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Swatch Young Illustrators Award 2010

The Swatch Young Illustrators Award is an unique competition awarding creativity and innovation in personal contemporary illustration and graphics.

The award encourages and supports designers in their artistic practice and offers an international and worldwide recognized platform.

In three categories, illustrative art works, art projects with graphic influences, animations, installations and book art objects qualify for submission.

A jury, consisting of international art directors, well-known illustrators and publishers, will nominate artists in each category in October 2010.

At Direktorenhaus in Berlin, the “Illustrators Night” will take place on November 5th, where the nominations will be celebrated with an exhibition and a party.

Deadline for submissions is October 22, 2010. Register here.

Positive Image Photography Competition

This photography competition aims to combat the stigma around mental health issues. Entry is open to anyone from Sussex, from September 1st to October 15th. Prizes include an Olympus digital camera.

Photo opportunities – competition

Shoot Nations 2010
21 May – 28 July

“Shoot Nations is an annual, global photography project including a competition, workshops and exhibitions on various continents. Each year focusses on a different global issue and the photographs produced are presented to the United Nations in New York. The theme for this year’s competition is CITY LIVING.

It doesn’t matter what sort of camera you have; phone camera, high-end digital, point-and-shoot – it’s your view of what city life is like that we are after. This year we want young people the world over to address the challenges of an increasingly urban world. Whether living in the country, town or big city, we want to build a global picture of what urban environments mean to young people. Are the streets paved with gold? Or are they fraught with risk and difficulty? And how do the challenges of growing up in the city differ as a boy or a girl? The competition will also focus on the movement and impact on the people and places left behind.


The photos will provide a vivid illustration of young people’s differing viewpoints on the subject from all over the world.

THE BRIEFS: Submit three photographs (or drawings), one to capture each of the following ideas:

1.    What does ‘city’ mean to you?
2.    Growing up in the city as a boy or a girl
3.    Country to city, city to country – people on the move

The competition is open from Friday 21 May — Wednesday 28 July 2010″

Kate Day’s Photography Blog and Weekly Competition

decaytheme1-431x288Kate Day blogs about photography and runs a weekly photo competition to encourage photographers to share ideas. Each week there is a different theme, and three images are published from each competition. The current competition closes at midnight today, and the theme is decay.

12th Annual Building Design/Zumtobel Photo Contest

1st_francesca_gernone_readyCheck out the winners and shortlisted entries in the 12th annual Building Design/Zumtobel photo contest for some inspiring shots.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a slideshow of all the images.

Creative 30


Wanted creative people

VICE, Volvo, The Independent and Yahoo! have teamed up on a project called Creative 30 which aims to find and celebrate thirty of Britain’s most promising young creative people.

Prizes : £10,000 or Volvo C30 R-DESIGN car