Who wants to get their hands on the RED EPIC-X Pro Collection? Well, if you're like me and your couch-change is a little shy of $48,260, then you may want to consider submitting your short films and/or stills to HDVideoPro's 7th Annual Emerging Pro Still & Motion Competition. Presented by RED, Zeiss, and Adobe, HDVideoPro and Digital Photo Pro are teaming up this year to award the photographers and filmmakers who submit their best work. Here's an example of what you can find in the competition's motion gallery:
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Now, clearly you must be wondering, "Is that all I get if I win -- just the RED EPIC-X Pro Collection?" No way! First place also gets you four Zeiss CP.2 lenses, publication in the December 2013 issues of Digital Photo Pro and HDVideoPro magazines, as well as in their respective online galleries. All in all, the First Prize Winner gets a $64,459 award package. (Not bad for a five minute project, eh?) Ten finalists will also be awarded, and they all will receive a one year membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud.
Motion submissions include: finished shorts, motion vignettes, narrative or non-narrative. They can be up to five minutes and must be uploaded to Vimeo in order to be submitted. You can enter up to two. Still submissions include: five images composited into a single file (up to two submissions) "that demonstrates your ability to create an engaging multi-image project." Submissions will be judged based on composition, creativity, originality, and artistic ability.
As far as eligibility goes, the competition is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited college/university and taking a photography and/or filmmaking class, or to professional photographers or filmmakers. Listen up professionals: only pros with up to five years experience are eligible. Here are the official rules.
All entries must be received by 11:59 PM (PST) on August 15, 2013, so if you're interested here's the link to enter.
- 7th Annual Emerging Pro Competition -- HDVideoPro
- Official Rules -- HDVideoPro
- RED EPIC-X Pro Collection -- RED