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SCREENings - Internet goes Print Photo Competition

SCREENings - Internet goes Print Photo Competition - Hasselblad and DRS sponsor photo production in Berlin worth approximately 5,000 Euro for the first place winner.

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Kourtney Roy - Winner of the last SCREENings - Internet goes Print photo competition
Kourtney Roy - Winner of the last SCREENings - Internet goes Print photo competition
 
Press Release:

SCREENings - Internet goes Print provides photographers the opportunity to take part in a virtual SCREENing. The aim of the competition is to provide photographers with an uncomplicated, yet effective, means of contacting industry insiders and important decision makers in the photography sector. To enter, photographers need to provide a link to their online portfolio using the form at SCREENings website (closing date April 20, 2010; participation is free). Entries are judged on the basis of photography and creativity rather than website design and implementation. The photography competition is run by the home made GmbH and managed by the GoSee PR office. SCREENings is aimed at professional photographers from all over the world. A total of 100-120 portfolios will be selected from the initial entries to enter round two, where they will be judged by a jury comprised of creative industry insiders from the art buying, creative, magazine, fashion and art sectors.

Members of the 2010 jury include:
  • Louis Mariette, Celebrity Hat Designer, London
  • Susanne Kempf, Head of Marketing / Press, ST. EMILE
  • Michael-M.Maschke, Head of Creative Services, Saatchi & Saatchi, Germany
  • Veronika von Prittwitz, Head of Editorial Board, Condé Nast Publishing, Munich
  • Michael Weinzettl, Editor in Chief, Lürzer‘s Archive
  • Tina Krakow, Head of Art Buying, McCann Erickson, Germany
  • Jeanette Hepp, Fashion Editor, Sleek Magazine
  • Nadine Barth, Curator, Author and CEO barthouse, Cologne & Hamburg
  • Stewart Mungeam, Director, Stock Gallery, London
  • Bianca Winter, deputy Head of Art Buying, Jung von Matt, Hamburg
  • Erwin Jurtschitsch, CEO, seen.by
  • Frank Schmitz, GoSee & BOOKLET magazine, Cologne
Twenty SCREENings finalists will be exhibited at the UPdate – Salon for Photography on 14 May in Frankfurt (location: Palais im Zoo). The Update, in its sixth consecutive year, is the largest comprehensive high-end professional photography event of its kind and occurs at the same time as the Art Director’s Club Germany Festival.

The top three winners will be announced at the UPdate and will also be presented online on GoSee. A group edition and prints from the seen.by online gallery will be available for purchase. In addition, the top three winners will win an ad in the creative compendium Lürzer’s Archive magazine.

Creative people all over the world read the magazine – making the ad an ideal way to get industry attention. In addition to this, the winners will also receive a free GoSee Membership. GoSee currently counts 600,000 visitors on the site per month, a number that is steadily increasing. The first place winner receives a special prize – a photo production in Berlin worth approximately 5,000 Euro, which is sponsored by Hasselblad and DRS – Delight Rental Services.

Statements from the jury:

A photographer decides, which moment they capture. The viewer decides if they wish to linger in that moment. If both come together, then time stops for a tiny instant. Good photography cannot do any more or less. This magic has always fascinated me. From teenage days in a dark bathroom, developing/printing my own pictures (my pocket money was spent on Ilford film and paper), to this very day at the agency. To sum up: if life is a film, then photography is hitting the pause button.” Michael-M.Maschke, Head of Creative Services, Saatchi & Saatchi, Germany.

I am an art buyer with all my heart and soul and the head of Art Buying at McCann, Germany. I have had the pleasure of working with many renowned and wonderful photographers, was on set at shoots with Albert Watson in Moscow, with Christian Schmidt in America, with Gerd Linnekogel in Cape Town, with Florian Geiss in Australia, as well as for productions in Frankfurt. I am extremely grateful for these great experiences and the insight of the photographers’ various production techniques. Even if the main focuses are shifting and online appears to be the new classic, the career of an art buyer is so varied and these new challenges prove extremely exciting.” Tina Krakow, Head of Art Buying, McCann Erickson, Germany

For more information please visit the Go See website.

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