The Societies’ Monochrome Photography Competition is now open for entries

Monochrome Photography Competition

Calling all photographers! Enter your best monochrome images into this exciting photo competition and be in with a chance of winning an
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Digital Camera with 12-40mm PRO Lens worth over £2,000!

All genres of photography are being accepted in to this competition from weddings, family portraits, landscape, wildlife, abstract, fine art,

The competition closes on 30 November 2018. So don’t delay and enter your images today.

Enter here: http://thesocieties.net/monochrome/

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers raises £1,673 for the RSPB

RSPB were delighted to receive £1,673 donation from the SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

The inaugural photographic competition was run by the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers in aid of the RSPB.

Well over 1,000 images were entered in to the competition and from the minimum £1 per image donation, the competition raised £1,673.09.

Colin Jones, The Societies’ Company Director said, “I am thrilled to present the RSPB with this donation. The competition was a huge success and we would like to thank all the entrants for participating and donating towards this fantastic cause.”

Helen Jowett, The RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve Site Manager said “Big THANK YOU to the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers for raising a massive £1673 for the RSPB by running The SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Competition in aid of the RSPB. It was lovely to meet you at RSPB Conwy today to receive your amazing donation.”

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 in aid of RSPB – Winner Announced

Simon Wantling

The SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 competition has been running since April this year and was concluded at the end of July.

It was organised in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) who benefitted to the tune of £1,673 from the minimum donation of £1 per entry. More than £400 of prizes were provided by sponsors: PermaJet, Aaduki Insurance, Arquadia, Tasco, .photo domains and The Societies.

Simon Wantling from Northamptonshire was awarded the coveted SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 1st Place by the panel of judges with the below image entitled ‘Little Owl Head on Flight’.

The judging team consisted of the staff at HQ who did the initial selections before handing over to a specialist team consisting of bird and ornithology experts Jon Ashton and Charles Farnell, chaired by Editor, Mike McNamee, himself an international nature salon chair for more than a decade. This trio viewed the images for the first time, independently (and anonymously) each gathering their favourites from the 88 highly commended.

On the winning image Mike McNamee explains, “The focal plane was absolutely nailed, so the eyes and forward facing claws are extremely sharp. The photographer also caught the turbulence of the deceleration perfectly in the feathers. Congratulations to the winner, it’s a fantastically captured image that’s taken the top spot in a very high-standard competition.”

See here for full information. http://sinwp.com/bird/1st.htm

Eric Browett from Hertfordshire, England was awarded 2nd place which Eric tells us ”The picture was taken in September on Heathland near Tunstall, Suffolk. It was taken with a Nikon 7100, using a 80-400 f4.5-5.6 lens, 1/500sec, f5.6, ISO 140.”

View the full image here http://sinwp.com/bird/2nd.htm

Andy Howe FSINWP from Bedfordshire was awarded 3rd place and both have won 6 month’s membership respectively.

View the full image here http://sinwp.com/bird/3rd.htm

There was 3 images awarded ‘Judges Choice’ you can view them here http://sinwp.com/bird/jc.htm

And finally 80 images were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ take a look at them here http://sinwp.com/bird/hc.htm

We would like to thank everybody who has kindly donated and entered this special competition which we are proud to be helping such a great charity.

Please take a look at our August Photographic competitions which are free to enter.

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition July 2018 – Results Announced

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We are pleased to announce the results of the July 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,016 images were entered in to July’s competition. 23 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 63 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Erich Caparas from Florida, USA was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition June 2018 – Results Announced

Tony Moore

We are pleased to announce the results of the June 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,173 images were entered in to May’s competition. 27 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 77 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Tony Moore FSICIP from County Tyrone, N. Ireland was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition May 2018 – Results Announced

Ben_Shirk

We are pleased to announce the results of the May 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,204 images were entered in to May’s competition. 55 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 136 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Ben Shirk from Iowa, USA was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition April 2018 – Results Announced

Sarah Savage

We are pleased to announce the results of the April 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,426 images were entered in to April’s competition. 41 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 69 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Sarah Savage from Mid Glamorgan, UK was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Competition 2018 is now open for entries

Bird Photographer of the Year Competition

Calling all photographers! Enter your best bird images into this exciting photo competition and help raise vital funds for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers is pleased to announce the inaugural Bird Photographer of the Year Competition in aid of RSPB.

Phil Jones The Societies CEO says, “We are really excited to announce this new competition for nature and wildlife photographers. We are asking for a small donation of £1 per image and 100% of this donation goes straight to the RSPB to help them protect wildlife and the wider countryside you love.”

He continues, “Not only are we looking forward to seeing all your wonderful images, we are also looking forward to helping the RSPB and with your help hopefully we can make a sizeable donation.”

The winner of the competition will win over £250 worth of photographic prizes, as well as the prestigious SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year Trophy and Certificate.

The competition closes on 31 July 2018. So don’t delay and enter your images today.

The Bird Photographer of the Year in aid of RSPB competition is proudly supported by Aaduki Multimedia Insurance, PermaJet, The Societies of Photographers and .photo domains.

Enter here: http://sinwp.com/bird/

 

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition March 2018 – Results Announced

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We are pleased to announce the results of the March 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,146 images were entered in to March’s competition. 66 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 148 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Manousopoulos Prokopis from Greece was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.

Did you get a Gold or High Commended? Don’t forget to get your awards logo/badge here:
https://thesocieties.net/forum/index.php/topic,37960.0.html

The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition February 2018 – Results Announced

We are pleased to announce the results of the February 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

1,312 images were entered in to February’s competition. 23 photographs were awarded a Gold award and 73 images achieved a Highly Commended.

Please follow http://www.thesocieties.net/image_competition-2018/ to view all Gold Awards and Highly Commended Awards.

Damjan Fiket from Croatia was awarded this month’s Judges Choice Award winning prizes sponsored by Colorworld Imaging.