Photo Contests Galore!

Calling all San Francisco shutterbugs! Got some cool shots of our fair city? Here are two places you could submit to win fame and fortune. Or at least fame.

First, local glossy 7×7 is having a photo contest, Bring on the Night. They’re looking for photos that “best capture the distinct spirit of San Francisco’s nightlife.” Ten finalists will be in the November issue and the winning photo will be featured in the December issue.

Next, the newly relaunched JPG Magazine is accepting submissions for Issue 7 now on three themes, including Hometown, sponsored by Metroblogging! Submit your best “hometown” shot for a chance to be published in JPG Issue 7 and $100! (Full disclosure: I’m one of the editors. So start kissing up, baby!)

See you in print!

5 Comments so far

  1. pola (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

    Can one submit if SF is our home away from home?


  2. Derek (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 5:27 pm

    For JPG: Of course! For 7×7, I dunno, probably.


  3. cd (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    Derek – I totally love your mag, but you mag totally doesn’t love me and my maxed-at-1600-pixel-width shots. I feel a bit prejudiced against as someone who can’t yet afford to upgrade. Jason already explained the technical reasons behind the 2000pixel floor at JPG, but I still felt super disappointed when I read the fine print. Best of luck, but bummer still . . . .


  4. Derek Powazek (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    I getcha. Thing is, it’s a photo magazine. So we don’t want to print photos that don’t look good. And to look good, we need a high resolution.

    Here’s an idea: Pick up a disposable camera and get the negs scanned at PhotoWorks!


  5. cd (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

    wait, so, hypothetically, if I got a high quality print of one of my photos and rescanned it, it might pass muster? I already have some photos that might’ve worked for some of your themes. Can’t recreate them. Can hope that I get some good ones with a disposable, I suppose.

    I don’t know what the new jpg print runs will look like – size of the page, etc, but from what I recall of the issues I’d seen in the past, I was just surprised that printing on a small size required that much higher a resolution to be acceptable.

    i wouldn’t want or expect you to print photos that didn’t look good. i’m just bummed that i don’t have a better camera. nothing says my photos would’ve been good enough even WITH a better reso! :)



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