Loncon 3 Photography Competition

LONCON3_logo_270wLoncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon, is sponsoring a science fiction-themed photography competition. It is open to amateur and professional photographers. Cash prizes are offered – there is also an entry fee.

The competition categories are (1) Alien Earth; (2) Future Cities Today; (3) Junior (open to anyone under 16, on any science fiction or fantasy theme)

There is an entry fee of £10 for the senior categories and £2 for the junior category.

The cash prizes for each of the senior categories are: First prize: £100; Second prize: £50; Third prize: £25.

In the junior category, the cash prizes are: First prize: £50; Second prize: £30; Third prize: £20.

The winning entries will be displayed at the convention, being held at the ExCeL exhibition centre, London Docklands, August 14-18. (Any prize winner who is not a member of the convention also will receive a free day admission to Loncon 3 for Sunday August 17.)

Full information, including rules and guidelines and instructions for entering the contest, is available here. All entries and entry fees must be received by April 30.

The full press release follows the jump.

MEDIA RELEASE #9

Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention

14-18 August 2014 at ExCeL, London Docklands

http://www.loncon3.org

media@loncon3.org

LONDON, UK. 16 January 2014: Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, invites photographers of all ages to enter their visions of the future in a science fiction-themed photography competition.

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers. In addition to cash prizes for the winning entries, they will be displayed at Loncon 3, which is being held at the ExCeL exhibition centre, London Docklands, from 14-18 August 2014.

The three competition categories are:

– Alien Earth

– Future Cities Today

– Junior (open to anyone under 16, on any science fiction or fantasy theme)

The entry fee is £10 for the senior categories and £2 for the junior category.

The cash prizes for each of the senior categories are:

– First prize: £100

– Second prize: £50

– Third prize: £25

In the junior category, the cash prizes are:

– First prize: £50

– Second prize: £30

– Third prize: £20

Any prize winners who are not members of the convention will also be awarded a free day admission to Loncon 3 for Sunday 17 August 2014.

To enter the competition, submit your photographs to photography@loncon3.org, with relevant information about yourself (including your age if you are entering in the Junior category) and about the photographs. The administrator will contact you to confirm receipt of your entries and provide information about paying the appropriate entry fee.

All entries and entry fees must be received by 30 April 2014. Full information about the competition, including rules and guidelines, is available at http://www.loncon3.org/photo_competition.php.

ENDS

For more information, please contact media@loncon3.org.

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