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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Photography Contest photo by Norah Levine
photo by Rachel Hulme
photo by Amy Wise
photo by Tony Bonanno
photo by Bob Sacha
  WHO MAY ENTER
Photographers of any level who are at least 18 years of age.
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WHAT TO ENTER
Open to all photographic imagery depicting the subject of "light."
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HOW TO ENTER
Photos must be submitted electronically through our web site. The initial entry includes three images, and you can submit as many as you like after that for an additional fee.
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IMPORTANT DATES
January 27, 2011
Call for entries open

February 19, 2011
Early submission deadline

March 31, 2011
Final submission deadline

May 4, 2011
50 winning photographs announced
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photo by Roberta Lynn Ledbetter

contest winners

FEES
$30 for three images submitted by February 19, 2011

$40 for three images submitted February 20, 2011 through March 31, 2011

$10 for each additional image over three.

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photo by Cig Harvey
photo by Raul Touzon
BE HONORED BY LEADERS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMMUNITY... AND WIN THE WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE.

It's our second ever photo contest, and this time we're going to the heart of the matter. It's all about the light. As photographers, capturing it is what we do. Natural, studio, low key, high key, long exposures or explorations in light graffiti—how you see the light is up to you.

Our contest is an opportunity for you to pause and review your photography, then join our international community of photographers and share your photographs with our distinguished judges. Plus, the prizes are great!

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PANEL OF JURORS
We are privileged to have such an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.
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Steve St. John, Senior Picture Editor
National Geographic Image Collection
Amy Feitelberg, Photo Editor
Outside magazine
Nevada Wier, Photographer
Reid Callanan, Director
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

PRIZES
The Workshops is grateful to our educational partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $12,000. Entrants have the opportunity to win one Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize, or one of 46 Honorable Mentions. Entrants who are alumni are eligible to win one Workshops Director’s Award.
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1) Grand Prize

  • The workshop of your choice in Santa Fe including tuition, fees, meals, and on-campus housing
  • Dynalite RP400 W/S Power Pack and a RH1050 Flash Head
  • Blurb gift certificate for $500
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 software
  • Canson Baryta Photographique Paper, four boxes (25 sheets per box), 8.5 x 11-inch
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

2) Second Prize

  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops $500 gift certificate
  • Chimera Medium (36x48") Super PRO (choice of white or silver interior), and Strobe Speed Ring of your choice
  • Sekonic L-358 Flash Master Light Meter
  • Kodak Ektar 100 film, 25 rolls
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

3) Third Prize

  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops $250 gift certificate
  • Nikon Coolpix L110 Camera with HD (720p) video recording/stereo sound
  • Canson Baryta Photographique Paper, four boxes (25 sheets per box), 8.5 x 11-inch
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

4) The Workshop's Director's Award

  • The workshop of your choice in Santa Fe including tuition, fees, and meals
  • Calumet new model Genesis 200 2-Light Kit
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 software
  • Kodak Ektar 100 film, 25 rolls
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

5) Honorable Mention

  • The Inspirational Series from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops – a 2-disc DVD set of words and images from Sam Abell, Keith Carter, Tony O’Brien, Joyce Tenneson, Nevada Wier, John Paul Caponigro, Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Elizabeth Opalenik, and Eddie Soloway.
  • A copy of LIGHT, a Blurb book of the 50 winning Contest photographs.

Get inspired! Review the 50 winners of FAMILY.

contest winners

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CONTEST PARTNERS
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Photography Contest Partners


PHOTO CONTEST: RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops invites anyone passionate about photography to enter the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Photography Contest (Contest). You must read the following rules, terms, and conditions before submitting any photos!


WHO MAY ENTER
All photographers of any level who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of image submission are eligible.

Individuals affiliated with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, including employees, board members, seasonal staff, and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) are not eligible to enter.

THIS CONTEST IS NOT AVAILABLE IN COUNTRIES, STATES, OR PROVINCES WHERE RULES TRANSLATION, REGISTRATION, OR BONDING ARE REQUIRED, AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


WHAT TO ENTER
Open to all photographic imagery depicting the subject of "light," as interpreted by the entrant.

Entries may originate in any format including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints -- so long as they are submitted electronically.

Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant Santa Fe Photographic Workshops a license (see "Your Rights").

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject's parent or guardian and provide it to Santa Fe Photographic Workshops upon request. You do not need to submit it at time of entry.

Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant acknowledges that the submitted photograph(s) is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright are not eligible.

The photographs entered must not, in the sole discretion of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, contain obscene, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable content. Entries deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.

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HOW TO ENTER
Each photo must be submitted electronically through our web site at www.santafeworkshops.com/contest. No mail-in entries will be accepted.

Each entry consists of an entry form, an entry fee, and up to three images. Additional images may be submitted for additional fees. There is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant.

Registration
Each entrant sets up an account on the contest registration site and registers for the show "Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Contest: LIGHT." An email confirmation will be sent to the email address affiliated with your account.

Follow the online instructions to upload and submit images.

To submit more than three images, an additional entry form is NOT required. Simply log into your account on the registration site and select "Buy Additional Images."

Image Format

  • 72 ppi resolution
  • 1,280 pixels on the longest side
  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) with layers flattened
  • 8 bit mode
  • JPG format with compression at level 7 (at minimum)
  • less than 2MB total size

Finalists may be asked to submit a high-resolution file of at least 300dpi at 5x7 inches. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops reserves the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to provide a high-resolution file.

Filenaming
To avoid image upload errors, you can ONLY use alphanumeric characters with a period preceding the filename.

DO NOT USE any punctuation or special characters such as ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + ? / ” ~

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ENTRY DEADLINES AND FEES
The Contest begins 9:00am Mountain Standard Time (MST) on January 27, 2011 and ends 11:59pm MST on March 31, 2011.

All entries must be received by 11:59pm MST on March 31, 2011 to be eligible.

A discounted fee of $30 applies to entries of up to three photos completed by 11:59pm MST on February 19, 2011.

A standard fee of $40 applies to entries of up to three photos beginning 12:01am MST on February 20, 2011 through 11:59pm MST on March 31, 2011.

The entry fee for each additional image over three is $10.


CONTEST PRIZES
One Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize, one Workshops Director’s Award, and 46 Honorable Mentions will be awarded.

Grand Prize - $4,111 Total ARV

  • The workshop of your choice in Santa Fe including tuition, fees, meals, and on-campus housing
  • Dynalite RP400 W/S Power Pack and a RH1050 Flash Head
  • Blurb gift certificate for $500
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 software
  • Canson Baryta Photographique Paper, four boxes (25 sheets per box), 8.5 x 11-inch
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

Second Prize - $1,449 Total ARV

  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops $500 gift certificate
  • Chimera Medium (36x48") Super PRO (choice of white or silver interior), and Strobe Speed Ring of your choice
  • Kodak Ektar 100 film, 25 rolls
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

Third Prize - $664 Total ARV

  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops $250 gift certificate
  • Nikon Coolpix L110 Camera with HD (720p) video recording/stereo sound
  • Canson Baryta Photographique Paper, four boxes (25 sheets per box), 8.5 x 11-inch
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

The Workshops Director's Award* - $2,539 Total ARV

  • The workshop of your choice in Santa Fe including tuition, fees, and meals
  • Calumet new model Genesis 200 2-Light Kit
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 software
  • Kodak Ektar 100 film, 25 rolls
  • National Geographic Traveler one-year subscription

* Eligiblity for the Workshops Director’s Award is limited to entrants who are Santa Fe Photographic Workshops alumni.

Honorable Mention - $75 Total ARV

  • The Inspirational Series from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops – a 2-disc DVD set of words and images from Sam Abell, Keith Carter, Tony O’Brien, Joyce Tenneson, Nevada Wier, John Paul Caponigro, Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Elizabeth Opalenik, and Eddie Soloway
  • A copy of LIGHT, a Blurb book of the 50 winning Contest photographs.

Winners may not receive cash in lieu of contest prizes. Winners can, upon providing written notice, transfer a prize to another party, i.e., in the event a winner cannot attend a workshop.

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JUDGING
All entries will be anonymously reviewed throughout the Contest. Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

Judging and winning entries will be selected by:

Steve St. John, Senior Picture Editor, National Geographic Image Collection
Amy Feitelberg, Photo Editor, Outside magazine
Nevada Wier, Photographer
Reid Callanan, Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Reid Callanan will select the winning entry for the Director's Award, specific to entries by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops alumni.

All decisions made by the judges are final. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

Winners will be selected on or about April 20, 2011 and notified by email or regular mail on or about May 4, 2011.

Winner's List
Winners' names will be available online at www.santafeworkshops.com/contest after May 4, 2011.

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YOUR RIGHTS
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable. If your image is selected as a winner in the competition, you grant Santa Fe Photographic Workshops a nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use, in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in Santa Fe Photographic Workshops promotions and publications.
  • Use, in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest, your image on partner and third party promotions and publications.
  • Keep the files provided, and to archive the images in electronic forms, so that your photos can be used in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest.

As conditions of this permission, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops shall credit all photographs with the caption "© Person's Name."


YOUR PRIVACY
We respect your privacy. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address.


LEGAL CONDITIONS
This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if Santa Fe Photographic Workshops determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that Santa Fe Photographic Workshops may use each winner's name, city, state, and photograph in any publicity or advertising relating to current or future Contests. All federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, in its sole discretion, reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, and in this case will return the entry fees.

In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

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THIRD PARTY RELEASES/LICENSES
Upon Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with and promotion of Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter.

In addition, upon Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph in connection with and promotions of Photo Contest. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and each of its partners, affiliates, agents and its employees, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.

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RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Santa Fe Photographic Workshops elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.


NOTICE TO INDIVIDUALS: REMOVAL FROM MAILING LIST: Any individual may elect to unsubscribe from email lists. To elect to have an individual's name excluded from such communications, select “unsubscribe” from the link in the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops email. You may also contact (505) 983-1400 to request removal.


QUESTIONS
Questions and inquiries about Contest rules can be emailed to contest@santafeworkshops.com.

 

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