2010 winning photo by Arjun Mark, India. Courtesy of Worldlide Photography Gala Awards
The 2013 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Black and White Photographer Of The Year is now open for entries.
There is an early bird deadline of December 2 2012, allowing you to submit 3 images for half of the normal entry fee.
Juried by Arjun Mark and Virginia Fabri, the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards will select the 2013 Black & White Photographer of the Year.
WPGA invites professional and non professional photographers worldwide, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to submit Single images and Portfolios to this award. 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 26 available categories, and any single image and/or portfolios 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 three single images (in one or several categories). The Portfolio should be composed of 5 images conforming a coherent body of work.
The first prize consists of:
- Designation as WPGA 2013 B&W Photograher of the Year.
- The brand new Canon EOS 6D, shipped by B&H New York
- Extensive exposure in world wide media
Runners up and Honourable Mentions will be selected, as well as awardees in each category (such as B&W Nature Photographer of the Year). Diplomas and specially designed banners for the photographers' websites will be available for download. All awarded images will also be featured online in WPGA's website for one year.
2 x 1 Early Bird Deadline - December 2nd, 2012 at 11:59pm PST
Images purchased on or before the early bird deadline can be submitted at any time until the final deadline
Final Deadline - February 3rd, 2013 at 11:59pm EST
Juror's Announcement: Finalists: Last week of March, 2013; Winners: Mid April, 2013
On or before the Early Bird Deadline (2 x 1):
Single Image $35 for the first 3 images; $5 each additional image
Portfolio: First Portfolio (composed of 5 images) $40; each additional portfolio $25
After the Early Bird deadline
Single Image: $70 for the first 3 images; $10 each additional image
Portfolio: First portfolio (composed of 5 images) $80; each additional portfolio $50
For more information and to enter, visit the Gala Awards website