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Can you do it this year? Reach the top 101 photos for the book! 

 

 

 

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Started 
2014

101 
Photos

Expert 
Judges

Awards 
US$10k

Online 
Entry
 

International Judging Panel

We have a panel of experienced international judges. In 2015, our panel included these luminaries.


Burnett
Goldstein
Ranken
Hewitt
Fletcher
 


DAVID BURNETT

CO-FOUNDER CONTACT PRESS IMAGES

 
DAVID BURNETT (born Salt Lake City, Utah 1946) He learned photography at the Olympus High yearbook, and later shot pictures (mostly sports) at Colorado College (BA Poli Sci ‘68.) He began working as a freelancer for Time, and later Life magazine in the late 1960s spending two years covering the war in Vietnam. Following the demise of Life Magazine weekly, he joined the French photo agency Gamma and subsequently, in 1975 he co-founded Contact Press Images, in New York. His work for news magazines in Europe and the US has included politics, sports, and portraiture as well as the news. He has covered every Summer Olympic Games since 1984, as well as the 2002 & recent 2014 Sochi Winter Games, and photographed every American President since John F Kennedy. His awards include ‘Magazine Photographer of the Year’ from the Pictures of the Year Competition, the ‘World Press Photo of the Year’, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club. He has produced photographic essays for Time, Fortune, GEO, Paris-Match and ESPN Magazine. He served on the World Press Jury in 1997, 1999, and chaired the jury in 2011. He also taught the World Press “Joop Swart Master Class” in 2007. He is the author of two photographic books: “Soul Rebel - An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley,” and “44 Days : Iran and the Remaking of the World,” picture taken during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. He calls New York home, but is at home anywhere there is a good story.

www.davidburnett.com

 


JIM M GOLDSTEIN

PROFESSIONAL AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

 
Jim M. Goldstein is professional photographer, author, and educator based in San Francisco, California. Passionate about nature and the environment, Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial and editorial work. A member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Jim produces the highest quality photography for both commercial clients and fine art photography collectors. Jim is the author of the eBook “Photographing the 4th Dimension - Time” and has published numerous articles in Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography and several other publications & blogs. “How do you pursue getting an adrenaline rush? I’m not a skydiver, I haven’t joined a fight club, and I don’t extreme plank. I get an adrenaline rush being behind a camera, taking visually engaging and thought provoking images. “Specifically I love nature, color, minimalism and challenging convention. I strive to see and feel subtlety, while keeping an eye open for the bold. “If you like standing where the view takes your breath away take a step closer and I’ll show you something amazing.”

www.jmg-galleries.com

 


JACKIE RANKEN

G.M. Photog. AIPP, G.M. Photog. FNZIPP

 
Jackie has over thirty years experience within the arts. Her interest began with photography at the tender age of 16. Her art practice then shifted to ceramics and painting, gaining an Associate Diploma in Fine Arts. Returning to photography throughout the next fifteen years, she worked within the industry as a darkroom technician, freelance photographer, wedding photographer, commercial photographer and photojournalist, learning her craft. In 1996 she began work as a teacher of ‘Fine art’ photography at Illawarra TAFE, Goulburn. Now as an art photographer she combines her art practice with teaching and as a presenter in workshops and seminars internationally. Jackie is a Director of the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography in Queenstown, New Zealand where she conducts photography workshops with her husband Mike Langford (www.qccp.co.nz). She has a close association with Canon New Zealand and Canon Australia. “The Canon company has had a very positive influence in my career. I use Canon EOS 5D MkIII and a wide range of lenses.” 2013 Canon Master Photographer 2013 AIPP (Australian) Grand Master of Photography 2013 NZIPP (New Zealand) Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 AIPP (Australian) Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 NZIPP (New Zealand) Photographer of the Year 2011 NZIPP (New Zealand) Canon Landscape Photographer of the Year 2008 EPSON/NZIPP (New Zealand) Photographer of the Year. 2007 NSW AIPP (Australian) Professional Photographer of the Year. “All my life experiences have modeled me into a person who is happy in her own skin.”

www.jackieranken.co.nz

 


TONY HEWITT

G.M. PHOTOG., FNZIPP, HON. FAIPP

Tony is a 'Grand Master of Photography' of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). He is also an Honorary Fellow of the AIPP and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. Tony's career highlights feature over 150 state, national and international photography awards.In September 2013, Tony was awarded the prestigious title of Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, and in the same year received the New Zealand Overseas Photographer of the Year, the Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Western Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year.Tony was also invited to be a Core Artist at the 2013 Ballarat International Foto Biennale. He was Western Australian Professional Photographer of the Year in 2004 and also in 1994.Tony Hewitt's photographic journey has seen him explore the genres of portrait, landscape, wedding and fine art photography. He has exhibited around the world and has judged photography competitions internationally.With a passion for people, places and pictures, and an instinctive sense of the moment, Tony brings a unique combination of creative skills, award winning photographic vision and simple creativity.In some more recent explorations, Tony has enjoyed capturing 'abstract landscapes' and 'altered landscapes', which seek to illustrate the hand of man and its impact on his surroundings. In 2010 he exhibited jointly in the exhibition "52 Weeks On - the Pilbara Project", and featured in a publication of the same name. More recently he was an integral part of the South West Light Project and exhibitions. These projects were outcomes of the travels with the ND5 collaboration. He is currently working with the same colleagues on several new projects for exhibition in 2013/14, including Shark Bay and Lord Howe Island, and recently completed a solo exhibition at the prestigious Lynton and Kay Gallery in Perth titled 'Coast'.

www.tonyhewitt.com

 


CHRISTIAN FLETCHER

M. Photog., ILPOTY 2014 winner

Christian Fletcher lives in Dunsborough, the heart of the picturesque south-west of Western Australia. He cut his teeth shooting with black and white film before the internet, digital cameras and YouTube – and he attributes where he is today from the trial and error of his film days. Without the control offered by Photoshop, Christian says he learnt to get it right in-camera and this is so important for landscape photography. He started selling black and white framed photographs through a local restaurant and from there he soon picked up some commercial work, portraits and weddings. With sales increasing, so did his ambition to have his own dedicated space in Dunsborough. He also set up two further galleries in neighbouring Margaret River and Mandurah. The business Christian Fletcher Photo Images was born and he established himself as one of the country’s leading landscape photographers. In 2009 he joined the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and in 2011 was awarded the Western Australian AIPP Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year and also the AIPP Australian Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year. In 2014, he was again awarded the Western Australian AIPP Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year. Today, Christian spends his time running the galleries, creating new images and teaching photography to people all over the world. His passion remains as strong as it was all those years ago. He is constantly striving for perfection and changing direction to keep up with the latest advances in imaging technology.

www.christianfletcher.com.au

THERE ARE 101 LANDSCAPE IMAGES IN THE BOOK, BUT ONLY ONE

INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPH

OF THE YEAR


Competitions are not perfect and with so many great landscape photographs (101 to be exact), being the overall winner, the top dog, the big prize winner, is going to need a little bit of luck. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t stop us from aspiring to be chosen by our panel of legendary and esteemed judges as the best of the best, the single most impressive landscape photograph of the past 12 months.

EVERYONE SHOOTS GOOD PHOTOS, BUT HOW ABOUT FOUR OF THEM?

INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

OF THE YEAR

It takes a practised eye and skill in post-production to consistently produce good work. And while in no way demeaning the achievement of capturing the overall International Landscape Photograph of the Year, let’s take a closer look at who is creating the best body of work. The International Landscape Photographer of the Year recognises the skill and discipline to create a portfolio of images that stands above the work of your peers.