Monday, November 22, 2010

Rant - On Contests and Deadlines

As the deadline approaches for the NY Photo Festival's Humankind juried exhibition, I took another look at the requirements to see if I should enter last minute, per the usual. Yes, I admit it. I'm a procrastinator, always have been, but I usually get by ok. The problem here is that even if I were selected for the exhibition and notified by December 5th, which is when notifications go out, I'd have to have my photo(s) printed, framed, crated, shipped, and arriving in New York in just ten days, by Dec. 15th.

Yeah, um, I'd rather avoid that headache/wild-goose-hunt, so while you purport to open the contest to photographers living outside New York, you really don't.

Don't feel too bad, NY Photo Fest - you aren't the only ones.


Anonymous said...

Even if you lived in New York it would be a ridiculous scramble to get this done. Who has framed work lying around ready to be hung on a wall?

J. Wesley Brown said...

Yes, agreed, but not just that - you have to have it at their size requirements so even if you had it lying around...