PIKTO TOP PICK CONTEST
Win $5000 towards your own Gallery Exhibit
Pikto Top Pick is an opportunity to showcase your talent and get the recognition you deserve. The winner of this photographic competition will receive $5,000 towards the production of a Gallery Show, including an opening reception and a two-month exhibit on one of Toronto’s hottest venues.View 2012 Entries
WHAT WINNING MEANS
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OUR MISSION (AND YOURS)
Pikto believes strongly in supporting, strengthening and promoting the photographic community. Every year we host free artist talks, gallery shows and much more. This why we decided to buck the typical trend and create a competition for photographers with no entry fee. We encourage submissions by anyone that takes photography seriously, and is willing to let their work speak for itself. Judges will be looking for overall themes, genuine voice and artistic vision. This is not a contest of "best pics", but one in which each of your 15 images fits into a coherent whole that can be shown at a top gallery. We encourage you to get inspired by the possibility of a gallery show and to create a series specifically for the submission. Even if you don't win, you will have a series of photos you can be proud of.
All submissions must include: 15 images of current work or work intended for exhibition in electronic form. Images should be JPG (1024x768 pixels maximum image size). Use standard naming and numbering all images (e.g. sky01jpg, IMG3045.jpg). Do not use dots or special characters in the filenames. One submission per artist. Please ensure that submission is correct before hitting the submit button, editing the submission is not possible. Photos, ratings and comments will appear once uploaded. Follow us on Twitter to receive notification of upload. Submission fee: $0. Submission deadline is November 1, 2012 at 11:59PM.**CLOSED**View 2012 Entries
Submitted entries may be used by Pikto to promote Pikto Top Pick. All rights remain with copyright holder. By submitting, you agree that the images are lawfully yours and do not violate any laws. Pikto reserves the right to reject and remove any submissions deemed inappropriate without recourse or explanation. DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS.
November 1, 2012
Extended to November 8, 2012
Past Top Picks
Show Date: May 1st, 2013 to June 14th, 2013
Opening Reception: May 2nd, 2013. 6-9pm S
Sugino has been exploring 8x10 tintypes over the last twelve years. In this exhibition he will explore ultra large format tintypes 20 inches by 20 inches using the camera he built. His photography will include figure studies and still life subjects in extremely shallow focus. Tintype, also melainotype and ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a sheet of iron metal that is blackened by painting, lacquering or enamelling and is used as a support for a collodion photographic emulsion. An ambrotype uses the same process and methods on a sheet of glass that is mounted in a case with a black backing so the underexposed negative image appears as a positive. The process was first described by Adolphe-Alexandre Martin in France in 1853, The tintype process became very popular in United States particularly during the Civil War. They continued to enjoy significant use throughout the 19th century for inexpensive portraits, particularly by street photographers.
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