Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2017 Now Open

Friday, 22 September 2017 01:24

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards logoThe Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition 2017 is open to professional and amateur photographers from around the world, but images must be taken in Scotland.

Entries close 24:00 hours GMT on Thursday 30th November 2017.

This is the 8th annual competition to seek the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year.

The Categories

Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2017
Scottish Wildlife Portrait
Scottish Wildlife Behaviour
Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast
Scottish Landscape - The Land
Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace
Scottish Botanical
Natural Abstract

Additional Categories

Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 (open to under-18s). Up to 5 images on any Scottish nature subject.

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Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 Open Call

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:22

Deadline Extended to July 3

Rennaisance 2017 extended banner

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

Now in its 10th edition, the prize is once again on the hunt for outstanding photography. The annual award discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.

You could enjoy valuable international exposure and excellent prizes. With judges from The Photographers’ Gallery, HOTSHOE Magazine, Foam, The Guardian and many more, entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics. There are over 6000 GPB / 7000 EUR / 8000 USD worth of prizes to be won.

Read more: Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 Open Call


5th Ozone Zone International Photo Competition now OPEN

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 14:22

Enter Ozone Zone's Gala Fifth Anniversary Edition

Ozone Zone salon logo1The Ozone Zone International Photo Competition (OZIPS), initially originating in Canada, is run this year, once again, from Dominica as the host country. The jury of acclaimed local and foreign artists and photographers will select the winners from many international submissions.

OZIPS is one of most popular international photo competitions due to significant cash awards, very low entry fees, and high number of acceptances. Winning this Salon can help accelerate your photography career, and accepted images receive international exposure.

This is Salon's 5th Anniversary edition, with massive 216 awards and medals, and patronage of many top international photo organizations. Such patronage means that authors can receive prestigious international distinctions from PSA, RPS, IUP, GPU, MOL, and other organizations.

We had a really hard task last year to select best images, and we had some beautiful winning works. We are always excited to see such remarkable works entered to our Salon.” - says Derek Galon, MA, FRPS, FOPS – head of the jury, and Canadian art photographer now living in Dominica. “This year, due to extra patronage and many more awards, we expect many more fine entries.”??

Read more: 5th Ozone Zone International Photo Competition now OPEN


Your Voices Helped! H.R. 1695 Passes House

Thursday, 27 April 2017 19:35

Thanks to all for making your voices heard!

House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695).  This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) — makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. ~ House Judiciary Committee press release, April 27, 2018

Pay attention, though. H.R. 1695 now moves to the Senate!

Stay tuned for more alerts as H.R. 1695 moves to the Senate. Be forewarned that it only takes one Senator to put a hold on the bill, so your continued support will be essential to protect our basic rights.

Read more: Your Voices Helped! H.R. 1695 Passes House


Protect Copyright: Urge your U.S. Representative to Vote "Yes" on H.R. 1695

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:29

(via the Illustrators Partnership of America)

copyright symbolArtists and advocates should act now to protect the future of copyright!

Congress is considering a new bill to change the way the head of the Copyright Office is appointed. It scheduled for a Rule's Committee meeting today and will likely be voted on by the House in the next few days. From there it will move to the Senate.

Under the new legislation - H.R. 1695 - the Register of Copyrights would be nominated by the President subject to confirmation by the Senate. Currently, the Register of Copyrights is appointed by the Librarian of Congress, serves under the Librarian, and as we saw last November, can be removed at will by the Librarian.

Why does this matter?

  • On October 21, 2016, the previous Register of Copyrights was summarily removed by the newly-appointed Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.
  • Dr. Hayden is a well-known promoter of Open Access, and appears committed to the goal of making Internet content free.
  • Many in the creative community believe she was appointed because she is a political activist whose views would serve the interests of the Big Internet firms currently lobbying for open access, orphan works legislation, etc.

Read more: Protect Copyright: Urge your U.S. Representative to Vote "Yes" on H.R. 1695


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