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Deadline: February 01, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: Adults from $25 / Youth $15


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Spirit of Place Photo Contest

mainemedia SPIRIT OF PLACE embodies geography, connections, stories, memories and presence. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we honor the spirit of place. From around the globe to Midcoast Maine. We invite all photographers and all video makers of all ages and abilities to submit your visual interpretation. Landscapes, seascapes, people/culture, abstract expression – show us what Spirit of Place means to you.

Adult Submissions
Categories:  Portfolio (A portfolio submission consists of a series of 8-10 images that relate to each other and tell a story together about Spirit of Place).

Single Images –  Submit your Single Image entries to Spirit of Place in the following categories:
1. Landscape
2. Seascape
3. People/Culture
4. Abstract Expression
5. Midcoast Maine

There is one category for Photo Submissions for Youth: Spirit of Place-Maine.

All images must have been taken somewhere within Maine and portray Spirit of Place. Possible categories under Spirit of Place could include landscape, seascape, people/culture, abstract expression.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Adult Grand Prize - Photo Portfolio (1): $2,500 cash, Free tuition to a one-week Maine Media workshop (maximum value of $1,500), Inclusion in Maine Media Gallery Exhibition (of a selected number of images from the portfolio), Invitation to an Awards Ceremony, Publication in, and one free copy of the Blurb book of all the winning entries in the Spirit of Place Photo Submissions for Adults

Single Image Category Winners (5): Free tuition to a one-week Maine Media workshop (maximum value of $1,500), Inclusion of winning image in Maine Media Gallery Exhibition, $100 gift certificate to B&H Photo Video Pro Audio, Invitation to an Awards Ceremony, Publication in, and one free copy of, the Blurb book of all the winning entries in the Spirit of Place Photo Submissions for Adults

Single Image Honorable Mentions (40): $50 gift certificate to B&H Photo Video Pro Audio, Invitation to an Awards Ceremony, Publication in, and one free copy of, the Blurb book of all the winning entries in the Spirit of Place Photo Submissions for Adults

All winning images will be posted on the Maine Media web site

Grand Prize – Youth Photo (1): Free tuition and room & board to any two-week Young Photographers Workshop at Maine Media workshop (maximum value of $1,500), Inclusion in Maine Media Gallery Exhibition, $50 gift certificate to B&H Photo Video Pro Audio, Invitation to an Awards Ceremony, Publication in, and one free copy of, the Blurb eBook of all the winning entries of the Spirit of Place Photo Submissions and Video Submissions for Youth

Honorable Mentions (up to 40): Invitation to an Awards Ceremony, Publication in, and one free copy of, the Blurb eBook of the winning entries of the Spirit of Place Photo Submissions and Video Submissions for Youth

All winning images will be posted on the Maine Media web site. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All except where rules translation, registration or bonding are required Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain all rights to their work. Entrants must own and have exclusive copyright to all images they submit. USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting to Maine Media Workshops + College, entrants grant the use of images for the purpose of marketing by Maine Media, for display on the Maine Media web site, for inclusion in a public art display and for inclusion in a visual arts archive available for use by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and its Members and by non-profit institutions in Midcoast Maine. Images will not be sold.

As conditions of this permission, Maine Media Workshops shall credit all photographs with "© Person's Name."

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