5th Ozone Zone International Photo Salon – Competition 2017
IS CLOSED. Stay tuned for the results! WE RECEIVED 1735 images = 435 entries.
To celebrate our already fifth year, we obtained patronage of more top photography organizations, and offer more medals and awards than ever! Amazing 229 AWARDS! We also plan to create an ultra-cool anniversary catalog, press releases, and more. Maximum acceptances (up to 30%) will make more photographers succeed. LETS CELEBRATE TOGETHER!
Promoting The Beauty of Our World and Positive Changes.
2017 Themes: COLOUR open, MONOCHROME open, special theme: LOVE, special theme: PORTRAIT and FINE NUDE.
PATRONAGES: FIAP 2017-446, PSA 2017-339 (new number assigned because of delay 2018-170), IUP 2017/029, RPS 2017/41, GPU L170096
Win PSA, IUP, RPS, GPU, FIAP and Ozone Zone medals, ribbons, and Cash Awards.
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Welcome to photographers’ preferred International Photo Salon.
In recent flood of new photo competitions one needs to make sure entering a salon makes sense and is a good, rewarding choice. Our esteemed participants confirm this is one of the most preferred international salons, and they return every year to enter. We invite you to join us too!
– LOW entry fees (with discount for all sections!) and significant Cash Awards, something you rarely get these days.
– Maximum acceptances – around 30% as set by PSA rules.
– Entries count toward PSA, FIAP, GPU, and IUP distinctions, and PSA Who Is Who list.
– NEW country on international photo scene and for FIAP acceptances – Dominica, Eastern Caribbean.
– High judging standards and fine entrants. Your photos will be among works of many established international photographers.
– More medals and awards every year + recognition and exposure for winners. This year 229 medals and awards!
– Patronage of PSA, FIAP, RPS, GPU, and other top organizations means we have to comply with high professional standards set by them.
– Beautifully designed catalogue. Our 2016 catalogue received the highest rating from FIAP – and this year it will be even better – our anniversary edition!
We invite both experienced and emerging photographers to enter now. Lets celebrate together your best works. You can see our previous winners on page WINNERS.
Our international photography competition is open to all photographers, amateurs and professionals, young and old, from around the globe. Our goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message to the world. A good deed or act of kindness captured on a photo, a social change for better, a beautiful element of nature, a deeply moving portrait or a special moment in life, a pristine wildlife scene, or a conceptual art image created in studio, they all qualify as having a positive message. No hate or derogatory images belong here.
The interpretation of contest themes belongs to you. Just keep in mind Ozone Zone Photo Salon jury looks for images bringing hope, showing compassion, love, and touching your mind with their artistry and beauty. The beauty can be shown in all of its forms, from a bare beauty of our planet, to an abstract or portrait, to surreal work of art.
LOVE theme: In today’s turbulent world, LOVE is needed to balance-off all bad news – be it in politics, wars, climate change and destruction of our planet, or other painful developments we hear daily in our news. We all need to feel LOVE and be reminded that LOVE is still an important part of our lives. Therefore we invite you to submit images with LOVE as their subject. It can be love between people, love of God, love of nature, your love for photography – any aspect of love you can imagine. It is open to your interpretation. But images need to show the love, be uplifting, positive, and artistic.
Portrait and Fine Nude theme is also open to interpretation. From studio works, bodyscapes, to portraits and artistic explorations bordering on abstract – show us your best works involving human body. Both colour and monochrome images can be entered.
Open themes are, well, open. Anything can be entered as long as image originated as photograph. from a portrait, through abstract, architecture, surrealism, to still life. Just anything you think is good. Extensive computer manuipulation is permitted. Just adhere to Monochrome description by PSA and FIAP if you enter a black and white image.
A positive feel and artistic value of entered images will be in focus of our jurors. We look forward to seeing your entries.
Winning our Photography Contest will help you get the much needed recognition and set your photography apart from the flood of photographs available on Internet. You may win cash, but on top of receiving an award, you will gain public exposure and prestige. Not to mention accepted images counting toward different distinction programs (PSA, FIAP, GPU, MOL, IUP.) Winning images will be presented on our site as a photo gallery, on our blog, and as the art show presentation in Roseau, Dominica (West Indies). Press releases about winners will be published in various media and available on line. Our partner will once again give FREE Pro accounts (1x.com) to selected winners.
What is so different about Ozone Zone Photo Awards?
We SHARE Entry Fees with Winners! We are using a unique concept of Growing Awards. This means that you can win significant cash prizes, on top of medals and honorary awards. The amount of Cash Awards strictly depends on number of participants/entries.
More participants make the contest tougher to win, but $ prizes go quickly up to reflect your success! Sign up now to try your chances! You can win BIG! Up to massive $15,000 Grand Prix and $30,000 worth of Cash Prizes + Special Awards, IUP, FIAP, RPS, GPU, MOL and PSA Medals and Awards, and our Ozone Zone Medals.
Our LOW entry fee – remains same low for already 5 years (no, actually – it is lower now!) More details in the Contest rules section.