Portrait and People, a non-entry-fee contest unless you're accepted organized by WPGA
|Type:||Call for Entries|
|Category:||Art Contests > Photography|
|Entry Fee:||$41 - 50|
|Prizes:||$500 and $300 B&H gift certificates + book publishing|
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The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards invite photographers from all over the world to submit their work to be featured in the book Portrait and People and win B&H gift certificates.
There is no initial entry fee for this competition. Only those series accepted will pay an entry fee.
DEADLINE: February 6th, 8:59pm PST
The theme: Portraits and any kind of image (landscapes, cityscapes, street shots, advertising, fashion, etc) where people is predominant in the scene. Both color and black and white (including duotones, toned, and all kind of alternative processes) will be accepted to be screened. All kind of processes, including digital manipulation will be accepted.
IMPORTANT: Please make a note that we require at least 3 images to be submitted in order to be able to do a deeper analysis of the work performed by the artist.
The selection process:
There will be two screenings.
Selection will be done by WPGA’s artistic and editorial staff.
The first screening will be conducted to accept or reject the submitted works. There’s is no entry fee to submit your series to the first screening, and you may submit a minimum of 3 images and a maximum of 12 images.
To pass the first screening at least 3 images should be accepted. If you submit just the minimum allowed (3 images) all images will be evaluated as a body representative of the artist's work. In this contest we want to have an insight of the work done by the artist rather than an individual shot; that's why we're asking for at least 3 images. It doesn't mean that you have to submit a series or a coherent or thematic body of work. All images can be independent: a portrait, a street shot and a landscape are accepted. In the case of landscapes we require at least some figures displayed or signs or evidence of human activity.
Within 1 week after the reception of the images sent for consideration of the jurors in the first screening, submitters will be notified by email detailing which series have been accepted and which have been rejected. Together with the notification’s email a brief structured feedback will be provided.
Selection will be done by Julio Hardy, WPGA’s Managing Director
Accepted images in the first screening will be included in the second screening and entered in the competition. Those works which passed the first screening will be exhibited for one year in the online WonderPick gallery, and available for sale.
During the second screening, 80 images will be selected to be featured in book Portrait and People.
Entry fees (only for those works which pass the first screening)
Participants in the second screening will have to pay an entry fee within 5 days after receiving the notification that his/her series have pass the first screening and have been entered into the competition.
The entry fee for those images selected (those that have passed the first screening and have been entered into the competition) will be the following:
$45 the first 3 images accepted; $10 each additional image accepted
Best Image of Show (to be featured in the book cover): $ 500 B&H gift certificate
Runner up (to be featured in the book back cover) $ 300 B&H gift certificate
Screening will be done a continuous basis following the reception of images for the first screening (acceptance or rejection).
Final notification and other important dates
The second screening will be finished by the end of February. All submitters (including those who were rejected in the first screening) will receive by email the notification of those series which will be featured in the book, as well as the names of the winners of the Best of Show and runner up.
The book will be printed and ready for sale and distribution by the end of March, 2011
All artists with images to be featured in the book will have to send high resolution files (300dpi) suitable for publication before March 5th.
Images that passed the first screening will be posted in the online WonderPick Gallery on March 2011
Please address all inquiries you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.