SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RULES


You can submit your entries between January 7, 2019 at 12:00am Pacific Time and January 28, 2019 at 11.59pm Pacific Time. We will not accept any late entries.


IMAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Images must have been captured between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2018.
  • All entries must be your own work.
  • Both film and digital images are permitted.
  • Please ensure you have permission from any clients featured in your images to enter them.
  • Images from workshops or shoot-outs are not permitted.
  • Entries must be in jpg format, sized at 2000 pixels (on the long edge) with no watermarks.


HOW TO ENTER

  • Enter via the submission form only. Please be sure to read all of the instructions before you complete it and move to the payment.
  • All photos to be entered can be via a zip file or a link (pixieset, pass etc) which will be added to the submission form. Please ensure there is NO password required to download the images. Please no Google Drive files.
  • Please ensure each image has YOUR business name AS WELL AS the category name, and then number them if entering more than one per category. eg; “MagnoliaPhotography_WeddingPortrait_1”, “HollandPhotography_Engagement_3”.
  • Once your submission has been sent, you’ll receive a confirmation email (you may need to check your spam).


COST AND PAYMENT

  • You can enter up to 8 images across all 6 categories for $20 ($12 for MR Vendor Guide Members).
  • You can enter another 8 images (16 in total) for a further $10, so a total of $30 ($18 for MR Vendor Guide Members).
  • Please read through all the guidelines before processing your payment.
  • The maximum number of entries is 16 across all categories.


JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Entries will be processed by a third party before being presented to the three judges to ensure anonymous judging on merit alone.
  • Once the entries close at the end of January judging will begin.
  • Each category will have a winner, and runner-up as decided by the judges and a readers choice winner.
  • In addition there will be one grand winner crowned "Magnolia Rouge Photographer of the year 2018".
  • Each category will be narrowed down to a top 20 images, which will be featured in a blog post on Magnolia Rouge and opened up for the voting for the 'readers choice' winner from February 13-20th 2019.
  • Winners will be announced on February 22nd.
  • Decisions made by the judges will be final.


PRIZES

MAGNOLIA ROUGE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

$500 The Find Lab credit
1 year membership in the Magnolia Rouge Vendor Guide*
A set of Click My match custom profiles
A Vinta Camera Backpack Kit in Forest
Set of Jen Huang Portraiture Reference Guides
A copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

* This is for the Venice package. If you're an existing member this will be added to your current membership.


Real wedding moments category winner - Click Match Profiles, a Make & Stow box, a copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Real wedding portrait category winner - DVLOP Jose Villa For the love of Film preset, a Make & Stow box, a copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Engagement category winner - Noble Signature bundle presets, a Make & Stow box, a copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Editorial category winner - Styling surface from The Locust Collection, a Make & Stow box, a copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Travel category winner - Refined presets, a Make & Stow box, a copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Family category winner - Kindred presets, a Make & Stow box, a copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine


Runner-ups receive - A Mrs Box ring box, a $50 gift certificate from Silk & Willow, a copy of Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Readers choice receive - A Vinta Camera Field bag in Forest

All winners will receive a badge to display on your site. The winning entries will be published on Magnolia Rouge with a link to the photographer's website.