We are thrilled to announce that the Photo Annual is back for the FOURTH year in a row and submissions are now open.
The Photo Annual is a curated book of the top 50 images that represent the best of the best in our chapter, as well as a new SERIES category, in which THREE winners will be chosen. Images are chosen based on an average score by three jurors. If your work is chosen by our panel of jurors, it will be distributed to photo editors, art directors, designers and advertising agencies in our new digital annual. This is an amazing opportunity to get your work in front of the people who hire photographers.
- We now have TWO categories of submissions: General and Series
- Due to the unprecedented 2020 we had, we are extending the image creation dates for the general submission: images must have been created between January 1, 2019 and January 31, 2021
- There is no date of creation requirement for the Series submission, but we do ask that it be a current ongoing series (i.e. no old work only, we want to see images that you photographed recently, as well as in the past as part of the series)
- You may NOT submit any images that were chosen for any previous Photo Annuals
- You may submit up to five images for the general category and 2-5 images in the series category. If you are submitting to both categories, you must do the submissions separately (there are separate links that you will receive once you purchase each submission “ticket”)
- The cost to submit to the annual is $30 per submission (lowered this year due to pandemic).
- Acceptance into the annual is not guaranteed and your submission cost isnon-refundable.
- Our jurors will select the 50 best images among the submissions, and the top three series submissions. The selected images will be laid out in a digital book along with the photographer’s photo credit and a URL.
HOW TO SUBMIT
- To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of the ASMP Connecticut Chapter.
- All images must be submitted as JPEG files with a minimum resolution of 12 inches on the long side at 300ppi.
- The images must be submitted in Adobe RGB or sRGB color space.
- Submissions must be received by Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:59PM.
- We expect to distribute the virtual book the end of March of 2021.
- Announcements of inclusion will be made in early March 2021.
- The virtual Photo Annual release party will be announced in March 2021.
EVEN MORE DETAILS…
- There is no theme or guideline on image content for the GENERAL submission. Members should submit their best work suitable for the audience of art directors and art buyers.
- Series of Images: a series is considered a grouping of two to five images representing a single theme. Entries in this category will only be judged as a body of work and single photographs submitted as part of a series of images cannot be submitted as part of the general category and vice versa.
- To prevent any bias or preferential treatment, no ASMP CT chapter member, nor anyone involved in the production of the Photo Annual, will have influence over which images are chosen.
- The design team will not crop images without consulting the photographer.
- Images may be displayed single page, as a spread, or across the gutter at the designer’s discretion.
- Along with the 50 selected images, and the three series of images, the Photo Annual will contain an introduction, acknowledgment of the sponsors and underwriters of the Photo Annual, and acknowledgment of contributions in making the Photo Annual a reality.
- The ASMP CT chapter reserves the right to negotiate with appropriate sponsors on the placement of sponsor messages.
- You retain all rights to your image(s) and ASMP, ASMP CT and any other sponsor will never reproduce your image for advertising or any other form or purpose beyond the printing, distribution, and promotion of the ASMP 2021 Photo Annual.
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ABOUT OUR JURORS
Martine Séverin is a Chicago + LA based lifestyle, advertising and editorial photographer whose vibrant work aims to push boundaries and celebrate inclusivity. She’s lived all over the world including France, Belgium, England and Boston, but her roots are tied to her home country of Haiti. Interested in creating fashion narratives that reference non-western norms, she strives to collaborate with brands who speak to a diverse audience. Martine is also the host of the podcast, This is How We Create a show that digs deeper into the creative life of contemporary artists of color. https://martineseverin.com/
Clinton Cargill is an Editor at The New York Times with a focus on visual, digital and nontraditional journalism. Previously, he served as Visuals Director at Vanity Fair, and director of photography for Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, and Bloomberg Pursuits, where he earned Businessweek’s first-ever National Magazine Award nomination in a photo category in 2015, and AdWeek’s cover of the year in 2017. He was a photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, where he worked from 2004-2014. His work has been recognized by American Photography, Pictures of the Year International, Photo District News, The Society of Publication Designers and Creative Review. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Center of Photography at Woodstock, and in 2017-18 served as president of the Society of Publication Designers.
Catherine Delaloye is the General Manager for Production Paradise, the leading online directory and resource for the creative industry, she reviews the work of leading photographers from all around the globe on a daily basis for their website and digital publications and has also been a judge for many prestigious international photo competitions including the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards.