World Press Photo of the Year 2006

The annual exhibition of World Press Photo will visit in 2007 over 85 locations around the world. For the exhibition schedule see: www.worldpressphoto.nl/exhibitions. Overall winner: Spencer Platt, USA, Getty Images World Press Photo jury chair Michele McNally describes the winning image: “It’s a picture you can keep looking at. It has the complexity and contradiction of real life, amidst chaos. This photograph makes you look beyond the obvious.” Spot News 1st prize singles: Akintunde Akinleye, Nigeria, Reuters 1st prize stories: Davide Monteleone, Italy, Contrasto Contemporary Issues 1st prize singles: Walter Astrada, Argentina, World Picture Network 1st prize stories: José Cendón, Spain, Agence France-Presse General News 1st prize singles: Paolo Pellegrin, Italy, Magnum Photos for Newsweek/The New York Times Magazine 1st prize stories: Zsolt Szigetváry, Hungary, for MTI Daily Life 1st prize singles: Spencer Platt, USA, Getty Images 1st prize stories: David Guttenfelder, USA, The Associated Press People in the News … Read more

Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Held annually, the competition aims to find the most stunning and original wildlife pictures taken by photographers worldwide of all ages. The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is an international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Being placed in this competition is something that wildlife photographers, worldwide, aspire to. Achieving the perfect picture is down to a mixture of skill, vision, originality, knowledge of nature and luck. Each year thousands of entries are received and judged by a specially selected expert panel. The winners are announced at an awards ceremony that takes place each October at the Natural History Museum, London. Winning entries from the 2006 competition can be seen at the Natural History Museum … Read more

International Society of Photographers Convention and Symposium

Attention Everyone! If you browse the Internet and get to the following photography challenge, don’t participate, it’s a scam!!! It’s about one big symposium of seminars, workshops, and lectures in 22-25 March 2007 so get ready! Get ready for exclusive presentations of the finest photographers, get ready to improve your artistry and get ready to compete! Ok, you now know when and what but where? Welcome to Las Vegas! Welcome to one of the richest and most extravagant amateur photography contests in history! You Could Win this: $25,000.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded, including a Grand Prize of $10,000.00, A Second Prize of $2,500.00, three Third Prizes of $1,000.00, five prizes of $500.00 each, and many additional prizes! “So our 2007 Convention will offer them some of the most talented faculty we’ve ever assembled. We are particularly pleased to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, famous celebrity … Read more

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