If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a photo of Paris has to be worth something really wonderful. Right?
To celebrate the first anniversary of Parisien Salon (which launched in May 2009), we’re introducing the Paris in Pictures Monthly Photo Contest. Each month, our panel of judges will select the one photo that they feel best captures the true essence of Paris. The photo that’s selected as that month’s winner will be featured on the home page of Parisien Salon. The winning photographer will also receive the Perpetual Paris Photo Collage + Perennial Calendar by Nichole Robertson of Little Brown Pen as a prize, and will be eligible to be awarded the Paris Picture of the Year Grand Prize – with an incredible prize package that will be announced next month. What’s more, all monthly winners will have their photographs published in the 2011 Parisien Salon Calendar, which will be published in December 2010.
Photographs must be submitted digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org in lo-rez format and 600 pixels across the top (regardless of landscape or portrait orientation).
Submissions need to be received by the 20th of the month to be eligible to become the next month’s Photo of the Month. (Entries for the June 2010 Photo of the Month must be received by May 20th to be eligible.)
A maximum of three photographs per photographer can be submitted each month (with the “month” being the period from the 21st to the 20th.)
All photographs must be accompanied by the photographer’s name, the location of the photograph and the date the photograph was taken. A short statement should also be included that offers an insight into the subject of the photograph.
All photographs must be taken in Paris and can include landscapes, landmarks, people, architecture or even abstracts. However, photographs should maintain a “PG” rating and be suitable for viewing by all ages.
Monthly winners will be notified on the day prior to the “publishing” of their photograph on ParisienSalon.com and will be asked to mail a CD with a high-resolution version of their photograph for printing to Parisien Salon LLC, along with a signed model release if their photograph includes a person or persons.
All photographs, whether they’re selected as monthly/annual winners or not, remain the property of the photographer, although Parisien Salon LLC will have the right to publish in print for a period of two years following submission, and the right to publish electronically in perpetuity.
The Paris in Pictures Photo Contest is open to any photographer, professional, hobbyist or amateur.
The first month’s winner will be announced on the front page of Parisien Salon on June 1st. Submissions for June will be accepted until May 20th … so enter now!