The cover picture: WINNER WINTER 2017/18: In the Grand Prize shot above, on location in Camden NSW, Australia, using a FijiFilm X-T1 23mm f1.4 camera and lens, John Platt captured Third Assistant Director Joe Popplewell and actors on the second unit set of "Hacksaw Ridge" awaiting instructions. Photo credit: John Platt
The Editors of SHOOT, the leading publication and website for entertainment and commercial motion picture production & postproduction, have opened the call for entries for the SHOOT 2018 Behind The Scenes (BTS) Photo Contest – Summer Edition. Now, as the contest goes into its second year since launching, SHOOT invites amateur and professional photographers throughout the motion picture industry worldwide to enter the Contest. Entry is FREE. Entries for the 2018 Summer Contest will be accepted June 1st, 2018 thru September 7th, 2018 Midnight ET. For a detailed overview, entry form, entries gallery, and to vote, visit http://bts.SHOOTonline.com Who Should Enter The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is for any motion picture production or post crew members & actors to enter BTS photos from Films, TV, Commercials, MVs, and Web videos. The Contest is a perfect showcase opportunity for those who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post. The Contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide except where prohibited by law including actors, producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, vfx artists, music & sound designers, production designers, art directors, costume designers, make-up artists, special effects gaffers & grips, carpenters, vfx animators, music & sound mixers, set unit still photographers, ADs, PAs, publicists, legal advisers, location managers, and others involved BTS in the filmmaking process. Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules at http://btsPhotoContestRules.SHOOTonline.com The winning image will be published on a SHOOT magazine cover and the winning photographer will receive a minimum of $500. USD. Runner-up photo and honorable mentions will also receive cash & prizes. (Note: If sponsors are secured, SHOOT will award larger material or cash prizes.) And, during the Summer contest period, one (1) photo will be selected each weekday as “SHOOT Magazine BTS Summer Photo Contest ENTRY OF THE DAY” and will be posted to SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Instagram page as well as SHOOT’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a fun opportunity for our readers and followers to participate in documenting and showcasing who they are and what they do every day. The types of photographs we’re interested in seeing are listed below and should be interesting, fun, surprising and creative: — crew/talent pictures (individual or entire team) — in the studio or on location — on set, near set, stage, make-up, design, art, lighting, carpentry dept shots — post studio sessions: editing, recording, VFX, voiceover, etc. — cool frames & vfx screenshots — awards shows, wrap parties & catered meals — workflow / process images — equipment & software in action — funny, crazy, creative bts shots — other fun & interesting bts pics How To Enter There are three (3) easy ways to enter: 1. BEST WAY Upload a BTS photo on MySHOOT website via http://BTS.SHOOTonline.com 2. Upload a photo via the Photo Contest tab on SHOOT’s’ Facebook Page here: http://BTS-FB.SHOOTonline.com (FB best for uploading via mobile device (i.e. tablet or mobile phone). 3. EASIEST WAY Publicly share your BTS shot on on your Instagram*, Twitter*, or Facebook account and hashtag it #MySHOOTbts (include short description of photo, names of people (if any) in photo (i.e L to R), and required photo credit info, and hashtag #MySHOOTbts to enable the editors of SHOOT to identify the relevant entries.) Submission Details & Period The SHOOT 2018 BTS Summer Photo Contest Entry Period commenced on June 1s, 2018 at 12 am Eastern Time (ET) and ends on September 7th, 2018 at Midnight Eastern Time (ET) (the Summer Contest Entry Period). Winners will be announced for the Summer contest period within 4-8 weeks weeks after the Emmy Awards® are announced in September. The contest is FREE to enter and photographers of all abilities are invited to submit photos. There is no limit to the number of photo submissions per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically in accordance with the contest guidelines and rules. Images must have been taken no longer ago than 3 years prior to the entry’s submission date. All entrants must be 18 years old or older. People may vote for multiple entries; however only one vote per person will be allowed per entry, per day during the voting period. All contest photos will be displayed at the My SHOOT BTS Gallery and on SHOOT’s Facebook page. Submissions must identify the location of the photo.
The winning image will be published on a SHOOT magazine cover and the winning photographer will receive a minimum of $500. USD. Runner-up photo and honorable mentions will also receive prizes. (Note: If sponsors are secured, SHOOT will award larger material or cash prizes.) And, during the Summer contest period, one (1) photo will be selected each weekday as "SHOOT Magazine BTS Summer Photo Contest ENTRY OF THE DAY" and will be posted to SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Instagram page as well as SHOOT's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.