Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme: ‘Pets in B&W’. We love our pets! And we love classic B&W (or toned) photos. Now is your chance to combine both. Show us your best B&W pet photos (neutral, toned, or selectively toned are all fine) in this extended contest with a growing Cash Prize Payout. 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.
Submissions Open: July 8 – Aug 2, 2013
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: $10 USD. NOTE: this is a special paid-entry contest with a progressive (growing) cash prize pool (the more entries, the higher the cash payout). You will be asked to pay the $10 submission fee after clicking the Submit Your Photos button or link. Pay only once for up to 3 submissions, which you can upload throughout the contest period. PayPal or “buy as a guest” credit/debit cards accepted. (You do not need a PayPal account to pay for submissions but you DO to accept any cash winnings* [see Prizes below]. PayPal has certain restrictions on making payments from certain countries. Visit this page to learn more.)
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: please limit final images to mono B&W, toned, or selectively toned.
Contest Winners: Top 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: Cash prize pool with 60% total payout to Top 3 Winners*:
— 1st Place: 30% of total entry proceeds**
— 2nd Place: 20% of total entry proceeds
— 3rd Place: 10% of total entry proceeds
Also, custom icons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points for all winners including Honorable Mentions.
*PayPal account required to accept cash prize payouts; any winners not accepting payouts will still retain their winner placings, award icons, and PhoozL Points.
**After PayPal fees are deducted.
See Prizes page for more.
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Additional Rules are available here.