The Photo Salon entry form should be ready by early next week. If you are thinking of entering, you can save time later by assembling the information now. This year we are asking you to upload all files in advance
. That is - not only do you need to complete an online entry form, but you need to have all your files to hand for uploading. Viz...
- Your digital competition entries (up to 8 entries)
- Your digital fun-shot entries (up to three)
- Your "mug shot" for us to use at the closing ceremony... if you win
- Thumbnail copies of your monochrome print entries (up to eight) for us to use at the closing ceremony
- Thumbnail copies of your colour print entries (up to eight) for us to use at the closing ceremony
Obviously, you will need to bring your print entries with you, but please note that we are also asking you to upload 'thumbnails' in advance. Actually, "thumbnail" is the wrong description, because they need to be a high-enough resolution to project. The official wording is " Files should be sized to fit on a screen 1280 pixels wide by 1024 pixels high, and in JPG format".
If you prepare all that in advance, the late arrival of the online entry form shouldnt cause you too much of a problem
But please note that there is a deadline - entry forms must be completed online by the Thursday evening before the event.
Details of the competition are at http://hidden-earth.org.uk/competitions/photo.html
I will make an announcement here, when the online entry form is ready for use.
As noted above, the reason we're asking for copies of your print entries is so we can project them at the Closing Ceremony. It saves us having to go around photographing the display boards. Your photos will only
be used at the Closing Ceremony. In theory, having all the photos submitted in advance with computer-generated file names is going to save a lot of people a lot of time... but we'll see. Something is bound to go wrong.