UPDATE 09-MAY-08 !TheEmptyWhiteRoom
has now been recruited as another judge for this competition! He's a critic with a great list of collections and favorites
that only reinforce his great taste in photos. Welcome aboard!
When I started this contest last week I did not expect such overwhelming input! KEEP IT COMING!
I saw that I was not very clear on the rules, what is legible or not, etc, so now I will clarify things. Sorry for not having done so before.WHAT IS A SQUARE PHOTO?
A square photo is a photo which has the same width and height, eg, 600 x 600, 525 x 525, 861 x 861. It is NOT
a landscape photo (with width greater than height, eg 800 x 600) and it is NOT
a portrait photo (width less than height, eg 600 x 800).
Here is an example of a square
Here is an example of a portrait
Here is an examlple of a landscape
photo:WHAT SHOULD THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE PHOTO BE?
This is up to you and your creativity!HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN I SUBMIT?
You can submit ONE photo of yours AND/OR submit a MAXIMUM of TWO photos from other people.HOW DO I SUBMIT?
You can submit in ONE OF TWO WAYS:EITHER
you go to the Thumbshare Thread
and post thereOR
you send me a NOTE with "square photo" as the subject.WHAT WILL THE JUDGEMENT BE BASED ON?
It will be based on the concept and idea behind the photo, the composition, emotions it portrays, and everything in between. Remember, square photos have a tricky composition! So it is essential!I SUBMITTED AN ALMOST-SQUARE PHOTO... WHAT HAPPENS?
I gave an exception to a non-perfect-square photo so it is only fair I also accept other such photos. However, the dimensions should at least make it LOOK square.
HOWEVER please note that for judging, PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO PERFECT-SQUARE PHOTOS so please from now on try to submit only perfect-squares. If it is a couple of pixels off, like 700 x 705, I will still consider it perfect square. If it like 600 x 650 then it will fall into the not-so-square category and it will be on second preference.WHEN WILL COMPETITION END? WHEN WILL WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED? HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
The competition ends JUNE 15. The winners will be announced on JULY 1. I will be updating the weekly submissions on my journal as well as a news article. The final winners will also be posted on my journal and a news article.WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?Grand Prize:
1 year sub + feature1st and 2nd runner ups:
6 month and 3 month sub respectively.
If you have more questions please feel free to ask. This is the first time I run such a competition so any feedback is welcome
Also please notify me if I have put a not-so-square photo in the square category and vice versa... I am human too!
It's easy, you are to take a snap of my 25K pageview and you get a 6 month sub!