Photography News | Issue 69 | photographynews.co.uk
NEWS IN BRIEF
The Nikon Photo Contest is one of the largest photo competitions in the world, achieving a record 97,369 submissions from 33,000 photographers in 170 countries. This year, the contest is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Submissions were invited in three categories: Open, Next Generation and Short Film. The Nikon Photo Contest 2018- 2019winners are as follows: n Open Award Single Photo Gold Prize: Alma and Alzheimers, by Jason Parnell-Brookes (UK), shown right n OpenAwardPhotoStoryGoldPrize: Hope, by ThaibChaidar (Indonesia) n Next Generation Single Photo Gold Prize: Ayimpoka, by Sara De Antonio Feu (Spain) n Next Generation Photo Story Gold Prize: Moments in Our Youthful Days, by Fanghua (China) The announcement of the Grand Prize winner will be made at the official award ceremony in Tokyo on 23 August 2019. All winning photos and videos can be found at nikon-photocontest.com/en/
The Fusion series of filters joins the Hoya range as a ‘fusion’ of the brand’s most highly valued features which include 18 multi-layer coatings, high light transmission, pro-grade optical glass, water- and stain-resistant coating and slim filter frames. The Fusion series is available in protector, ultra-violet and circular polariser. Pricesstartfrom£20andsizes range from37mm to 82mm. intro2020.co.uk
New monitor fromBenQ
International charity Born Free is running a free-to-enterwildlife photography contest to promote its campaign against trophy and canned hunting. Photographers of all skill levels can enter and shots can be taken in the UK or abroad so long as they portray Born Free
The Preservation Trust launched this contest last year to discover how photographers interpreted architecture and as a way of making architecture accessible to a wider audience. The contest culminated in an exhibition of the top ten images that was seen by over 3000 visitors. This year there are three themes; Architecture of Architectural Photographer of the Year Bath
the beauty of freedom. Entries will be uploaded to Born Free’s Facebook page and the public invited to vote for the winner. Closing date is 30 September. For details see the website.
The BenQ SW270C features the company’s screen-wide colour uniformity technology, shows 99% of the Adobe colour space and is HDR10 compatible. It also has a USB-C port, supports 24P/25P video content and has 16-bit 3D look-up table and Delta E<2 in Adobe RGHB and sRGB colour spaces for the most accurate colour view. The monitor costs £699. xpdistribution.com
Entertainment; Bath: after the Georgians; and Junior POTY for photographers under the age of 19.
International Filter Photo Contest 2019
A to images taken at National Trust Sissinghurst has been added to the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest (IGPOTY). It is the first time the renowned garden created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson has had its own category in this leading photography contest, which closes 6 October. igpoty.com Sissinghurst award category dedicated
This contest, sponsored by Cokin, Formatt-Hi-tech, Hoya and Kenko, is looking for great images that show creative and effective use of photographic filters. Judging will be done photographers from four different countries. There is one grand prize of Yen500,000 (about £3866) for the
overallwinner,ajudgesspecialprize of Yen 100,000 and 30 ‘excellent work’ prizes of Yen 10,000 of Kenko-Tokina group products. Entry closes 31October 2019. The winners will be announced on the website in February 2020.
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