Enter the 2014 HIPA Photography Awards

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) is an independent award established in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, in order to encourage and spread the culture of photography across the world.


  • Life in Colour
  • General/Entrants Choice
  • Faces (Black and White only)
  • Night Photography


  • Grand Prize: $120,000
  • Life in Colour category winner: $25,000
  • General category winner: $15,000
  • Faces category winner: $15,000
  • Night photography category winner: $15,000

Entry fee: Free

Entry Requirements: Participants must be over 18 years of age, from anywhere in the world, to submit entries. You may only submit up to one photo in each category.

Closing date: 31 December 2014.

For more details: www.hipa.ae/en/

Photograph Your Change and Win £1,000!


There are almost 100 different commemorative £2, £1 and 50p coin designs currently in circulation in the United Kingdom.

Featuring topics ranging from the Olympics, British bridges, Trinity House lighthouses, Kew Gardens and Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, British coinage is full of surprises.

‘The purpose of the #BritainInCoins competition is to encourage the general public to check their coins carefully and to try to capture an image which draws inspiration from these themes,’ said Change Checker’s Mark Liversidge.

‘People will be amazed at the variety of designs on their cash and once you start discovering the treasure in your pocket, it becomes addictive!’

The competition, which closes on 30 September 2014, will be judged by a panel consisting of Matt Tindall, creative director of The Westminster Collection, former Royal Mint chief engraver Matthew Bonaccorsi, and award-winning photographer Stephen Banks.

One winner, whose image is judged to be the best entry in terms of its overall artistic and technical merit, will pocket the first prize.

Five runners-up will receive a prize of a Royal Mint 2014 Year Set of coins.

Judge Stephen Banks said: ‘This competition is a real challenge to anyone with a camera – with a really great prize.

‘Anyone could win it if they can come up with a truly ingenious photograph that uses a British coin as inspiration.’

Full details of how to enter can be found at www.changechecker.org/BritainInCoins

Submit Your Work for the Winter 2015 Issue of Emerging Photographer

Emerging Photographer

Emerging Photographer magazine is relaunching. Be a part of this new adventure and participate for the chance to be profiled in a full feature in print.

For six years, Emerging Photographer magazine has given inspiration and advice to student photographers, recent graduates and photo assistants who are poised to make their mark in the photo industry.

Now, they are getting into the spirit of crowdsourcing, inviting photographers everywhere to shape the content of the upcoming Winter 2015 print issue, which will have a bold new design, laid out to echo the feel of a stunning photo book.

Until 15 September 2014, they invite you to submit an entry of up to 10 images of your work. The featured photographers will be selected by the editors of Emerging Photographer and its parent magazine, PDN.

  • Travel/Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Fine Art
  • Documentary
  • Portrait + Fashion

For more details: http://emerging.pdncontests.com

Why You Should Sell Your Art to Interior Designers


Selling art to interior designers will boost your career. Here’s how:

  1. Stress-free, quick sales
  2. Get paid immediately
  3. Curriculum vitae or resume not required
  4. Top interior designers are repeat buyers
  5. Easy to find and approach

If you are in the business of art / photography, meaning you set about to make money by creating art and selling it, then you should investigate selling art to interior designers.

For the full article visit: http://artprintissues.com/2014/08/selling-art-interior-designers-rocks/

Calling for the Best Portrait and Wedding Pictures

TZ International Photography and Art Community (TZIPAC) are calling for portrait and wedding artists from everywhere to share their most amazing images in their “International Portrait and Wedding Exposée”.

The entries are completely FREE as they aim to discover and share the most outstanding visual arts in the field of portrait and wedding photography.

Join them in this international exhibition, gain the chance to share and showcase your artworks to readers from over 40 countries worldwide, and win the coveted title of TZIPAC International Portrait Image of the Year or TZIPAC International Wedding Image of the Year.

The Exposée is calling for entries until the 31 October 2014.

For more details: http://tzipac.com/wedding-and-portrait-exposee-call-for-entries