Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme. A portal is a doorway, gate, opening, or entrance that invites you into a different place. It might be an impressive gateway that promises a new world — or a deceptively ordinary door that leads into an imaginary location! Take us to your favorite portals with your eye and your camera. You can be as literal as a door or an an open window. Or as fanciful as — well, we’ll leave it to you. 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: Mike Pasini is the editor and publisher of Photo Corners, which covers the evolving photographic landscape in his uniquely entertaining and educational way. His reviews of software, scanners, printers and accessories appear with beginner and advanced features at the site. Visit: Photo Corners.
Submissions Open: Nov 20 – 27, 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.