The mobile camera revolution comes with prizes!

November 10, 2011 6:55 pm

No one can deny it – that handy little device always in your hand is also how you keep in touch with the world. Not only can your point-and-shoot camera send texts and emails, it can also make phone calls and search the Internet. Even the pictures it takes can be sent right from the camera to any other mobile camera! Cameras sure have come a long way.

Last year, FotoWeek DC recognized the significance of the mobile phone camera by establishing its very own category in the international competition as well as the first FotoWeek Mobile Phone Contest. This year, with the number of mobile phone entries in the international contest nearly 1,000, the integration of this device into our daily lives has grown some solid roots. (Tell me, honestly, just between us…how many times did you use your phone’s camera today? The first thing I did when I got home from work was snap a picture of my lazy dog lounging on the sofa and promptly sent it to Twitter. Even I, who only shoots film, use my camera phone as my digital point-and-shoot – and, it’s the only one I have.)

The FotoWeek DC Mobile Phone Contest is back this year along with several mobile phone-related events and partners including Instant DC, who is on the contest’s judging team and had their very own opening last night.

There’s still time enter AND take photos – Entries are due by noon tomorrow, Friday, November 11.

How did you see Fotoweek Through the Mobile Lens?


Enter FotoWeek’s Mobile Phone Image Contest!

November 8, 2011 6:44 pm

We all know social media updates are better with pictures.  Take advantage of the handy little device already in your hands and snap some photos while out and about at FotoWeek events all week long.  Go ahead and check-in on Foursquare, update your Facebook status, and tweet your location to your friends and show them what they’re missing.  And, while you’re at it, submit those photos to the FotoWeek’s Mobile Phone Image ContestFotoweek Through the Mobile Lens!

That’s right!  Until Noon on Friday, November 11, FotoWeek will be accepting entries to the second installment of this annual photo contest!  It doesn’t matter what type of phone you have – iPhone, Android, or just an old-fashioned flip-phone – all entries are welcome!

There are some pretty great prizes associated with the exhibit, including iPhone Shuffles and Apple gift cards with an iPad2 grand prize. Winning images will even be projected at the FotoWeek closing party at FotoSpace on November 12.

Even better? Entries will be judged by FotoWeek DC founder and director Theo Adamstein, FotoDC’s own Miisha Nash, and two guest judges – Greg Schmigel and Jim Darling (who you may remember from last year) of InstantDC. Photos will be judged based on their unique approach to the theme, artistic composition, and technical execution.  So, you know, use some of those fancy camera apps.

Photos don’t have to be specifically of FotoWeek Central, either – any image related to the weeklong celebration of photography can be entered – and, that includes people, places, events, daytime or nightime.  All ages – All skill levels!

Entries cost $3.95 per 1 upload, $6.95 per batch of 3, or $9.95 per batch of 5. Got a little snap happy?  AWESOME!! – submit 15 images for $20.

Enter now and show people how mobile phone images are changing the photographic landscape!


Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

February 15, 2011 10:52 pm

It happens every year, like clockwork – the trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. erupt in a haze of pink.  Petals pop brightly against the brown-gray bark and weigh heavy on the limbs that were bare for so long.  When the wind blows, soft pink flowers float through the sky, coating the surface of water, grass, and the sidewalks underfoot, crowded with visitors who stroll along beneath the branches, happy at Mother Nature’s acknowledgement that winter is over.  (Perhaps “happy” isn’t strong a strong enough word!)

As part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, FotoDC announces a Cherry Blossom Photo Contest!  Photographers may submit photos in three categories – Landscape, People, & Festivities – for a chance at some fantastic prizes.

The contest is open NOW for submissions and will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 11, 2010.  Photos entered BEFORE March 22 are discounted, so don’t miss out, but only submit photos taken within the past two years (since February 1, 2009.  Those are the rules – For all rules and pricing details, click HERE.

We can’t wait to see all of the winning photos!