Here’s a great opportunity for wildlife photographers, from National Wildlife Federation:
“The National Wildlife Federation is now accepting entries to its 41th annual photo contest. Nature is one of the most inspiring of all photography subjects and since it’s always changing, no shot is ever the same. Cash prizes totaling more than $20,000 and other gifts will be awarded to the winners in seven categories in three separate divisions: Professional, Amateur, and Youth. Winners will be published on the NWF website and a selection will appear in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of National Wildlife magazine.”
Imagine inspiring acclaimed director Ron Howard with your own photographs. Well, “over the next month, Ron Howard, with the help of Canon and the Project Imagin8ion community will select 8 imaginative photos to set the stage for his next production,” according to Canon.
There are two categories to which you can enter—Setting, Time, Character and Mood (entry period ends June 2nd) and Relationship, Goal, Obstacle and The Unknown (entry period June 3 – 14). For full contest rules and to enter, visit the Project Imagin8tion YouTube page.
The National Park Service has kicked off its 12th annual National Historic Landmarks Photo Contest—this year named “Imaging Our National Heritage”—which “encourages people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of the National Historic Landmark in a photo.” The contest is open to both US natives and foreign travelers. For more information and to enter the contest, visit the contest’s Flickr page (I imagine it will be updated with 2011 entries soon), or the official NHL contest website. The contest is open through July 31, 2011.
“The CEA Digital Imaging Division and Tech Enthusiastmembership program are excited to bring you the Earth Day photo and video contest. The contest begins April 1, and you have until April 17 to submit your photo or video. We want to see and hear what Earth Day means to you. It can be anything from a snapshot of your favorite park to a short video telling us what you do to make the world a ‘greener’ place. Get creative!
You may submit up to one photo and one video. Photo submissions should be less than 2MB and sent to photocontest@CE.org. Video entries should be less than 3 minutes and uploaded to YouTube. You need to send a link to your video to photocontest@CE.org. Winners and finalists will be displayed here at DigitalTips.org. Please view the official contest rules before submitting your entry”
“The Colorado Film Institute today announces the launch of the Olympus PEN Your Short 48 Hour Film Contest as part of a new partnership between the 2011 Vail Film Festival, held March 31 through April 3, and Olympus. During the 2011 Vail Film Festival, filmmakers will be challenged to create a film, from start to finish, in a 48-hour timeframe.
Olympus will supply each registered filmmaker with a loaner Olympus PEN® camera, a variety of MICRO Four Thirds™ lenses and accessories and challenges them to create a film festival-ready short in just two days. The winning team of filmmakers (limit five per team) will receive a cash prize of $5,000, courtesy of Olympus, an Olympus PEN interchangeable lens camera kit, VIP passes to the 2012 Vail Film Festival and a private meet-and-greet with an award-winning Hollywood film producer.”