Welcome to already 4th edition of Ozone Zone International. The photographers’ preferred International Photo Salon – a Salon that SHARES entry fees with winners using unique CASH AWARD SYSTEM!
In recent flood of newly sprouting photo competitions one needs to make sure entering a salon makes sense and can be rewarding. Our esteemed participants confirm this is one of the most preferred international salons, and return every year to enter. We grow every year, and we plan to soon host our winners at the Gala here in the Caribbean!
Why us? LOW entry fees and significant Cash Awards – something you rarely get these days. Medals, other awards and merits. Entries count toward FIAP and PSA distinctions. NEW country on international photo scene – Dominica, Eastern Caribbean. High judging standards. More medals and awards every year.
Winners gain exposition and recognition with their works shown at the gala and other art events organized in Dominica and on line. Digital catalogue with winning and accepted works stays on line for photography and art professionals and enthusiasts to see. See more about us at About Us page.
Awards: On top of usual medals and ribbons (over 120 this year), we try to add more value for our entrants. This year not only Grand Prix and our Cash Award System will be used, but we are adding other awards from our sponsors and partners.
Four Pro 1-year memberships to 1X site will be given to 4 lucky winners (one in each category). 1X is the most acclaimed curated photography gallery on line, photographers’ community, and photo art hub. Through this Pro account you can present and SELL your best images to art and photography lovers around the world, using 1X network of professional dealers.
If you don’t know 1X – do yourself a favour and explore it! And of course enter our salon for a chance of getting this FREE membership!
Selected winners will have their images published in Dodho, a Spanish photography magazine. They will also have option to have their interviews published.
We are ILFIAP – individual photo organization registered as FIAP member, therefore we have to comply with high professional standards set by FIAP.
Meet the Jury 2016
Derek Galon, FRPS, FOPS, MA – head of jury
Derek studied arts, music, and photography in Poland, and keeps photographing for over 40 years. A winner of several dozens of various medals and awards himself, he made his mark as a photographer specializing in creative art, architecture, and photography of Caribbean subjects. His works were published in cofee table books, various magazines and other media. He works for most prestigious clientele in the Caribbean region and abroad. Derek also runs photography workshops and gets invited as a juror of diferent competitions. Being directly involved with Ozone Zone from the very beginning, he continues to ofer his expertise to this rapidly growing Salon. More info: www.artphotographyservices.com
Richard Kirby, BS
A seasoned pro photographer and cinematographer from England, specializing in wildlife and nature. He is the man behind many BBC and Discovery nature productions the world loves the most, including several series by Sir David Attenborough, and many others. Richard is a 28 times festival fnalist, 2 BAFTA winner, 5 times Emmy Award winner, and 2 times Kodak Vision Award winner. With 34 years experience in documentary and wildlife flm-making he has major photography credits for over 80 high-end television programmes and series, feature flms and commercials ranging in scope and style from Peter Greenaway’s ‘A Zed and Two Noughts’ and the BBC features ‘Deep Blue’, ‘Earth’ and ‘One Life’ to ‘Attenborough in Paradise’, ‘Wild Africa’, ‘How the Earth Made Us’ and ‘Human Planet’. Photographing a lot, Richard is also being responsible for innovative techniques such as time lapse photography for the famous “Private Life of Plants” series, and others. More info: www.richardkirbyphotography.com
Sandra Vivas, MFA
Born in Venezuela, Vivas works with multiple medias including drawing, photography, video, live performances and most recently flm. Her works show strong conceptual infuences, questioning clichés about identity, and the structure of power in relationships. She has exhibited extensively in Venezuela and is recognized as one of the pioneers in the feld of performance art with feminism as a subject matter. She moved to Dominica in 2009. Came to our jury straight from success of her flm at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2015. She studied arts at Universidad Central de Venezuela, San Francisco Art Institute, and other places.
We hope you will decide to enhance our Salon with your best works, joining other fine photographers in ranks of Ozone Zone winners.
Best of luck with your entries!
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