View Bug Photo Contest
The Summer Fun photography Contest is pretty simple: It asks that you, “Share your best photos that capture the essence of the theme “Summer Fun”. Be creative and original!” That’s not a lot of direction, which leaves you with plenty of room for interpretation! The photo contest will award one juried grand-prize winner and one people’s choice winner a medium Intuos5 touch pen tablet from Wacom. The grand-prize winner’s work will be judged by yours-truly, for better or for worse. : )
If you aren’t familiar with ViewBug, they are an online photo contest community that offers photographers the opportunity to participate in contests offering awards from a variety of sponsors. Contests are judged by savvy, well-known judges (in most cases) and offer participants a platform to gain recognition and exposure. New contests are announced weekly giving community members lots of chances to share their images and win great prizes. One of the coolest things about ViewBug is that you are judged by both experts and a jury of your peers, in a fun and social way!
Some contests are free to enter, while others are considered “Premium”, requiring a paid membership. Memberships are offered at two levels: “Premium” and “Pro”. I will leave the side-by-side comparison to the folks at ViewBug, but in short, the paid plans enable you to enter as many premium contests as you like along with some other niceties. Considering that most photo contest worth their salt carry entry fees, ViewBug’s membership levels are a small price to pay to play.
The contest is underway and the deadline to submit your entry is this Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. Judging begins on August 8th and will conclude on August 22nd, 2013. For complete contest rules and guidelines, visit ViewBug’s Summer Fun Photo Contest sponsored by Wacom.