Contest Description: This photo contest is a new part of the annual Equine Art Extravaganza and will be allowing photographers to shoot during our live fundraising event with the theme of ‘It Takes a Herd’. The event will be held at Dunrovin Ranch in Lolo, MT (Directions) on August 15th, 2020 and consists of 2 artists painting on 2 live horses.
Deadline to reply: We will limit the # of photographers participating to six . Submit your name, email address, phone, 2 samples of your work and/or a link to your website to DunrovinEAE@gmail.com by 5PM August 3, 2020 . Selected photographers will be notified by 5PM August 4, 2020 and provided with additional contest details.
Event Sponsor: The sponsor of the event is Friends of Dunrovin ~ a non-profit whose purpose is to raise money for other non-profits. This years’ beneficiary will be Shriners Hospitals .
Event day details: The 2 artists will be painting their horses from 10AM to 4PM. Contest photographers are welcome to arrive and start shooting anytime. After 4:30PM, the contest photographers will have additional access to the painted horses for approximately 3-5 hours for photographing them in various locations around the ranch. Masks are required when unable to maintain social distancing. The entire event will be streaming live on our website.
Contest Submissions: Photographers will have from the conclusion of the Saturday August 15 event until 8AM Tuesday August 18, 2020 to create/submit a gallery of up to 5 images to be judged by 2 professional photographers and voted upon by the online public.
Awards: Prize money goes to 1st & 2nd place winners (15% & 10%) of what is raised from online voting (after processing fees) or $250 / $150, whichever is more. Online public viewers will vote for their favorite photo gallery by making a $5 donation to the Friends of Dunrovin for each vote cast. The public may vote as often and for as many photographers as they wish. With Shriners Hospitals as the beneficiary, we anticipate a potentially large voting audience. Voting concludes Sunday August 23, 2020 at 10PM.
There will also be a Critics Choice Award of $100+ feedback from our judges – Canadian photographer Ellen Cameron, and Montana’s John Ashley.
Any questions? Send to DunrovinEAE@gmail.com