2017 Client Photo Contest

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Where Do You See Inspiration?

We invite you to capture an inspirational moment and submit it for our annual photo contest. All clients are welcome to participate — you don’t need to be an experienced photographer to enter or win!

Our 2017 Theme: INSPIRATION

Submission Deadline: CLOSED

Join us Thursday, October 5, 2017

We are very pleased to bring this event to all Planning Alternatives clients. Whether you have photos to enter or just want to enjoy the evening, please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Location: Michigan Design Center
1700 Stutz Drive • Troy, Michigan 48084
248.649.4772 • www.michigandesign.com

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

We welcome clients to bring guests who may enjoy the event and benefit from our services; however, guests are not eligible to participate in the contest.

Overnight Guests: If overnight accommodations are needed and you would like assistance, please contact Alyssa LaRaia at 248.645.1520 ext. 214, for lodging recommendations.

We look forward to sharing this very special event with you!

Please RSVP: Call 248.645.1520 or email RSVP@planningalt.com, or by filling out the following form.

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Photo Judge: Monte Nagler

Photos will be judged by renowned photographer, Monte Nagler. At the event, Monte will review his choice of selected photos, explain why he chose the shots — and where appropriate — provide suggestions for improving or enhancing your images.

Visit www.montenagler.com to learn more.

Contest Details and Rules:

  • The contest is open only to clients of Planning Alternatives. However, we welcome clients to bring guests who may enjoy the event.

  • Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible, or 300 dpi at 3,000 pixels on the longest side. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .png format. Files submitted may not be larger than 10 MB.

  • Please title your photos. Because we protect confidentiality, each photo will be assigned a number/letter code to correspond with the individual entry. The title of the photo will be referenced when announcing winners, and clients’ names will be kept confidential.

  • Each individual client, within a household, may submit up to 3 photos.

  • No individual client can win more than once in each category. Categories include Top Winners, Honorable Mention and Special Recognition.

  • Photos must be the work/product of the entrants. Copyrighted photos are prohibited unless copyrighted by the entrants.

  • Photos can be sent via email in one of the formats specified above, or by regular mail. If sent by regular mail, Planning Alternatives will scan the photos and return them. Please, no oversized photos larger than 11 x 14.

  • Clients need not be present to submit photos or win a prize.

  • Clients need not submit photos to attend the event.

  • Employees of Planning Alternatives may submit photos but are disqualified from receiving any prizes.

  • Photos must be appropriate for a broad group including viewing online and marketing purposes. Submitting photos implies permission for these purposes. Planning Alternatives reserves the right not to display any photos it deems objectionable based on its sole discretion.

  • Prizes to be announced.

  • Prizes will be mailed to winners who are not present.

Tips for capturing inspiration in your photography:

  • Be patient, wait for the right moment.
  • Be aware of the mood you’re in while shooting.
  • Crop and simplify the main subject of the image you’re shooting.
  • If you’re photographing people, focus on your subjects’ faces, especially their eyes.
  • Proper use of light can enhance your photo.
  • Watch for the “in-between” moments.

Check out previous contest winners on our Flickr page: