#PhotographSSMF

Photograph for The Sunset Strip Music Festival

Winner Announced On
September 11, 2014
THE BRIEF
Become an official photographer for The 2014 Sunset Strip Music Festival.

The Sunset Strip Music Festival is back! This year #SSMF honors Jane’s Addiction with the Elmer Valentine Award, celebrating the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Strip. Jane’s Addiction will be playing their seminal album “Nothing’s Shocking”. Joining them are Empire Of The Sun, ††† (Crosses), Failure, Mayer Haythorne, Cold War Kids, Kaiser Chiefs, Minus The Bear, Tove Lo, and more. 70 bands. 2 Days. 1 Legendary Strip.

SSMF is inviting photographers from all over the U.S. to submit photographs that best exemplify “Living Like A Rock Star”, that includes live stage shows, VIP access and style, counter-culture nights, a true freedom of expression that the Sunset Strip has stood for since its inception.

Two winners will be selected to become the official photographers of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, with photographer’s access to every band, every stage, every venue, exclusive VIP events and parties, and more. They’ll also receive a cash prize of $1,000 each.
about ssmf
The first ever Sunset Strip Music Festival took place in June 2008, featuring honoree Ozzy Osbourne and KORN. Since then more than 80,000 people have watched performances from Motley Crue, Linkin Park, Steve Aoki, Joan Jett, Slash, AWOLNation, Marilyn Manson, Fergie, Public Enemy, Smashing Pumpkins, Offspring, Matt & Kim, Kid Cudi, Imagine Dragons, Warren G, Doug E Fresh, Neon Trees, LMFAO and others. SSMF transforms The Sunset Strip into the world’s most famous performance space, with live art, games, interactive displays, food & drink offerings, and more. Artists perform on two main stages on the Sunset Strip, as well as the legendary stages of The Roxy, The Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Rainbow, and The Viper Room.
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY
Two photographers, as selected by the host, SSMF will become official photographers of the festival and, in addition, will receive:
  • All expenses paid travel and accommodation for 4 nights (Must be available to travel from Thursday, September 18th to Sunday, September 21st, 2014)
  • Travel to and from events
  • Special deals at select restaurants on the Sunset Strip
  • Exposure for their photos across the social channels of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, The Sunset Strip, Visit West Hollywood, Flipagram, and more
  • $1,000 cash
about visit west hollywood
We are the official marketing organization for West Hollywood. In West Hollywood, we're LIVING FORWARD. The rebellious and inspired creativity of the people who live and work here has put West Hollywood at the leading edge of culture, entertainment & design. WeHo is a world-class city in the heart of Greater L.A. The 1.9 square mile enclave of West Hollywood is a beautiful and walkable place to experience the region’s best hotel’s, dining, shopping and nightlife.
THE COMMUNITY CHOICE
One photographer as selected by the community will receive:
  • One pair of 2 Day VIP passes for the Sunset Strip Music Festival (travel and accommodation not included)
  • Exposure for their photo across the social channels of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, The Sunset Strip, Visit West Hollywood, Flipagram, and more
  • $500 cash
How the sunset strip music festival will choose
The Sunset Strip Music Festival will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

The community can support their favorite submissions through social voting via Facebook and Twitter.

CREATIVE INVITE GUIDELINES
  • This opportunity open to U.S. residents ages 21 and older only.
  • Participants must be available to travel from Thursday, September 18th to Sunday, September 21st, 2014.
  • Participants must submit only one file in JPG or PNG and no larger than 5MB.
  • Participants must have an up-to-date Talenthouse profile with a description about themselves.
  • Participants must retain their original file should they be selected.
  • In order to be chosen as a winner, the selected finalists shall grant ownership of all rights in and to the intellectual property in the photos taken at SSMF 2014 to SSMF. This assignment of rights will be arranged directly between SSMF and the winners.
  • Winners will be required to sign a Visit West Hollywood Liability Release form.
  • When sharing on social media, please use the hashtag: #PhotographSSMF.


  • Photographs must be original (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • Photographs need not be captured directly on The Sunset Strip, but should capture one of the themes in the brief. SSMF is looking for photographs that best exemplify “Living Like A Rock Star”, that includes live stage shows, VIP access and style, counter-culture nights, a true freedom of expression that the Sunset Strip has stood for since its inception.
  • SSMF shall have the right, but not the obligation, to use the winning or highest voted submissions for promotional purposes.
  • Participants must respond to Talenthouse within 5 days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify artists who we believe are cheating the voting system as this is against the spirit of the Creative Invite.
  • No purchase necessary.
Official Rules
It's important to know our Official Rules before starting your creative work.
Read Here
Key Dates
  • Submit By: September 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Starts: September 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting Ends: September 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Winner Announcement: September 11, 2014