To enter Focal Press’ January 2014 Photo Contest, please click here to be redirected to our new contest platform.
The theme is “PDAs – Public Displays of Affection.” The guest judge is Stephanie Williams, author of the book This Modern Romance.
THE 2014 FOCAL PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS:
About Focal Press’ New Photo Contest Platform:
For this year’s photo contests, Focal Press has partnered with Viewbug.com. Viewbug.com is a beautiful platform and it is very easy to use, as you will see!
ViewBug is an online photo contest community that provides the opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. With ViewBug, everyone can get an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. ViewBug provides a slick profile to showcase your photos and different memberships to accommodate any type of photographer.
2014 Photo Contest Structure:
• This year there will be 6 contests
• Each contest will run for 8 weeks
• Entries can be uploaded during the first 6 weeks of the contest window
• During the last 2 weeks of the contest window, the contest will be open for voting.
The prizes are bigger and better than ever! Check to see what the prizes are for each contest.
For each contest there will be:
• A Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runner Up Winners that will be chosen by our Guest Judge.
• A People’s Choice Winner for the photo with the most votes.
Winners will be announced within 10 days of the contest closing.
Photos: Share your best shot that fits the contest’s theme. Be creative and original!
Limit: 3 entries per participant
Participation: You must own all legal rights to submitted photos
Photo Format: Color, Black and White, edited formats are accepted
Copyright: You maintain the rights to all of your submissions
Judging: The contest winner will be selected based on the creativity, originality and quality of the photo in accordance to the contest’s theme.
Promotion: Focal Press would like to use the winning photos to promote the contests on our Focalpress.com website, our MasteringPhoto.com blog and our Facebook page. We will check with the winners for permission to use their photos in this capacity before posting.
THE JANUARY 2014 PHOTO CONTEST:
Theme: PDA’s – Public Displays of Affection
About the Book:
In This Modern Romance, award winning photographer Stephanie Williams shares her approach to engagement photography, including her thoughts on the psychology of shooting and directing couples, current industry trends, and the use of blogs and social media. Discover photography tips on romantic styling, workflow, and branding that will help get your engagement sessions recognized by prospective clients and industry publications. Whether you are an aspiring photographer or established professional, this book is sure to inform and inspire your next photo shoot.
Guest Judge: Stephanie Williams
Stephanie Williams runs her own studio and blog, This Modern Romance. Her work has been featured on the cover of Pacific Weddings, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Destination I Do, California Wedding Day, and Australia’s White magazine as well as in the pages of The Knot, Brides, Oui, Southern Weddings and numerous blogs and internet publications such as Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, etc. Stephanie was listed as one of the top 20 Destination Wedding Photographers in the world by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. In 2011, Stephanie was honored as one of PDN‘s Rising Stars in Wedding Photography.
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