Remember yesterday I was talking about telling stories with pictures? Funny thing, I received an email from Popular Photography about a huge photography contest happening now. The topic? Your life… basically.
The Contest site is called “One Life” and the over theme, from what I gather is that “great photography tells stories” So they are looking for powerful images of any sort that portray life around the world. The explain it further as:
what you love, your travels, or anything that reflects your world and experience.
The beauty of this contest is that not only are the prizes huge but the rewards for the contestents as well. Awhile ago I wrote about the National Geographic Traveller contest. I just recently entered and paid the fee, I really have got nothing in return. Not that I was looking for much…. but a little exposure would have been nice.
With this contest, every entrant will receive a “thank you” package valued at around $95 (or $90 as it says at the top of the page). There is a free trial see.me website and a copy of FX Photo Studio Pro software included. So for the fee of $10 per photo, it is not that bad of a deal.
You can enter up to 9 photos for the $10 price and then upload another 10 photos for the flat rate of $95. Max uploading of 20 photos at that rate. The key here is to upload your best and only your best. Think about the theme of “life” or whatever it entails and go from there.
Here are the Awards, according to the site and I must say they are pretty nice:
The Grand Prize:
This award is selected by our panel of esteemed judges from all the categories. The People’s Choice Voting has no influence on the Grand Prize selection.
*Your Choice of $10,000 cash grant OR a World-Wide Travel Adventure
*A feature in PDN Magazine and on Artists Wanted
*A show and reception during PDN’s Photo Plus Expo in NYC
*Worldwide Exposure for your photos and the story they tell.
The People’s Choice Award:
The public will cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive $2,500 in cash, and international exposure via a feature with Artists Wanted and on One Life Photos that will be seen by tens of thousands of viewers.
The Category Awards
Our jury panel will choose four Category Award winners in these People, Places, Things, Ideas.
Category Award Winners will be featured in PDN Magazine and on Artists Wanted, exposing your work to tens of thousands of the most influential eyes in the photographic and arts communities. You will also receive a Canon EOS Rebel T1i EF-S 15mp IS Digital SLR Camera Kit (value: $750) and alife-time See.Me premium portfolio website (value: $1,700+).
The deadline is midnight (est) on July 29th