Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme. ”La Mer” is French for the Sea, which is appropriate for our French judge who makes his home on the Mediterranean coast of Provence. Our subject is oceans, seas, and any partly landlocked portions of the ocean. For this contest, no lakes or rivers, please, but the topic is as broad as the 71 percent of the earth’s surface that it covers (along with anything related to to it: shorelines, people, boats, etc.). The judge will be looking for images that illustrate the theme in interesting ways that engage the viewer; plus normal judging criteria of: originality and creativity, photo technique and/or quality, and overall artistic merit.
CONTEST JUDGE: Philippe Serenon is the co-founder/director of the successful photo festival about Mediterranean Photography in the south of France: PhotoMed. In this context, he has curated several museum photo exhibitions in Toulon, France. Philippe lives in Paris and in the lovely seaside village of Sanary-sur-Mer, Provence.
Submissions Open: Nov 27 – Dec 4, 2013 (Wed to Wed)
Max Submits per Member: Three (3)
Eligibility: open to all logged-in PhoozL members, worldwide; submitted images may not be Winners or Honorable Mentions (or otherwise displayed on Results or Showcase pages) in any prior PhoozL contests.
Submission Fee: none (and worth every penny!)
Capture Date: no matter – new or archived
Image Rights & Usage: Clearly stated at bottom of every page on this site. No “rights grabbing” here!
Image Specs: digital submissions; RGB image mode. Maximum 1200pxl on longest side; max 2MB file size.
Image Editing Restrictions: none
Contest Winners: Top 3 + 3 Honorable Mentions selected by the Judge (each winning photographer-submitter will be unique if enough entries).
Watermarking images allowed?: yes, up to photographer; subtle is better
Prizes: custom icons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points for all 6 winners. And glory and admiration of your peers!
Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points: Follow the Winners of this contest series in the Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points.
Additional Rules are available here.