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FotoDC National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

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Categories:

  • LANDSCAPE/NATURE: Scenic photos that show the beauty of blossoms and the trees at and around the Tidal Basin
  • PEOPLE: Images showing crowds or individuals enjoying and engaging with the cherry blossoms
  • FESTIVITIES: Action-filled images of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and its relevant events that take place outside the Tidal Basin, such as the Opening Ceremony, Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, and performances.
  • VINTAGE: Images taken from the 1930 to 12/31/1999. Images can be scanned and moderately retouched.

Awards:

  • Best in show: $500 + Photoshop World Prize Package
  • First Prize: $300 and a one year subscription to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals to First Place Winner of Each Category
  • Second Prize: $200 to Second Place Winner of Each Category
  • Third Prize: $100 to Second Place Winner of Each Category
  • Series Winner Prize: $300 to a Series Winner in Each Category
  • People’s Choice: Washington Photo Safari Gift Certificate for (2) half-day workshops

Online submission of digital images only, Image requirements: JPEG or TIFF format; at least 1,000 pixels on their long dimension; color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.

Judging criteria for the first round of selection:

  • creative vision (34%)
  • originality (33%)
  • technical competence as appropriate to the category (33%)

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: cherryblossom.fotodc.org/index.shtml

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