Annual Black & White Art Competition
For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography using black & white & the nuanced shades in between. Any subject matter and any media are acceptable for this competition. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art and photography.
Image requirements: jpeg format, 96 dpi; under 1 Mb in file size; no frame, mat, or watermark.
Judging criteria: creativity, originality, interpretation, quality, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of your chosen medium.
Online submission of digital photographs via the website. No more than a total of 5 images will be accepted in any one submission.
Sure, the average black and white photo is just black and white. Well, there are a number of grays in there as well, but for the most part, there is not a ton of difference. Or is there? Somewhere in that photo, you will find a spot that is completely white and another that is completely black. If you work with the contrasts between them, you can create some pretty awesome photos. We all know that the contrast helps to mark more textures and defines the tones much better. However, do this with care. Here is the thing. By increasing the contrast in an exaggerated way, you could ruin your photography. Playing with the contrast in a wrong way can make you lose desired details on the picture.