Posts tagged with ‘contests’

Restful
Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Travelers Photography Contest were announced earlier this week.
Image: Merit Prize Winner, A Well Earned Rest, by Evan Cole, who writes, “This photo of Moussa Macher, our Tuareg guide, was taken at the summit of Tin-Merzouga, the largest dune (or erg) in the Tadrat region of the Sahara desert in southern Algeria. Moussa rested while waiting for us to finish our 45-minute struggle to the top.” Select to embiggen.

Restful

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Travelers Photography Contest were announced earlier this week.

Image: Merit Prize Winner, A Well Earned Rest, by Evan Cole, who writes, “This photo of Moussa Macher, our Tuareg guide, was taken at the summit of Tin-Merzouga, the largest dune (or erg) in the Tadrat region of the Sahara desert in southern Algeria. Moussa rested while waiting for us to finish our 45-minute struggle to the top.” Select to embiggen.

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Last week we reviewed submissions for The First Ever But Hopefully One of Many FJP Photo Contests and narrowed things down to six finalists.
The contest theme is “Daily Commute” and finalists include a park ranger on his way to work on an elephant in India’s Kanha National Park, commuting by Tuk Tuk in Cambodia, President Obama arriving by helicopter in New York, a mostly empty I-83 in Baltimore, a bus stop in Seattle and a subway stop in Brooklyn.
The contest winner wins a Cinetics miniSkate camera dolly and you get to choose who that lucky winner is by casting your vote at our contest home on Facebook.

Vote

Last week we reviewed submissions for The First Ever But Hopefully One of Many FJP Photo Contests and narrowed things down to six finalists.

The contest theme is “Daily Commute” and finalists include a park ranger on his way to work on an elephant in India’s Kanha National Park, commuting by Tuk Tuk in Cambodia, President Obama arriving by helicopter in New York, a mostly empty I-83 in Baltimore, a bus stop in Seattle and a subway stop in Brooklyn.

The contest winner wins a Cinetics miniSkate camera dolly and you get to choose who that lucky winner is by casting your vote at our contest home on Facebook.

This Image Will Not Win The First Ever FJP Photo Contest
Because even though it’s a super magical shot of the Pulaski Bridge connecting Long Island City in Queens to Greenpoint in Brooklyn, I took it and don’t qualify to win the super magical tripod that we’re giving away to the contest winner.
But your super magical photo could win. All you need to do is enter one on the contest page over on Facebook.
It’s all really easy. The contest theme is “Commuting”. The above I took with my phone. You can do the same. More details on Facebook.
Deadline is Tuesday, June 4. Get them photos in. — Michael
PS: Super Magical is our phrase of the day.

This Image Will Not Win The First Ever FJP Photo Contest

Because even though it’s a super magical shot of the Pulaski Bridge connecting Long Island City in Queens to Greenpoint in Brooklyn, I took it and don’t qualify to win the super magical tripod that we’re giving away to the contest winner.

But your super magical photo could win. All you need to do is enter one on the contest page over on Facebook.

It’s all really easy. The contest theme is “Commuting”. The above I took with my phone. You can do the same. More details on Facebook.

Deadline is Tuesday, June 4. Get them photos in. — Michael

PS: Super Magical is our phrase of the day.

Corbis Contest: Design for a Cause →

Corbis, the stock photography/video/font/design company, has a poster contest with the winner getting £1000 (~$1,600) donated to his or her cause of choice.

Via Corbis:

Use your creative talents to raise awareness for a cause you passionately believe in. There are hundreds of non-profit organisations and under-represented issues that need help being heard. So let’s give them a stronger voice.

Design a poster promoting a cause that really matters to you. No restrictions on the topic but a social focus is mandatory. The best work will have both a high level of technical ability and also carry a strong, clear and engaging message.

Deadline is November 25 and the one requirement is that you use one or more images provided by Corbis in your poster.

Contest information is here.

Somewhat related: Corbis just acquired Demotix, a stock photo and video agency built around communities of amateur and freelance journalists.

photojojo:

Sony’s winners for the 2012 Sony World Photography Competition do not fail to impress. 

American photographer Mitch Dobrowner captured these black and white photos of approaching storms. The sheer magnitude and power captured in them is pretty incredible!

Mitch Dobrowner’s Stormy Portraits

via Creative Review

NASA Has a Data Problem, And a Contest to Solve It
NASA has about 100 terabytes of information gathered from its various space missions. The data sits in various databases created over the years and is difficult to get to and manipulate.
So its Tournament Lab is holding a contest make the data more accessible to both scientists and the public.
Via the NASA Tournament Lab:

[W]hile rich in depth and breath, the [Planetary Data System] databases have developed in a disparate fashion over the years with different architectures and formats for different scientific needs; thereby making acquisition of data problematic!
So, NASA is holding a series of Challenges to generate some simply awesome ideas for mobile or web based applications that will appeal to general users, to search and display compelling facts about the data. Instead of just scientists, our audience will be the millions of school age students, their teachers and parents, game designers and general civilians of the world. We want to deliver this incredible data to users in a way that excites them – and thus, to help them understand the value and potential of this data.

Contest prizes are up to $10,000 and you can learn about it here. If you want to jump right into the data, you can do so here.
Image: Moscow at Night, captured March 28 by the International Space Station. Via NASA.

NASA Has a Data Problem, And a Contest to Solve It

NASA has about 100 terabytes of information gathered from its various space missions. The data sits in various databases created over the years and is difficult to get to and manipulate.

So its Tournament Lab is holding a contest make the data more accessible to both scientists and the public.

Via the NASA Tournament Lab:

[W]hile rich in depth and breath, the [Planetary Data System] databases have developed in a disparate fashion over the years with different architectures and formats for different scientific needs; thereby making acquisition of data problematic!

So, NASA is holding a series of Challenges to generate some simply awesome ideas for mobile or web based applications that will appeal to general users, to search and display compelling facts about the data. Instead of just scientists, our audience will be the millions of school age students, their teachers and parents, game designers and general civilians of the world. We want to deliver this incredible data to users in a way that excites them – and thus, to help them understand the value and potential of this data.

Contest prizes are up to $10,000 and you can learn about it here. If you want to jump right into the data, you can do so here.

Image: Moscow at Night, captured March 28 by the International Space Station. Via NASA.

Photo of the Day: Bee Keeper Lu Kongjiang competes in a “bee-attracting” contest in China’s Hunan province. He was eventually covered by 50 pounds (22.9kg) of bees. The competition’s winner attracted 57 pounds (26kg) of bees.
Via the BBC (Click through to see the mummified winner).

Photo of the Day: Bee Keeper Lu Kongjiang competes in a “bee-attracting” contest in China’s Hunan province. He was eventually covered by 50 pounds (22.9kg) of bees. The competition’s winner attracted 57 pounds (26kg) of bees.

Via the BBC (Click through to see the mummified winner).

Deadline for SPJ Student Journalism Awards →

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards honors college students in print, radio, television and online journalism.

The deadline for submissions is January 26 and the contest is open to college students studying in the United States.

Details are here.

And, of course, good luck to those who apply.