This is how the light painting photography contest series works. Every other month there is a new contest theme. The light painting contest is open to all light painting artists except for the winner of the previous contest, because that artist will be one of three judges for the contest that is currently running. All contest entries must be in by the 21st of the month. The images will then be posted on the website and the LPP family will be asked to comment on the post to pick the top 3. Voters that do not include 3 unique choices in their post will not be counted. At the end of the month when the top 3 have been decided, a panel of three judges will rate the work on a scale of 1-10 based on the three C’s; Composition, Creativity, and Complexity. You can only enter one single image so make sure it is your BEST. It is preferred that you shoot an image specifically for the light painting contest and not enter one that you have already taken, however since there is no real way to tell all images are open for the contest. Keep in mind LightPaintingPhotography.com was created for the progression of light painting so innovation will score big! The winner will be announced and the prize pack will be sent, Enjoy…
What does it cost to enter? FREE
How do I title my image for submission? Name your image your name, for instance “Johnsmith.jpg”
What size should my image be? Your image must be 1200px on the longest side.
How do I enter? Make sure you are following the current contest theme first and when you have sized and named your image properly you can submit your entry via email to contest(at)lightpaintingphotography.com. In the subject line type in the month of the contest (For example “August LPP Contest Entry”.
Can I photoshop my image? Nope. Digitally enhanced images that have been altered beyond the basics of cropping, burning and dodging, or a slight levels/color adjustment will NOT be accepted. If the image is layered in post or if you have digitally added or removed anything, please don’t submit it. You cannot use any post production software of any kind to create any of your light designs! If there is any question you may be asked to prove how you created your image.
How many images can I enter? ONE and ONLY ONE for each contest.
If you do not follow all the submission guidelines your image will not be accepted.
How do I win? You win by submitting your image, then the LPP family of readers picks the top 3 by commenting their favorite images in the comment section of the website when all the entries are posted. Then the 3 images with the most reader votes goes to a panel of 3 judges that makes the final selection, there is one prize pack winner per contest.
What does the winner get? A light painting photography prize pack filled with gear from the contest sponsors and free shipping anywhere in the world! The winner of the monthly contest will also receive front-page coverage on LightPaintingPhotography.com, bragging rights, and they will get to judge the following months competition.
Who are the judges? You are for the first part! The images will be posted around the 23rd of the month and the LightPaintingPhotography.com family will be asked to select their top 3 picks of the submissions. Once the LPP family picks the top 3 entries, a panel of 3 judges that include the winner of the previous months competition and light painting photography featured artists will make the winning selection.
How is the contest judged? The contest will be judged on the 3 C’s, Composition, Creativity, and Complexity. All three will be on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best. The light painting image with the highest score wins.