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Landscape Competition Announced - 100 Mile Radius

British photographer and curator Stuart Pilkington has announced his latest venture, an annual photography competition called The Pilkington Prize. This is the first year of the prize and will feature an international landscape-based competition called 100 Mile Radius

The premise is quite simple - any photographer is eligible to submit one photograph taken within a 100-mile radius of his/her home. There is a small entry fee of £10 (roughly $15) but the jury, prizes and exposure of the contest are significant. The deadline is July 31st, so there's plenty of time left. For more details, click here.

P.S. Here's a map of Johnson City's radius...  

2014 World Press Photo Winners Announced

© Mads Nissen
This year's World Press Photo winners have been announced with the top honors going to this image by Mads Nissen depicting an intimate moment between two gay men living in Russia. The winning photograph, which also took First Place in the Contemporary Issues category, stands in marked contrast to the more dramatic images of war, poverty and conflict that are often chosen. On their decision to select this particular image, juror Pamela Chen said, "We were looking for an image that would matter tomorrow, not just today."

The competition, which focuses on photojournalism and documentary photography, sets strict guidelines about the manipulation and alteration of all its photographs. This year, 20% of the contest finalists were disqualified for excessive post-processing after photographers has to submit original RAW files for review. To read more about this check out TIME's story here and the World Press Photo's statement here.