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Artworks by winners and finalists of this competition have been featured in the following TZIPAC e-magazine:

Closed 31 Jan 2013

The 2012 Eros Awards

Fine Art Nudes

Highlighting the mystery and the beauty of artistic nudes.

TZIPAC is excited to launch The Eros Award 2012. This is an international juried competition that celebrates the magic of fine art nude photography, honouring the finest in classic and contemporary nude photography and artworks from around the world. Last year's competition saw over 300 participants coming from over 40 countries. We are excited to run this competition again with all new categories, as well as our wonderful guest judges Laura Panack and Gary Breckheimer. Apart from the grand prize of US$2000, our beautifully custom-made TZIPAC medals will be proudly awarded to all 1st Place category winners.

  • EligibilityTOP

    Any photographers over the age of 18 from around the world can enter into The Eros Award 2012.

  • Closing DeadlineTOP

    31-Jan-2013 ( GMT -04:00 )

  • Categories TOP

    This category aims to push the boundary of nude photography where the erotic and artistic are often blurred and blended together.
    Fine Art and Open:
    This is an open category. If not only allow the freedom of interpretation and subject choices, but also allow for entries from different medium other than photography, such as painting, digital art, etc. All non-photographic artworks must be photographed for submission, and the submitted images must still comply with the images restrictions in order to qualify for judging.
    Lines, Curves and Shapes:
    Exploring the elements that make the human body so beautiful. The images can be produced indoor or outdoor, using artificial or natural lighting.
    Portrait and Editorial
  • 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.

    Entrants are encouraged to explore their own unique understanding of the meaning and boundaries of what constitutes "Fine Art Nude photography".  However, submitted artworks must not move beyond the boundaries of consenting sexuality.  TZIPAC will not tolerate any artworks that include references to minors or bestiality, or depicting violence.

    All models who are featured in submitted artworks must be 18 years old and over.

  • Prizes TOP

    US$2000 cash prize to be won!

    Grand Prize: US$2000
    One grand winner will receive US$2000 (payable via Paypal), and the title of "2012 TZIPAC International Fine Art Nude Photographer of the Year". The grand winner will be chosen from the pool of category winners from both the professionals and non-professionals divisions.

    Category Winners:
    Each category will have up to three winners, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place, at the discretion of the jurors. All 1st Place winners will also be receiving a beautiful TZIPAC medal stored in a rosewood display case to commemorate their outstanding achievements. 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.

    The judges will also select a limited number of Finalists alongside the major winners mentioned above.

    Online Gallery:

    All Finalists, Category and Grand Award Winners will be proudly featured on our online winners gallery. 

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    E-badges for winning images

    Exciting New Feature: all Finalists, Category Winners, and Grand Award Winners will be able to showcase their winning images with our official TZIPAC E-badge. Sharing your winning images with the world and dressing-up your awards and accolades page is about to get easier and more spectacular.  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 will be announced in an upcoming newsletter and via our website once The 2012 Zebra Awards results have been finalised.  We want to help showcase your images with the world, and the E-badge that accompanies your images will forever be a testament of your achievements. 

    TZIPAC E-badge


    Our E-book featuring ALL incredible winners

    In addition to exhibition in our online Winners Gallery, all winners will be featured in a special edition E-book which commemorates the remarkable images selected by the judges. With a superb layout and pages which you can flip through like a magazine on your coffee table, our E-book offers an engaging new way to alert others to your success at TZIPAC. Please CLICK HERE to browse through the first edition of our E-book which recognise the exquisite winning images from The 2011 Eros Awards - alternatively view the E-book in our website Latest News. For our 2011 Eros Awards Winners, you can share your achievement and the E-Book either via copy and past the URL link, or use the embed code provided. 

  • Fees TOP

    - 1 entry for US$20
    - 5 entries for US$75
    - 10 entries for US$100 (+ US$10 for each additional entry)
  • Judging PanelTOP


    Gary Breckheimer

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    Biography :

    Gary Breckheimer is a New York City-based photographer, and has been pursuing his craft for over two decades. He predominantly focuses on juxtaposing the perceptible beauty of the female form against our manufactured environment.


    His intent, he explains, “is to allow viewers to contemplate the relationship of man and his urban environment. As an artist, his goal is to create photographs where the story, the meaning is not immediately obvious, but to take photos that lure viewers back for deeper consideration so that his vision of man’s relationship and sexuality can spawn infinite conclusions.


    Breckheimer has been recognized for his vision by numerous awards, the prestigious, International Photography Award for Fine Art Nude, The Spider Awards, B&W Magazine, Erotic Signature and others. His work has been featured in many books & publications including Nude Magazine, B&W, Fine Art Nudes, Erotic Signature, Mammoth Erotic Photography, Art Collector Magazine and many others.


    Laura Pannack

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    Biography :

    Laura is an artist celebrated worldwide. She enjoys self-initiated projects that capture the human emotion and story.


    "My work focuses on social documentary and portraiture and often explores the complex relationship between subject and the photographer. I strive to create imagery that provokes an emotional reaction and connect between viewer and sitter".


    Her work has garnered many prestigious awards at international competitions, including: Finalist 2nd Prize for the Commercial Advertising category at the 2012 Sony World Photography Award; and 1st Place and 2nd Place at the 2011 Lucies International Professional Photography Awards. Her work has also been extensively published and exhibited worldwide in renown places such as The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament and the Royal Festival Hall in London. 

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