*Contest Deadline Extended to May 14, 2012
To see the entries so far click HERE
For a while now, I have been itching to do some some tenkara themed woodcuts – the problem is, I need some inspiration, I need some pictures to work from. That’s where you all and this contest come in. I want to see photographs that express “What Tenkara is to Me”. They could be photos of streams, tenkara anglers, tenkara flies – or whatever says “tenkara” to you. I’ll judge the photos based on how they represent the tenkara experience. This is a way for me to get some inspiration but also a way for you all to share your tenkara experience. I can’t wait to see what you guys (and gals) come up with.
First Prize: I’ll make a custom limited edition woodcut inspired by the photo. The first prize winner will get the number one print, hand numbered and signed. Also they’ll get a waterproof double sided foam-slit fly box (240 fly capacity – see photo below), and a tenkara oval car sticker. I understand that this prize is sort of an unknown – after all you don’t know how the woodcut will turn out, but that makes it more exciting right? For an idea of my style check out the Tenkara USA Summit 2012 poster that I did (see below). That will give you an idea of what to expect, however the actual woodcut will just be done in a single color (black).
Additional Prizes: First 20 entries will get a tenkara logo oval car sticker.
Permissions: By sending a photo for the contest you are giving me permission to use the photo as a basis for subsequent artworks, such as woodcuts, paintings, etc (that may be offered for sale). I will not use photos directly, only as inspiration for other works. All photos will be posted on a page on CastingAround for all to see and take inspiration from (I reserve the right to crop and/or otherwise edit photos). If I eventually use some of the other photos for a woodcut then I’ll email the submitter and offer them a chance to buy the number one print in the series at a discounted price. In the case of a painting the submitter will have the first dibs on buying the painting.
To Enter: One entry per person. Send photo for entry in the contest via email (please limit attachment size to less than 2 megabytes). Include your full name, and a caption for the photo (if you’d like) in the body of the email. Please use your name as the name of the photo file (i.e. john_doe.jpeg). Email photos and any questions to:
Deadline: The contest deadline is May 14th, 2012
Here’s the fly box that you can win:
Here’s a sample of my artwork style: