2013 Ries Photo Contest

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Theme: "HANDS".  

This is open to artistic interpretation. The theme was chosen to reflect the helping hands of Operation Photo Rescue.


  1. Winners Choice – Tripod (A100, J100, or H100) and Head (A200, A250, J100, or J250.  Custom Engraved with winners name.
  2. A J100 tripod will be auctioned on E-Bay, with the proceeds going to Operation Photo Rescue in the name of the 2nd Place Winner.
  3. A J100 tripod will be donated to the Photographic School of your choice as outlined in the rules, in the name of the 3rd Place Winner

Winners will be announced on February 28, 2014

Online submission of digital photographs by email. The final 20 entrants will be required to submit a high-resolution print. Only one image per one email address. All Photographs must have been taken no earlier than January 1st, 2013.

Judging criteria: 25% Technical Excellence, 25% Composition, 25% Overall Impact, 25% Artistic Merit.

Image requirements: 5 megabytes or smaller, JPEG or .jpg format, at least 1,600 pixels on the longest dimension. Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panorama are NOT acceptable.


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