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NME Photography Awards 2013

    NME Photography Awards 2013 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  September 9, 2013 - expired! August 30, 2013
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    NME, one of the largest music weekly publications, has once again teamed up with Nikon for this year’s NME Photography Awards 2013. The competition is looking for the very best in music photography, with all levels of photographers accepted.

    You may submit up to 5 images in total to any one category:

    • Live - Photographs of bands performing.
    • Portrait - A posed photograph.
    • Documentary - An un-staged photograph that tells a story.
    • Festivals - Pictures taken at live music events. Shots can be un-staged or posed.
    • Under 18 - All types of photographs are accepted. Proof of age may be requested.
    • Professional - For working photographers. A themed portfolio of five images must be submitted.

    It’s all about catching those iconic moments - such as David Bowie thrashing Mick Ronson’s guitar with his teeth to Peace’s Harry Koissner throwing himself into an incendiary crowd - and turning them into a shot you’ll want to keep forever.

    The maximum file size for each image is 400kB, and the image must not exceed 700 x 700 pixels and 72 dpi. Images can be in colour or black & white.

    There is no entry fee.


    This competition is open worldwide to all levels of photographers.


    Winners in all amateur categories will win a Nikon 1 J3 camera with 10-30mm lens kit worth £579.99 (approx. 900 USD). Each of these winners will also be put forward for the Grand Prix to win an extra £500 of Nikon kit at RRP value.

    The winner of the Readers’ Choice award will win an extra £250 of Nikon kit at RRP value. Further to this each winner in the amateur categories will be invited to the NME offices to meet NME’s picture editor and and NME photographer for a professional consultation on their portfolio. Two of the winners will then be invited to shoot a gig for us.

    The winner in the professional photographer of the year category will win a Nikon D600 camera and 24-85mm lens worth £2475.98.

    Plus for the first time this year, readers who vote for the Readers’ Choice winner will be entered into a draw to win one of three COOLPIX S9500 cameras worth £279.99.

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