Miami Beach Gay Pride Photography Contest – 2018 –
Starting April 1st, we invite you to participate in a photography contest about Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018.
“The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community. Miami Beach Gay Pride organizes free, safe, quality, mass-appeal events that are open to all, including the annual parade and festival, which features community booths and expo areas, stages with entertainment, food and drink vendors and family-safe play areas. ”
There are two categories in which you can participate: Individual (up to three photographs) and series (three to seven photographs). One category per participant. Photographs must be sent in digital format, but can be made with digital or analog cameras, and they can be in color or black and White.
Contest runs from Sunday, April 1st, 2018 to Sunday, April 15th, 2018.
The jury this year is formed by three acclaimed photographers who live in Miami.
The photographs that are selected, will participate in an collective exhibit at Roberto Mata’s Photography School, RMTF Florida, at The Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood.
1. Participants must reside in The United States of America, regardless of their nationality, during the time of the contest and until the notification of the winners.
2. Each person can participate in one of the following categories:
-The individual category: Up to three photographs.
-The series category: One series per person. Each series must have minimum three (3) and maximum five (5) images. The series is a group of photographs that share the theme, the concept, the place or simply, the light. It must be conceived as a group of images that create a whole.
3. Photographs must be unpublished and cannot have received an award previously
4. Photographs can only be sent in the following digital format: 1200 pixels on the long side and a resolution of 72 dpi.
5. Black and White or color photographs are accepted.
6. Photographs made with digital or analog cameras are both accepted.
7. In order to participate, photographers must send their photographs to RMTFGayPridePhotoContest@gmail.com. Please send images and name, last name, email address, and user name on social media. We cannot accept contestants with pseudonyms.
8. Once the jury publishes the selection, the authors of the photographs that are chosen as the winners, must sign a release that allows RMTF Florida to publish the photographs for promotional purposes with credit to the photographers. Those photographs cannot be made for lucrative purposes.
We will accept emails with the photographs from April 1st, to April 15th, 2018.
First price, individual category: $300
Second price, individual category: $200
Third price, individual category: $100
One price, series category: $300
Honorable mention: The jury reserves the right to give as many honorable mentions as they consider pertinent o to declare it void if that is the case.
The photographs that win the contest will be displayed in a collective exhibit in the RMTF Florida studio, located at The Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood.
RMTF Florida has the right to use all the work without any limitations, in printed and electronic form to promote the contest, the exhibit and the school. Any other rights, particularly the commercial ones, belong to the authors.
RMTF Florida has the right to exclude those photographs that go against the spirit and mission of the contest.
By submitting the photographs, the contestants accept all conditions. Any legal actions are excluded.
RMTF Florida reserves the right to change the date of the exhibit in case it becomes necessary. In such case, all participants will be informed by email and RMTF Florida’s social media.
Roberto Mata’s photography school is a place where students harmonize the challenge of conceiving an image and the support that implies obtaining it. It is also a space dedicated to promote and exchange ideas about the act of photographing.
Since its beginning, in August 1993, the school has taught over 6.000 students, many of which are still actively involved with the school and with photography.