August 2020 – Summer Color
The theme for August is Summer Color. Summer is a rich and vibrant season filled with color from the ripening red and green vegetables in backyard gardens to the aqua pools and beaches. We want to see what colors your summer has been saturated with.
Judge: The judge for this month is Jo Mattison. A fine arts painter by trade, Jo includes photography in her artistic repertoire. After earning a BFA in college and a stretch as an interior designer, she began doing murals and trompe l’oeil on walls and ceilings, all the while photographing the processes and end results. Mattison’s paintings can be found brightly coloring walls in the US and abroad while her largest commercial installation is in Pegasus Bank in Dallas.
Prizes: There will be two prizes awarded in this contest: The Judge’s Choice winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to DCP that can be used toward a membership, classes and workshops, and private tutoring. This gift certificate does not expire. The People’s Choice winner will receive a one year Silver- Single membership to DCP ($95 value). Finalists for the People’s Choice will be selected by the judge and will be posted on DCP’s Instagram for voting. The photo with the most likes will be the People’s Choice winner.
- Take a photo that represents summer color.
- Follow us on Instagram @dallascenterforphotography
- Upload your image to Instagram. Make sure your account is not private!
- Caption or comment on the photo #DCPSummerColor and @dallascenterforphotography
- Post your image!
Images can come from any type of camera but must be shared on Instagram. Winner may be required to show proof of native capture. This means we may ask you to submit the original camera file. Copyright will remain with the photographer. DCP reserves the right to post the photo on the DCP website and social media platforms. No other rights are transferred to DCP by photographer. Remember, if your Instagram account is set to private we can’t see your photo.
Here comes the legal stuff: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 16+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.
Contest begins 8/3/20 and ends 8/12/20 at midnight.
November 2019 – Street Photography
The theme for this contest was street photography to celebrate photographer Harvey Stein coming to Dallas Center for Photography. We asked for your best shots of when you explored the streets of your hometown, your favorite city, or a place you found captivating. Images could come from any kind of camera, color or B&W, vertical, horizontal or square format.
September 2018 – B&W Film
The theme for this contest was B&W FILM. The submission can be of any subject but has to have been shot on black and white film. We don’t care if it was shot on a Minox, Nikon, Brownie, Rolleiflex, Holga or Deardorff. Any camera or format will do. To celebrate the positive/negative aspect of film photography participants had to post both the final positive image along with a shot of the negative itself being held up against the light.
August 2018 – Shadows
The theme for this contest was SHADOWS. It’s hot and bright out, so we’re going to look to the darkness for photographic inspiration. As the song title goes “The shadow proves the sunshine”. Show us your shadows, your light inspired shapes and shade. It will be fun and it will keep you out of the heat for a few minutes!
June/July 2017 – Macro
The theme for this contest was MACRO: Close-ups of tiny details and small things can be hugely satisfying and enormously beautiful. We want to see your best shots of what you find when you dive way in to the macro world. You can shoot with a macro lens, a magnifying glass or any doodad or gizmo that lets you get close.
December 2016 – Lights
The theme for December was LIGHTS. Photography means “light writing” and this is the season of lights, so get out there and start taking notes with your camera. We’d like to see your best photos on the theme of light. Holiday lights for sure, but anything that glows, glitters or shines is fair game.
September 2016 – Reflection
The theme for September was REFLECTION. You can shoot it literally or figuratively, looking into glass or into someone’s soul. The image has to be unmanipulated except for normal contrast and exposure tweaks. No Photoshop, layers or post production special effects allowed.
August 2016 – Environmental Portrait
The theme for August was ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT. An environmental portrait shows a person or people in the context of their surroundings. It can be home, work, with family or floating in a pool. The idea is to stay away from a tight head and shoulders image and tell a little more about the subject by including surrounding environment, objects or backgrounds.