Palm Springs: Register for the PSPF Portfolio Reviews by March 16th to Pre-Select Reviewers

Palm Spring Photo Festival
Portfolio Review Pre-Registration Deadline: Friday March 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM PDT

If you are registered for portfolio reviews by this Friday at 9:00 AM PDT, you will be able to pre-select your reviewers.

We will use our absolute best efforts to guarantee you at least 60% (3 out of 5, 6 out of 10 etc) of your choices. In many cases we’ll be able to schedule 80% or more. Of those we can’t allocate, we’ll analyze the choices you’ve made and schedule you for “like” reviewers. -PSPF website

Click here for more information about the PSPF Portfolio Reviews, list of reviewers, and to register.

Deadline March 2nd: Palm Springs Photo Festival Emerging Photographer Scholarship

Palm Springs Photo Festival
Emerging Photographer Scholarship
Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012

“This program is open to current full-time students and recent graduates (within 12 months) of an Undergraduate or Masters program at an accredited institution in the United States. Applicants selected to receive scholarship must register and participate in a Connect 2012 three-day Workshop in order to redeem scholarship check. Scholarship recipients will be recognized and presented with their scholarship check during one of the four Evening Presentations during the Festival.

Several Festival sponsors have graciously offered to “adopt” an emerging photographer by contributing a $500 rebate to help defray some of the costs for a select group of talented emerging photographers to attend the Palm Springs Photo Festival, April 1 – 6, 2012.

Submission Guidelines

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Digital portfolio of no more than 20 images.  Your file must be in PDF format and must not exceed 3MB. Make sure your full name is in the file name along with the word ‘portfolio’ (ex: Bob_Smith_portfolio.pdf).
  • Brief description of your work.
  • 500 words or less statement explaining why you should be selected as one of the honored Emerging Photographer Scholarship recipients at Connect 2012. Your proposal must be uploaded in either .pdf or .doc format and not exceed 1MB. Make sure your full name is in the file name along with the word ‘proposal’ (ex: Bob_Smith_proposal.pdf.”

Click here to submit an application.

Deadline March 5th: Palm Springs Photo Festival “No-Fee Slide Show Contest”

Palm Springs Photo Festival
Call for Entries: No-Fee Slide Show Contest
Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2012

“Each evening of the festival we present the work of 4 finalists. Your work could be seen by the participants and attendees of the PSPF on the large screen in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Our four finalists will receive a Retrospective 10 shoulder bag from Think Tank Photo as well as other prizes.

The Grand Prize winner will receive: a Special gift from Canon, an Airport Security rolling camera bag from Think Tank Photo, a $300 gift certificate from Samy’s Camera, a surprise from Western Digital and more!

You can send as many slide shows as you like.

  • There is no entry fee required.
  • Sent in Mac readable format with each image saved in a separate folder as well as incorporated into your show. The slide shows you send will be used by us as a guide – also distributed to the judges, so they needn’t be perfect nor large – not more than 50 megs please.
  • Quicktime movies and Keynote presentations are accepted.
    OR simply send jpgs in a folder with your music or audio track selection; if your work is selected, PSPF put it together provided the images are numbered in the order you’d like them projected.
  • Slide shows cannot be longer than three minutes in duration and should have music. If you don’t have music, PSPF will try to select a song for you. (If your slide show is selected you will need to obtain synchronization rights from the record label.  Or you can use royalty free music.)
  • If sending a complete slide show, include your music or audio track file in a separate folder on your disk or in your upload.
  • All images should be sized to 2000 pixels on the long dimension at 125 dpi.
  • Send a brief text about your submission.
  • Include your name, address, email address and telephone number with your submission.
  • Avoid the “Ken Burns effect.” It does your work a disservice in the context of an audience of photographers – it’s fine for editorializing your work – for other purposes, but for a slide show for photographers it’s distracting. Thank you.

Submit via mail. Work sent by mail and not selected for our program will be returned after April 15, 2012, provided a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included in the submission. All other materials including digital submissions will be destroyed. Send entries to:

Palm Springs Photo Festival
Post Office Box 69405
Los Angeles, California 90069

OR submit via FTP. Zip (compress) the images and your music into one or two folders and upload them to us using www.yousendit.com or any other FTP service. We’ll email you to let you know we’ve received them. Send to: information (at) palmspringsphotofestival.com. (please substitute @ for the word “at”). PLEASE REMEMBER: The title of the slide show should be your name, first, followed by the title of the show if required.

Click here for the full prospectus.

March 27th to April 1st: Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2011

Palm Springs Photo Festival
March 27 to April 1, 2011
Hyatt Regency Suites, Korakia Pensione and the Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs, California

“The Palm Springs Photo Festival is an intense week-long event for Professional, Emerging and Serious Advanced Amateur Photographers. We are dedicated to providing a rich program intended to inspire, educate and instill or reignite passion for the art and commerce of photography.”

Click here to watch a video about the festival.

“All those who register for Portfolio Reviews before March 1st will be eligible to have a page devoted to their work (including contact info), included in their Portfolio Review Source-Book, printed by Blurb, which will be distributed to each of the reviewers at the festival.

All those registered for Portfolio Reviews before March 10th will be able to submit their top reviewer choices online”

Deadline: MARCH 4, 2011

Each evening of the festival we present the work of 4 finalists. Your work could be seen by the participants and attendees of the PSPF on the large screen in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Please check out “MVS on the Road” to see her involvement and availability at the Palm Springs Photo Festival.


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