Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme. Inspired by the July 4th holiday in U.S. but going beyond that, consider summer or national celebrations in all their forms: fireworks, parades, concerts, BBQs, picnics, etc. Show us your best celebration captures, and if they’re connected to the 4th of July holiday and/or with fireworks, even better! 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: Kevin O’Connor is a professional photographer, designer, and color management expert. He teaches well-received classes in these subjects, delighting his students with wit, patience, and a deep knowledge of these subjects gained over 35 years of professional work. He celebrates seeing other photographers’ work as they celebrate light and shadow, composition and form.
Submissions Open: July 3 – 10, 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 Specs: Digital submissions; RGB image mode. Maximum 2000pxl on longest side; max 2MB file size; 1200pxl / 1MB is even better.
Image Editing Restrictions: none
Contest Winners: Top 3 + 3 Honorable Mentions selected by the Judge (each winning photographer-submitter will be unique).
Watermarking images allowed?: yes, up to photographer; subtle is better
Prizes: custom icons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points for winners. And glory and admiration of your peers!
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Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points: Follow the Winners of this contest series in the Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points.
Additional Rules are available here.