So, watching television, sometimes, has its virtues. I learned watching the IFC channel, they’re hosting a photography contest. It is called the Independent Spirit Photo Contest. There are three categories: people, places, and everything else; and four judges. Each judge hails from a magazine, two are photography magazines, PDN, and JPG, and one from Paper Magazine.
The deadline is August 31, 2010.
The fee for each photograph entry is 12.95 and for a series of 6: $17.95. There is a late deadline that extends to September 10, 2010 with an additional $5 entry fee per submission.
The grand prize is a digital SLR camera, professional camera bag, and spotlight on IFC.com and Hollywood’s THR.com.
And, a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend the Independent Spirit Awards Show.
Additionally, the first prize winner in each category wins the same without the trip to the Independent Spirit Awards in L.A.
Also, there are the monthly people’s choice awards. So, we have three months left: June, July, and August. The winner receives the IFC prize pack which is a branded logo t-shirt and a pack of DVDs.
So, far from what I have seen of the entrants the photographs are of the ‘snapshot’ variety. They could use an injection of quality, someone to really lift the competition up to the level of art.
I’m going to do it. So should you.