The IVRPA Board of Directors is pleased to announce a series of contests, with the goal to showcase the work of IVRPA members at Photokina 2008. The largest event in the Photography industry worldwide! Like the previous editions of this biannual event, the IVRPA has secured a booth at this great event.
Winning prints and interactive images will be displayed at Photokina 2008 in Cologne, Germany from September 23 to 28. After Photokina, the exhibition will travel to the Panorama Mesdag museum in The Hague (NL), and possibly other locations.
The contests are open to all current IVRPA members. In an effort to work more closely together with the IAPP (International Association of Panoramic Photographers), special arrangements have been set up to allow IAPP members to enter the contest, though entries by IAPP members will only make up a limited part of the total exhibition.
There will be three major categories in this year's contest:
* Stills/Print gallery,
* Gigapixel images,
* Interactive images.
Each of these categories will be open in turn. We are pleased to announce that the entry period for the Stills/Print gallery is now open! The last day for submission to the Contest is Sunday July 6, 2008. Entries are closed July 7, 2008. All dates and times are in central european time (CET).
For more information about the contest, please visit the brand-new* contests site: http://contests.ivrpa.org/08 . Before entering the print contest, review the rules (which also include directions about sizes and file formats): http://contests.ivrpa.org/08/rules
Once you have prepared your entries and reviewed the rules, you can submit entries to the site here: http://contests.ivrpa.org/node/add . You need to be logged in and registered as a current member before you can post entries. If you are logged in, you can review your entries to the current contest: http://contests.ivrpa.org/entries/me/08_print
More information on the other categories is upcoming. For inspiration, you may be interested in last year's contest entries: http://contests.ivrpa.org/07/entries
Share your great images with the world. Good luck!
-The IVRPA Board of Directors
Jan van der Woning
*: It is the nature of brand-new sites that they may not yet be perfect. In that light, please do not wait until the latest opportunity to submit your entries! If you encounter problems, let us know through the contact form on the contests site.