Sunday, July 11, 2010

FotoWeek DC call for entries

The 2010 FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition has just launched and is looking for your best work!

Entries may be made in 12 different photography categories, for both Single Image and Series, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd cash prizes being awarded. In addition, there is a special category called Spirit of Washington, with a cash prize of $5,000, which recognizes images that capture the essence of Washington in all its forms.

As there was last year, the competition also includes a category for the best Multimedia work incorporating stills, video, sound and text, and this year a new category has been added, which is the Mobile Phone category. Send them your amazing iPhone shots and you could win $500, $250 or $100!

Entry fees start as low as $4.95 for Mobile Phone entries and there are volume discounts for multiple submissions. If you enter before July 31, 2010, there is an additional 20% off Early Bird discount and, if you really act fast, you could be among the first 100 entrants to receive a free FotoPage online portfolio site, valued at $49. More to come on that in the coming weeks.

To enter, click HERE to submit your images today.

Bonus: If you are a Facebook member and can get your friends involved, you could also walk away with the People's Choice award, which is given to the highest vote-getter.

The final deadline is on September 20, 2010 and the work will then be viewed by our incredible panel of judges, including Jean-Francois Leroy, Founder of the Visa Pour L'Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France, David Scull of the New York Times, Nick Nichols of National Geographic and Jose Azel of Aurora Images, just to name a few.

Winners will be honored at an invitation-only awards ceremony on November 5, 2010 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design, where the work will be on display throughout the FotoWeek DC festival, which runs from November 6-13, 2010.