Duggal Look Closer Photography Contest

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Duggal Look Closer Photography Contest

Look Closer Macro Photography Contest



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Entering The Contest & Submission Requirements Online Submissions Only

Photographs may have slight digital alterations but any images with noticeable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc. will be disqualified.

All images must have a photo caption and include the subject of the image and the location the image was taken. Images will not be accepted that depict harassment of animals or danger to the environment.

To enter your submissions please visit duggal.com/connect/contest and register.
• Register by entering your First and Last Name, Email Address, Twitter Handle (If Applicable)
• Upload Image (Image format should be a high resolution JPEG at 150 DPI or higher. Enter your photo caption (Max 50 words)
• Submit your entry

Once the registration process has been completed, you will be directed to a page confirming your entry.

Only one image and caption can be submitted per artist. If more than one image is submitted artist will be disqualified.

Contest Dates and Deadlines
The Duggal Photo Contest begins November 1st, 2012 Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends February 14th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.

Please stay tuned for when we announce the winners.

Who May Enter Professionals, amateurs, students…anyone! (except employees of Duggal and Digital Photo Pro)

Entry Fees There is no cost to enter!

Judging Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and impact, originality, composition and overall artistic value. Judging will also be based on the usability for Duggal Visual Solutions & Duggal Eco Imagingâ printed and online marketing materials.

Judges will consist of professional photographers, professional printing technicians and Digital Photo Pro Magazine.

Consent Agreement Submission of an entry to the contest automatically constitutes the contestant’s acceptance of all conditions set forth in the above rules. By submitting images you grant Duggal the right to use the entry in exhibitions and promotions in print and online. Photo credit will always be included (as it was submitted – © First Name Last Name). You also grant Duggal permission to put you on our e-mail list to receive our weekly blog updates (you can opt out at anytime).

Entries not complying with the rules set forth above will be disqualified.

If you have questions about the above information or would like to know if your photo is eligible please contact us at connect@duggal.com


One 1st Place Winner

• PRINT: A 30” x 40” digital gallery plexi print with wood brace of winning image (Value $515) Glossy or Matte (40” will be the long dimension by fall)

• STORE FRONT EXPOSURE: Winning image will be displayed with photo credit at Duggal’s corporate location located at 29 w 23rd Street New York, NY 10010

• MAGAZINE EXPOSURE: Full page feature (image, description and photo credit) featured in Digital Photo Pro Magazine 

• ONLINE EXPOSURE: Image featured as the 1st place winner on Duggal’s Connect Blog (Over 10,000 visitors a month and is emailed out to over 1,200 industry professionals)

• FEATURED ONLINE EXPOSURE: Special Article written about the winner and their work posted on Duggal’s Connect Blog, seen by over 10,000 visitors per month!

Five Runner-ups

• PRINT: 16″ x 20″ Digital C Print (Glossy or Matte)

• MAGAZINE EXPOSURE: Your image and photo credit along with the other runner ups will be featured in Digital Photo Pro Magazine 

• ONLINE EXPOSURE: Image and photo credit featured on Duggal’s Connect Blog (Over 10,000 visitors a month and is emailed out to over 1,200 industry professionals)




  1. I was curious as to wether or not the photo had to be digital.
    Can it be film, then adjusted slightly (lighting, contrast etc.) digitally?
    Or is that some form of cheating?

  2. Hi Maya, The photo can certainly be shot photographically (with an analog camera) and edited digitally with whatever software you prefer. As long as you upload a digital file (which there’s no way around). We don’t believe digital editing and post production are cheating in the slightest. It is a digital dark room, and what your camera produces, be it analog or digital, is only a negative. Make your “print”, and upload it when it’s ready. Thank you so much for your question and for your interest in submitting to our contest.

  3. Hi there,

    I’ve run into some submission problems with your contest. When hitting the TAB button, an incomplete submission was automatically whisked away, I presume, to your email. This happened twice. The third time, careful not to hit TAB when navigating the various entry lines, I completed the form properly, only to have it all freeze up when I hit send. This also happened twice.

    Any suggestions?

    Tyler Enfield

  4. I just tried to enter your contest. I filled out all fields and submitted, but my screen went blank immediately after. I don’t know if it actually submitted. Is there a confirmation email or anything that I should look for to be sure? Thank you

  5. Hello Reeny,

    Unfortunately, we have not received your submission for the contest. Please try sending it to us again. There is no confirmation e-mail sent out when you upload a file. Sorry for the inconvenience. We look forward to seeing your work!

    -Duggal Team

  6. Hello,

    Sorry for the difficulty, we do not send confirmation e-mails. Unfortunately, we have not received your submission. Please try again, best of luck!

    -Duggal Team

  7. Hi,
    I just submitted my entry to the competition.. Im not sure if it went through or not.. I also tried adding my site as well but for some reason it wouldnt let me..

    Thank You,

  8. Hello Haley,

    It appears as though we have not received your file. Please try and upload it again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Best of luck!
    -The Duggal Team

  9. Hello,

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Our max file size should be around 20 MB, therefore your upload should work. Please try again.

    Kind Regards,
    The Duggal Team

  10. Hello Gabe,

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Our max file size should be around 20 MB, therefore your upload should work. Please try again.

    Kind Regards,
    The Duggal Team

  11. Thanks, I got the page and filled it out and submitted but can’t tell whether it went through or not, it just went blank after a couple of minutes with no sign that it was loading. Did you receive it?

  12. Hello Christian,

    Unfortunately, our contest entries are blind entries so they are not available for viewing. We have received your entry. Best of luck!

    -The Duggal Team

  13. Hello!

    I just wanted to submit an entry and saw the competition is closed…
    Wasn’t it till February 14th, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST ??
    I would still like to submit, if possible…

    thank you in advance,

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