Photograph for Robert Caplin and ViewBug

Winner Announced On
May 7, 2012
THE BRIEF
ViewBug is an integrative platform for photographers that hosts photo contests, photo exchange opportunities and maintains a database of inspiration. 

ViewBug, together with guest judge Robert Caplin, recognized for his work with famed magazines and talent including National Geographic, TIME and Justin Bieber are inviting artists to submit their finest portrait photograph for the chance to receive an exclusive feature on viewbug.com.
ABOUT ROBERT CAPLIN
Robert Caplin is an editorial and corporate photographer based in Manhattan who specializes in documentary, travel, celebrity, portraiture and event photography. Robert is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal and his work has been published in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, TIME, and Newsweek. His clients include individuals such as Justin Bieber, Tiki Barber, and Victoria Justice and organizations such as The International Emmy's, Abercrombie & Fitch and American Electric Power.
ABOUT VIEWBUG
ViewBug is an online community that welcomes all levels of photographers and that inspire one another to continue in the medium and constantly evolve their own skills. In 2007, ViewBug launched as the online community to inspire passion in photographers through photography contests. For more information visit:
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY

The winning photograph will be featured and promoted on ViewBug’s website and social media channels, providing global exposure for the winner. 

In addition, the winner will receive a 16 GB iPad 2.


    One runner-up, as selected by Robert Caplin and ViewBug, will have their submission featured on ViewBug’s social media channels.

    "Talenthouse and ViewBug are the perfect match to join efforts to promote creativity through visual arts such as photography. ViewBug strives to offer opportunities to up and coming talent to make it in the art world" - ViewBug
    THE COMMUNITY CHOICE
    The highest voted photographer will have their submission featured on ViewBug’s social media channels.
    HOW ROBERT CAPLIN AND VIEWBUG WILL CHOOSE
    Robert Caplin and ViewBug will select from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions and Guidelines.
    CREATIVE INVITE GUIDELINES
    • All submissions must be original and submitted in JPEG or PNG format and must not have been commercially used either before or during this Creative Invite
    • Participants must retain their original artwork should they be chosen as the winner
    • CONTEST ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED AND CATEGORIZED INTO 3 GROUPS 1- ENTRIES: ALL PHOTOS ENTERED ARE CONSIDERED PART OF THIS GROUP. 2- FINALISTS: THE HOST SELECTS FIFTY (50) PHOTOS DEEMED AS FINALISTS. 3- GRAND PRIZE WINNER: THIS IS THE ONE PHOTO SELECTED AS THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE CONTEST
    • Winners will be required to enter into a written license agreement with ViewBug regarding their submissions

    • Cash substitutions will not be provided in lieu of prizes
    • The host reserves the right to publish the images designated as Finalists and Grand Prize Winner in print and online at the host's discretion with no additional compensation owed to Photographer
    • The host reserves the right to allow Contest Sponsors the right to publish the photos selected as the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner in print and online at the host's discretion with no additional compensation owed to Photographer
    • Any use of the images selected as Finalists or Grand Prize Winner by the host or Contest Sponsors will be solely used in the context of promoting the contest
    • The Photographer whose photo is selected as Grand Prize Winner shall receive an iPad 2 as compensation in full. The host and Contest Sponsors shall have the right to use the winning image in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation to Photographer
    Key Dates
    • Submit By: April 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    • Voting Starts: April 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    • Voting Ends: April 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    • Winner Announcement: May 7, 2012