Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Project Instant V4.0 - Retro Gratification

It's that time of year again! Beau Photo's Project Instant is back! Beginning now, we are gathering entries for our fourth instant photography exhibition.

This year the title is Retro Gratification. Regardless of the era, instant photographs somehow manage to feel authentically retro. This exhibition illustrates the importance and meaning that instant photography has while still holding on to that nostalgic, retro feeling. As always, the ‘theme’ is open to interpretation and we can’t wait to see where you take it.

The exhibition will be held at Science World from April 4th until May 7th 2017 as part of the Capture Photography Festival. There will be an opening reception on April 5th from 6-8pm where we hope you will join us to check out all the great work submitted. There will be refreshments, the 8x10 Portrait Photo Booth, Fujifilm Instax fun and more! Please note: Science World has a daily entry fee, please join us on the opening night to view the show fee free!

Here are a few rules for the show to keep in mind...

Because of the family oriented audience at Science World, we ask that the subject matter be appropriate for all ages. Science World reserves the right to refuse any photos they feel are not appropriate for the space. If you are unsure about an image and would really like to include it, contact us and we can have it pre-screened prior to hanging the show. Please be aware that this show will be on display in a high traffic area, and while we do not anticipate any issues, and there have not been issues in the past at this venue, there is the possibility that photos could be damaged or stolen.

Submissions can be dropped off at Beau Photo Supplies or can be mailed in to Beau Photo. Each person will have from one to three images included in the show, and a selection of entries will be chosen for framing and exhibition style hanging. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
  • Overall Winner
  • Overall Runner Up
  • Mixed Media
  • Integral Format
  • Integral from Digital Source
  • Staff Pick
  • Alternative Print Method
  • Judge's choice image
  • Pack/Peel-a-part Film

Submissions must be received by 5pm Monday March 20th, 2017.

Emulsion lifts or mixed media that include the original photograph are permitted. Digital reproductions of instant film images will only be accepted in the Alternative Print Method category. Only original photos mailed in or dropped off to Beau Photo will be accepted for all other categories.

If you would like original photos returned by mail, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage with your submission. Photos can also be picked up from Beau Photo Supplies after the show. Any photos left for more than two months after the closing of the show will become the property of Beau Photo.

An entry fee of $15.00 + GST for one to three photos applies. If you wish to mail your submission, you can call Nicole at Beau Photo to make a credit card payment over the phone. The payment will be processed when the photos arrive at the shop. Alternately, you can include a money order for $15.75 which includes GST with your submission. Please email Nicole at film@beauphoto.com if you have any questions.

Please note: submission fees are non-refundable.

Beau Photo is not responsible for damage or loss of artwork while in transit or on display. By submitting your work you agree to allow your images to be used for promotional purposes for the show/contest.

Photographs that are selected to be framed, and the best in show and other awards will be determined by a three person jury consisting of one representative from Beau Photo Supplies, one representative from Science World and an artist from our community. More details about prizes will be announced as they become available.

If you don't have a Polaroid or Fujifilm camera, there is a good selection of used cameras for sale at Beau. Afraid to commit? You can rent a camera for two days for free with the purchase of a pack of instant film and payment of the submission fee. Contact Rentals at Beau for more information or to reserve a camera: rentals@beauphoto.com    

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