Het luxe stockbureau WIN-Initiative, opgezet door de in New York wonende Nederlandse fotograaf Hans Neleman, organiseert voor de derde keer een internationale fotowedstrijd onder de naam 10 Best 10.
Het Engelse persbericht vervolgt:
Open to photographers (both nationally and abroad) the 10 Best 10 contest aims to find today’s most striking, poignant, evocative and arresting imagery, as photographed by the most daring and innovative shooters around. WIN-Initiative’s 10 BEST 10 International Competition is about recognizing the next best talent from all corners of the globe. This contest is especially for photo artists inspired by mobile devices and all the "out of the box" thinkers out there. In fact, this 10 BEST 10 is a showcase of the very best of contemporary photography from ANY artist with ANY camera. Entries are accepted from all photographic mediums, from iPhones to Pinholes, Polaroids to Droids, Holgas to Hasselblads.
How easy is this? There are no categories, nothing to hold you back. No detailed rules. High Res, Low Res anything goes. Simply send us your ten best images taken with the camera of your choice! Your images maybe photographed with ANY device, mobile or homemade – all file sizes accepted.
The fee for each entry is TWENTY FIVE dollars. An entry consists of TEN images. Photographers are allowed to submit multiple entries. Alternatively, participants are able to enter for free if they join WINg, WIN-Initiative’s new formula for Royalty Free stock photography.
The panel of ten esteemed judges include; Mario Estrada of HIPSTAMATIC, Elizabeth Avedon, Susan Zadeh; EYEMAZING Magazine, gallerist Peter Hay Halpert, Aurelie Jezequel; RE-SOURCE Magazine, and Florian Meisner of EYE’EM to name a few.
Founder of WIN-Initiative, Hans Neleman says, “As always, WIN supports innovative and leading edge photographers but this contest is especially relevant with the emerging and fast growing mobile photography market. We want to spotlight and celebrate young creatives that shoot highly artistic work on the fly. Companies such as Hipstamatic have kicked open the door to a new belief in the mobile medium; all of a sudden people consider their phones a powerful tool. We’re trying to create an opportunity for photographers to embrace this medium in a beneficial way for stock photography. So we created WINg, an exclusive place to find fine photography shot with any medium.”
The 10 BEST 10 finalists will receive major exposure and industry recognition plus fantastic prizes, including a New York Exhibition, A spread in EYEMAZING, an iPad, a $4,500 mailing list from Agency Access, Dripbook, Livebooks accounts, reflectors from California Sunbounce, a film bundle from the Impossible Project, and a showcase plus prize package from Hipstamatic.
WIN-Initiative has 800 photographers throughout the world, including China, Russia, South Africa, Ireland, Argentina, Brazil and the USA . Its stock library has nearly 20,000 unique, vibrant stock images. For more information, visit www.win-initiative.com
WINg is WIN’s new RF collection of radical and unique images based on youth culture. WINg’s aim is to push the industry to new creative heights by accepting imagery from photographers who use alternative and mobile devices to attain their imagery.
About Hans Neleman
Hans Neleman is an award-winning photographer and founder of WIN-Initiative, an alternative stock photography agency. www.neleman.com