Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme. Ready for creepy-crawly-flying things? Technically, all bees and butterflies are bugs, but bugs go beyond that. Bugs are in the animal-kingdom phylum called Arthropoda (arthropods), and they include insects, spiders, and even terrestrial crabs. If you stick to butterflies, bees, and other insects and spiders, you’ll be in the contest kingdom. So let’s see your best bugs! 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: Andrew Darlow is a professional photographer, author, and consultant. He has lectured and conducted seminars and workshops around the world, and his editorial and fine-art work have been featured in numerous magazines, including Photo District News, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer and Rangefinder magazine. Andrew is editor of The Imaging Buffet, an online resource with news, reviews, and interviews covering photo-related topics. He is the author of two award-winning books: “301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers” (Course Technology, PTR), and “Pet Photography 101: Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat” (Focal Press). Andrew publishes the “Inkjet & Imaging Tips Newsletter,” which is available for free to subscribers at imagingbuffet.com/newsletter. He also shares photo news and tips on Facebook/AndrewDarlow.
SPECIAL FIRST-PLACE PRIZE ADDED: One-hour private phone and/or web training session with Andrew Darlow (value $199). Spend an hour with award-winning author and educator Andrew Darlow covering any of the following topics: Nature/Landscape/Macro/Pet/Portrait photography, Lightroom/Print workflows, Photoshop editing and workflows, or how to organize and backup your image collection. For more information about Andrew’s consulting services, visit http://imagingbuffet.com/consulting-info/
Submissions Open: Oct 9 – 16, 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(s) (each winning photographer-submitter will be unique if enough entries).
Watermarking images allowed?: yes, up to photographer; subtle is better
Other 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.