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Deadline: March 15, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry


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Our Marathon Photo Contest

Our Marathon Photo Contest Our Marathon Photo Contest: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive is issuing a call for entry to all photographers, amateur and professional, to share their images of the aftermath and remembrance of the 2013 Boston marathon bombing. Our Marathon is searching for images that show the strength, endurance, and resilience witnessed in Boston after the tragedy of the 2013 Boston marathon bombings. Photographs that capture the essence of Boston Strong. A panel of media professionals will review the top images, including: Emmy Award winning editor at WCVB-TV Jennifer Berryman and European Pressphoto Agency photographer CJ Gunther.

The Boston Marathon is woven into the fabric of our community: it brings together runners from around the world, spectators, family members, and neighbors, forging a river of people stretching from Hopkinton to downtown Boston. The April 15, 2013 bombing at the marathon finish line aimed to destroy that fabric. We invite you to help mend and strengthen the fabric of our community by contributing your stories and media from the week of April 15 in Boston.

“Our Marathon” is a crowd-sourced archive of pictures, videos, stories, and even social media related to the Boston Marathon; the bombing on April 15, 2013; the subsequent search, capture, and trial of the individuals who planted the bombs; and the city’s healing process. “Our Marathon” will allow the public to explore not only what happened during the event, but also how the event was experienced by Bostonians, visitors to the city, and those many members of the “Boston diaspora” who were far away but deeply engaged in the unfolding events. The archive will serve as a long-term memorial, preserving these records for students and researchers, providing future historians with invaluable, local windows into an important national event.

Much of the media attention in the wake of the bombing has focused on the two men accused of planting the bombs, as well as, importantly, on the victims of the violence. We see this archive as a way to allow a wider range of important stories about these events to be told and shared. The bombing changed lives in ways small and large and in ways that were immediate and more enduring. This is a place for those images, emotions, and experiences to be shared and for us to understand the event in its broad, community-wide dimensions.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Winners for best single image and photo essay will be displayed at a gallery exhibition at Northeastern University. Winners will receive the matted print of their image or select essay image. ELIGIBILITY: USA & Canada / 18+

Format: jpg or tiff - min. 72 dpi (300 dpi for winning images) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: You will retain the copyright of all the images you submit. USAGE RIGHTS: All submitted images are subject to Our Marathon's Terms of Service and will be displayed in the Our Marathon Digital Archive, a non-profit research archive of the Boston marathon bombing hosted by Northeastern University. Photo credit will be given to all archive images.

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