Facebook Photo Contest

Photos will be initially judged on composition, lighting, technical quality, visual and emotional impact and overall creativity. Photos can be of any subject or style: flowers, portraits, journalistic, color, b&w, architecture, etc. We believe the principals of good photography can be applied to any subject. By using lighting and composition effectively you can make an outstanding photograph. Our judges will select the top 10 photos and these will be posted for voting during the voting period. Here are 10 tips to help you create better entries:
1. Impact- Strong visual impact grabs the viewers attention.
2. Creativity- Take a fresh and imaginative approach to look at your subject or object.
3. Style- Does your photograph stand out and have its own unique style?
4. Composition-Placement of your subject makes a major statement.
5. Lighting-Your photo should have nice contrast, with a well lit subject. Could be natural or dramatic.
6. Story Telling-Where possible, your photograph should speak to the viewer.
7. Unique Angles and Perspectives-Perhaps shoot your photo from a child’s point of view, or present a birds eye view. Look for the unusual.
8. Avoid distractions-Less is more. A clean and simple background allows the viewer to focus on your primary subject.
9. Technique-Use exposure, contrast, focus and composition appropriately.
10. Memorable- Sometimes the subject or image is so compelling it will remain on your viewers mind for a long time.

Who May Enter
Anyone 18 years or older. If you are under 18, have an adult enter for you. This is going to make Manny very sad but Employees of Zoom International Pictures cannot enter. No purchase is necessary.

By entering a photo you are stating that you are the copyright owner. In the event the photo is of an individual or private property you are also stating that you have permission to do so. In such a case you also agree to accept any liability and hold us harmless.

Contest Prize
First Place: $200.00 Gift certificate to B &H Photo
2 Honorable Mentions: $50.00 Gift Certificate to B&H Photo

You are the copyright owner of your photos. We do not sell your photo to anyone. However, By entering your photo you allow us “the use” of the photo(s) in perpetuity. This includes but is not limited to our website, any newsletter or promotional pieces, advertising of the contest in any form.

Zoom International Pictures. We want to encourage people to take lots of creative photos. Here is your chance to use your composition and lighting skills to knock our socks off.

This contest is for everyone who loves photography. If we feel you have acted in a fraudulent manner or have submitted photos that are inappropriate we will at our discretion delete the photos from the contest. By entering a photo in this contest you agree to all the rules. All decisions by the judges and administrators of Zoom International Pictures are final. We want to see your best work not your entire vacation album. If you have entered a photo in one of our previous Contest please enter a different one as Manny has a really good memory for this.

Right To Terminate Contest
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond our control we reserve the right to cancel the Contest.

We respect your privacy and we do not sell information of our customers to any third party. Entrants agree that personal data may be processed and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and Zoom International Pictures only.

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