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“Shadows and silhouettes” photo contest
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Black and white silhouette

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Info & Rules

Contest info



“Shadows and silhouettes” photo contest

This photographic contest challenges you to look and find the appropriate interesting objects for shooting and to take part with your personal images on the topic.

The shadows are all around us

There is something mysterious, making silhouettes and shadows so interesting. They can be in many different forms and are all around us.

The silhouettes are a great way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood of the audience and your images. Often they stand in one album because of the combination of their simplicity, but also the storyline that they bring. People like them because they give a clear picture of everything and leave part of the image to the imagination of the viewer.

The basic strategy you will need to use when taking photographs with silhouettes, is to position the object (the figure you want to be darkened) in front of a light source and adjust the exposure of the camera based on the brightest part of your picture (background) and not the subject of your image. So the subject will be underexposed (and very dark, if not black). Select an object with a strong and recognizable form that is interesting enough in its two-dimensional shape to hold the interest of those enjoying your image.

Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, to create surreal images and can be used in a variety of ways. Despite their use in color photographs, there is a tendency to be used mostly in silhouettes. They are most impactful when used in black and white photographs.

When working use a tripod if possible. Experimenting is perhaps one of the most important things. The manual mode gives you full control over the images. Be creative and make the coolest photographs. Participate and we promise you great rewards.

Participate and win

Every registered user may participate, by paying an entry fee of 5 Wings. Organizer guarantees a prize fund of awesome 150 euro. 50% of the collected entry fees or exactly 2,5 WINGS, will accumulate in additional prize money over secure 150 euro. 1 WINGS of virtual currency on the site amounts to € 0.32, which means that each allowed to participate, will add € 0.80 euro to the guaranteed prize fund.

An important condition, without which the competition cannot start, is to have at least 2 registered participants. To participate, you must have in the portfolio to your registration at least 5 WINGS (at a price of 2.40 euro) for each media. VOUBS operates with its own virtual currency WINGS, which is added to your online wallet and through it you pay the entry fees to participate. How you can buy virtual currency? This is done online via PayPal and ePay.

The winner with the highest overall score will receive 150 euro cash award, plus 50% of the entry fees, received by all participants. Ranked from 2nd to 10th position will receive 10 WINGS as an encouragement award in their account. Voting and determining the winners will be jury team of 3 people. 75% is the maximum score that can be achieved every participant.

Registration starts on 25.01.2017 and ends on 07.03.2017. Voting of the media will start on 01.02.2017 and will end on 10.03.2017. Winners will be announced online on 11.03.2017. Standings and results will be visible in the last 7 days of competition.

Why to choose VOUBS?

This is the place where, while having fun, you can win cash prizes, great products and virtual currency WINGS. Here every registered user can create their own contests and to offer prizes in all disciplines. Organizer and owner of the site and the brand VOUBS is Famozzo Group Ltd.

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Target community


44 Days

Registration period

25 January 2017  -  7 March 2017

Public voting

1 February 2017  -  10 March 2017

Jury voting

1 February 2017  -  10 March 2017

Winners announced

10 March 2017

General rules

These General rules (hereinafter referred to as the GENERAL RULES) for participation in VOUBS contests, settle the terms and conditions for participation in any contest organized through VOUBS. If there are any additional rules specified by the Organizer of the contest they are written in the field "Additional rules" and they are valid first and with an advantage to the General rules.
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Submission rules



Alowed media type

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Region: Not specified

Gender: All

Max participants: 11111

No watermarks or recognizing signs are allowed.

Allowed media per user: 5+

You must be the sole owner of the copyrights.