“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” - Dorothea Lange
The glaring difference between a photograph one remembers long after viewing, and one might sadly forget too soon, depends in part on whether the photo convincingly captures a definitive moment in time.
As viewers, we long for connection to these moments. In strong photos, a backstory becomes apparent and the tale it tells might evoke an emotional response captivating viewers even further, burning the image into memory, allowing your audience to unfold stories of their own, all in response to your art.
In Duggal’s 2016 Capture the Moment Contest, we invite you to submit, along with your photo for consideration, a brief description of the moment you captured. Your image provides a unique record of one moment of inspiration. The story it tells may be abstract, concrete, internal or external – it’s up to you. Capture the moment.
Rules and Terms
Entering The Contest & Submission Requirements ?- Online Submissions Only
Enter your submissions via the entry form in this post.
Register by entering your first and last name, email address and twitter handle (if applicable).
Upload Image (image format should be a high-resolution JPEG at 150 DPI or higher, please make sure your file size is 5mb or larger. 1st place winner and runners-up will be contacted for high-resolution files for printing).
Enter a short description of the image.
Submit your entry.
Once the registration process has been completed, you will be directed to a page confirming your entry.
Only one image and story can be submitted per artist. If more than one image is submitted you will be disqualified.
Contest Dates and Deadlines
The Duggal Photo Contest begins January 15th, 2016 at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends April 15th, 2016 at 11:59 pm (EST).
Winners will be announced May 16th, 2016.
Who May Enter
Professionals, amateurs, students…anyone! (Except employees of Duggal);
There is no cost to enter.
Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, originality, photographic quality, composition, and overall impact.
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, (including, but not limited to contest and seasonal promotions), as well as the right to resize images for these purposes. Duggal will not exploit your image for any form of direct compensation.