Fringe Photo contests!

Howdy Kampers! We’re having several photo-related events that I want to tell you about…

1. Photo of the Day contest

Bring your camera with you to the fringe, be a happy snapper and your photo could be selected as our photo of the day! Daily winners will have their photo printed on a 12″ x 18″ and posted in the Fringe Courtyard for the admiration of the masses. The print is yours to keep at the end of the festival, and on the final day of the fringe, and we will be announcing a “Photo of the Fringe” winner – who will win a fabulous prize!

To participate, just post your photo onto flickr and add it to the Ottawa Fringe Festival 2008 group!

2. Photo scavenger hunt

On Friday, June 20th I will post a list of six items, subjects or themes that will form the basis for the Ottawa Fringe Festival’s first photo-scavenger hunt! Some items will be easy to find. Others will be a bit trickier. Some subjects will be open to interpretation. Everything will be fun!

Photos must be taken during the between June 20th and June 28th, 2008. At the end of the fringe, everyone who has completed the scavenger hunt will be entered into a random draw to win a fabulous prize! Well, the fabulousness of the prize will be determined, but it will definitely be something fun and useful!

To participate, just post your photo onto flickr and add it to the Ottawa Fringe Festival 2008 group! Tagging it with ‘scavengerhunt’ would help us out a lot, but we can figure it out!

3. Fringe Photo walk

The fringe festival is an interesting place to take photos: there are always people and performers milling about the area, and everyone is usually cool with having their photo taken. I’d like to propose a flickr meetup at the fringe on Saturday June 28 at 12PM. Meeting at the Fringe Courtyard (the small field beside the Arts Court on Nicholas & Daly avenue) we can wander around the fringe taking photos and review them after in the comfort of the fringe tent. If you haven’t had an opportunity to get out to participate in the scavenger hunt, this is pretty much the last chance!

I’ll post a separate RSVP thread for the fringe walk in Ottawa Flickr group, in the next few days.

Two bits of fine print
o No photos during fringe performances unless you have prior authorization from the artists. If you’re interested, we can try to set this up. Taking photos can be disturbing to other members of the audience, but if you have a really subtle camera (without flash, obviously) we might be able to figure something out.
o Photos taken in either of the contests are NOT the property of the fringe – they’re your photos. However, by uploading the photos, you’re agreeing to let us use them in future marketing materials (this is usually something like the festival’s annual report). Anything more, like putting your photo in a poster or elsewhere online, and we’ll ask you very very nicely for your permission first. We’ll never sell or try and make money off of your photos, and if someone offers us a million dollars for your photo, we’ll definitely send them your way!

Thanks, and happy fringing!


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