Last Chance to Enter Top Knots Wedding Photo Contest

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the wedding photography focused Top Knots photo contest. Among other prizes, the Grand Prize winner receives a round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and a registration pass for classes at WPPI 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, March 11-13.

PDNFirst Place winners in each category get a Nikon DSLR camera, a basic WPPI Membership and other cash-value prizes, as well as their images featured in the May 2013 issue of Photo District News and in a special Top Knots Winner’s gallery at

Categories include Videos, Engagement Photos, Getting Ready, Ceremonies, Portraits, Receptions, Details and Candids. Judges are Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Director, The Knot Inc.; Agha Muzam, Photo Editor, Martha Stewart Weddings; Jessica Latimer, Managing Editor, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style; and Jason Groupp, Director, WPPI.

Entry fees are $45 per image and $60 per series (membership discounts are available). A series must be related visually and has a limit of six images.

Again, the deadline is tomorrow, Jan. 15. For more information, rules and to enter, go to

$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 and represented in the PDN Photo Annual, June 2012.

For more information about the contest and to enter, go to

PDN and Rangefinder to Launch New Online Magazine in December

New online magazine for photographersPhoto District News (PDN) and Rangefinder recently announced their first content collaboration since PDN’s parent company, The Neilsen Company, acquired Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines late last year. The new publication is an ezine called Pix, The Photographer’s Field Guide and will mostly likely be published annually.

Pix is scheduled to launch on Dec. 8 and is free to subscribers. The Neilsen Company expects to distribute the ezine to over 250,000 photographers, from hobbyists to dedicated pros. Pix will be more focused on gear guides and how-to articles.

It will be available online and on the iPad with more than 100 pages of editorial content, The Neilsen Company says. The first issue will cover Compact System Cameras, tips and tricks on technique and processing, the best ways for photographers to share their images, workshops and classes in photography, and more.

Pix will be available by email to subscribers, through the iTunes App store and the PDN and Rangefinder websites. For more information, and to offer content ideas, go to