Summer of '18
Welcome to the Summer of '18, a Summer we want you to record on film.
The idea of is that the 'Summer of XX' Competition will run every year, accepting entries from 1st May through to close off at 1st October. Judging happens through October and is announced October 31st.
We hope this will become a highlight of the year for fellow film enthusiasts, something for everyone to look forwards to entering, or simply to enjoy the contestants work on show.
What happened to the Summer of '17?
We only started putting the site together mid summer '17, so rather than rush a half cocked competition we're focusing on Articles, Patrons and cross promoting this year - in short, trying to get everythign ready for everyone in '18.
How do I enter?
You pay an entry fee, just like you would with a physical salon or exhibition. We hold two categories, one for stills and one for video shorts. Entry tickets are $20 each for stills, $50 each for video shorts. You can submit multiple image or videos simply by buying more entry tickets.
Images can be submitted in color or mono, and can be of any subject except images showing adult, sexual content, drug use or criminality. Landscapes, portraits, reportage, all welcome. Naturally, the image will need to have been shot on film. All images will be judged equally on technique, composition and engagement.
We're after a video short of 5-10 minutes. We will judge on camera technique, and also on your ability to cut, edit and create a coherent and engaging flow or narrative within the time limit. Like stills, this can be submitted in color or mono, and can be of any subject except images showing adult, sexual content, drug use or criminality.
Will vary year to year, it might be as simple as a BIG pile of film, it might be a camera, or a home lab - in a large sense this depends on the level of interest we get in the run up to March '18, if we can see the interest, we'll push the boat out.