FYP May 2012 Photography Contest

Hello folks and welcome to the May 2012 contest!  We are happy to partner with 500px.com and they are awarding an annual account to the first prize winner each month in this series of the contest. The winner will also be featured in the Indie Spotlight at FuelYourPhotography.com.

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April Contest Winners

The competition in the FYP/500px Contest is always robust and this month we have another surprise for you.    With such vigorous competition in April’s Beautiful Color theme, congratulations are in order for the winners; Boris Frkovićfirst placeLori Myerssecond place and Deidre Mayersthird place. Boris has copped the top spot in the contest for the second time.  The top three photographs are featured in this article.  Special thanks also to our judges for the February contest, Former FYP Editor-in-Chief – Ron Heerkens Jr.,  FYP Indie Spotlight writers – Hafez Kamal and Wendy Wagner, FYP writer - Andrew Iles and Amber Fife.

This Months Contest

This months theme is “On the move”, we all have cameras in our mobile device but how often do we use them? This month your challenge is to use your mobile device to take your image for submission to the contest, you are allowed to post process the image if you wish but it MUST originate on a mobile device and can be any subject you wish.  Remember to watermark your images with your email address and your 500px.com account!

Below is a brief highlight of the rules to get you started, however, a full copy of the rules including the judging criteria can be found as a document on the Facebook Group Page.

Boris Frković - 1st Place

Boris Frković - 1st Place

  • The Contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers from around the world.
  • You certify that you are the legal owner of the work submitted.
  • Entries are accepted up to midnight United States Eastern Standard Time on the 21st of the corresponding month.

The No-Holds-Barred Rule

Feel free to express your creative vision by any means: any type of camera or lens, subject, light, composition, perspective, processing techniques, and anything else you can think of to create a meaningful, impactful, and beautiful work is perfectly acceptable. Submitted images may be from any date and not necessarily limited to the contest period.

Lori Myers - 2nd Place

Lori Myers - 2nd Place

  • All images must be submitted in JPEG format and should be clearly watermarked with your email address AND your  active 500px.com site (IE http://500px.com/YOURNAMEHERE) at which you can be notified should you be the lucky winner.
  • Images are to be submitted (in  high resolution if available) by joining the “FYP Photography Contest” Facebook group page, and then uploading to the folder for the corresponding folder IE this month’s folder is “May 2012 contest”.
  • Maximum of 2 Images to be submitted per person (submitting more may result in disqualification of all images).
  • Photographs will be judged on: Impact, composition, technique, presentation, originality and viewer input (comments/likes)

The No-Rights-Grab Rule

By entering this contest, Fuel Your Photography to post your submitted image(s) on our respective sites and blogs, along with your name. You also agree to provide your name and mailing information in order to facilitate delivery of the prizes. You retain all other rights.

Deirdre K Mayers - 3rd Place

Deirdre K Mayers - 3rd Place

Judging Period

Judging starts on the 22nd of the month and winners are announced in the article posting the new theme on the 1st of the following month.

The Judges’ decision is FINAL

I’m looking forward to seeing some fantastic entries from you, good luck!

Jeremy is a consultant, educator and photographer based in the Caribbean. He shoots an eclectic range of material but his favorite subjects are urban and seacapes, people and aircraft. He mixes his love of technology, and travel with his photography. After a brief post college hiatus he picked up his camera again in 2003 and has been shooting non-stop. You may view his work at http://www.island-foto.com or you may follow him on Google+ http://gplus.to/JADG


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