April 2020 Instagram Contest
Theme: My Neighborhood: A Three-Photo Essay
Contest: March 28 – April 4; Winners announced April 6.

We’re all living in a new story. Sharing those stories with others is the best way to break through isolation and reclaim a sense of community. This Instagram contest isn’t about a single image. We want to see three photos you’ve taken since March 15 that, as a sequence, give the viewer a peek into what your neighborhood looks and feels like. Any subject matter is welcome but the more personal you make it, the stronger the story will be and the more others will be able to connect to it.

The judge for this contest will be Ed Kashi, an acclaimed photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. A member of VII Photo Agency since 2010, he is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world and lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights and the world of media. Among Ed’s many books is one titled Three in which he displays images in triptychs to pull meaning out of sometimes disparate subject matter. Ed is a visiting workshop instructor and lecturer at DCP.

How to enter:

  1. Post on Instagram a gallery of exactly 3 photographs that work together to tell a story about your neighborhood. No multi-image panoramas, no video.
  2. Include a brief caption between 30-70 words.
  3. Follow us on Instagram @dallascenterforphotography
  4. Tag the photo #DCPMyNeighborhood and @dallascenterforphotography in the caption or comments.

The winner will receive a signed copy of Ed Kashi’s book ThreeSecond place will get a 45-minute portfolio review with DCP Executive Director Peter Poulides. Third place receives a $25 DCP gift certificate. Winners will be announced on April 6.

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. Follow the link in bio to our Policies page for complete contest rules.

Contest begins 03/28/20 and ends 04/04/20 at midnight.

Previous Contest Winners

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