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Photo and Video Salon updates

Posted: Mon 20 Apr 2015 09:49
by David Gibson
Hidden Earth: Photo and Video Salon updates

We are expecting some slight changes to the Photo and Video Salons this year. These will be confirmed later in the year on the Hidden Earth web-site (and also on this forum), but are expected to be...
  • Photo salon: digital entries must be uploaded in advance. You will not be able to deposit them on the day.
  • Video Salon: the long (20 minute) competition will not take place. Shorter entries (10 mins) must be entered in advance and the media posted to the co-ordinator two weeks before the event. You will not be able to deposit your entries on the day.
As last year, Photo Salon entries must be made in advance this year. There will be no entry on the day.

Re: Photo and Video Salon updates

Posted: Wed 05 Aug 2015 11:16
by David Gibson
The following updates to the Photo and Video salons are now confirmed for 2015

Changes to the Photo Salon for 2015. As last year, there will be no entry on the day. Entries must be made online, in advance (when the Online Entry Form becomes available a few weeks before the event). Details...
  1. Digital entries must be uploaded in advance this year - that is, you will not be able to deposit digital entries on the day.
  2. Print entry forms must be completed online in advance. (We trialed this last year, and it seemed to work, so it will now become standard. However, please note the earlier deadline, given below).
  3. The deadline for online entry, this year, is 11pm on the Thursday before the event.
  4. We also ask you to upload thumbnail images of your print entries and an optional mug-shot. Details will be on the online form when it is available in a few weeks time.
Do not leave entry until the last moment!

Changes to the Video Salon for 2015.
  1. The long (20 minute) competition will not take place this year - entries are limited to 10 minutes.
  2. You must enter the competition online and upload your media to us, using the Online Entry Form (when it is available, in a few weeks time), to arrive by the Friday, two weeks before the event.
  3. Entries must be in a file format that is compatible with Windows-based PC playback equipment.
Further information can be found at http://hidden-earth.org.uk/competitions/forms.html

Re: Photo and Video Salon updates

Posted: Fri 28 Aug 2015 22:49
by David Gibson
If you want to enter the video salon please note the changes this year - see http://hidden-earth.org.uk/competitions/forms.html - and contact Footleg if you wish to enter. The deadline for uploading your video is two weeks before the event.

There willl not be a formal Entry Form this year. The page at http://hidden-earth.org.uk/competitions/online-entry/video/ tells you what to do.

Re: Photo and Video Salon updates

Posted: Fri 04 Sep 2015 17:08
by David Gibson
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.

Re: Photo and Video Salon updates

Posted: Thu 10 Sep 2015 10:14
by David Gibson
The Photo Salon entry form is now available for use. Please note that, this year, you are required to upload all your entries in advance (in addition to bringing your print entries with you, of course). The deadline for this is 11 pm on Thursday 24 September. There will be no entry on the day. http://hidden-earth.org.uk/competitions/forms.html

The Video Salon similarly requires you to upload your files in advance. The deadline is 11 pm on Friday 11 September.