Thursday, December 03, 2009

Portrait contest, prize $100

The Contest is now closed.

I'm pledging $100 of my own stash for what I judge to be the best:

Black-and-white (monochrome) portrait

... which is sent to me before 15 December 2009.

  • Each author can only send one (1) picture.
  • The picture may not previously have won prizes or have been published in a professional publication, on- or offline. (New work is encouraged, but not required.)
  • The author's name must be in the file name. (Example: eolake-stobblehouse-13.jpg)
  • No text on the picture.
  • Monochrome means it can be toned, but no variations in color.
  • Portrait means a photo of a human.
  • Shortest edge at least 1000 pixels, longest edge less than 2000 pixels.
  • JPGs only. Maximum file size: 500 kb.
  • I acquire the rights to publish for free any entry here. Entrants keep all other rights.

I imagine that between the 15th and xmas, I will post a couple dozen of the best entries, and the winner. I require a paypal address to pay to.

Send entries to my gmail dot com address, which is eolake. Or use the address here.

Note: this contest does not have anything to do with Domai (and is not for nudes, although they are not prohibited). But somebody asked if he won could he have a membership, and I agreed to a two-year membership if he wins. That would be a good deal for anybody who wants that instead of cash.


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

PS: Obviously this contest has nothing to do with Domai or with nudes.

Hannah said...

Is a portrait necessarily of a person, or can it be like a landscape or a thing?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

It's a person, a human.

Steven Finlay said...

"Monochrome means it can be toned, but no variations in color."

Does that exclude split toning?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I haven't seen many of such, but I guess they're OK.

Miserere said...

So are we sending these photos out into the aether...or are you going to make us dig around looking for your e-mail address :-p

I'll send mine to eolake in da Gmail and hope for the best ;-)

PS: Aren't you lucky you have an uncommon 6-letter name! :-D

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"Portrait means a photo of a human."

Just ONE "human"? Can't be more than one, then? Just checking. (like how Hannah and I are trying to push the envelope on this?! lol! ;-)

lol! captcha: punke

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Go ahead, "punke" me all ya like.

I think of a "portrait" as being of one person.

I also have an email address here.

Anonymous said...

Good contest and in the spirit of it I will go out and make a new portrait, rather than dragging one out of the old images.

Thanks for the sponsorship and the bit of an assignment. Gets the photography juices flowing.


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks, Steve.

Reminds me I forgot one rule, I'll add that now.