Snelson PhotoColor Lab and Beveled Edge Framing sponsor a monthly photo contest to provide a great opportunity for you to get free stuff and have your images displayed. Each month will have an assigned theme that entries should be based on, so go out and have fun! See the list of themes below. Your images can be created anytime, they don’t have to be created during the themed month.
The winning entry for the month will get an 11×14 styrene mounted, luster coated print framed in your choice of moulding style up to $50 from Beveled Edge Framing and a $25 gift card from Snelson PhotoColor Lab. If you can’t make it into the store to choose your frame moulding we will choose a moulding for you based on Beveled Edge’s vast experience in art enhancement.
Photos are accepted through midnight on the last Monday of each month and will be judged during that last week of the month. Entries can be dropped off, or submitted online using ROES. We have a ROES catalog set up specifically for the contest.
There is a maximum of three (3) entries per person, per month. Winners are chosen based on a 1-10 point system with maximum available points of 40 using the following 4 criteria:
1. Demonstration of monthly theme
2. Impact (does it grab attention)
3. Proper composition (generally rule of thirds will be watched for but rules are made to be broken if there is a good reason)
4. Technical (focus, lighting, shutter speed and aperture, etc)
The winner is chosen by our staff and winning entries will be posted on our website, in the next e-newsletter and will be displayed in our lobby for the month following the entry. The winner each month will be contacted directly by email. At the end of that month the winner can pick up their free, framed 11×14 print and a $25 Gift Card. If you need your winning entry shipped just let us know when you order and we can ship it to you via UPS or USPS. We will contact you for shipping payment when we’re ready to ship it to you.
At the end of the year we will create a calendar featuring all of the winning entries. Each winner also gets a free calendar and anyone can purchase one of the calendars for $18.95.