Format Picks is our monthly contest series. Launched in February 2018, it’s an open call for creative work of all kinds, always free to enter. At the beginning of every month, we’ll announce a new theme for you to interpret.
June’s contest theme
This month, the theme for Format Picks is travel.
With summer weather comes the urge to get out of the office and the city and to go somewhere completely new. Of course we can’t always make the summer vacation we’re dreaming of a reality, but at least art offers space to imagine the possibilities of travel, or reflect on past adventures.
We’re not just looking for vacation snapshots (though of course you can submit them!). We welcome submissions of drawings, paintings, collage, and any other visual form that explores themes such as getting lost, going on holiday, feeling out of place, moving to a new location, or any other travel-related idea.
What to submit
You can submit work in the form of photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, GIF, digital illustration, or any other visual medium you choose. Entry is limited to one image per person. If you submit more than one image, only the first one you submit will be considered a valid entry.
Images should preferably be a minimum of 1200 pixels wide and 72 dpi resolution. JPG or PNG files are best. Please include your first and last name in the file name of your submission.
Your submission should also include a brief statement on how your work relates to the theme of travel.
Introducing June’s guest judge
This month, we’ve asked photographer Mio Monasch to help select one of our winners. Based in Seattle, Mio is a photographer focused on travel and landscape work. Whether shooting for brands like Coleman and Land Rover or just for fun, Mio is a pro at capturing outdoor adventures.
For Format Picks June, we will be giving away two awards of $250 USD each. One winner will be selected by our guest judge Mio Monasch, and one winner will be selected by Format. Both winners will have their work featured in a Format Magazine article. Last month, we highlighted winners Anastasia Samoylova and Evangelia Aktipi for their images exploring the theme of the environment.
How to submit
Click the link below and fill out the form to submit your work. The deadline for entries is June 30th, 11:59 pm EDT. Good luck!