Water is a common chemical substance that is essential for the survival of all known forms of life. As it cycles from the air to the land to the sea and back again, water shapes our planet and nearly every aspect of our lives. It soothes the spirit and sustains the body; its beauty inspires art and music. Employed by people around the world in rituals and ceremonies, or sports and recreation, water bathes us from birth to death.
While a positive component to life, water causes great distress for living and non-living things throughout the world. A looming water crisis negatively impacts developed and undeveloped countries alike. Shortages and pollution threaten individuals, communities, biodiversity, and the ecosystem. On the contrary, water can be too plentiful, resulting in flooding, property damage, and death.
Px3 invites photographers from around the world, both professional and non-professional, to enter work that showcases the importance and impact of water in our world.
The top 20 winning photographs selected will be exhibited in New York in 2009.
December 15, 2008
1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
Send your best work to Px3's "Water" Competition
Entry fees cover the cost of administration and promotion.
To make Px3 competition globally accessible, we discount entry fees by 50% for certain countries.
Professional, Non-Professional/Student Photographers
$30 for each photograph entered
$50 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme)
Same photograph or series, additional category: $15 per category
HOW TO ENTER
Enter online. Upload your photographs (JPG only, 72 dpi, each image must be 800 pixels on the longest side) and pay the fees using PayPal or credit card.
All winners will be announced online six to eight weeks after the final submission deadline.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Q: Who is considered a professional photographer?
A: Those who earn, or have earned, the majority of their income from taking photographs.
2. Q: What is considered a series?
A: Two to five (2-5) photographs that share the same theme or concept and same title. Make sure all your images in a series are strong. Your work will be judge as whole not individually.
3. Q: Can I enter digital photographs into the contest?
A: Yes, you may ONLY submit entries digitally.
4. Q: What size should the digital files be?
A: Digital submissions must be saved as .jpg, are 72 dpi, and not exceed 800 pixels in height or width.
5. Q: How can I pay for the photographs that I submit?
You may pay by credit card or through Paypal. You will be prompted to pay when you enter online.
6. Q: What is the Px3 Copyright policy & How can Px3 use my photographs?
A: The organization has the right to use your submitted photographs for the annual exhibition(s) if you are a winner. Px3 may also use your work for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to Px3 only, with the photographer's approval and appropriate citation/credit.
7. Q: What is time of the final deadline?
A: We accept online entries until midnight, Central European Time (+1), on the final deadline.