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Deadline: Early Bird: 23rd August 2009; Final deadline: 18th October 2009
Entry Fee: Early Bird: $ 25; Regular: $ 35


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

The Four Seasons – A WPGA Photo Contest

thegalaawards1WPGA announces the opening of the FOUR SEASONS CONTEST
Benefiting Save the Children Foundation

THE FOUR SEASONS: There is one category, and as in other WPGA contests it is open to professional and non professional photographers who will compete together in color and black and white. The theme for this contest is the celebration of the Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn. All images should have a seasonal element and be submitted based on the season appropriate to the location in which it was taken.

WPGA would like to see images celebrating the seasons -in landscapes, cityscapes, people at work or on holidays, as well as images expressing the impact of the seasons on living conditions. In this sense documentary images are also welcome provided they represent a story related to a specific season. Although documentary can but does not necessarily mean drama and tragedy: it can also relate the joy of a summer camp or the happiness of a good harvest.

THE JUROR: For this contest there will be only one juror, G.M.B. Akash, photographer from Bangladesh who has an extraordinary professional trajectory, having been awarded by World Press Photo 2006 and selected as one of the 30 emerging photographers by the magazine Photographic District News (PDN 30). He also won the First Prize at the Asian Press Competition. He’ll be the juror and will host the winner in an amazing trip to Nepal, India or Bangladesh (location to be decided by the winner) that constitutes the prize of The Four Seasons Contest.

THE PRIZE: The winner of WPGA The Four Seasons contest will be awarded a paid trip, including lodging, to Nepal, India or Bangladesh, where he will have the chance to work with G.M.B. Akash on a 10-day photographic project to be decided and agreed by both winner and juror. Date and location of the trip will be freely discussed and chosen between juror and the awarded photographer. In case the winner decide not to travel (or cannot travel) the award will consist in a cash prize of $ 3,000.
Additionally, the images produced in this project (or selected images of the winner if the travel doesn’t take place), together with a visual prologue by G.M.B. Akash and selected images of runners up in the contest will be published in the book WPGA – Asia and The Four Seasons. Images selected by the juror will be exhibit in Asia and in another European or US city to be determined at a later time. Artist will get a 40% commission of exhibition sales and another 40% will be donated to Save the Children.As in all WPGA contests, the selected works will be posted in WonderPick Gallery, at no cost, for sales online.
Entry fees: $35 for three images; $10 each additional image. Early Bird submissions will get a 30% discount.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS:

Trip and lodging to Bangladesh, Nepal or India (choice of the winner) to work in a photographic project with the juror G.M.B. Akash (World Press Photo Awardee; PDN 30; First Prze in Asia Press Competition). If the winner cannot travel he will receive $3,000 in cash.

ELIGIBILITY: All ages, all countries; pro, non pro and students Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Artists own the work submitted and they have exclusive copyright. WPGA recognizes that the author retains full ownership of the image copyright. Their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting WPGA contests, in catalogs, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow WPGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest and WPGA exhibitions.

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