Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Orange Island Photo Week Contest

Certainly once, you have felt surrounded with reality in SL... a true moment of emotion, a real expression on a friendly face....Read more: the Orange Island Photo Week Contest .......

The theme of the contest is "One second of reality". The aim of the contest is to capture an instant of reality, and have viewers believe the photo was taken in RL. The challenge here is to share with the community what for a second seemed real to you. We hope you will go beyond still-life shots and try to show us emotions are real, no matter where it is happening.

Submissions will start on June 9th and will finish on June 23rd. Winners will be announced on Friday June 27.

"We know the subject request the artists a lot of attention. But with the SL5B coming soon, we want to show SL is a world where we can be proud to live. We hope people will see this competition as a way to show to the real world that SL worth the (virtual) trip! Sometimes words can't explains feelings. That's why we want to best works to be displayed in the Real World"

There will be two winners. Both will have the chance to participate to an exhibition in a RL gallery. La Cantine is a creative, experimental and innovative space dedicated to digital technologies, located in the center of Paris. What best present can you do to an SL artist than bringing his/her work to the real life. "We chose La Cantine because it is a gallery where digital arts and web innovation are honored."

The winner of the “Jury Prize” will receive his/her work printed and framed in high quality format and the winner of the “Community Prize”, the coolest work in Koinup, will receive a complete package from Never 30 including a N30 studio, poses kit, lights… and more.

Winners of the “Jury Prize” will be picked by a contest jury composed by Margharita Balzerani (curator at “Le Palais de Tokyo”, Paris, contemporary art museum), Marco Manray (photographer SL and author of the book "IO, REPORTER IN SECOND LIFE") and Vint Falken (photographer SL and awarded Koinup member).

Winning photos and a selection of runners up, will be published on the Orange Island and Koinup Blogs. So Stay tuned, for the announcement.

Winning photos will also be displayed on Orange Island (Orange 1, 195/134/30) for a minimum of three weeks.
Winners will be announced on this page, on the Koinup blog and on the Orange Island website on June 27th.

With the Orange Island Photoweek, Orange Island confirms its wish to help artistic creativity through sharing and collaboration. This event will be hold from Monday 23th to Friday 27th of June on the Orange Island. It will be a good occasion to start learning how to make awesome shots. Some of the most experienced artists will give classes about crucial points of taking pictures in SL. More info to come in the next week on www.orange-island.com.

The Orange Island Photo Week Contest is brought to you by Orange Island and Koinup


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