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Closed 31 Jan 2018

6th Zebra Awards

Black and White Photographer of the Year

Celebrate the very best in black and white as well as monochrome. From only $1 per entry for Stage 1.

Welcome to our annual Zebra Awards - we are seeking our very own TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.
Black and white photography is as simple as it is complex, carefully weaving streaks of  light into the black-unknown, giving rise to lines, shapes, textures, emotions and stories. TZIPAC is proud to celebrate this magic of black and white photography with the Zebra Awards. With great prizes up for grabs (please see below), we hope the Zebra Awards will bring to light the marvellously diverse and vibrant visions of black and white photography from many amazing artists worldwide.

"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships." Ansel Adams

  • EligibilityTOP

    The Zebra Awards is opened to any photographers who are 18 years and over. The competition will not distinguish between professionals and non-professionals.


    How it works


    The Zebra Awards' entry process is split into two stages.


    Once the competition closes, all confirmed submissions are judged by the TZIPAC Editorial team in Stage 1. The very low entry fee is designed to encourage a broader range of artists to participate, in the hope of discovering a multitude of marvelous artworks from budding undiscovered artists as well as established professionals, without geographic boundaries or limitations. 


    When the Stage 1 judging has been finalised, we will announced the results via email.  Achieving a status of Stage 1 Accepted will allow you to promote your artwork with our simplistic E-badge until the final results are announced.

    All Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2.  Payment for Stage 2 fees is via paypal and similar to the initial submission.  Simply log into your member portfolio to check whether any of your entries have been accepted and you will be notify of the total amount of Stage 2 fees required to reconfirm your entries. Please note you will not be able to choose which Stage 1 acceptances to reconfirm but the fees are capped so you do not end up paying exorbitant fees when reconfirming many entries.


    There will only be a limited time to pay for the Stage 2 fees and reconfirm your entries for the final stage of judging.  This is to ensure that there are plenty of time for our jurors to complete the final judging.  Juror(s) on the judging panel will score each reconfirmed Stage 1 acceptance and the average score will determine the Finalists, Category Winners and the TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.




    TZIPAC look forward to seeing and showcasing the diverse and numerous artworks that will be submitted and the passionate flares and creativity of participating artists.

  • Closing DeadlineTOP

    31-Jan-2018 ( GMT -04:00 )

  • Categories TOP

    Abstract and Contemporary
    Fine Art and Open
    Landscape and Nature
    People and Animals
  • Images TOP

    Images must be in JPG/JPEG format, 8 bit, maximum of 2000pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi, and have maximum file size of 500KB. Colour space should be RGB or sRGB.

    Images must have no border, nor marks or logos identifying the artists.

    If a higher resolution file is deemed necessary for fair judging we will contact you.

    Rule specific to the 6th Zebra Awards:

    All images must be monochrome, i.e. grayscale or toning with just one colour. The colour space can be gray scale or RGB.  All images which are not strictly monochrome will be disqualified during Stage 1 judging.

  • Prizes TOP

    US$3000 cash prize to be won!

    Grand Prizes

    US$2000 prize for the Professional Grand Winner and US$1000 prize for the Non-Professional Grand Winner

    TZIPAC exclusive Grand Winners Medals

    The title of TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year

    Full featured editorial in the Zebra Magazine and international exposure

    Featured in our Hall of Fame - Grand Winners Gallery


    Category WInners

    Each category will have up to three winners, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place, at the discretion of the judges.

    • Showcased in our Online Winners Gallery
    • Receive TZIPAC digital Winners Medals and Certificates
    • Exclusive features in the 6th Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Featured in our Hall of Fame - Major Winners Gallery



    • Showcased in our Online Winners Gallery
    • Showcased in the 6th Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Receive TZIPAC E-Badge to accompany your award winning artwork



    • All Stage 1 Acceptance images will receive TZIPAC Acceptance E-Badge to accompany your selected artwork



    TZIPAC Grand Winners Medals

    The prestigious TZIPAC medals are 3" silver plated brass medal, 5mm thick and weighs a substantial 200g. Under the lucious black transparent enamel border layer are engraved texts and detailings, while at the center is our embossed dual-colour-tinted TZIPAC logo.



    E-badges, Digital Medals and Certificates for winning images

    All Finalists, Category Winners, and Grand Award Winners will be able to showcase their winning images with our official TZIPAC E-badges Digital Medals and Digital Certificates. Sharing your winning images with the world and dressing-up your awards and accolades page is easier and more special than ever before.  You will be able to proudly exhibit winning images with our official E-badge on your website, and wherever else you choose in a few quick steps - more details on how to do this and where to access the E-badge can be found in our news section.  Digital Medals and certificates are also great to display on your personal websites. We want to help showcase your images with the world, and these digital awards will forever be a testament of your achievements. 



  • Fees TOP

    Two phase entry fees system - designed to encourage a broader range of participants.

    Stage 1: Initial entry fee is just $1 per image

    Stage 2: Additional entry fee for submiting to Stage 2 Judging is just $20 per image with total fees capped at $100
    In other words, once you confirm 5 images, any additional entries in the same session are confirmed FREE.

    Special Note!!! All Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2 for possibly an additional fees. You are asked to reconfirm ALL Stage 1 acceptance to continue - that is, YOU CANNOT CHOOSE which Stage 1 Accepted images is submitted into Stage 2. But to assure you that the acceptance is done purely on merit we are capping the additional fees so that the overall fees which you must pay will remain reasonable even if you have a lot of Stage 1 acceptances to reconfirm.

  • Judging PanelTOP


    TZIPAC Juding Panel

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