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Closed 31 Jan 2014

2nd Zebra Awards

Black and White Photographer of the Year

Celebrate the very best in black and white. From only $1 per entry for Stage 1.

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Zebra Awards - we are seeking our very own TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.
Black and white photography is as simple as it is complex, carefully weaving streaks of  light into the black-unknown, giving rise to lines, shapes, textures, emotions and stories. TZIPAC is proud to celebrate this magic of black and white photography with The 2nd Zebra Awards. With great prizes up for grabs (please see below), we hope The 2nd Zebra Awards will bring to light the marvellously diverse and vibrant visions of black and white photography from many amazing artists worldwide.

"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships." Ansel Adams
  • EligibilityTOP

    The 2nd Zebra Awards is opened to any photographers who are 18 years and over. The competition will not distinguish between professionals and non-professionals.

     

    How it works

     

    The 2nd Zebra Awards' entry process is split into two stages.

     

    Stage 1 entry fee is just $1 per image with the judging being carried out by the TZIPAC Editorial team. The very low entry fee is designed to encourage a broader range of artists to participate, in the hope of discovering a multitude of marvelous artworks from budding undiscovered artists as well as established professionals, without geographic boundaries or limitations. Achieving a status of Stage 1 Accepted will allow you to promote your artwork with our simplistic E-badge.

     

    All Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2 at a cost of $20 per image, with the total fees capped at $100. Stage 2 will be judged by our specially invited Juror(s) whose scores will determine the Finalists, Category Winners and the TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.

     

    TZIPAC look forward to seeing and showcasing the diverse and numerous artworks that will be submitted and the passionate flares and creativity of participating artists.

  • Closing DeadlineTOP

    31-Jan-2014 ( GMT -05:00 )

  • Categories TOP

    Abstract and Contemporary:
    Entries should be either abstract or unusual in its subject matter or depict visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world. Such works may " isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer", or may "be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects", or may "involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression". Abstract and contemporary artworks usually carry meanings of "greater weight than its subject matter".
    Fine Art and Open:
    This is an open category. If not only allow the freedom of interpretation and subject choices, but also allow for entries from different medium other than photography, such as painting, digital art, etc. All non-photographic artworks must be photographed for submission, and the submitted images must still comply with the images restrictions in order to qualify for judging.
    Landscape and Nature:
    Landscape photography shows spaces and expanses within the world, usually vast and unending, rather than focusing on a specific object. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes. Nature photography refers to a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.
    People and Animals:
    Subject matter of your artwork should feature people and/or animals.
  • Images TOP

    Images must be in JPG/JPEG format, 8 bit, maximum of 2000pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi, and have maximum file size of 500KB. Colour space should be RGB or sRGB.

    Images must have no border, nor marks or logos identifying the artists.

    If a higher resolution file is deemed necessary for fair judging we will contact you.

    New rule for The 2nd Zebra Awards:

    All images must be monochrome, i.e. grayscale or toning with just one colour. The colour space can be gray scale or RGB.  All images which are not strictly monochrome will be disqualified on judging.

  • Prizes TOP

    Grand Prize

    US$2000 cash prize

    The title of TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year

    Invited to be a Featured Artist in our 43mm Magazine and receive unprecedented international exposure

     

    Category WInners
    Each category will have up to three winners, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place, at the discretion of the judges.

     

    1st Place

    • Will receive the prestigious TZIPAC Medals
    • Will receive a 6 page editorial feature in 43mm Magazine
    • Will get our 1st Place E-Badge to accompany your award winning artwork
    • Will be featured in the 2nd Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Will be showcased in our Winners Online Gallery

     

    2nd Place

    • Will receive a 4 page editorial feature in 43mm Magazine
    • Will get our 2nd Place E-Badge to accompany your award winning artwork
    • Will be featured in the 2nd Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Will be showcased in our Winners Online Gallery

     

    3rd Place

    • Will get our 3rd Place E-Badge to accompany your award winning artwork
    • Will be featured in the 2nd Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Will be showcased in our Winners Online Gallery

     

    Finalists

    • Will get our Finalist E-Badge to accompany your award winning artwork
    • May be featured in the 2nd Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Will be showcased in our Winners Online Gallery

     

    Our TZIPAC Medals

    The prestigious TZIPAC medals are 3" silver plated brass medal, 5mm thick and weighs a substantial 200g. Under the lucious black transparent enamel border layer are engraved texts and detailings, while at the center is our embossed dual-colour-tinted TZIPAC logo.

     

     

    E-badges for winning images

    Exciting New Feature: all Finalists, Category Winners, and Grand Award Winners will be able to showcase their winning images with our official TZIPAC E-badge. Sharing your winning images with the world and dressing-up your awards and accolades page is easier and more special than ever before.  You will be able to proudly exhibit winning images with our official E-badge on your website, and wherever else you choose in a few quick steps - more details on how to do this and where to access the E-badge can be found in our news section.  We want to help showcase your images with the world, and the E-badge that accompanies your images will forever be a testament of your achievements. 


    TZIPAC E-badge

     

    Our E-book featuring ALL incredible winners

    In addition to exhibition in our online Winners Gallery, all winners will be featured in a special edition E-book which commemorates the remarkable images selected by the judges. With a superb layout and pages which you can flip through like a magazine on your coffee table, our E-book offers an engaging new way to alert others to your success at TZIPAC. 

  • Fees TOP

    Two phase entry fees system - designed to encourage a broader range of participants.

    Stage 1: Initial entry fee is only $1 per image.

    Stage 2: Additional entry fee for qualifying in Stage 2 Judging is just $20 per image with total fees capped at $100. In other words, once you reconfirm 5 images for Stage 2 Judging, any extra entries are reconfirmed FREE.

    This confirms your Stage 1 Accepted artworks for judging by our Judging Panel and put you in the chance to become Category Winners and ultimately win the grand prize.


    Special Note!!! All Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2 for possibly an additional fees. You are asked to reconfirm ALL Stage 1 acceptance to continue - that is, YOU CANNOT CHOOSE which Stage 1 Accepted images is submitted into Stage 2. But to assure you that the acceptance is done purely on merit we are capping the additional fees so that the overall fees which you must pay will remain reasonable even if you have a lot of Stage 1 acceptances to reconfirm.

  • Judging PanelTOP

    Jurors to be advised...

    Name:

    Maciej Duczynski

    Website :
    Biography :
    Name:

    Clayton Bastiani

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