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"Beauty: Camera Eye of the Beholder" is an international juried online photographic exhibition exploring the idea of beauty in all its various shapes and forms.

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, as the saying goes. Given the subjective nature of beauty, entrants are encouraged to push the boundaries of accepted notions of beauty and show their distinctive perception of beauty. Entries can illustrate traditional ideas of beauty or explore more abstract forms of beauty.

The call for entries is open to female photographers, professional and amateur, using any photographic process. Entries must illustrate or explore the photographer's idea of beauty in
one of eight categories.

All entries must be submitted as JPEGs via the online entry form.

TIMELINE:
  • Final Entry Deadline - May 1, 2005, ( midnight, PDT-Los Angeles )
    (Pacific Daylight Time, WORLD CLOCK)
  • Notification of Acceptance - May 30, 2005
  • Exhibit Dates - June 1 - September 1, 2005

CATEGORIES:
   1st Place, 2nd Place and 10 honorable mentions will be awarded in each of the following categories.

Architecture
Conceptual
Environmental
Fashion
Lifestyle
Photojournalism
Portrait
Still Life

PRIZES:
Click here for prize descriptions
Prizes include WIPI online exhibition showcase, cash, FRESH LISTS marketing databases, fotoQuote software, iWatermark software, subscriptions to "Studio Photography & Design." Studio Photography & Design will also publish the first place images in each category along with a feature about the "Beauty" exhibition in the magazine's July/August issue.
BONUS PRIZE, two of the TOP 8 will have a chance to win an Epson R200 printer

JURORS:

Tyra Banks, Supermodel, TV/Film Producer, Bankable Productions. Founder, TZONE Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Abby Bussel, Executive Editor, Architecture magazine, New York
Michael DePirro, Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director, Deutsch Inc, New York
Suzanne Donaldson, Photography Director, Glamour magazine, New York
Clare Freestone, Assistant Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London
Alfonso Gutierrez, Editor/Managing Director, AGE Fotostock, Barcelona
Charlie Holland, Director of Photography, Getty Images, Los Angeles
Valerie May, Senior Editor of New Media, National Geographic magazine, Washington DC
Carol McCusker, PhD, Curator of Photography, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (MOPA)
Anne Telford, Editor-at-Large, Communication Arts, Menlo Park, CA
See Juror Bios


ELIGIBILITY:

  • Open to all female photographers using any type of photographic process, color or
    black & white, traditional or computer generated/manipulated images.
  • Entries must illustrate or explore beauty in one of eight categories: Architecture, Conceptual, Environment, Fashion, Lifestyle, Photojournalism, Portrait, or Still Life.
  • No restrictions on date of photograph.
  • All entries must be submitted as JPEGs via the online entry form.

ENTRY FEES:


PAYMENT:

Payment can be made by PayPal or Western Union.
Once you have submitted your entry via the online entry form, you will be taken to the "Payment Instructions" page.
Fees must be paid at the time of entry or entry will be disqualified.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
We can accept International payments from listed countries through PayPal.
For currency exchange rates click here.

SUBMISSION:

Entries must be submitted as JPEGs via the online entry form.
Entries received any other way will not be juried.

Submitted images must meet these specifications (no exceptions):
Images must be saved as JPEGs at "high" quality
Images must be 72 dpi
Images must not exceed 7 inches (500 pixels) at their longest side
Files must be Grayscale or RGB (not CMYK)
Files must be titled with entrant's last name, the image number, and the title of the
photograph, in the following format: "Last Name_Image Number_Title.jpg"
   Example:
   Smith_01_RedHouse.jpg
   Smith_02_Untitled.jpg
Please verify that all submissions are virus-free before sending

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:

Accepted photographers will be notified by e-mail by May 30, 2005

OTHER CONDITIONS:
• Jurors' decision is final.
• Photographer must own the copyright to submitted images.
• Entrants may be liable to pay damages in the event of unauthorized submission of a photo.
• Submitted entries and accepted works may be reproduced for WIPI's and contest sponsor's promotional and educational use in conjunction with the "Beauty" online exhibition, in which case the artist will be provided with photo credit.
• Once submitted and paid for, entries cannot be withdrawn under any circumstances.

DISCLAIMER: The WIPI web site presents a wide variety of artistic photographic styles and personalities. Images and/or text content may be perceived differently in various countries or by various age groups. It is the responsibility of the artist, photographer, writer, or company to provide Women In Photography International with copyrighted material. The "contributor" shall hold Women In Photography International harmless from and against any loss, expense, or damage occasioned by any claim, demand, suit or recovery against the "contributor" arising out of the use of the images for the Women In Photography International online web site. Women In Photography International reserves the right to refuse inappropriate entries.

Submission of entry form for "Beauty" constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions set forth above.

For more information contact Beauty@WomenInPhotography.org

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