Surreal Places Photo Contest

The setting is often where the story begins. Special places and their ambiance take us away from the mundane, and makes us feel like we are stepping into another world. Landscapes, interiors, and other spaces are the focus of this category. Sometimes the photos will include those who are experiencing the space as well.

Prizes

This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • Light Blaster
  • 2 Archival Giclée Prints, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Winners will be privately contact in October, and announced Nov 8th 2014. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.

    Special Rules

    Special Rules This category allows for a greater than usual level of retouching. The usual restriction of digital enhancement of 25% is pushed to a 35% allowance. Determination of whether too much enhancement has taken place is at the sole and uncontested discretion of the judges.

  • You may interpose real elements into the photo that were not in the original shot
  • You may implement strong filters.
  • minor props and enhancements may be painted as embellishments may be added to the image, such as a knife in a persons hand, or peg leg on a pirate for references.
  • All complete architecture and persons must be from a real photograph. You may NOT paint or CGI these such things into the photo.
  • If you are unsure if your image contains more than 35% artifice we encourage your to be conservative in your estimation.

    General Rules See full terms and conditions to review image submission guidelines on everything from size, copyright, and digital enhancement.

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    Rules

    Special Rules This category allows for a greater than usual level of retouching. The usual restriction of digital enhancement of 25% is pushed to a 35% allowance. Determination of whether too much enhancement has taken place is at the sole and uncontested discretion of the judges.

  • You may interpose real elements into the photo that were not in the original shot
  • You may implement strong filters.
  • minor props and enhancements may be painted as embellishments may be added to the image, such as a knife in a persons hand, or peg leg on a pirate for references.
  • All complete architecture and persons must be from a real photograph. You may NOT paint or CGI these such things into the photo.
  • If you are unsure if your image contains more than 35% artifice we encourage your to be conservative in your estimation.

    General Rules See full terms and conditions to review image submission guidelines on everything from size, copyright, and digital enhancement.