Snowboarding Photography Contest 2016

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WELCOME TO THE 2016 SNOWBOARDING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

PRESENTED BY BOARDWORLD AND ROME SNOWBOARDS AUSTRALIA

SUPPORTED BY TRANSFER SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE

There are three huge prize packs from Rome Snowboards up for grabs, and an incredible opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback and a work experience opportunity with Transfer Snowboard Magazine!

PRIZES:

WINNER: The winner will receive a snowboard, bindings, and boots of your choice (pending availability) from Rome Snowboards Australia. The winner will also win an incredible opportunity for one-on-one feedback on your portfolio from the season with a senior photographer at Transfer Snowboard Magazine. The winner will then be invited to a shoot with Transfer Snowboard Magazine to receive invaluable experience and mentoring the following season in Australia. To top it off, throw in a two-year subscription to Transfer Snowboard Magazine to keep your motivation going.

SECOND PLACE: Second place will receive a snowboard of your choice (pending availability) from Rome Snowboards Australia. The runner-up will also receive a one-year subscription to Transfer Snowboard Magazine.

THIRD PLACE: Third place will receive bindings of your choice (pending availability) from Rome Snowboards Australia. Third place will also receive a one-year subscription to Transfer Snowboard Magazine.

RULES & GUIDELINES:

For 2016, we are mixing up the format a bit, to closer reflect the workings and processes of photographers within the snowboarding industry.

All photos must be shot during the 2016 Australian snow season. We will require the original digital images from the winners to prove this, so please keep the original files.

This is a SNOWBOARDING photography contest, so all images submitted should be centred around snowboarding. Scenery is great but try and think of ways to incorporate something snowboard-related into the shot if possible. No skiing photos, please.

You aren’t judged on the ability of the snowboarders you are shooting, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t know any good snowboarders. This is a photography contest, so subject, composition, lighting and quality take precedence over any trick featured. Imagine your shot without any snowboarding in it; is it still impressive?

We are allowing 10 images maximum per photographer. So if you submit more towards the end of the contest, you must remove previous shots to make room. Somewhere between 5 and 10 shots is the magic number. You will be judged on all your photos and your worst shots will also count against you. So if in doubt, leave it out. Imagine this contest as your portfolio.

Constructive criticism is encouraged. For example, if you see a shot that could perhaps be cropped better (or something like that), let the photographer know. This is how we all improve, so don’t take it personally.

You are allowed to edit your photos based on feedback and remove photos from the contest as you please. You are allowed to do this right up until the end of the contest, and we will announce the closing date ahead of time. Use this opportunity to build the best portfolio possible so only your best shots are being judged.

We are looking for photographers who demonstrate a high level of skill, consistency, variation in shots, and an eye for lighting and composition. This contest is all about quality over quantity, and variety over repetition. If you usually only shoot park photos, challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. This will go a long way in impressing the judges!

HOW TO ENTER:

Upload your photos directly to this thread by clicking POST REPLY, then the Upload Image button as seen below. Our system will automatically paste the image code into the reply area.


Please give us some information about the photo: who is in the photo, where the photo was taken, and when the photo was taken.

If you want your full name credited, please include your full name with the above details. Please also feel free to supply your Instagram account.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Photos must be taken during the 2016 Australian snow season.

Prizes will only be sent to an Australian address. Prizes will be sent free of charge.

Winners must provide the original digital files if requested for proof of date taken.

By entering this contest you give permission for Boardworld and Rome Snowboards Australia to post your photos on Facebook and Instagram. If your photos are posted, you will be credited as per the credit information you have provided. Please make sure you supply all information for crediting (name, Instagram account etc.).

The contest will run from now until the end of the season (date to be announced).

You can enter photos taken since the start of this season.

All prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges representing Boardworld, Rome Snowboards Australia, and Transfer Snowboard Magazine.

We prefer that you do not use a watermark. Please type the credit information below the photo and we will all give appropriate credits if using the image. If you must use a watermark, please make it small and unobtrusive.

Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions.

 
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Thought I may as well start this off.

Rider: Erryn Reeder
Photographer: Jake Sims
Location: Perisher
Date: 27th June 2016
Instagram: jakesamual

 

 
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A great way to kick things off, @Jake.

 

Taken today at Perisher


 
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Hey Mas.Taylor - nice timing on the photo. Try to shoot it a bit looser so the rider isn’t so close to the edge. Also, boosting the aperture up to F22 ish will turn that sun into a nice star….but you’ll need to bump the iso up too. Easiest is to try and hide that sun behind a tree, the rider or the spray.

 

Just another image because why not.


 
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The design of the poster for this is rad, kudos to whoever did it!!

 
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Rider: Erryn Reeder
Photographer: Jake Sims
Location: NSW backcountry
Date: 30 July 2016
Instagram: jakesamual

 
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Early season pow pow
Rider DylanV “Dyldo”

 
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Erryn Reeder wall riding at the Guthega Power Station
Photographer: Jake Sims

 

Unknown shredder boosting Perisher Front Valley Park - Sunday, 4th September

Photo - Tom Hackett
Igram - homtackett

 

Unknown shredder boosting Perisher Front Valley Park - Late Sunday, 4th September

Photo - Tom Hackett
Igram - homtackett

 


Photo Shot At The Diy Dinosaurs Will Die Day
Riders: Francis Delisle, Gareth Povel
Location: Perisher
Photo: Adam Harris
IG: Radstick

 


Few Weeks Ago Front Valley
Rider: Marjorie Couturier
Photo: Adam Harris
ig: Radstick

 
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Rider: Erryn Reeder
Photographer: Jake Sims
Location: Perisher

 
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Rider: Erryn Reeder
Photographer: Jake Sims
Location: Perisher