Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Entries are open for The People & Planet International Photography Competition 2012, accessible to amateur and professional photographers anywhere in the world.
The organizers are looking for 53 extraordinary photos of various genres, including portraits, landscapes, animals, objects, or any combination of these, preferably with particular focus on social-justice or environment issues; better if telling “good news” stories. These photos will be published in the 2013 People & Planet: Social Justice & Environment Diary and Calendar, which raises money for our group of about 50 Australian charity partners.
Participants can submit up to a maximum of 4 photos of their own authorship. The photos must have a title each, include 3 to 5 sentences describing each one of them and the social-justice(s) and/or environment issue(s) raised by the photo, and the place where it was taken. You can submit photos previously published elsewhere.
Images can be colour or B&W, but must be at least 300 dpi resolution, supplied in JPEG format, with a maximum file size of 10 MB. We like minimal Photoshop-ing, and we will usually exclude photos where Photoshop-ing is obvious.
Other participation rules can be consulted on the peopleandplanet.org.au website.
Entering The People & Planet International Photography Competition 2012 is free. Submissons must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 April 2012. The winners will be notified by 1 June 2012.
Winners will be selected by the competition Judges:
Michael Cebon (People & Planet Diary and Calendar Editor)
Rodney Dekker (Documentary Photographer)
A 1st Prize of A$1,500 and a 2nd Prize of A$500, both cash, will be attributed to the authors of the best two photos. The author of the photo selected for the cover of the People & Planet Diary & Calendar 2013 will receive a A$500 cash award.
All 53 winners will receive a free copy of the 2013 People & Planet Diary.
This is a great opportunity to have your photos published and achieve international recognition, while at the same time supporting a good causes. You can even use part of the prize to buy some calendars and offer them to your friends and relatives.