Are you an aspiring photographer trying to get your name out there or, maybe a professional looking to give your work a little bump in the promotional department? Resource Magazine wants you to know that we’re here to help with the relaunch of our incredibly popular #POTD contest on Facebook.
We’re teaming up with our friends over at ViewBug, the leading online source for photography contests, to help bring your work to the world and win some great prizes along the way. Resource brings a fresh approach to the field of photo/video magazines, with a unique tone of voice and point of view, and we’re looking to feature photographers of all levels and genres in our Photographer of the Day or #POTD contest on Facebook.
Resource’s editors will choose one photographer each day to feature on our Facebook page and then help them promote their work by sharing this post across all of our social networks with the hashtag #POTD. Our photographer of the day will then have 24 hours to push the promotion of this post even further by sharing it with their networks and encouraging people to share it as well. The photographer of day with the most “LIKES” each week will win an incredible prize package, including a prize from our weekly sponsor, a premium account on ViewBug.com, and an announcement across the social networks of Resource Magazine, ViewBug and that week’s prize sponsor. In addition, the winner each week will get a feature article about themselves and their work on ResourceMagOnline.com. Finally, each quarter, Resource’s editors will pick their favorite #POTD photographers to be featured in that quarter’s print and digital editions of the magazine.
To celebrate the return of our Photographer of the Day contest, Resource has partnered with Focal Press, a leading publisher of creative and technical photography books. Focal Press generously contributed five books from its “Focus On” series to be awarded to the winning photographer for the first week of the contest.
Photographers can submit their website URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. One winner will be chosen each day. The winning photographer will be notified via email the day before and given instructions and a simple template to create a montage of their work to be used in the FB post. How the template is used will be completely up to the individual photographer but it must fit within the dimensions of a highlighted Facebook post, 843×403 pixels. Once the photographer sends their image for the post, Resource Magazine will provide a personalized link for the winning photographer that day, and encourage them to promote the link on their social networks with a simple list of hints and suggestions. It’s important that photographers understand that the link will be used to keep count of the “LIKES” on their post and that post only.
If you’d like to see some samples of past #POTD posts check out our Facebook album of past submissions here. To read about our past winners in their feature stories on ResourceMagOnline.com click here.
We look forward to hearing from photographers everywhere and connecting with companies interested in sponsoring a week of #POTD. If you have any questions regarding the contest please feel free to contact us.
ViewBug is the world’s largest photo contest community providing weekly new creative opportunities with the coolest brands and the most influential photographers as judges. ViewBug gives everyone an opportunity to be discovered and vote via a groundbreaking system to find the best photos. A fast-growing company, ViewBug is based in San Diego, CA. For more information please visit viewbug.com
About Focal Press
For 75 years Focal Press has been publishing books in the areas of photography, digital imaging, filmmaking, music, animation, gaming, theatre, web design and much more. Focal Press, acquired in 2012 by the Taylor & Francis Group, has two locations, in New York City and London, England. To learn more about Focal Press and its authors call toll free (800)-634-7064 or visit focalpress.com.
Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud; provided entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in “Release.” When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s art. The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph. The entries will judged separately, in accordance with the Judging Criteria. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.