The Photography Competition 2004 is an international photography contest organized by TCB-Cafe Publishing of San Francisco. The contest aims to develop and raise the visibility of photographic and creative talent, in the form of a competition and the resulting book publication and exhibition. The culmination will be a beautiful slipcased photographic book, showcasing the competition winners, and gracing the libraries of museums, galleries, individuals and collectors.
PHOTO CONTEST THEME
The call for entries theme of Photography Competition 2004 is "Incredible Eyes." All submitted images must represent the competition theme. Photographs can be in color or black & white.
Selected images will be published in the book "Incredible Eyes" by TCB-Cafe Publishing. Selected images will also appear in a TCB-Cafe Publishing exhibit on the contest's theme. A total of 40 First and Second Place Finalists will be selected.
First Place Finalists (20 will be awarded):
- First Place winners will be published in the Deluxe Edition of the photography book, "Incredible Eyes."
- First Place winners will also receive a numbered copy of the Deluxe Edition of "Incredible Eyes," as well as credited in all press materials sent to the media, agencies, and collectors, included in the touring gallery exhibit on the contest's theme, and receive a copy of the Photography Competition 2004 CD.
- 1-year full subscriptions to RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE
Second Place Finalists (20 will be awarded):
- Second Place winners will be published in the Deluxe Edition of the photography book, "Incredible Eyes."
- Second Place winners will also receive a 30% discount on copies of the Deluxe Edition of "Incredible Eyes," and will receive a copy of the Photography Competition 2004 CD.
- All Entrants will be listed as "Project Contributors" in the Deluxe Edition of the photography book, "Incredible Eyes," and will be eligible to receive a one time discount of 20% on copies of the Deluxe Edition of "Incredible Eyes," as well as on the Photography Competition 2004 CD.
Additional prizes and sponsors to be announced.
An exhibition of the contest will appear in galleries in various cities around the United States and Canada. The launch exhibition will take place at The Canvas Gallery in San Francisco. International destinations may be added at a later date.
- A. Beauty and Fashion
- B. Nature and Ecology
- C. Fantasy and Magic
- D. Multiculturalism and Ethnic Diversity
- E. Eroticism
Each photo can be entered in up to 2 categories. Photographs can be in color or black & white.
The jury, consisting of respected photography, visual arts and publishing professionals who represent each aspect of the photography book and exhibition process, will base its decisions on the images submitted and designate the First Place and Second Place winners. The consistency and innovativeness, as well as the technical ability, in which the image reflects the designated theme and category will be the main criteria of Finalist selection.
JUN ISHIMURO, Proprietor and Director, Foto-Grafix Books (formerly Friends of Photography Bookstore Est. 1967)
JENNY HAY, Curator and Art Director, The Canvas Art Gallery
PAT PAUL, Photographer, Pat Paul Photography, former Creative Director, "Seventeen Magazine"
A.K. CRUMP, Publisher & CEO, TCB-Cafe Publishing & Media
The Photography Competition 2004 is open to all except TCB-Cafe Publishing staff and immediate family members, as well as the staff and immediate family members of the contest sponsors
Photography entries must be the original work of the Entrant. Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining necessary authorizations in order to submit their work to the Photography Competition 2004 (e.g. model release forms, etc). Payment must accompany every entry.
All image submissions to the Photography Competition 2004 should be in digital format, submitted either online via email or mailed in a CD-ROM. Photographic slides and prints are ineligible, unless specifically requested by the contest organizers.
Each Entrant may submit up to 3 images in digital format either via email or on a CD-ROM. Only digital format submissions are accepted when determining eligibility. Submitted work must have been created within the last four years.
All entries must be postmarked by March 30, 2004. Entries cannot be accepted afterwards unless the deadline is officially extended.
The entry fee is $25 for the first image, and $10 for each subsequent image. Each Entrant can submit up to three images.