Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme. While smiling is a universal facial expression understood across all human cultures (pleasure, happiness, sociability, amusement), it’s only been in the last 100 years or less that smiles were seen commonly in photographs. So let’s be modern and show some smiling! (Note: While it’s OK to show teeth, be careful not to show a grimace or a snarl, which is different.) 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 (smiling) is the editor and publisher of Photo Corners, which covers the evolving photographic landscape in its uniquely entertaining and educational way. His reviews of software, scanners, printers and accessories appear with beginner and advanced features at the site. Visit Mike’s Photo Corners.
Submissions Open: Oct 2 – 9, 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
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.