Shutterbugs take note: The deadline for Boise Weekly's 14th annual Black-and-White Photo Contest is approaching and there have been a few changes to the process.
First of all, you have until Wednesday, June 1 to submit your best non-color shots representing the themes of People, Places and Things. As always, the winner will be published on the cover, with a print date of Wednesday, June 15, and entered in the annual BW Cover Auction. Also as always, the $5 per entry fee goes into the prize money pot. You can submit as many entries as your black-and-white heart desires, but you'll have to do so one at a time.
Now, here's what has changed: Our entry process has caught up to the 21st century and will be conducted digitally. Upload your pieces to bwphotocontest.boiseweekly.com and they'll be voted on between Thursday, June 2 and Sunday, June 12 to select a People's Choice winner. On the website you'll find submission information, be able to view the current entries, vote on your favorites and scope the winners. The top spots will be selected by a sharp-eyed panel of photo loving judges, to be announced. The winner picked for the cover will be required to provide a high-resolution copy of the image.
As for the fine print, you have to be 13 years or older to participate, automated voting (aka ballot stuffing) is strictly prohibited and will result in the voiding of all spurious votes, and no employees of BW or their immediate family members are eligible to compete. If you want more fine print, you can find it under Official Rules on the contest website.
While we're saving dates, here's another one to jot down on your calendar: Saturday, June 25 marks the BW's 25th birthday celebration and it's going to be a doozy. From noon to 6 p.m. we're shutting down Broad and Sixth streets for The Big LeBoise block party. More details are to come, but rest assured there will be food, drink, craft vendors and general merriment.