The theme for March is Migration Madness! Our February winner, Gwen Pina says the only qualification is images of birds or things that migrate! So your interpretation of what to include in the image is up to you, but the image must be of things that migrate!
The March contest will be open for entries beginning on Friday, March 1, 2013 and run until midnight Thursday, March 28, 2013.
So get out there and capture things that migrate. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN PROCEDURE
February marks one year since Teri and Kristal have been organizing The Front Range Photography Meetup. One year ago we decided to continue the tradition of the monthly photo contest. It has been fun watching it grow and become more popular each month.
We want to continue this tradition, but we want to give the contest more meaning and greater value to the participants. Starting this month we will no longer be voting for our favorite image. Instead we will have a well-qualified, Guest Judge choosing the images and awarding a 1st, 2nd Place and a few Honorable Mentions.
Our Guest Judges will be selected based on their professional photography experience. The Judge will critique our images, pointing out what is right or wrong in an effort to provide guidance for growth and development in our art.
We hope you are as excited about these changes as we are. We see this step as a positive move in the right direction for the Front Range Photography Meetup. We have a great group of people here who have expressed a desire to learn and improve. What better way to do that than to compete with others who have the same goal!
The March Guest Judge is Dan Ballard
Those who attended the Year End Contest and Pizza Party will remember Dan's wonderful presentation. Dan did a wonderful job of going through all of our images and pointing out ways to improve them. It was after this presentation, we decided to include Guest Judges in our monthly contest.
Dan Ballard travels the world taking remarkable images. He offers workshops, individual training and classes. To see examples of his work visit his website at Dan Ballard Photography.
A COUPLE OF SPECIAL NOTES:
YOU HAVE TO HAVE TAKEN THE IMAGE YOU ARE ENTERING: We know this should be obvious, but we just want to clarify this. So no restored photos, Photoshop compilations or creations etc.
YOU CANNOT ENTER A PHOTO THAT HAS BEEN ENTERED IN A PREVIOUS MONTHLY CONTEST AND WON 1ST OR 2ND PLACE! Again, we know this should be obvious, but just in case you were thinking about doing this, we have been keeping records of the Monthly Contest Winners for quite a few years.
PLEASE NOTE: If you paid your $10.00 contest fee to enter last month's contest YOU DON'T have to pay again to enter the monthly contests for the rest of the year.
IF YOU HAVEN'T paid to enter the contest, please be sure to do so BEFORE you enter your photo. (The payment link can be found on the left sidebar where it says "Contest Entry Fee. You don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card.) If you don't pay, no worries, your image will just be flagged as exhibition only!
TO POST YOUR ENTRIES:
- Click the "PHOTO" tab on the navigation bar at the top of the Meetup site.
- In the "PHOTO" tab, there will be a PHOTO ALBUM titled "2013 March Photo Contest: "Migration Madness"
- Upload your entry there
- Don't forget to give it a creative title, or I will give it a generic one! LOL...much better if you name your image!
- All submissions will be posted on this Meetup site. If you don't want your image online, please don't post it!