Give us your best shot from 2013. Wild card: must be taken during 2013.
This is a virtual meet-up.
In an effort to encourage our members to grow and challenge their skills, PHOTOG hosts a monthly themed ‘double-blind’ photo contest whereby both the photo submissions and the voting remain completely anonymous. There are two (2) contest categories available, Novice and Advanced.
Novice – for the beginners, still learning their cameras and techniques
Advanced – for the old hands, still learning, yet have honed their skills
Novices that win or place three times are automatically promoted to Advanced. Once submitting in the Advanced category, all subsequent entries will remain in the Advanced category.
The Theme of the Month:
The selected Theme of the Month is posted on the 1st day of the month along with a ‘Wild Card’, specific parameters regarding the current month’s theme. Example, the month’s Wild Card may require: 'only black & white, no HDR, no archived photos, and so on. Photographers are encouraged to submit a photo that not only best represents the theme, but also is technically sound, presented in an artistic way, and worthy of framing for wall art.
This month, voting will be open around the 2rd of the January through the 21st at http://www.onetulsa.com/TOTM.
On Sept. 27, 2013, voting rules changed where we now vote on each image, in both categories, using the five star system, 5 being the highest score and 1 being the lowest.
The winner for Best Photo of the month along with the first runner-up will be announced on the website at the close of voting. Additionally, they will be recognized and presented with a certificate at our next Library Session. Winning photos and runners-up will be invited to participate in our Annual Gallery Showing at Apertures Photo. See details below.
To participate in the Theme of the Month photo contest, you must:
~ be a paid member of PHOTOG/Tulsa Digital Photography Group; To pay membership dues, click here http://www.onetulsa.com/photog/index.html
~ RSVP on the Meetup website
~ submit only ONE (1) photo per month
~ refrain from posting your photo submission on the meet-up site, Facebook, Flickr or other social media sites until the close of voting
Photo Submission Requirements:
To avoid disqualification, all photos must be submitted as follows:
~ e-mailed to [masked] no later than 11:00 p.m. on the 31st of the month; subject line is to be marked ‘TOTM-Novice’ or ‘TOTM-Advanced’
~ jpg file, aspect ratio 11”x14” and resized to 1200 pixels on the long side
~ watermarks or names can not appear on the photo
Annual Gallery Showing
Winners and runners-up are invited to show their work in our Annual Gallery Showing at Apertures Photo. All photos will be available for sale with the proceeds benefiting our annual Help Portrait event. By submitting a photo to the gallery showing, you are agreeing to print, mount and mat your photo at your expense.