Monday, August 20, 2012

Shutterstock Viewfinder Contest


Shutterstock launches a Viewfinder Contest that focuses on photography challenges.  For example the first challenge this month is "Celebrating Life" so any image that you feel captures that enter it in for a chance to win some great prizes.  Check out their full write up below and join Shutterstock here.

Shutterstock contributors are some of the most creative in the business, and to us, that’s something worth celebrating. Cue the Viewfinder Challenge – a themed competition that gives you the chance to show off your best work and bask in the brilliance of your fellow creatives. You can even score some great prizes and major exposure while you’re at it.
The theme for the first challenge is “Celebrating Life.” Submit your best photos, footage, or illustrations that capture “a spirit of celebration, whether it’s personal, local, global, or universal.”
For reference, check out these collections of  examples of “Celebrating Life” our curator pulled together:

Viewfinder Challenge: Celebrating Life Lightbox           
Viewfinder Challenge: Celebrating Life Clipbox

THE STAKES
Our esteemed team of judges will review all the entries and choose their favorites. One grand-prize winner in each category – photo, vector/illustration, and footage – will then be announced and will receive an exclusive custom bag. (We’re still working on the designs, but trust us, they’re really cool.)
In addition to the three grand-prize winners, we’ll also be selecting two runners-up in each category, who will all receive some serious Shutterstock swag.
HOW IT WORKS
All contributors are eligible to enter. Simply upload your work to the Shutterstock site as with normal submissions, and include the keyword “Viewfinderchallenge1” in your tags.
Viewfinderchallenge1 Tag
You can submit up to 25 pieces per challenge, so stack the odds in your favor by maxing out those entries.

ONLY NEW WORK (work accepted on or after the official start date of August 14, 2012) IS ELIGIBLE.

The deadline for submissions is September 10, so get creative and prepare to go from Vision to Victory!