My L.A. Pic

Open call for photo submission

By Shervin Shahbazi
Published on LatinoLA: July 27, 2006

My L.A. Pic

This call goes out to everybody in Los Angeles. We want your digital photographs of Los Angeles for the "My L.A. Pic" project to be included in the upcoming exhibit "L.A. 225" which will be held at the Pico House Gallery to commemorate the 225th birthday of Los Angeles in September of 2006.

The objective of My L.A. Pic is to create a digital photographic presentation of Los Angeles' neighborhoods as seen through the eyes of the people who live there. Show your side of L.A. that people wouldn't normally see. You do not have to be an artist or photographer to participate.

There is NO entry fee and the youth are encouraged to participate. We also encourage Los Angeles organizations to share this information with their members. Photographs selected to be included in the exhibit are the sole discretion of the project's organizers.

Photo Submission Guidelines:

Number of Submissions Accepted: Each person may submit one digital photograph which must have been taken within the city of Los Angeles.

The following information must be included in the submission:

1-Where was the photo shot? Use nearest intersection. Example: Wilshire & Western.

2-When was the photo taken? Example: Aug.1.2006

3-What is the photographer's first and last name?

4- What is the photographer's age? Example: Age: 22

All photos must be:

Original: Photos submitted must have been taken by the person submitting, and may not be a reproduction of another image. Images that might infringe on copyright, trademark or that promote a commercial product will not be selected.

Family friendly: All photos must be suitable for viewing by general public, this includes children. Any photo deemed inappropriate will not be selected.

Size: All photos must be in JPEG (.jpg) format at 72 dpi. The dimensions may not be larger than 720 and smaller than 160 pixels.

If this all sounds too complicated, don't despair. It's actually quite simple. You can even do it online for free. Just use your favorite browser and search for keywords like "resize photo".

We found the following website by doing the same: http://www.resize2mail.com/

Please note that we are in no way affiliated with this website and found them by doing a search on the internet. They are a free service and resizing your photo will take only a minute or two. It's really important to send us the right size no matter how you resize the photos. We simply do not have the resources to do it for you. If you do use the said website (or any other) please choose the [720 x 540] dimension specification. Other sizes will not be considered.

Deadline for the first stage is Friday, Aug. 19, 2006 at 5 pm.

Email your image along with the requested information to: myLApic@yahoo.com

You may only submit your picture once; multiple submissions will be disqualified.

IMPORTANT: By sending your image to myLApic@yahoo.com you agree to allow the organizers to use your image in the L.A. 225 exhibition and its associated publicity. Please contact project coordinator Shervin Shahbazi at myLApic@yahoo.com with all inquires.

This information and updates will be available on: http://www.geocities.com/mylapic

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