Sunday, 05 June 2016 13:30
The Ozone Zone International Photo Competition which had its beginnings in Canada, this year is run from Dominica as the host country. The jury consisting of local and foreign artists/photographers will select the winners from many international submissions. This is one of most popular international photo competitions due to significant cash awards, very low entry fees, and high quality of entries.
The competition offers four sections, and runs under RPS, IUP, FIAP and PSA patronage. It puts Dominica on the map of international art and photography events. “We hope to see Dominica as a destination for photographers of the world, expanding tourism and engaging many fine local photographers in workshops, tours, and so on” - says Margaret Gajek, competition's chair person. “This competition makes many photographers interested in our island”.
“We had a really hard task last year to select best images” - says Derek Galon, MA, FRPS, FOPS – head of the jury, a Canadian art photographer now living in Dominica. “ This year, due to extra patronage from Royal Photographic Society (UK) and IUP (union of photographers from Asia) we expect many more fine entries.”
This year on top of medals, awards, and cash for international winners, free Pro accounts will be given by Ozone's partner 1X.com, and selected winners will have their works and interviews published in photography magazine Dodho. Caribbean photographers can win additional awards. Entries can be made at www.internationalphotocompetition.com
While the full list of accepted images along with interactive catalogue will be published on competition's website www.internationalphotocompetition.com, a gala presentation of Grand Prix and all other winning images will take place in Roseau after closing the Salon in October.
Catalogue of winning and accepted images from previous year can be seen at http://www.internationalphotocompetition.com/international-photo-salon/winners/
Last year's Grand Prix winner in Dominica-inspired category, Purity, is titled Awakening, by Marek Biegalski from Ireland.
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