ENTER AND VOTE

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

The contests below are now open for submissions.
When voting starts, the entry period will be over and no further images can be submitted.
Check back after the voting starts so you can vote for your favorite. You will have one week to review the images and submit your two votes.
Winners will be announced at the next SFUPS meeting.

REMEMBER:

  1. Only TWO (2) entries per person per month.
  2. RESIZE your images (1400 pixels on the long side)
  3. DO NOT include your name in the image title (Ex: What’s That Thing!)
  4. RENAME your file using your photo title, month and category. Do not use spaces or special characters.
    DO NOT include your name. (Ex: WhatsThatThing-JuneMastr)

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE PHOTO CONTEST RULES

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE PHOTO SUBMISSION AND VOTING INSTRUCTIONS .pdf

CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE VIDEO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS .pdf

JUNE MASTERS CONTEST:

JUNE CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

JUNE VIDEO CONTEST:

HABITAT – A SENSE OF PLACE – ANY LENS – A photo that shows a sense of place. Show how the creature is part of the environment. Must be well composed and include a subject and surrounding habitat, not just a close-up portrait shot. No pelagic shots.
Submission deadline: June 4th

PREDATION – ANY LENS – A predator catching and/or eating its prey. Prey must be clearly visible. Influencing or creating the feeding situation such as shark feeding is not allowed.
Submission deadline: June 4th

FAST AND FURIOUS – VIDEO – Use high speed to create a unique effect or mood. Videos can either be shot in high speed or sped up in post processing. 1 minute maximum.
Submission deadline: June 4th

JULY MASTERS CONTEST:

JULY CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

JULY VIDEO CONTEST:

LEADING LINES – ANY LENS – Photos with leading lines that draw the viewer through the frame to the intended subject.
Submission deadline: July 2nd

FUN WITH FILTERS – ANY LENS – Use color filters on your strobes or lens to create an interesting effect on your subject. Fluorescent filters can be used too. Color correction not allowed in post processing.
Submission deadline: July 2nd

DRAMATIC LIGHTING – VIDEO – Dramatically light your video through the use of video light angles or snoots, or natural sunbeams and dappled light from above. 1 minute maximum.
Submission deadline: June 4th

AUGUST MASTERS CONTEST:

AUG CHALLENGERS CONTEST:

EDGE-TO-EDGE PATTERNS – ANY LENS – Patterns and textures, images that have a repeating or consistent pattern across the frame with no breaks.
Submission deadline: July 30th

SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD – MACRO – Images shot with a low f-stop to creatively have just a part of the critter in focus.
Submission deadline: July 30th