$75,000 in Prizes at PDN One Life International Photography Competition

PDN announces that the early entry deadline for its One Life International Photography Competition is Friday, June 28 at 11:59 ET.

PDNThe Grand Prize winner receives a New York City solo exhibition and reception, a $25,000 cash grant, and a feature in PDN Magazine. The Day in the Life winner receives a special feature at a New York City exhibition, a trip around the world plus a $10,000 cash grant and a feature on See.Me sent to more than half a million people worldwide.

All participating photographers receive an online portfolio, a package of exclusive gifts and discounts from sponsors and a free digital copy of PDN Magazine. There are also Category Awards and an Early Entry Award.

The competition highlights “images that illuminate your perspective, your community, what you love, your travels – anything that exhibits your world and experience.”

The panel of judges includes: Geordie Wood, Photo Editor, FADER; Emilie Harjes, Photo Editor, Reader’s Digest; John Gimenez, Contests & Events, PDN; Andy Outis, Art Director: Marketing, New York Magazine; Kristen Walsh, Art Producer, Arnold Worldwide; Mark Murrmann, Photo Editor, Mother Jones; and Elizabeth Krist, Photo Editor, National Geographic.

Click here to enter the competition, and go to www.onelifephotos.com for all the details.

PDN Photo Annual Contest Deadline is Tomorrow

PDNYou can win cash and prizes in PDN‘s 2013 Photo Annual Contest, including the $15,000 Arnold Newman prize for the New Directions in Photographic Portraiture and The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund, a cash award that goes to one pro and one student. The deadline to enter is Jan., 29 (or tomorrow, if you prefer).

Other prizes include the PDN Publisher’s Choice Award, The Adobe presents the Breakthrough Photography Award, The Sony Emerging Photographer Award and The Epson Creativity Award.

Categories include Advertising, Magazine/Editorial, Photo Books, Photojournalism/Sports, Documentary, Corporate Design, Photo Products/Self Promo Pieces, Personal, Stock Photography, Web Sites, Student Work and Video.

Each single entry is $45 ($32 for members, $25 for students) and each series entry is $55 ($40 for members, $25 for students).

For more information about the contest, go to pdnphotoannual.com, click here to enter and click here to see last year’s winners.

Special Events Planned for PhotoPlus Expo in NYC, Oct. 24-27

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo announced a series of special events that will take place during PhotoPlus Expo from October 24-27 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Photography conference and eventThe events will provide attendees with additional insights, including a sneak peek at some the new products and technologies on display; an opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed by several industry icons; and a special screening of a lynda.com documentary film about the life and work of husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor.

Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up
PDN PhotoPlus Expo will host its second annual Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up Product Preview event on Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center (Lower Level). The Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up will provide media and conference and expo attendees with a sneak peek of products, services, and technologies on display during the PhotoPlus Expo, which opens on Thursday morning, Oct. 25.

The event will include a series of live Twitter boards where attendees can send tweets and photos to their followers about some of the interesting products they see during the Test Drive Rally. The live Twitter boards will also allow attendees to communicate with each other and share their thoughts and observations, in real time.

Admission to the PhotoPlus Expo Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up is free to anyone who presents an official PhotoPlus Attendee or Media badge. Anyone can register for free at PhotoPlusExpo.com.

Portfolio Reviews
PDN and the Palm Springs Photo Festival are hosting a three-day Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus for professional and emerging photographers by appointment, Oct. 25-27. During the portfolio reviews you will receive valuable feedback, create new relationships, and possibly land your next assignment.

Participants registered by Oct. 12 can choose from more than 150 top industry pros and determine who will review their portfolios. The cost for five reviews is $275 and a 10 percent discount is available for 10 or more reviews. A Portfolio Review registration includes free admission to PhotoPlus exhibit hall.

Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography, a Documentary Film Premiere
He experiments in a darkroom. She composes on a computer screen. Together, husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor create haunting, layered dreamscapes that push the boundaries of photography’s possibilities. Step inside the artists’ quiet Florida compound for a peek at their complementary work, contrasting processes, and inspiration-seeking expeditions through an alligator-dwelling swamp: lynda.com will premiere its documentary film, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography, on Friday, October 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., including a Q&A session following the screening. Jerry and Maggie, along with the film’s director and producer, will participate in the Q&A.

This documentary from lynda.com explores both the technical and emotional aspects of Jerry’s and Maggie’s work, from the composition to the criticism, with insight from other preeminent voices in photography. Attendance to the film’s debut is free to all show attendees.

Annual PhotoPlus Expo BASH and Gold Expo Passes
Tickets are available for the annual PDN PhotoPlus Expo BASH at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in Times Square Friday, Oct. 26 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Socialize amongst the “stars” while enjoying music, cocktail and plenty of photo opportunities. Click here for more information.

Gold Expo Passes are available for PhotoPlus Expo 2012 which include a three-day pass to the PhotoPlus exhibit hall, Oct. 25-27, an exclusive onsite Gold Expo Service Desk, admission to the Gold Expo lounge with free Wi-Fi, admission to all keynote presentations and a swag bag filled with premiums and special offers. Also, 20 lucky Gold Expo Pass buyers will find a Golden Ticket in their bag for an amazing prize valued at up to $500, such as an iPad, photo gear from B&H Photo, gift cards and more. Click here for more information. 

$10,000 in Cash and Prizes in Health-Focused Photo Competition

Photo District News (PDN) and BD, a medical technology company, announced the Hope for a Healthy World Photo Competition. The entry deadline for this health-related photo competition is March 9, and there is no entry fee.

PDNCategories include Best Global Health Story, with $5,000 in cash going to the winner, Best Global Health Image (winner gets $2,500) and Best Global Health Multimedia ($2,500). All winners receive a PhotoServe Portfolio ($860 value), a one-year subscription to PDN, a 2012 PDN PhotoPlus Expo Gold Expo Pass, and all-access Big Love Pass to the 2012 LOOK3 Festival.

Judges include David Griffin, visuals editor, The Washington Post; Jon Jones, photo editor, Sunday Times Magazine, UK; Laara Matsen, photo editor, D2 Magazine; Kira Pollack, director of photography, TIME Magazine; and Marcel Saba, director, Redux Pictures.

All of the winners’ work will become part of Hope for a Healthy World Photo Exhibition, a traveling debut at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Va., June 7-9, and will be placed in the contest gallery hosted on PDNonline.com and represented in the PDN Photo Annual, June 2012.

For more information about the contest and to enter, go to www.bdphotocompetition.com/.

Free Expo Passes for 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo Available Until October 15

Attendee registration for the 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo (PPE10) is now open. PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2010 will take place from October 28-30, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. PhotoPlus Expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of new products, and a host of seminars and demonstrations that can help you keep up with the convergence of still photography and video.