Международный фотоконкурс Michael The Maven's 2011



Дедлаин: 1 Декабря 2011

Всемирно известный инструктор по фотографии Майкл Энрю (он же Michael TheMaven) приглашает фотографов профессионалов и любителей участвовать в международном конкурсе (Michael The Maven's - 2011 Photography Contest). Шесть номинациях:    портрет; пейзаж; спорт; животные; макро съемка; абстракция/текстура. Одним из обязательных условий для профессионалов является - присылать работы в категориях, несвойственных для их повседневной работы. В каждой категории выбирается десять победителей. Участник может прислать по две работы в каждой категории. Главный приз - 1000 долларов. Участие бесплатное.

RULES (Rules are subject to change, but for now this is how I would like to run it this year) - READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING! 

1. There are no entry fees, however this is a family friendly website and we reserve the right to disqualify entries for any reason. This includes but is not limited to any image which may be deemed as inappropriate, offensive, pornographic, poor taste, cruel to animals, advertising, spam etc. We are looking for fantastic imagery that inspires all of us to get out and shoot. If you are under 18, you must obtain your parents permission before entering. 
2. Entrants may submit up to 2 photographs in each category on the following condition; One image was taken in the last year (From the Period of October 9th 2010 to October 9th 2011) and a second image being taken during the duration of the contest submission dates, from October 9th - December 1st 2011. The whole idea of the contest is to get everyone out shooting, but I also recognize you may have some great shots taken earlier in the year. Contestants may submit only one image from either of those periods if they choose. This is an honor rule (meaning we expect you to play fair on this), but if we have evidence to the contrary, we will have to disqualify the entry. 
3. Once your images(s) are submitted, these are your final entries. Contestants sending in multiple images, or changing submissions are disqualified. You should receive a confirmation email after submitting your images. Note; do not wait until the last day, it crashed our email account last time. ;) 
4. Contest is open to all ranges of experience of photography, from beginners to amateurs, semi-pro or even professionals, however, we ask that semi pro and professional photographers do not submit images for the contest in the category in which they specialize. For example, if you are a wedding or portrait photographer, you may submit images in any category but "Portraits". This is also an honor rule. 
5. Images which have been submitted and placed into other contests are not eligible. 
6. By submitting your images for either division, you give Michael The Maven and its representatives, permission to reproduce & show on websites, social media or other materials for promotional purposes. We also reserve the right to print your image to inspect image quality if necessary. Copyright remains property of photographer of course. 
7. We reserve the right to expand the number of winners and make adjustments to the rules and prizes at our discretion. 
8. You can use any type of camera, dSLR, Point and Shoot, Cell Phone etc. (Photoshopping is allowed, HDR is allowed, presets/actions are allowed, heavy compositing is NOT (this is where many images and components are assembled together into one image.) It should pretty much more or less look like a single image. Please make sure it is a JPEG, and properly submitted & you are good to go! 
9. There will be an initial selection process by Michael, which will narrow contestants down to 20 or 25 per category. The Final round of voting will be done by viewers (1/3), Our Judges (1/3) and Michael (1/3) 

A. --> Entries must be submitted digitally as a JPEG image by email to Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript . All other formats (RAW, TIFF, PNG, ETC)will be disqualified. Be absolutely sure to include the Category in the Title. We are not accepting prints this year. 
B. ---> Very, very important: Please submit only one email with per Category, with the year and Category division in the subject of the email. For example, if you are entering 2 Portrait Images, we would ask that you submit both together, and title the email "2011- Portrait . This allows us to organize submissions and greatly speeds things up. 
If you have questions, please ask below in the comments box and I will update with answers. 
Even if you are not interested in entering, please help me get the word out because I do all of the marketing for this on my own, sometimes people would love to enter and just don't about it. 
These contests take up a tremendous amount of time and money to put on and I would like to make it a yearly event, getting bigger and better each year. This is the 3rd year and so far we have done this.

Официальный сайт конкурса: http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=2019&michael-the-mavens-2011-photography-contest

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