Photography Project 555 : A day in Massachusetts


Photography Project of “A day in Massachusetts” (Project 555)

Entry Deadline: May 31, 2017
Click here to submit your photos (maximum 5 photos per photographer).

BCPA is pleased to announce a photography project called “A day in Massachusetts” featuring photographs made on Friday, 5 May 2017 (Project 555).

“Project 555” will feature photographs celebrating “The Spirit of America” in our home state of Massachusetts, one of the 13 original colonies. We have a long history, rich culture, world-class universities, cutting-edge technology, and championship sports teams – all with an indomitable spirit. Of course, more often what we see here, day-to-day, are the ordinary events and people who work, study, and live their daily lives beside us.

The purpose of “Project 555” is to capture the ordinary and extraordinary moments of a typical day in Massachusetts, through the photographers’ eyes. This project does not attempt to cover every corner of the state nor to record every moment of the 24 hours. Participating photographers are encouraged to use their photos to record people, places, and things in the daily life around them.

In the future, when our children and our children’s children look at these photos they will see a time-capsule of the lives of their grandparents – the way we were.

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  • Time: 5 May 2017 (Friday) — from midnight-to-midnight
  • Location: Anywhere in Massachusetts
  • Equipment: No limits (suggest using high-pixel cameras to ensure high-quality prints and reproduction)
  • Subjects:No limits. It may include portraits, street photography, documentary, wildlife, or nature etc.
  • Photographer:Open to the public; not limited to BCPA members
  • Each participating photographer may submit no more than 5 photos with descriptions including title, time, location, camera, lens, parameters and a short description
  • Submission deadline: 31 May 2017
  • At the end of the project, BCPA judges may select certain number of photos to make a photo album and/or e-book. Some of the selected photos may be displayed in photo exhibitions
  • Award: Selected photos will be collected and voted by the public for the most popular award.

Photo Submission Rules:

1. Photos submitted must be the original work of the photographer.
2. Photos created or over processed by computer software are not acceptable. Basic post processing adjustments such as brightening, contrast, saturation, cropping are allowed.
3. Submitted photos should be in JPEG format,1000px on long side and no bigger than 3MB. BCPA will ask for a high-resolution copy if selected for publication.
4. Photos submitted should not have any photographer’s watermark, logo, inserted words and frame.
5. Please enter real name, email address when submitting a photo. Please have a brief description of the photo (e.g. time, location, people, event).
6. Click here to submit your photos (maximum 5 photos per photographer).

Other Rules:

1. By submitting a photo, photographer hereby grants permission to BCPA to use the photo for free of charge during the copyright protection period for promotional, publishing, exhibition, internet posting related to this event. By the end of the project, BCPA will inform a photographer if his/her photo is selected and will be published in a photo book and/or exhibited.
2. Photo submitted must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the photo contains any material or elements that are not owned by the photographer, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the photographer is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photo, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the photo by BCPA in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the photo. If any minor appearing in the photo is not the child or legal ward of the entrant, entrant is responsible for obtaining written consent from such minor’s parent or legal guardian prior to submitting his/her photo. BCPA reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to BCPA from any photographer at any time.
3. BCPA reserves the right to cancel the award, publishing a photo book and/or e-book if the number of photos submitted is less than the minimum number expected.

BCPA reserves the right to interpret these rules. All participants are deemed to agree and comply with all of the above requirements. Submitted photos that failed following the rules will be disqualified.

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