Image courtesy of Artist Trifecta Gallery
SNAP Photo Hunt is Back!
12 Clues. 2 Checkpoints. 24 hours. Get ready to race against the clock to snap the perfect picture!
All photographers are invited to this 24-hour hunt in downtown Atlanta sponsored by Centennial Olympic Park and Artist Trifecta Gallery.
The Object of the Game
The object of the game is to artistically interpret and photograph as many clues on the list as you can, and to upload the images to the printer in the allotted time. This is the ultimate contest to show off your ability as a photographer, whether amateur or professional, young or old, trained or untrained.
List of Items
At the beginning of the scavenger hunt, each entrant will receive a list of items to capture in photos during the day. There are three categories of items:
1. Basic Items
The Basic Items category consists of general descriptions of things or locations that you'll find downtown.
Example: a park bench.
2. Puzzle Items
Puzzle items require you to solve a clue in order to find the correct location or item to photograph.
Example: Atlanta had a different name when it was first formed because of this.
3. Interpretive Photos
These are words and phrases that your team may interpret in any number of ways.
Example: Big Red.
Saturday, March 19
11:55 a.m. Review rules, ask questions, receive list of clues
12 p.m. Photo hunt begins
5 p.m. Checkpoint 1
Sunday, March 20
7a.m. Checkpoint 2
12 p.m. All photos due via upload to dropbox. The Web address will be given at the 7 a.m. Checkpoint 2.
Cameras and Image Processing
You may use any type of camera that you wish. Print sizes that will be used in judging will be 4”x 6”. When uploading the images for printing make certain they are saved as a 4”x6” including any borders or special positioning of the image within a 4”x6” standard-sized photo paper print that you wish to do.
If you are chosen as a finalist you will be asked to uploaded images that are 1) high resolution for printing 5MB and higher and 2) “ready for web” 72dpi for possible use on Web site.
All images should be labeled PSHInvitational_”team number”_”clue number” (number according to clue number).
You can do this as a single photographer or as a team (up to 3 people). Each is considered one entry of 12 to 15 pictures for an entry fee of $25. Registration required by March 18 at 9 p.m. with cash, check or Paypal. All monies are non-refundable. Registration day of requires cash.
You can start at any time but have to be finished and have uploaded pictures by noon on March 20.
Know various routes for returning to the gallery or checkpoints. Traffic issues will not excuse missing the check points or deadlines. You can miss all time deadlines and still upload your pictures for printing; however, you will not be eligible for judging.
You may use any reference materials you wish during the hunt. Many will be available at home base for you to review prior to departing. You are encouraged to bring your own reference materials (phone books, maps, city guidebooks, iPhone, crackberry, etc.) along with you.
You have to stay in the Castleberry Hill and Centennial Park districts. The boundaries are Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. (north), Spring St. (east), Whitehall St. (south) and Northside Dr. (west). You can walk or drive. Parking is available everywhere but make certain to follow all parking rules. If you prefer to leave your car behind and walk, there is ample parking in the Castleberry Point parking deck. Driving to scout and walking to shoot is suggested.
Photos will be judged using the following subjective criteria:
40% - Aesthetic: Based on the quality of the photograph as an art object or image for sponsor advertising and/or promotion. Composition, exposure and beauty.
30% - Creative/Conceptual: What is the content of the photo? You will score high in this category for their choice of location, cleverness, or unique interpretation of the item.
30% - Technical: Does the photo match the clue?
The following prizes will be awarded:
- Grand Prize: the one with the most winning photographs
- Best Interpretation of Clue: to the most creative photograph across all categories
- Best of Sponsor: the most creative product shot that fits sponsor requirements and matches a clue
Sponsor Prizes - Centennial Park
Grand Prize: image used on Web site homepage, which recieves 1 million visits per month with credit given to winning photographer
First Place: image used in Fountain Pen magazine with credit given to winning photographer
Second Place: image used in Wednesday WindDown program with credit given to winning photographer
Third Place: image used in e-blast with credit given to winning photographer
ALL winning images and judge's favorites will be displayed in the Artist Trifecta exhibit installed in the Park's Visitor Center for three months following the announcement of the winner on April 9th.
*Deadline: Photos submitted after the deadline of March 20 at noon will not be eligible for prizes.
And the Winner is…
The suspense will build, just like "American Idol." The winners will be unveiled at the April 8 Castleberry Hill Art Stroll in the Wine Shoe courtyard. You will not know if you have won until the unveiling that night at 8 p.m.
Image Uses & Sales
Images chosen in the winning categories will be created in large format by Digital Picture, displayed in the rotating exhibit area of the gallery, and available for purchase. All images, in original size, categorized as “Judges Favorites” will be available for purchase. A percentage of the sales will be made to all artists at the end of the exhibit who have sold works.
Your images may be chosen to be used by the participating sponsors. If so credit will be given to the artist. If you are chosen for gallery representation, contract discussion of exclusive or non-exclusive representation will be presented. Prints submitted become property of the gallery and will not be returned. Images submitted may be used on the gallery Web site and in promotional pieces with credit given to the photographer. Negotiations will be made on your behalf for any images that could be used as stock photos or marketing pieces.
1. Play Fair. Have fun and try to win, but don’t let your competitive instincts drive you to ruin other people's chances to win. If you do, you will be disqualified. That means no sabotaging, lying, cheating, stealing or copying other people’s work.
2. Cheaters Never Win. If you cheat or break the rules (see the “Artist Trifecta Scavenger Hunt Rules and Regulations” you are holding in your hand), you get disqualified.
3. If You Fight the Law (and the Law Wins) You Will Lose. You’re here to have fun, but to do so legally, and SNAP and the Artist Trifecta Gallery really, really do not want to get sued. So here it is. If you break any laws at any time during any portion of the scavenger hunt, you will be disqualified. This includes, but is not limited to, moving violations, trespassing, burglary, larceny, embezzlement, grand theft, petty theft, shoplifting, assault, plagiarism, blackmail, indecent exposure, decent exposure, recent exposure, having a concealed firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm, unlawful sale of a firearm, brandishing a weapon, walking under the influence, driving under the influence, bribery, forgery, perjury, fraud, computer fraud, mail fraud, telemarketing fraud, tax evasion, tax fraud, insurance fraud, securities fraud, and bad hair. Seriously, if you get so much as a speeding ticket, you lose.
4. Appeals. There is no appeals process in SNAP Photography Scavenger Hunt. There is also no crying.
5. Lateness Loses. Your team, in its entirety, must upload the photos to the specific location no later than noon on March 20.
6. Decisions. All decisions by the judges are final. No exceptions. Bribes will not be accepted.
Join March 19 for a day of clues, photography and fun!
Register at 404-388-8757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.