Tag: competition

May 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Animal Highlights from the 2013 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

Animal Highlights from the 2013 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. The contest, which is open now, ends Sunday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. Coordinated Universal Time (UCT)…

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April 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The winners of the Seventh Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were just announced, and the top 12 finalists are just as remarkable as years past. With over 3990 voters, Pierre Dalous (User: Kookburra 81) took home top honours with his photograph of European Bee-eaters. Round 1 of voting began in mid-January…

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April 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

The Top 25 'Pictures of the Day' for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2012‘). It’s hard to believe we’re already a 1/4 of the way through 2013. Below you will find…

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March 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest [25 pics]

Smithsonian Magazine's 10th Annual Photo Contest [25 pics]

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world. The Smithsonian will be awarding eight prizes: Grand Prize: $2,500 Category Winners: The winners of each of the five categories will receive $500…

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February 13, 2013 at 11:47 am

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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February 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards [35 pics]

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards [35 pics]

The World Photography Organisation just revealed the shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. In a year that saw over 122,000 entries from 170 countries – the highest number of submissions to date – the judges have selected a shortlist of photographs that stood out beyond…

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December 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 100 'Pictures of the Day' for 2012

After the positive reception from last year’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. That time has come! Below are the top 100 POTDs for 2012.…

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October 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Highlights from the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Highlights from the 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winners of the internationally acclaimed Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were announced last week at a gala awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. The world-renowned exhibition opens on October 19th and runs until March 3rd, 2013 before it goes on a UK and international tour. Now in…

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October 17, 2012 at 9:28 am

The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 75 'Pictures of the Day' for 2012

*Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of…

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August 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

The 2011 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The 2011 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The winners of the Sixth Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were recently announced and the final round gallery is a sight to behold. Since 2006, the contest has featured the best photographs available on Wikimedia Commons. To be eligible, a photograph must first have been featured on the site in 2011.…

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