Contest ends May 31st 2011, still time to enter!

If you own an official Polaroid camera manual from the 1960's, 70's or 80's you've undoubtedly noticed the mod ladies stiffly posing for product shots. With perfectly manicured†nails and immaculately coiffed hair, these ladies were not only fine as wine, but they're also a window into the fashion of the day. If you have seen the hit series Mad Men and salivated over the styles of the working girls, this is your chance to step into those heels and take a memo! Let's have some playful fun with 1960's, 70's, and 80's style. LandCameras.com and Bust Magazine are sponsoring the first ever photo contest based on a series of camera manuals! We're looking to have you reproduce some of the classic images with a modern twist. There will be two categories, ìOriginal Reproductionsî and the "Open category" where you can create your own image in the style of these photos. Let your creativity run wild (as wild as it can in heels and turtle necked sweaters!). Our sponsors have put together a heap of prizes to sweeten the stakes. Winners and selected works will be published online at Bust.com - Grand prize winners receive one of our handsome hand restored instant cameras!

The Rules

Reproduction Category

  • 1:1 photo replications. Get as close as you can to the original photo
  • Submit your photo by filling out the entry form: Ladies Of Polaroid entry form
  • Optionally, share your work via our flickr group - Tag all photos with 'Ladies of Polaroid'
  • We've supplied some photos, but if you have an original you'd like to use, feel free
  • If you've used your own manual photo, we may ask you for the original
  • You may use any medium - not limited to analog or†Polaroid. †Digital + manipulations are ok but not encouraged
  • Name your model
  • 2000px minimum long side images
  • Judges will vote on submissions with the following in mind
  • Styling: Hair, clothing etc..
  • Reproduction: Staying true to the original photo

Open Category

  • Create a photo in the style and theme of the originals
  • Submit your photo by filling out the entry form: Ladies Of Polaroid entry form
  • Optionally, share your work via our flickr group - Tag all photos with 'Ladies of Polaroid'
  • You may use any medium - not limited to analog or†Polaroid. †Digital + manipulations are ok but not encouraged
  • Name your model
  • 2000px minimum long side images
  • Judges will vote on submissions with the following in mind
  • Styling: Hair, clothing etc..
  • Reproduction: Staying true to the original themes

 

The Contest

  • Contest runs from April 1st - May 31st
  • Contest will be judged by Bust.com photo editors and LandCameras staff
  • Check back for contest rule updates regularly
  • Submit any questions, or clarifications needed to LadiesOfPolaroid@landcameras.com

 

Judges will NOT vote upon: Cameras:, If you don't have the†specific†camera in the original photo, fake it. Don't worry about grain or photo texutres. Submit your best photo of the subject!

 

The Prizes

Reproduction Category

1st Prize:

  • Standard Model 250 Land Camera named after your photo
  • Your winning photo published with results at Bust.com
  • 1 Year subscription to Bust Magazine
  • Inclusion in the next LandCameras.com camera manual

2nd Prize:

  • Your winning photo published with results at Bust.com
  • 1 Year subscription to Bust Magazine
  • Inclusion in the next LandCameras.com camera manual

Open Category

Otherwise known as "WOW! My Manual didn't have that photo!" 1st Prize:

  • Elemental Model Land Camera named after your photo
  • Your winning photo published with results at Bust.com
  • 1 Year subscription to Bust Magazine
  • Inclusion in the next LandCameras.com camera manual

2nd Prize:

  • Your winning photo published with results at Bust.com
  • 1 Year subscription to Bust Magazine
  • Inclusion in the next LandCameras.com camera manual

Would you like to help us sponsor this contest? Want to help? Send LadiesOfPolaroid@landcameras.com an email!

 

 

The Materials

Submission form Original Stock photos (zip format): 1960's - 1970's | 1980'sLandCameras.com Flickr group - Share your ideas and results Follow us on twitter @LandCameras / @bust_magazine

 

 

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