Open to both professional and amateur photographers, The Great Outdoors celebrates the beautiful vistas, diverse wildlife and adventure that make our planet so unique.
Be a part of this extraordinary compilation of outdoor work, published in the October issue of PDN and on PDNonline.com. Two grand-prize winners will win cash awards—up to $1,500—a Tamron lens and $500 to B&H Photo.
THERE'S NO RISK TO ENTER
ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS RETAIN THEIR COPYRIGHT. WINNING WORK WILL ONLY BE PUBLISHED IN THE PRINT AND ONLINE WINNERS' GALLERY AND IN PROMOTION RELATED TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS: WILDLIFE + ADVENTURE CONTEST.
PRIZES ONE PROFESSIONAL GRAND-PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$1,500 cash prize
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens
$500 to B&H Photo
ONE AMATEUR GRAND-PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
$1,000 cash prize
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens
$500 to B&H Photo
SIX FIRST-PLACE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
$100 to B&H Photo
A one-year PHOTO+ Basic Membership
All winners will be published in the October issue of PDN and in a gallery on pdnonline.com, which reaches and audience of more than 460,000 readers, followers and photo-industry creatives.
WHO MAY ENTER THIS CONTEST?
Entrants must be 18 years or older. Employees and direct family members of PDN and its affiliates are not eligible to enter or win prizes. See Rules page for more details.
CAN I ENTER IF I LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.?
Except where prohibited by law, international entries can be submitted.
WHAT IS AN ENTRY?
An entry consists of one image or one photo series.
WHAT IS A PHOTO SERIES?
A photo series includes two to six images that convey a story around a particular theme.
HOW ARE THE ENTRIES JUDGED?
Judging is subjective, however, we have a few simple guidelines for putting together your entry.
If you are entering a single image, make sure it's strong on its own. You may choose to also enter it as part of a series, but as a single, it should relay the story, moment or concept you want to convey.
If you are entering a series, make your series cohesive. If it is not from the same photographic series or project, a visual relation that ties the imagery together is key. Judges will be making decisions based upon the strength of the series as a whole. Make a careful edit of your images and order them the way you want them to be viewed.
Trust your instincts, but also ask the advice of those you trust. Sometimes you need another opinion to improve your edit. Ask someone with a good eye, be it another artist, your rep or a creative who has experience in the field.
See Rules page for more details on judging process.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES THAT I CAN ENTER?
No, you may enter as many entries as you like.
WHAT FORMAT SHOULD I SAVE MY DIGITAL IMAGES?
Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (around 7" or larger) jpeg. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images that are up to 50 megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to downsize the images (uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of pixels in the image: It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop). Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.
IS THERE A TIMEFRAME FOR WHEN MY PHOTOS MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO QUALIFY FOR THIS CONTEST?
No, there are no timeframe restrictions for this contest.
I HAVE ENTERED MY PHOTO IN ANOTHER COMPETITION. DOES THIS DISQUALIFY MY ENTRY?
No, we allow images that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions, including other PDN/Rangefinder/WPPI contests, as long as they have not been entered into this contest in a previous year.
SHOULD I WATERMARK MY IMAGES?
No, we will appropriately credit all winning photographers.
WILL MY IMAGES BE SOLD?
No. You retain copyright to your photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee. All entries may be posted online so that viewers may view all competing entries. And winning entries may be used in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest for a period of 24 months from the date winners are notified.
WHEN WILL THE WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?
Winners will be contacted in September 2017 and the winning entries will be published in PDN's October 2017 Issue.
How to entry?
Go the official website to submit:
DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
For additional questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org.