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NYT Magazine - Call for Entries Deadline: June 15, 2005

Call For Entries

May 04, 2005

The editors of The New York Times Magazine invite all undergraduate and graduate university students to submit original photo essays or portfolios for the 2005 New York Times Magazine Photography Contest. The goal of the competition will be to feature the very best photojournalism and art photography being created today by students of photography who are the potential stars of the next generation.

One winner will be chosen and their work will be published in the September 11, 2005 issue of the magazine. In addition, the winner will receive $1,000. Two runners-up will also be selected, and their work will be featured on www.nytimes.com.

Editors are interested in photography that reflects “the way we live now.” Eligible entries may be examples of photojournalism, portraiture or art photography.

To be eligible for entry, the work:

* Must have been created within the past year.

* Must not have been previously published.

* Must include at least 10, and not more than 20 photographs. Both color and black-and-white photographs are acceptable.

* Must include captions and dates for all images.

* Must be postmarked or received by 6 p.m. on June 15, 2005.

Address submissions to:

The New York Times Magazine
Attn: 228 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor
new York, NY 10036

for more information call (212) 556 – 4010

by [a former member] at 2005-05-10 11:46:41 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

15 Jun 2005 00:06
Whats the situation regarding the recent NYT contract dispute?

Could the recent attempt by the paper to grab additional rights from photographers have anything to do with their new found interest in student contributors?

Just curious.

Sion Touhig.

by [former member] | 10 May 2005 17:05 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Question: Do you have to be a student or can anyone enter this contest?

by [former member] | 10 May 2005 19:05 | This Side of Paradise, United States | | Report spam→
Looks like you need to be a student, not sure exactly though. The mention of the contract is an interesting one didn’t consider that. Hopefully that’s not the route they are going. Saw this call for entries and thought it might be of interest but would advise checking any “small print” to see what they have in mind.


by [former member] | 11 May 2005 00:05 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
The NYT contract is for the newspaper and does not apply to the magazine.

by [former member] | 11 May 2005 00:05 | Mainland, China | | Report spam→
Fair enough, I haven’t been keeping close tabs on the NYT contract dispute and assumed it applied across the board.

The reason I asked though, is there do seem to be a slew of competitions doing the rounds with ‘small print’ that we should read very carefully.

Some of them are basically glorified rights grabs, an attempt to construct a photo-library by the back door or an attempt to recruit students or amateur photographers to undercut the fees of existing photographers.

One example – the NGO Medicos Del Mundo (the Spanish version of Medicins Du Monde recently ran a photo-comp which I was going to enter – till I read the Terms and Conditions. Basically it said all entries (not just the winners) would become the property of MDM, to do with as they saw fit.

Now, I’m all in favour of doing the right thing for NGO’s and charities, but this was a blatant attempt to construct a photo-library on the sly – and the irony was that the theme of the competition was something like ‘people without rights’…hey man, what about our rights?

I also have nothing against students or amateur photographers – they can walk into a paper or magazine and pitch a story or show their work like any other photographer…after all, getting play is good for the ego – but charge the same fees please – some people do this for a living.

Just something to think about as photo fees go down and down, and the cost of those sexy 14 megapixel cameras goes up and up…



by [former member] | 11 May 2005 04:05 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I’m really surprised about this contest for “students of photography who are the potential stars of the next generation”.

What does photography have in common with “potential stars”?

by [former member] | 11 May 2005 09:05 | Madrid, Spain | | Report spam→
Yes, I agree, and the New York Times Magazine who is almost completely responsible for the rise of one Sebastio Salgado, wouldn’t know one if they tripped over him or her anyway.

by [former member] | 11 May 2005 10:05 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→

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