Entries are now open for The International Aperture Awards, one of the world’s richest online photography competitions. This is the 3rd year of the competition, which is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide.
With a total prize pool of over US$ 80,000, including a first prize in the Open competition of US$ 20,000 in cash, the competition attracts some of the best international professional and amateur photography.
The judging panel represents the ‘best of the best’ of international professional photographers. In addition to the huge prize pool, the success of the competition is in no small part due to the quality of this panel of top industry professionals.
The competition is held over 8 categories in the Open division, and 3 categories in the Amateur division. These include People & Portrait, Sport, Landscape, Science & Nature, Commercial, Advertising & Fashion, Abstract/Illustrative, Photojournalism and Wedding.
As well as cash prizes for top placings, entrants can also be awarded Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards which are based on an average of 5 judges scores. The judging process is highly regarded and includes checks such as ‘blind’ judging and geographic exclusions, ensuring a fair competition with high integrity. Also importantly, entering the competition does not require the photographer to give up their copyright, except in the display of the winning and highest ranked images in publicity directly related to the competition.
The 2010 International Aperture Awards is proudly supported by Pentax, Pixel Purity, Kayell Australia, Sigma, Better Photography Magazine and Polaroid.