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SCSJ Free Within Ourselves Photography Contest and Exhibit*
Contest Rules and Guidelines
Purpose: The Free Within Ourselves Contest seeks to document, promote and honor the fight in the Southern United States for political, economic and social equality. Don’t just show us racism, show us what it means to stand up against it. The contest will culminate in a photo exhibit on November 6, 2010 in Durham, NC. Winners will be announced at the event.
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2010
Guidelines: Any photo taken in the Southern United States demonstrating the ongoing struggle for political, economic or social equality; self-expression of underrepresented groups or individuals; or the dismantling of racism and oppression is eligible for submission. For the purposes of this contest, Southern states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
Criteria: All photos must be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Image files must be 200-300 DPI, JPEG files, and must include the following information with the submission: 1) Image Title 2) Photographer’s name 3) Location 4) Date 5) Name of copyright holder, if applicable. 6) Organization or school, if applicable. Each participant is limited to 5 entries.
Entry Fee: $15 per photo for professionals (any photographer who earns more than $5,000 per year from his/her photographic pursuits); $10 per photo for amateurs. Payment is due at the time of submission by using SCSJ’s donation page. When submitting your payment, be sure to use the same email address you used to submit your photo(s) to email@example.com. If you are unable to use this process for payment, please let us know.
Selection: Photos will be judged based on a range of factors such as subject matter, composition, technique, originality and overall impact.
Prizes: There will be one grand prize of $500. By entering this contest, the artist agrees that the winning photo, along with the artist’s name and biographical information, may be displayed electronically on SCSJ’s website for up to one year following the exhibition.
Artist’s Rights: The artist acknowledges and warrants that he/she holds all rights to the submitted photographs. Photos previously published, pending publication, or violating or infringing upon another person’s copyright are not eligible. Photographers will retain the long-term rights to the images but grant SCSJ a license to print one 11 x 14 copy for the purposes of displaying and auctioning the print as a fundraiser for SCSJ. The winner may be asked to provide limited use of the electronic file, with appropriate credit and copyright information, for the purpose of promoting the photo contest on SCSJ’s website following the exhibition.
* In the last line of his 1926 essay, “The Racial Mountain and the Negro Artist,” Langston Hughes issues the call, “We build our temples for tomorrow, strong as we know how, and we stand on top of the mountain, free within ourselves.”