CategoryCompetitions

Isle of Wight Photographers Celebrate Julia Margaret Cameron Bicentenary

Julia Margaret Cameron BicentenaryThe Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) will soon launch its 2015 Awards, and in a brand new section they will also be looking for the very best female photographer from the Isle of Wight.

Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning image? IWPOY are looking for inspiring photographers whose winning photos will take pride of place in an exclusive exhibition to mark the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthday.

IWPOY Founder, Professional Photographer & Tutor Gary Early, said: “We’re really excited about this years IWPOY and hope to receive a great selection of images. This is a ‘money can’t buy opportunity’ and a chance for everyone on the Isle of Wight to showcase their photographic talents.” Continue reading

Isle of Wight Photographers Join 6th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

Calling Isle of Wight Photographers, would you like to join over 20,500 photographers on 5th October for the 3rd annual worldwide photo walk on the Isle of Wight?

Photography enthusiasts with any form of imaging equipment be it point and shoot, compact, DSLR or mobile phone are invited to have some FREE photographic fun around the Town and surrounding area of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight Photographers will be taking part in what has been described as the “Largest Global Social Event for Photographers”.

The Photo walk is a great opportunity for photographers of any ability to socialise, learn and share tips on this annual event, which is now in its sixth year.

Isle of Wight photographers for the 4th time will join with locations all over the world in participating in a photo walk from 11am to 2pm on Saturday October 5th, led by professional photographer and tutor Gary Early. Continue reading

Isle of Wight Stargazers: Star Count 2013

Isle of Wight Stargazers are being asked to count the number of stars they can see (with the naked eye) within the constellation of Orion.

The national Star Count (clear skies permitting) will take place between Friday 8th February – Monday 18th February.

Everyone who joins in will have a chance to win a fantastic telescope or one of ten copies of the Stargazers’ Almanac.

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Amnesty Young Human Rights Competition 2013

Are you a budding journalist or a future photographer? If so, then enter Amnesty’s Young Human Rights Reporter competition.  

All you have to do is write an article or take a photo on a human rights theme… and you could become the Young Human Rights Journalist/Photojournalist of 2013.

The competition is open to ages seven to 18 and is split into different age categories. Photos should be on a human rights issue and we are looking for photos which that show creativity and that make the viewer care about the story at hand. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to enter!

Photos can be taken on mobile phones or any digital camera. Permission must be sought before taking and submitting photos. Written articles can be up to 500 words long and can be about any human rights issue the reporter feels passionately about.  

More information about the competition, including terms and conditions and how to enter, can be found on the Amnesty page, The deadline for entries is 18 February 2013.

RPS Call for entries – The World’s Best Scientific Images 2013

The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council has put out a call for the world’s best scientific images. 

Scientists creating images to support their research and photographers making images to record science in all its aspects showing applications of diverse photographic techniques are encouraged to submit images. 100 of the best – selected by scientists, photographers, and those working in the field – will be included in an exhibition that will open in Newcastle in September 2013 as part of the British Science Festival and will then tour the UK and abroad. Continue reading

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition 2013

Good news to get focused on photography!

Following an extended ‘Gap Year’ the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition and Awards (IWPOY) will return in January 2013.

The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition and Awards initiated 2006, provides an opportunity for all photographers around the Isle of Wight to communicate and share their skills with other Island photographers.

As organisers of the annual competition  “the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year will be back in January 2013 with prizes and challenges for all photographers who live on the Island.”

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All Island Picture Of The Year Competiton 2012

It’s almost that time of year, when Isle of Wight photography club members dust off their photos and take the plunge within the inter-club competition circuit to try and gain individual credit for their photographic masterpieces.

The ‘All Island Picture Of The Year’competition, allows members of all camera clubs a pot shot at the coveted title.

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