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07-02-2008, 05:11 PM
DEADLINE AUGUST 15, 2008 - $850 in Awards

United States Arizona, Mesa - Contests, Juried Art Shows, Photography Other

What is Silversalts08? We are publishing a 9" x 12" coffee-table book of the 100 best college-student black-and-white photographs submitted to us. This annual book is designed to preserve and promote traditional wet-process photography as the digital age begins to dominate the landscape. We invite you to submit your best five prints -- the ones that you loved, that were most liked in critiques or student shows, or the work you did outside of class that beats everything else in your portfolio. Subject matter is completely open, as is technique, processing, and presentation. You can send any size print up to 11x14 (8x10 is our preferred size), mounted or unmounted (unmounted is easiest for us). The only stipulations are: 1. The piece must have been made completely with traditional techniques, with no digital or mechanical manipulations 2. You must be a college-level student (or 2008 graduate), or have produced your images in a college-level course You do not have to be in a photography class to participate, although we expect most of the submissions will come from art departments. From all entries received, we will select the best 100 photographs for publication (and if response is overwhelming, we may go higher than 100). High-quality prints of all subject matter and genres will, hopefully, be represented. Naturally, well-printed work is important, but in selecting the best images we will consider work that might demonstrate a less-than-expert level of darkroom technique if it has other sufficiently intriguing merits. Our jury will select the top three photos and award prizes of $500, $250, and $100 to the artists. These three photos will be featured prominently in the finished book. Every artist who submits work for consideration will receive a copy of the finished book whether your work is selected for inclusion or not. We hope to include an index of all participants in the back of the book and on this Web site, so your participation will generate some free promotion. We are also finalizing ideas for providing Web space on the site for all participants to post their work. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2008, and judging will begin soon thereafter. Publication of Silversalts08 will commence in September and the books will be ready well in advance of Christmas should you wish to give them as gifts.
Silversalts Publishing, 1225 W. Main St. Suite 101 - Box 607 , 85201, Mesa, Arizona, United States

Website: http://www.silversalts.org/

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