We’re very excited to announce the opening of the 2012 edition of the Viewbook Photostory contest. After successful editions in 2009 and 2010, it’s back in a new form. While we focused on the big picture in the previous editions, this year’s edition will concentrate on the theme “Small Stories.”
The focus will be on photographic series with a personal view, or stories from a “small” or intimate perspective. Of course, this theme is open to interpretation. We aren’t eschewing topics that deal with major world issues or news, but sometimes personal stories can tell us more about the big picture because they deal with situations that individuals can relate to. We are interested in what is happening to specific individuals under any given conditions. It would be fantastic if you could show us work that is focused on the micro instead of the macro.
During the submission period selected series will be displayed on the viewbookphotostory.com website and in an iPad app with beautiful slide show presentations. We’re really looking forward to (re)view and share your photographic series from all around the globe, and ultimately, celebrate the winner!
New as Jury Chair is director and scriptwriter Ineke Smits from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Sam Barzilay, former director of the New York Photo Festival and now director of United Photo Industries and Roberto Lopardo, artist and director of Cuadro Gallery in Dubai, are on the jury panel. Other jury members are being selected as we speak.
Contest Prize & TERMS
ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All photography copyrights are exclusively held by the respective photographers and their representatives.
USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, Participants grant Viewbook B.V. and its Competition Partners an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide royalty-free license to reproduce, publicly display, distribute, publicly perform and create derivative works from their Submitted Materials, in all media, solely in connection with the administration, judging and promotion of the Viewbook PhotoStory contest, including, but not limited to, on the Viewbookphotostory.com and GUPmagazine.com websites. Submitted Materials will NOT be used for commercial advertising purposes and will NOT be altered without the prior consent of the author, except as necessary to display or distribute them in a particular medium or format. Permissible uses of Submitted Materials shall include their reproduction, distribution and display in exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to or promoting the Viewbook Photostory and/or its sponsorship by Viewbook B.V. and Viewbook B.V.’s Competition Partners, including without limitation a book promoting the winners work and competition. Viewbook B.V. and its Competition Partners shall have the right to grant sublicenses to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the competition. Viewbook B.V. and its Competition Partners also shall have the right to make the Submitted Materials available to third-parties for viewing on computer screens and other media devices, and for storage in electronic format, for personal, non-commercial uses only.
Viewbook B.V. and its Competition Partners, in furtherance of promoting the competition, may, in the future, (1) display the project on their websites and on the website of the Viewbook Photostory; (2) publicly display the project (or excepts from it) in connection with exhibitions or promotional materials related to the Viewbook Photostory; and (3) reproduce the project solely in connection with the foregoing. Viewbook B.V. and/or its Competition Partners will credit the artist as the author and copyright holder of his/her photographs.