2012 Doors Open Denver Photography Contest Guidelines
Arts & Venues Denver and the Denver Architectural Foundation invite the public to focus on their favorite Denver architecture during the 4th annual Doors Open Denver Photography Contest. The theme for this year’s Doors Open Denver sites is “Denver Landmarks,” so there are plenty of exciting images to be captured.
The Doors Open Denver Photography Contest is a chance for individuals to find and photograph their favorite sites, post their images and have them reviewed by a panel of judges and the public. The judges will select a Grand Prize winner, and 1st and 2nd place entries in each category will receive beautiful enlargements from our sponsor, Mike’s Camera (see Entry Rules for details on the prizes), www.mikescamera.com.
Judges will review and select 1st and 2nd place in the following categories:
• Building Details
• Denver Landmarks
A People’s Choice 1st and 2nd place will also be selected, based on ratings by the public on the photo contest website.
(Be aware that some sites have restrictions on interior photography; please ask for permission.)
Photograph your favorite Denver architecture and enter. A winner will be selected in each category. Go online to view entries and rate your favorite photographs and you'll help to determine the "People's Choice." Winners will receive beautiful enlargements of their photographs provided by our sponsor Mike's Camera, www.mikescamera.com.
Doors Open Denver is a free annual event that highlights our architecture and built environment by opening 80+ buildings to the public. The 2012 theme is DENVER LANDMARKS. This free event takes place April 14 - 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM each day. Check out the website for site descriptions and maps, self-guided and expert tour information and special activities.
· Upload your photographs at /contests/2012-doors-open-denver-photography-contestwww.DenverArtInteractive.org
· Entries will be accepted through Monday, April 30th, 2012.
· The public can rate and comment on photographs through Sunday, May 6th, 2012.
· Photographs for the “Exteriors,” “Interiors” and “Building Details” categories are not limited to 2012 Doors Open Denver landmark sites, but they must be of current architecture in Denver.
· Photographs for the “Denver Landmarks” category are limited to the eighty 2012 Doors Open Denver landmark sites.
· Each person may enter one photo into each of the four categories (Exteriors, Interiors, Building Details, Denver Landmarks).
· Entrants must be 18 years or older.
· By uploading your photo(s), you agree that your name and image(s) can be displayed and used in Doors Open Denver, Arts & Venues Denver and Mike’s Camera marketing and promotion without charge or copyright infringement, and that the image(s) uploaded are your original photographs and appropriate for public viewing. If images are displayed or used, the photographer will be credited. Photographers retain copyright to their work.
· No borders, mats or watermarks.
Ten winning photographs will be selected; eight by the judges - 1st & 2nd place in the categories of “Exteriors,” “Interiors,” “Building Details” and “Denver Landmarks." Two additional winners will be determined by public ratings on the website.
Judges will select one photograph from among the winners as the Grand Prize.
Grand Prize: Nikon 3100 SLR camera with 18-55 mm lens kit
1st Prize Exterior: 30x40 Mounted Print
1st Prize Interior: 30x40 Mounted Print
1st Prize Building Details: 30 x 40 Mounted Print
1st Prize Denver Landmarks: 30x40 Mounted Print
1st Prize People’s Choice: 30x40 Mounted Print
2nd Place Exterior: 20x30 Mounted Print
2nd Prize Interior: 20x30 Mounted Print
2nd Prize Building Details: 20 x 30 Mounted Print
2nd Prize Denver Landmarks: 20x30 Mounted Print
2nd Prize People’s Choice: 20x30 Mounted Print
Kristina Sheppard, www.kristinasheppard.com, is a Denver area photographer, photo critic and freelance writer and editor. With a keen interest in art and architecture, she has been a fan of the Doors Open Denver Photography Contest competition from its beginnings and has participated in a three competitions with success. She holds a master's degree from the University of Arizona and is a longtime moderator of Photography Critique, the largest and most active critique group on Flickr, and adminstrator of Photography Critique Assignments.
Dennis Humphries, AIA, is a principal at Humphries Poli Architects, P.C., the 2008 AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year. He currently serves as an instructor at the University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning and is chair of The Denver Architectural Foundation.
Brit Probst, AIA, is a principal at Davis Partnership Architects in Denver. Over the last 21 years he has been involved in many prominent new buildings in Denver. These include the Frederic C. Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art | Denver, the Daniel L. Ritchie Center, the Wolf Law Building at the University of Colorado and 1600 Glenarm in downtown Denver. Brit is an ardent advocate of sustainable design.
Alex Christianian is the VP of Operations at Mike’s Camera, which operates three specialty photo-imaging superstores in the Denver- Boulder area. He is an avid photographer and his interests include after-capture imaging and digital image manipulation processes, as well as modern and contemporary art. Alex attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and has a BS degree in Marketing and Political Science and also serves on Denver Art Museum - Contemporaries committee.