Hello TPS Photographers! I’m excited to announce that the 2021 clay Photography Competition starts today! This year, there’s no theme to follow, so you can submit your best work without any constraints. The competition is divided into three categories: Landscape, Portrait, and Macro. With the help of the Senior Editors, I will select the top five photos as the five nominees for each category, and the TPS community will vote for the final three winners.
Each photographer can only pick one category and submit one picture. The photo must be taken in the duration of the competition, from March 13 to April 16, and submitted in JPEG/JPG format. Photographers may edit their photos and submit in colored or black & white form. Please make sure that the photos are submitted to the correct categories. Here are the descriptions for each of them:
- Landscape: This category includes all photos with sceneries as subjects from landscape, cityscape, architecture, to astrophotography. Street photography that mainly focuses on the street scene is also included in this category.
- Portrait: This category is for pictures with human subjects.
- Macro: Any picture focusing on small subjects or taken in closeups belongs in this category. This can range from insects, flowers, to tiny objects.
Judging and Voting Process
After the deadline on April 16, I will select the five best submissions from each category for voting. An article will be published including all fifteen nominees, and voting will begin on April 19. The voting period will last one week, and on April 26, we will announce the winners.
Each category will have only one winner, unless a tie occurs–the rest of the nominees will not be ranked. In the announcement, the winner from each category will have their photo featured one more time, and their portfolios or photography Instagram accounts will be featured on clay‘s social media as well if desired.
Submit your photo here: https://forms.gle/6yPxTpcpy2BsB4Ri9
If you have any questions, please ask me in the comment section or email me at email@example.com.
Enjoy shooting, and good luck!