In the summertime when the weather is hot
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather’s fine
You got Windlight, you got Windlight on your mind
Take a pic, have a try
Go out and see what you can find!*
OK. so that’s not entirely how Mungo Jerry sung their debut single about the carefree days of summer in 1970. But over the decades it has come synonymous with the idea of hot summer days, time on the beach soaking up the rays, rides and walks in the countryside, picnics in parks and gardens, sailing boats against azure skies or swimming in crystal clear waters, and so much more.
From now through until 23:59 on Thursday, June 30th, Windlight Magazine is offering you the chance to capture in a picture what summer time means to you, and perhaps win a cash prize for doing so, with their In the Summer Time Photo contest.
On offer is a prize pool of L$5,000, comprising:
- A first place prize of L$2,000, 1 double page ad in Windlight Magazine, with your picture printed in Windilght Magazine and on the Windlight website
- A second place prize of L$1,5000, with your picture printed in Windilght Magazine and on the Windlight website
- A third place prize of L$1,000, with your picture printed in Windilght Magazine and on the Windlight website
- A fourth place prize of L$500.
For the full set of rules, please refer to the competition entry guidelines on the Windlight website, but in brief:
- The goal is to take photos of summer scenes, think beach, bbq’s, sailing, fishing, you name it – but the image must include a summer time theme
- Only one entry per user, which must be made to the official Windlight Flickr contest group, no later than 23:59 on Thursday, June 30th. Flickr timestamps will be used to determine times of submission
- All submissions must be labelled “Summer Time Photo Contest” followed by your SL name (do not use Display Names) and must include SLurl of the location in the description
- All submissions should be new and original, but can be submitted to other groups
- Nudity, if tasteful and suited to the scene, is allowed; adult behaviour and acts are not
- Editing within external software is permitted prior to submission.
All entries will be judged using the following criteria: creativity, originality, technique, interpretation of the theme, adherence to the submission and guideline rules (again, please refer to the link above to confirm the guidelines).
So, should you choose to enter – good luck! And as I’ve quoted Mr. Dorset and Mungo Jerry at the top of this piece, it’s only fair they play this article out.
*With apologies to Ray Dorset!