Light Painting World Alliance - Light is Paint, Night is Canvas


LPWA Light Painting Contest “Light Painted World”
      (The Vital Role that Light Art plays in People’s Life)

• Light painting Contest opens 15 October and closes 30 November 2014.
• Five winning images showing the vital role light art plays in our daily life to be featured in UNESCO promo program for International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies 2015.
• Fifteen selected as finalists to be displayed at IYoL 2015 Opening Ceremony in UNESCO HQ (Paris, January 2015)

• LPWA Light Painting Contest “Light Painted World” is open in 2014 to LPWA members, except Contest judges. The Contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.
• Light painting images and image titles must be submitted via email to official LPWA address Entries submitted through any other ways will not be accepted.
• Light painting images depicting the vital role that light art play in people’s life must be in digital format, suitable for public exhibition. All images must be 300 dpi or more and at least 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size should be no less than 3MB and no greater than 20MB. JPEG/JPG are the ONLY accepted format. Please submit the highest quality images that meet these requirements.
• Only limited enhancement of the original image is permitted for the purpose of improving brightness and contrast or removing minor cosmetic flaws. Black and white images are acceptable. Images that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified.
• The images must not, in the sole discretion of the organizer, contain obscene, offensive, discriminatory, hateful, inflammatory, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. The image title must be complete and accurate, sufficient to convey the circumstances in which the light painting was taken. Disguising or misrepresenting the origin of the content is cause for disqualification. Judges will look at every image to see if it's authentic and may disqualify image that are in any way deceptive. Watermarks are not acceptable.
• Each person may submit a maximum of two (2) entries. The contest is limited to the first 500 entries.


Special nominations inside the Contest.

“Most beautiful light shape” (sponsored by online shop Herramientaslightpainting).
The goal of nomination is in it’s name.
Prize for Gold Shape is set of a) Portable Cathodes and b) Mountable Diffuser
Prize for Silver Shape is Flexible RGB LED Sword
Prize for Bronze Shape is RGB Spray

“Most innovative light shape” (sponsored by LED LENSER).
The goal of nomination is in it’s name.
Prize for the only one winner is X21.2

Paying taxes for prizes is duty of winners.

Judging Criteria
• Content: Appropriateness and coverage of content in relation to the theme.
• Creativity/artistry: Innovation and creativity in the concept.
• Execution: Execution of light painting techniques used to enhance the quality and content of entries.
• Overall appeal for the International Year of Light.

• John Dudley (IYoL 2015 Steering Committee Chair, France)
• Patrick Rochon (Canada)
• Dennis Calvert (USA)
• Hannu Huhtamo (Finland)
• Hugo Baptista (Netherland)
• Eric Mellinger (USA)
• Brian Matthew Hart (USA)
• Tig Tab (Australia)
• Sergey Churkin (Russia)

Special Notes
• Submissions, accepted in accordance with Rules and Judging Criteria, will be posted in mid resolution (no more 1000 pix on larger side) on LPWA Facebook dedicated album and LPWA Pinterest dedicated album while Contest will continue.
• Contest results will be announced December 07.

 Very special note, for clarification of frequently asked question “how to interpret contest theme?”. 

In fact, the only advice should be - read the mission statement of UNESCO and be inspired from there. This contest is creative competition for art persons. Art forms are result of free mind. As announced before, five winning images will take a part in UNESCO promo campaign for International Year of Light. Just imagine, what do you want to tell to people across the globe about our light art. This contest theme is deliberately broad in scope to allow you time to think and plan your shots. From a shot taken in your kitchen or on top of Mt. Everest, the image must use light painting to provide emotion, beauty, energy and magic. Your image should be the proof of unbreakable links between life and light. Hope, it help.


Wish to all of light friends good luck on this Contest!

Best regards Sergey


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