THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. For the fourth year running the AlternativePhotography.com calendar competition is now open for entries – alt proc only. Deadline Friday 14th of September 2012. As well as having the chance to be included in the calendar, there are also prizes for all of the 12 who make it into the 2013 AlternativePhotography.com calendar.
When to enter
Start now. Entries will be accepted until the deadline, which is Friday the 14th of September 2012.
What to enter
Eligibility: All photographs entered should use an alternative photographic process, such as albumen, anthotype, argyrotype, carbon, chrysotype, cyanotype, bromoil, gum bichromate, gumoil, infrared, kallitype, vandyke, platinum/palladium, photogravure, polaroid lift, transfer and sx-70, salt print, temperaprint, vandyke, wet plate collodion, ziatype and other alternative photographic processes. It is nice if the work has been completed within the last 2 years, but not a must.
What not to enter
No digital, c-prints, or gelatin silver prints, pinholes, unless of course they are combined with an alternative process, lumen are fine. All subject matters apart from nudes acceptable.
How to enter
It is a worldwide event. Anyone can enter. All submissions must be sent by email. Only ONE image per artist.
And, please, make my life easier by DOING ALL OF THIS:
- An image in digital format, in LANDSCAPE format, not portrait, but square is fine, the original MUST be made with an alternative photographic process. The scan should measure exactly 11.25 (wide) x 8.75 inches (tall) at 300 dpi. The measurement is WITH bleed, the final size will be 11×8.5 inches. If the image is smaller than that, please add white space to fill it out to the right size. Yes, last year we accepted portrait format, but this year we decided not to. You must send a high resolution scan, or your image will not be entered.
- The file in jpeg format.
- The title of the image.
- Your name (i.e. the artists name), please also name your file with your name, i.e. John-Doe.jpg
- Which alternative photographic process was used to make the image.
- Label the message “Competition”
Email your entry to:
None. Totally free.
How the selection is made
There are two ways images will be chosen:
- All images will be added to a gallery and 6 images will be chosen by visitors to the website will act as a jury voting for the winner. This part is open to EVERYONE, members and non-members. There will be a week of voting.
- The entries by those who are Supporting Members will be put in front of a jury and the remaining 6 winners will be chosen. This part is ONLY open to Supporting Members – who have 6 extra chances of winning.
The 12 selected images will be added to the calendar.
What you will win
The 12 images will be used in the official AlternativePhotography.com 2013 calendar. The calendar will be available for purchase at Lulu.com.
All 12 winners will receive a prize.
The winners will be able to choose which prize they would like by order of the number of votes they receive. I.e. the author of the image with the most votes will choose first.
Winners will be notified at the latest by the 15th of November, but most likely earlier.
You will of course retain copyright to your work. But, by entering the competition you will agree that your name and image can be displayed on the website or to promote future competitions at AlterantivePhotography.com. The top twelve entries may also be used in the AlternativePhotography.com 2013 calendar. By entering the competition you have confirmed you have authorised this.
By entering the competition you agree that the image can be used in the 2013 AlternativePhotography.com calendar. You also agree to the image being published on AlternativePhotography.com on pages associated with the calendar and in promotion for the calendar.
- How the calendar competition started
- Last years entries – the 2012 calendar
- Last years calendar 2012
- 2012 year’s finished calendar for sale on Lulu
(in no particular order – please note, the prizes may be slightly revised)
“Pre coated Cyanotype fabric”
2 packs of 1 yard pieces precoated cyanotype fabric Blueprints on Fabric.
1 magazine, volume IV
Signed by the author, Christopher James
by Christina Z. Anderson
by John Iovine
from Digital Truth
The Portfolio One and Portfolio Two books
from The Royal Photographic Society
Gold Leaf Printing on Vellum DVD
by Dan Burkholder
Holga 135 Plastic 35mm Camera