Rules and Guidelines for Virtual Photo Fantastico:
1.) Five photo prompts will be revealed at the online clue reveal on Nov 2nd, at 12pm CDT. Submission deadline for your images is Nov 4th, before 7pm CDT. The deadline, as many of you have discovered, is firm. That's what makes this fun!
2.) There are three ways to make a team: You may work solo, you may work with those in your household, incorporating kids/pets/roommates etc, or you may add one outside "additional" team-member do some editing (and ONLY editing) for your team remotely. We are not having teams at the moment, to keep things fair for those who are still under COVID restrictions.
3.) Every part of a composite image must be made during the contest.
4.) YES you can photoshop/edit/make otherworldly composites.
5.) The submission order of your photos should match the clue order for all teams; All slideshows (shown on Nov 5th at noon CDT) will present the photos in order of prompts 1-5, so, image 1 will be your opener, and image 5 your closer.
6.) PLEASE respect your local and state laws, and DO NOT engage in any outside activity that could put you or the public at risk of contracting COVID-19. All of these prompts are delightfully and conveniently home-based for your protection, and the public's protection. Will home-based clues still be fun? YES. Get ready.
7.) Keep in mind continuity and cohesiveness. The best collections hang together as a visual set, or make a narrative story.
8.) For this round, you may include an optional "Artist Statement" of 150 words. This will not be shown to the judges, but will appear before your images in the final slideshow of all participants' collections. Simply include the text in the email you use to submit.
9.) SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
- Submit your images by email by 7pm CDT on Nov 4th. Time limits are what make this contest work (and what make is so exciting!), so late submissions will absolutely not be allowed. We're serious about this.
- Submit all images as 3x2 horizontal photos. That means that if you have a vertical or square images, please place it on a 3x2 black or white background and flatten it. You can even create square images. Just please put them on a 3x2 background so we can place them easily.
- Name your images the same name, numbered 1-5, like this: GreenApple_01, GreenApple_02, etc. To correspond with the prompts.
- Resize your images to 1500 px on the longest side, compress them into a zipped folder, and wave goodbye and good-luck as you email to