All day tomorrow, Saturday, we're having a quick, impromptu picture-and-writing contest.
The theme is "People Working." Your perspective on what "people working" means can be your own—conventional or original, classic or quirky. The picture can be any interpretation of one or more people doing a job, or at work, or working on something.
If you think you have a picture that suits, and you want to share it and don't mind having it judged, please send it to us. Send one picture only, along with 25–125 words about the picture.
Our anonymous celebrity judge will pick a generous handful of entries which we'll put up for discussion on the site within a week or so. Finally, from those finalists, Mike will pick three overall winners to receive first, second, and third prizes, plus a few "honorable mentions."
Should be a fun way to see some work and discover different peoples' takes on the theme.
How to Play (Rules and Regs)
One picture per entrant. (Seriously, please send one picture only.) The picture must be your own—previously unpublished, taken by you, and for which you own all the rights. (All rights stay with you. You grant us permission to publish your picture on TOP but we will make no claim to your ownership rights at any time.)
If the picture you send is more than a year or two old, tell us the year it was taken. Also, if you're 18 or under, please mention it.
The JPEG picture must be 800 pixels wide, sRGB color space (even if B&W), and not watermarked.
Send it to me in the body of an email [UPDATE 10 p.m. Saturday 8/10: Contest is now closed. No more entries will be accepted]. For your email, use the subject line:
Just the letters, no spaces, all lower case.
Make sure the subject line of the email is "peopleworking" (no quotes) or it will not get to the right mailbox.
Include your real name!
We will not open attachments. Anything outside the word count limits will be disqualified. Your writings could be edited for sense 'n' syntax. DO NOT send words separately from pictures—if you forget the words the first time, resend everything together. (TOP's Incompetent Assistant is not nearly organized enough to match up pictures and words sent hours apart, believe me.)
The deadline is 10 p.m. Saturday night, Central Time (Chicago USA time zone). (At ten o'clock sharp Saturday night, once the contest closes, I'll announce what the prizes will be. No hints, but I can say they'll be better than bubblegum and a new propeller for your beanie.)
This is sorta just for TOP regular readers (commenters or lurkers, doesn't matter), so if you would be so kind, please don't go blabbing about it all over the wild and woolley Internet. We'd prefer for it not to go viral (hence the short notice). Of course, anyone can come read The Online Photographer any time, and they're welcome, but we don't want to encourage an avalanche of outsiders who will swoop in just for the contest and never visit again.
So, to recap: your email should contain:
- The subject line peopleworking
- your JPEG, 800 pixels wide, sRGB
- Your 25–125 word written caption or paragraph, and
- The real name under which you are normally and usually known.
If you have any questions, please read this post again!
Have fun. Stay loose!
(Thanks to anonymous)
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