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2013 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon: Commercial Drive Edition

12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon

Saturday, 31 August 2013 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

2013 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon: Commercial Drive...

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WE ARE SOLD OUT BUT GET ON THE WAITLIST ASAP. THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE AT A LAST MINUTE TICKET AND WE RELEASE THEM ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

NOTE: THOSE ON THE WAITLIST WHO ALSO SHOW UP ON THE DAY OF THE MARATHON GET PRIORITY WHEN TICKETS ARE RELEASED LAST MINUTE.

 



The 5th Annual 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon: Commercial Drive Edition

 

www.VancouverPhotoMarathon.com


IMPORTANT:

Please read the Rules & Regulations + Terms & Conditions.

Participants under the age of 18 must provide during registration on event day: a filled out and signed copy of the marathon Parental/Legal Guardian Consent Form, as well as a filled out and signed copy of the marathon Rules & Regulations + Terms & Conditions Form from a parent or legal guardian.

Participants who do not register by 10:30am on August 31st, 2013 (registration will begin at 9am) will forfeit their ticket to those on the wait list unless advance notice of lateness is given to, and acknowledged by, the organizer. Before releasing the ticket, the organizer will attempt to contact the participant using the number provided during ticket purchase.

Tickets for the 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon are non-refundable.


The 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon is a fun and challenging contest designed to test skill, creativity and quick thinking in photographers. The true-to-life setting of minimal time, few exposures and a creative carte-blanche is an exciting challenge for any photographer – from the upstart amateur to the avid pro – and gives the participants a chance to test themselves on a variety of different themes and techniques against photographers from all walks of life.

The Challenge

12x12 is a 12-hour photo contest where each contestant is handed a roll of 12 exposure film and 12 themes that have to be interpreted and photographed in the sequence that they are given. All contestants must have their own 35mm camera. The 12 themes are made public at the top of every new hour starting with the first hour so that the photographers have to check in every hour to receive their next theme. It is left to the photographer to decide when, where and how he/she wants to make the exposures and how to interpret the themes. All contestants have to hand in their film before the end of the 12th hour and only those with a full 12 exposure roll will qualify for judging.

The strict use of 12 exposure film rather than digital photos to be uploaded at a certain time is done to level the playing field; without the luxury of taking several exposures of the same subject and subjecting these exposures to post-processing before submission, the participants are forced to think before they shoot and be discerning in how they approach each subject. It further levels the playing field by removing any non-photographic skill advantages. After all, this is a photo contest, not a Photoshop contest.

You will only be given ONE roll of film to capture all 12 themes, so choose your subject and your shots wisely!

Event Info

This year’s 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon will be held in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood on Saturday August 31st, 2013. Home base will be the JJ Bean at 2206 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. This is where all the photographers sign in at the beginning of the event (9am), where they have to return to at the top of each hour to get the next theme, and where all the film must be dropped off by 10pm. This constant return will make the event both more social and more challenging, and work both as a creative obstruction and a creative booster.

The marathon officially kicks off on Saturday August 31, 2013 at 10am sharp. Mandatory registration will begin at 9am. All you need to bring is a 35mm film photo camera.

What Happens to the Film?

At the end of the event, we will collect all the film rolls for development. All the images will be printed for the showcase and will then be published to the Vancouver Photo Marathon Flickr account for public access. If you want your film back after it has been developed, it will be made available during the exhibit in September (the website will be updated with all the details).

Who Owns the Rights to the Photos After the Marathon is Over?

The photographer retains ownership of the photos but the 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon retains the right to use the photos on the web, in print, and for promotional purposes. See the Rules & Regulations + Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

Good luck!

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