to win great prizes and have their images viewed by visitors of the CES show. The grand prize winner, to be announced January 13, 2012, at the 2012 International CES, will receive a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera and a 55-200mm zoom lens.

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