Black and White Contest: Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Deadline March 31

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Source: Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Website

On this occasion we invite professional and non professional photographers as well as photography students worldwide, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to submit Single images  to this second edition. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome. Digital or traditional photography or combinations of both are accepted, as well as toned images.

Images can be submitted to any of the categories described below. Any single image can be submitted to one or several categories. Images submitted or awarded in previous contests organized by WPGA or other institutions are accepted, and there is no restriction regarding the date the image was taken.

There is no limit in the quantity of images to be submitted, but the minimum is five single images (in one or several categories). We requiere at least 5 photographs to allow jurors to have a better insight of each artist’s work.

Only online submissions are accepted. To see thespecifications of the files to be uploaded please click here. Please follow strictly the specifications. In case of any doubt please email

Although the online submitted files should have a resolution of 72 dpi, contestants should be able to provide high resolution files if requested for publication.

The first prize will consists in a cash prize of $ 1,000. Winner, Runners up and Honorable Mentions will be featured in the the second issue of the paper-based WonderPick Magazine. (the first issue of the Magazine will be released in the last week of March; the second edition will be released in last week of June). Awarded images will also be featured online in WPGA’s website for one year.

In this opportunity WPGA will donate $1,000 out of the proceeds of the entry fees to a charitable organization, nonprofit art institution or foundation chosen by the winner of the contest.

The second edition of the Black & White contest will be juried by the awarded photographer Nermine Hammam (Egypt) based in El Cairo; David Zimmerman (USA), winner of 2009 Sony World Photography Awards’ L’Iris D’Or and 1st Prize in WPGA’s Annual 2009 Landscape Category; Larry Louie (Canada), winner of the Lux Award 2010, Editor Choice Award of Camara Obscura 2010, WPGA’s Humanitarian Documentary Award 2009,Lucie Trophy Award – IPA; Marita Gootee (USA), full professor in the Department of Art and Area Coordinator for the Photography Emphasis at Mississippi State University; Arjun Mark (India), winner of the first prize of the first edition of WPGA’s Black & White Contest; and Julio Hardy, WPGA’s Managing Director, and Photographer of the Year 2007, Black & White Spider Awards.

Final Deadline – March 31, 2011 at 11:59pm EST
Juror’s Announcement: Finalists: Last week of April 2011; Winners: mid-April 2011

Entry Fees On or before the Early Bird Deadline: $45 for the first 5 images; $7 each additional image. After the Early Bird deadline: $60 for the first 5 images; $10 each additional image.

1. Animals and Wildlife
2. Architecture
3. Digital Enhanced
4. Nature, Flowers
5. Still Life
6. Abstract, Patterns and Textures
7. Landscape
9. Seascape and Underwater
8. Silhouette
9. Nude and Figure
10. Children
11. Citiscapes and Street Photography
12. Culture, People, Travel
13. Sports
14. Performing Arts
15. Portrait
16. Editorial, Photojournalism and Documentary
17. Alternative processes
18. Fine Art

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