Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme. Ancient history is full of references to the four classic “elements”: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. We will take those four as a series and spread them out in the next weeks with each being the theme of that week’s contest. We’re starting here with Earth. The judge will be looking for images that interpret the theme in interesting and artistic ways. For example, for “Earth” he’s not looking for pictures of just dirt, but what Earth means. It could be a resting place, or a plot of farmland; a forest or a cave or mountain. Please consider Titling your images to reflect your concepts. For additional ideas on all the Elements, see here: Wikipedia – Classic Element. And of course, the normal judging criteria of: originality and creativity, photo technique and/or quality, and overall artistic merit all still apply.
CONTEST JUDGE: Tracy Valleau has been photographing for 50 years. His work has been published in “Outdoor Photographer,” “Panorama,” “Best of California,” “Windows of the World” (among others), and has been the subject of several one-man shows. Displays and exhibitions include the Center for Photographic Arts and The Monterey Arts Council at the Sunset Center; the MPC Art Gallery; and the Pacific Grove Art Center and many others. He is a past instructor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and he is a member of The Imagemakers. His next solo show is in California, July 19 – August 29. For details and to view his work, please visit aperturef8. www.aperturef8.com
Submissions Open: April 10 – 17, 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 in any prior PhoozL contests. (For ‘Photo Hunt’s, this means cannot be one of the images displayed in Results or Winners Showcase; all others not displayed are OK to submit)
Submission Fee: none! (and worth every penny!)
Capture Date: no matter – new or archived
Image Specs: Digital only; 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
Watermarking images allowed?: yes, up to photographer
Prizes: custom icons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points for winners. And glory and admiration of your peers!
Phorum Discussion: Join the Weekly Contests Phorum discussion!
Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points: Follow the Winners of this contest series in the Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points.
Additional Rules are available here.