MISSION  - "To  build  community  by  fostering  creativity"

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Mitchell Park Photo Contest, Spring 2017 is now OPEN.  March 1, 2017 is our new deadline. Those who have submitted in the Fall of 2016, will have their photos included in this contest.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

There are no restrictions except for judges and their relatives.

CATEGORIES

  1. Mitchell Park and anything that suggests Mitchell Park.
  2. Sheridan-Kalorama Neighborhood - as defined by the boarders of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida Avenues.
  3. Photo Essay - series of images that tells a story about something within the first 2 categories.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

NO MORE THAN 5 PHOTOS PER CATEGORY. Use the form below to submit your photos.

Photographs must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The maximum number of allowable submissions is five photographs per category per participants. The photograph must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of Judges, contain objectionable or in inappropriate content. Photographs deemed by Judges to be inappropriate will be disqualified. If a submitted photograph includes people with visible faces, entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written “model release” form (will be provided by the Contest), authorizing use of the photograph. Entrants do not need to send release(s) with submissions but will be contacted if personal releases are needed. Failure to provide the required releases will result in disqualification of the entry.

 

FILE NAMES
Please rename files to be submitted as follows: CategoryCode_FirstLastName_PhotoNumber.jpg (e.g.  MP_JohnAdams_1.jpg)       

SUBMISSION FORMAT
You should submit JPG (JPEG) images saved at max quality, 1080 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi resolution. Digitized slides or printed photos are allowed in the digital format mentioned above.

RESIZING
•  In Adobe Photoshop: Image>Image Size> set resolution to 72 pixels per inch, then set the longest dimension to 1080 pixels. Make sure that the check boxes for Constrain proportions and Resample image are checked and that the method is Bicubic.
•  In Adobe Lightroom: In the export dialogue under Image Sizing, check the box for Resize To Fit.  From the dropdown, select Long Edge and set it for 1080 pixels. Set the resolution to 72 pixels per inch.
•  In Apple Aperture: Create an Export Preset in the Export Dialogue File>Export->Version, select ‘Edit’ from the ‘Export Preset’ list. Click on the ‘+’ in the bottom left corner of the Export Preset dialog. Name your export preset, and then set the image format to JPEG. Tick Include Metadata. Set ‘Size to:’ to ‘Fit within (Pixels)’ and both Width and Height to 1080 pixels. Set the dpi to 72.

 

SAVING
•  In Adobe Photoshop: File>Save As> select JPG and set the quality to 10.
•  In Adobe Lightroom: in the Export Dialogue under File Settings select JPG and set the quality to 100, leave the Limit File Size To box unchecked. Export.
•  In Apple Aperture: in the Export Preset set the image quality to 10.

WINNERS

There will be one grand prize winner and 1 winner in each category.

1. Grand Prize Winner - 1 award

2. Mitchell Park Winner - 1 award

3. Sheridan-Kalorama Winner - 1 award


4. Photo Essay Winner - 1 award


Winners will be asked to submit high-resolution images to be printed and framed at the expense of Friends of Mitchell Park. Winners will be announced and their photographs will be displayed at the annual Mitchell Park Benefit March 13, 2017, at which time the awards will be presented.

LEGAL RIGHTS

By submitting photographs, Friends of Mitchell Park reserves the right to use the image for their promotional needs, e.g. posters, website, announcements, cards, etc.

 

All entrants must agree to the use of their name for the purpose of advertising promotion and publicity of the Competition and Friends of Mitchell Park without additional compensation.  By entering the Contest, each entrant grants to the Friends of Mitchell Park a nonexclusive irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and communicate to the public by any means and exhibit their awarded image(s) and copies of their awarded image(s) in all media throughout the world in relation to the Contest and Friends of Mitchell Park.

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JUDGES

ALEXANDER VASILJEV

Award winning photographer, Alexander began studying to be a fine artist but ultimately received his degree in biology with a major in botany.  He curated and worked with major orchid collections in Ukraine, Russia and the United States.

 

Over 15 years ago he transitioned to become a full-time professional photographer. His work has been exhibited in galleries and is included in many private collections. Several of his photographs are now part of the permanent collection at the Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica in Washington, DC. His work has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and has been published in numerous magazines.

 

 

 

 

MELINDA BIEBER

Melinda has a degree in architecture and practiced for ten years. She has been a photography enthusiast since she bought her first SLR at fifteen years old. She has studied photography at the University of Michigan, the Smithsonian Institute and the Corcoran School of Art. She has traveled extensively to capture landscape and nature in its most natural and pristine state. Melinda and her husband, Norman, are supporters of the visual arts as well as contemporary art collectors. They have raised 3 boys in Sheridan-Kalorama, two of which are accomplished photographers.

 

 

TOM SHERWOOD

Tom Sherwood is the chief political reporter for NBC4, focusing on the District of Columbia, a columnist for The Current Newspapers and the weekly analyst on the WAMU 88.5 FM “Politics Hour” hosted by Kojo Nnamdi.

 

Tom has been a reporter at NBC4 for 24 years. He formerly worked for The Washington Post, covering city, state and national new and politics from 1974 until 1989. He is co-author of “Dream City: race, power and the decline of Washington, d.c.” The 1994 book published by Simon & Schuster was a critical look at both how Congress has treated the capital city since its inception and the rise and fall of Marion Barry.  He and coauthor Harry Jaffe are hoping to do a 20th anniversary edition this year with a new introduction covering the last 20 years.

 

Tom is a native of Atlanta and attended (but came nowhere close to graduating from) Georgia State University in Atlanta.  He first worked for The Atlanta Constitution. He is a Navy Reserve veteran, having served  his active duty at the Washington Navy Yard.

 

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