Registration for Photolucida's Critical Mass 2006 is now online!
Critical Mass is an annual juried competition sponsored by Photolucida. It is a valuable addition to Photolucida’s popular in-person Portfolio Reviews, and offers an online submission and selection process. Participants receive tremendous artistic exposure at a fraction of the cost of in-person reviews. The aim of Critical Mass is to provide participants with career building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today. 2006 is the third year of Critical Mass.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - 2006
Registration will be open from November 6, 2006 to December 4, 2006.
You will register for Critical Mass in two steps. You will first pay a $50 registration fee and upload your images and text. We will then make your pages and distribute them to the prescreeners. Members of the 13-person pre-screening group are listed in the PRESCREENING section below. If you are one of the top 150 photographers chosen by the prescreeners, you will then pay an additional $250 fee and your work will be sent out to the full panel of 200 reviewers. Participants are asked to submit new work not previously submitted to Critical Mass (you may include one previously submitted image out of the ten as a reference to your previous work).
Everyone who pays the initial $50 fee will receive the monograph books by the 2006 winners and the CD-ROM.
The images will be viewed and judged on computer monitors. We cannot predict the specifications of any of the reviewer’s monitor settings. We do strive to ensure that the work of each participant is presented equally in terms of size and sequencing in the review process.
Images must be in jpeg format.
Each image must be less than 2MB. The images will be automatically resized (to ensure that all images are viewed as equally as possible) to fit a 955 x 600 pixel image-area on a monitor while maintaining the proportion of the image. You may wish to optimize your image to fit that size.
Photographers who already have a published monograph of their work are ineligible for the print book awards (though are encouraged to participate in Critical Mass for the tremendous exposure the work will get by participating in Critical Mass).