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by glangevin@photolife.com

Paul Zizka, Grand-Prize winner, TWWLI VII

Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines present:

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN VIII | SPECIAL EDITION | CELEBRATE LIFE

  • Three cash prizes—1st place ($1000), 2nd place ($600) and 3rd place ($300)—and honourable mentions
  • International press coverage in Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines
  • A selection of the most outstanding images exhibited in the 15 Simons stores across Canada
  • Selected prints featured for sale on Fabrique 1840
  • Images judged by a jury that will include prominent professionals in the photography industry
  • Deadline: March 28, 2019

“Maybe we’re not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we’re thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we’re thankful for the things we’ll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.”

—Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

Photo Life and Photo Solution invite Canadian and U.S. photographers to submit their images to The World We Live In VIII – Special Edition. For this eighth edition, participants are invited to submit their best images under one theme: Celebrate Life. Whether it’s the people we meet, the exceptional beauty of nature and wildlife, or a simple moment of connection to our surroundings, there are unlimited things to appreciate about life as it unfolds around us.

Follow your curiosity, share your photographic talent, show us your vision of the world we live in, and celebrate life with us!

In Collaboration With

Jury

Dave Brosha
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Prince Edward Island-based Dave Brosha is one of Canada’s most diverse photographic artists and educators. His work covers a wide spectrum including landscape, portraiture, commercial and adventure imagery. Published in countless international media outlets, Dave’s work defies genres and his passion is limitless. Dave leads photography workshops around the world, preaching creativity, authenticity, and respect for this planet’s many wonders. Dave is proudly a Sigma Pro Photographer, a StrobePro professional, and a regular contributor to <em>Photo Life</em> magazine. davebrosha.com

Dina Goldstein
Dina Goldstein began her career over 25 years ago as a photojournalist, evolving from a documentary and editorial photographer into an independent artist focusing on large-scale productions of nuanced photographic tableaux. Her work is highly conceptual and complex, incorporating cultural archetypes and iconography with satirical narratives inspired by the collective unconscious and human condition. The vivid and provocative still imagery emerges through an entirely cinematic technique, with Dina’s established methodology following a precise pre- to post production process. Leaning into the visual language of pop surrealism, she stages narrative compositions that expose the underbelly of modern life, challenging the notions of cultural influence and inherent belief systems. dinagoldstein.com

Guy Langevin
As editor-in-chief and art director for Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines, Guy ­Langevin feels lucky to have found a way to unite his love for many aspects of the photographic industry. With studies in graphic design, visual art and film, he’s never doubted the power of images, and the photographers he encounters through his work make it even more clear just how important photography is to our artistic, cultural and societal landscape. Whether in the office or out, you’ll rarely see him without either his camera or his running shoes. guylangevin.net

Harry Tsantarolakis
Harry Tsantarolakis ​(​Brand Image Director, La Maison Simons) has worked in the fashion industry for 27 years. He began at Simons as a buyer for the men’s department, and in 2011 he took on the role of brand image director. Through overseeing all the creative teams of this leading fashion retailer, he shares his passion for the arts, culture and fashion through all of the visual and artistic projects of La Maison Simons​.

Ted Waitt
Ted Waitt has been the associate publisher of Rocky Nook since 2015 and has worked in the publishing industry for over 15 years. He revels in the creative process and art of bookmaking—from building the foundation of the author relationship to the title concept to the craft of writing, editing, and holding the printed piece in hand. Ted is an avid photographer who enjoys capturing city scenes while exploring the streets of San Francisco. He and his wife enjoy international travel while sharing the goal to continue to seek out and experience more sights of the world.

Prizes

1st Prize

  • International press coverage in the June/July 2019 issue of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines
  • Image exhibited in one or more of the 15 Simons stores across Canada for approximately six weeks, starting in June 2019 (exact dates to be determined)
  • Images judged by jury including a member of the Photo Life and Photo Solution editorial team, a representative of La Maison Simons, and three professionals from the photography industry
  • Prints of the image for sale on Fabrique 1840 plus all profit associated with these sales
  • One-year subscription to Photo Life or Photo Solution
  • CAN$1000 cash prize

2nd Prize

  • International press coverage in the June/July 2019 issue of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines
  • Image exhibited in one or more of the 15 Simons stores across Canada for approximately six weeks, starting in June 2019 (exact dates to be determined)
  • Images judged by jury including a member of the Photo Life and Photo Solution editorial team, a representative of La Maison Simons, and three professionals from the photography industry
  • Prints of the image for sale on Fabrique 1840 plus all profit associated with these sales
  • One-year subscription to Photo Life or Photo Solution
  • CAN$600

3rd Prize

  • International press coverage in the June/July 2019 issue of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines
  • Image exhibited in one or more of the 15 Simons stores across Canada for approximately six weeks, starting in June 2019 (exact dates to be determined)
  • Images judged by jury including a member of the Photo Life and Photo Solution editorial team, a representative of La Maison Simons, and three professionals from the photography industry
  • Prints of the image for sale on Fabrique 1840 plus all profit associated with these sales
  • One-year subscription to Photo Life or Photo Solution
  • CAN$300

Honourable Mentions

  • International press coverage in the June/July 2019 issue of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines
  • Image exhibited in one or more of the 15 Simons stores across Canada for approximately six weeks, starting in June 2019 (exact dates to be determined)
  • Images judged by jury including a member of the Photo Life and Photo Solution editorial team, a representative of La Maison Simons, and three professionals from the photography industry
  • Prints of the image for sale on Fabrique 1840 plus all profit associated with these sales
  • One-year subscription to Photo Life or Photo Solution

Rules and Regulations

SPONSORS

The World We Live In VIII (2019) Photo Contest is in collaboration with La Maison Simons. The Contest is conducted by Apex Publications (2017) Inc., publisher of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines.

ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States, 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, with the exception of all employees of Apex Publications (2017) Inc. and of sponsoring firms and their immediate families.

HOW TO ENTER

Registration: Proceed to registration and payment using the [Not yet registered] orange button above. Once the registration and payment process has been completed, you will receive an email confirmation of payment and another email with complete login information and instructions to upload your images from a computer.

Image format: Make sure that your image is in JPEG format, 1200 pixels on the longest side, and does not exceed 1 MB. File names must not exceed 40 characters and must not contain accents, spaces or special characters other than the hypen (-) and the underscore (_). If your image does not respect these specifications, it will be rejected by the system.

The finalists will be required to provide a high-resolution version (maximum-quality JPEG, at least 10 inches on the longest side at 300 dpi) of their images. Contest winners that fail to provide a high-resolution version, if required, could compromise their win.

Entry fees:
▪ Subscriber to Photo Life and/or Photo Solution: $10 for 10 images (additional images: $10 per 10 images)
▪ Non-subscriber to Photo Life or Photo Solution: $15 for 10 images (additional images: $15 per 10 images)

Please note that U.S. residents pay in U.S. dollars. Mail-in entries are not accepted for the Contest.

THEME

Celebrate Life.

DEADLINE

Entries uploaded through the Contest website, www.photolife.com/twwli, must be uploaded before 11:59 p.m. EST on March 28, 2019.

JUDGING

A panel of judges including a member of the editorial staff of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines, a representative of La Maison Simons, and three professionals from the photography industry will select the winning entries. Images will be judged according to originality, relevance to the theme, composition, lighting and technical quality. The judges’ decision will be final.

DESIGNATION OF WINNERS

Winning images will be announced no later than May 30, with the publication of the June/July 2019 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines. Winners will be notified of their win by email no later than April 30, 2019. Please do not inquire about the status of your submission(s).

PUBLICATION

Winning images will be published in the June/July 2019 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines, available on newsstands as of the beginning of June 2019, and may be presented on photolife.com and photosolution.ca websites as of the beginning of June 2019.

Photographers retain copyright on any photo they submit to the Contest. Apex Publications (2017) Inc. reserves the irrevocable, non-exclusive right to use the winning images in its magazines (including covers) and electronic medias as well as in future promotional material related to The World We Live In, including other types of publications, social-media platforms, promotional events, exhibitions and advertising material. All photos will be credited to the photographer.

La Maison Simons inc. reserves the irrevocable, non-exclusive right to exhibit the winning images in all of its stores, in its electronic medias and social-media platforms, and in promotional efforts related to the contest and the prints sold in Fabrique 1840. All photos will be credited to the photographer.

CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP AND MODEL RELEASES

Contestants must own all rights to the works submitted and are solely responsible for obtaining model releases, when applicable. As such, Contestants hold the Publisher (Apex Publications (2017) Inc.) and Contest sponsors harmless from any breech of copyright in Canada, the United States and elsewhere and from consequential litigation.

RESPONSIBILITY

Apex Publications (2017) Inc. cannot be held liable for any failure of the website during the Contest. Apex Publications (2017) Inc. is not responsible for loss, damage, technical problems or delays that may occur during digital transfer of images.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES

Participation in the Contest indicates complete acceptance of the above Contest Rules and Regulations.

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If you have questions about the contest, you may write us at twwli@photolife.com, and we will get back to you shortly, within regular business hours. Below are some frequently asked questions and situations, along with their responses.

My image isn’t uploading. Verify which error message you are receiving. It’s possible that your file is too big. (It should weigh less than 1 MB). It could also be missing some information like the image title. Check to make sure that the name of the file doesn’t have any accents, spaces or characters other than letters and numbers.

I don’t know how to resize my images. It’s a straightforward process that most editing software can do. Here is a step-by-step explanation to help.

I didn’t get the email with the participation instructions. First check your Spam emails to make sure it didn’t end up in there. Our emails come from a recognized and secure service, but certain email systems filter messages that come from a new source. If the email is not there, write us at twwli@photolife.com, and we will resend you the message during regular business hours.

I can’t log into my user account. Make sure you have correctly copied the log-in details from the email with the instructions.

Do you have rules about editing photos? The short answer is no. We evaluate images based on their originality, connection to the theme, composition, and technical and exposure quality. Editing is allowed, but it should serve the image.

Is it possible to change images that I’ve already submitted? Yes, you can up until the contest closes. You may replace the images that you’ve submitted by uploading new images in their place. Log into your account and click Modify for the image you’d like to change, and then upload the new file. Don’t forget to provide the title for the new image.

I’d like to add more images beyond the 10 that I paid for. Until the contest closes, you can submit as many images as you’d like. Log in and click on “Add Images to My Participation.” You’ll be directed towards the payment process, and once your payment has been confirmed, you will receive a new email with participation instructions.