The Print Project Challenge will run through 2017. Participants are to register and advise their nominated subject by 17th March and to have the project completed by 25th September. It is outside (additional to) the normal monthly and annual competitions and will not contribute to aggregate points or gradings. However, it will be judged with a winner and place-getters determined.
Participants are individual members each working on their own Project, or teams of two people working on one Project. The subject topic is “open” with participants deciding their own subject or theme. Participants are encouraged to choose a subject that is somewhat outside their normal photography areas.
Participants will be required to write an Artist Statement. It will include:
• Why you chose this particular theme or challenge and how it fits your overall vision
• What the challenges or difficulties are and how you might overcome them
• What the Project means to you ... a personal statement of the meaning of the art to you.
See the following link for tips on writing an artist’s statement. https://www.lightspacetime.com/newsletter/how-to-write-the-perfect-artist-statement/
The final entry will comprise 6 – 8 prints which can be colour, black and white or black and white with colour and be either a single image or a composite. All single images are to have been taken after 1st January 2017. If prints are made up of composites, the main feature of the photograph needs to have been taken after 1st January 2017.
Judging will take place during October with the winner and place-getters to be named in November. Depending on cost and availability of a suitable gallery, we are planning for the winners to be announced at an exhibition in November, where all or some of the prints (depending on space) will be displayed. In the judging, 75% will be awarded for the prints, with 25% awarded for the challenge.
Prints. Points will be awarded on 3 topics. These being
1) Quality of the images 25 points
2) Appropriateness of choice of images for Theme. 25 points
3) Creativity 25 points
Challenge. Points will be awarded on 2 topics. These being
1) Artist statement 15points
2) Expert assessment 10 points
Entry submission – by 25th September
Judging – 15th October
Exhibition and awards – November (date and venue to be arranged)