Oct 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm #1240179
Dates: NOW through 10/31/2009
1st = Lifetime Membership + $100 GC
2nd = Lifetime Membership + $50 GC
3rd = Lifetime Membership
Submit photo, 800 pixels on longest edge, as an UNCOMPRESSED JPG attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with "2009 BPL PHOTO CONTEST" in the subject line. The body of the email should have 100 words or less as a photo caption, and identification of the camera make and model (exposure information optional) used to capture the image. Nothing else in the body.
BPL will publish all winners and submissions in November.Oct 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm #1536312
Adrian BBPL Member
@adrianbLocale: Auckland, New Zealand
Are multiple submissions allowed?Oct 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm #1536321
Multiple submissions: you bet!Oct 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm #1536428
David JohnstonBPL Member
Any expectations as far as subject matter, theme, etc. Do you want to highlight gear, backpacking/camping activities, locations, jaw-dropping scenery….or any and all of the above?
Also — must it have been taken while backpacking?
DaveOct 15, 2009 at 8:37 am #1536596
David: OPEN topics. You pick whichever theme or subject that makes your heart beat faster!Oct 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm #1536709
Bradley DanylukBPL Member
What do you mean by "UNCOMPRESSED" JPG? JPG is by its very nature lossily compressed and there is no way to make it not so.
If you want uncompressed you need to ask for TIFF files instead.Oct 16, 2009 at 12:33 am #1536933
@foundLocale: Sacramento, CA
What happens with the rights for the photos?Oct 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm #1537044
Photographers maintain the rights to their work. Thanks!
AddieOct 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm #1537745
Ok, Bradley – I'm sorry about the delay!
Please output your JPGs at your software's "100% compression
quality" setting.Oct 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm #1538529
David BoothBPL Member
What is the email address to enter the Photo Contest?Oct 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm #1538532
David: it's in the instructions!
publisher @ backpackinglight . comOct 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm #1538538
Will you notify us that our submissions have been received?
J,Oct 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm #1538539
Hmm. Probably. But I'm not sure when – that email address doesn't come to me!
AddieOct 21, 2009 at 3:15 pm #1538540
David BoothBPL Member
Its OK I found the email address.Oct 22, 2009 at 11:14 pm #1538954
Sean MahoneyBPL Member
@cutlassdude70Locale: Southern California
So does the photo have to be taken between the date the contest was announced and October 31st or can it be a photo that we've previously taken?Oct 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm #1539084
This doesn't matter – the deadline does! So send in what you've got, as we're not trying to send you out on assignment (unless that's what you want to tell the boss to get a day or two off).
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