There were many stunning, professional and creative images. Picking a winner was a difficult task, but in the end, the deal breaker was whether the photographer captured the mysterious and magical essence of Tomorrowland festival. The winning photograph taken by Tom Price perfectly portrays the nature and feel of the event. As well as good composition, substance and colour, we were looking for photographs inspired by the Tomorrowland trailer. The photograph conveys tranquility and happiness. The colors, textures and crispness as well as the motion blur from the fabric of the girls dress make the image absolutely mesmerizing.
-Toby Andrews, Get In! Pr.
This is a fantastic opportunity for up and coming visual artists to have their work seen by millions all over the globe. With an opportunity for exclusive access and images being shown through the official media channels the individual has the opportunity to grab some iconic images which will be seen by the right people. Just one great image can launch a career shooting the best artists at the best events around and this is a great stepping stone for those trying to do such a thing -
Ryan Dinham, Resident Photographer for The Gallery at Ministry of Sound
Since 2005, Belgium has opened its gates in the summertime to the phenomenal, world-renowned music festival known as Tomorrowland, which brings mind-blowing, energy-explosive performances by global DJs including David Guetta, Avicii, Fatboy Slim and Calvin Harris during its three-day run. Now, Tomorrowland, together with Clubbing TV, the world’s first TV channel exclusively dedicated to electronic music, DJs and club culture and guest photographer Ryan Dinham are inviting artists around to world to submit up to three photographs inspired by the provided trailer, which captures the spirit and essence of the euphoric festival whilst incorporating a fairytale theme. One winner will receive a photopass and will be selected as an official photographer for the festival.
One winner will be selected as an official photographer for Tomorrowland in Belgium in July 2012. The winner will have their photographs from the festival featured in the Tomorrowland press pack, which will be sent to selected publications around the world and across Tomorrowland's social media channels. In addition the photographs will be promoted on Clubbing TV’s website and their official channel ‘Clubbers’ – an exclusive show on Clubbing TV dedicated to photography. Travel and four nights' accommodation in Belgium will be provided.
Three runners-up (as selected by Tomorrowland) will have their submission featured on Tomorrowland's social media channels and will receive exclusive Tomorrowland merchandise.
The highest voted artist will receive VIP tickets to Tomorrowland (travel and accommodation not provided) and will have their submission featured on Tomorrowland's social media channels. In addition, they will receive exclusive Tomorrowland merchandise.
Submit by: April 2, 2012
Vote: April 3, 2012 10am PST- April 9, 2012 10am PST
Winner Announced: April 23, 2012
Click 'Get Started' to review the guidelines and submit your work.
Tomorrowland will choose the winner from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
ID&T Belgium's legendary Tomorrowland: Universally and unequivocally acclaimed as one of THE biggest success stories of 2011 and dubbed by many as 'the 21st Century's answer to Woodstock', the multi-award winning super-festival RETURNS on 27th July 2012 for its 8th edution of fantastical, show-stopping, electronic dance music cream with sets from David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Alesso, Jamie Jones, John Digweed and of course Avicii and many many more
For more information:www.tomorrowland.be
Ryan Dinham is the resident photographer for The Gallery at Ministry of Sound, as well as the official photographer for Lock 'n' Load Events whose recent shows include South West Four, Eric Prydz at Alexandra Palace and the UKF Festival. Through his career Ryan has photographed every one of the world's biggest artists.
For more information visit: facebook.com/ryandinhamphotographer