If you’re a music lover and a passionate photographer then you may be interested in Relentless Energy Drink’s ‘one shot’ photography competition with a deadline of this Sunday 12 October.
This year, as well as working together with DJ and presenter Zane Lowe to give a platform to the nation’s DJs and bands, the competition is also looking to springboard the career of aspiring gig photographers and music bloggers. The Relentless judges will be “looking for music enthusiasts that have the right drive and upmost passion to get their style known above the rest. They are looking for high energy, commitment and passion to Be Relentless”.
I gave a talk on photo competitions a couple of weeks ago at Photofusion in London and we discussed photo competitions and the Terms and Conditions including how important it is to read the small print. I have not seen the T&Cs so cannot comment on them for this competition.
Look out for a report (coming soon) from the evening talk by recent photo graduate Jess Morris who I asked to cover the evening event. If you have any comments, please do so below.
The chosen photographer will win the chance to have their own photo gallery on nme.com and have their work showcased at Relentless @ No5 on Denmark Street London as well as earn commissions for Relentless throughout the year to shoot various events.
Include the well-known music photographer Dean Chalkley, who is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic album artwork and has been featured on this blog . See post, Music and portrait photographer Dean Chalkley debuts new short film.
The judges will select five finalists and then thee winner will be chosen from these five by public vote.
Enter ‘one shot’ that you have taken that captures the passion, commitment and emotion of a gig. Attach as JPEG.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
Why are you passionate about music photography?
Share an example where you have demonstrated getting your work noticed
Which photographer inspires you and why?
Follow the link HERE to read more and to submit online.
Other industry experts include:
Matt Wilkinson – NME’s new music section Editor for Radar
Jon Mclldowie – Head music booker for Reading and Leeds Festivals
Sam Grant – Head of Relentless Energy Brand Marketing
Zane Lowe – DJ and presenter.