Hello, fellow TPSers!
I am happy to announce the beginning of clay’s photography competition for this year! It’s been a while, but it has returned for the turn of a new decade. However, unlike last time, this year’s competition will be based around a singular theme: poetry. Your objective is to take a poem and recreate the experience of reading it in a picture. This isn’t limited to the imagery and also extends to elements like the rhythm and the emotions of the poem, so there will be many things to consider. Please read the details below and then fill out the form. Best of luck with your work and may it glorify Christ!
Your 2020 competition host and clay’s Photography Columnist
In order to sign up, please fill out the form linked here: https://forms.gle/dCC9CpiRYK5tmYgx8 The deadline for submission is April 6.
You may enter only one (1) of the following categories with only one (1) submission: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, and B&W.
All submitted pictures must be taken after March 16, 2020. Furthermore, they must be submitted in JPEG or JPG formats. This is because JPEG/JPG is a compressed and universal format which will make uploading and judging your submissions far easier. If you shoot in a raw format like CR2 or NRW, please convert the image to JPEG/JPG before submitting. If you don’t take your pictures in this manner, don’t worry about this aspect of the submission since every digital camera shoots in JPEG/JPG by default.
There is a section of the form for EXIF data. This part of the form is completely optional, however providing that information will offer better insight into the photographer’s style and how the picture was taken. EXIF data can be found by analyzing your image at http://metapicz.com/#landing or with an image editor.
Judging will end by April 17, at which point the winners of each category and the final three winners will be announced, the latter of which will be the recipients of the prizes. Submissions will not only be evaluated on their overall quality, but also how well they fit into the theme. Off topic submissions will be disqualified.
Editing is allowed and you may alter your submission in any way you like, such as color correction, contrast adjustment, or some drastic edits. However, distortions, elements edited into the picture in post, or any other edits that compromise the original graphical elements of the image are not allowed and will result in disqualification.
1st place: certificate, Facebook/Instagram feature, clay feature
2nd place: certificate, Facebook/Instagram feature
3rd place: certificate
If you have any further questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.