Seasons theme of MMW+C multimedia contest

Mar 07, 2014

Rockport — Maine Media Workshops + College has announced a multi-media contest with more than $13,000 in prizes including cash awards, as well as Quadcopter and GoPro HERO3 prizes. The contest will accept submissions in photography, video and writing categories.

The theme of the contest is Seasons. Awards will go to the top submissions that capture the character, dynamic and beauty of the seasons in the most powerful, attractive or compelling manner.

Maine Media’s Seasons contest is sponsored by B&H Photo–Video–Pro Audio and Longfellow Books. The panels of judges are made up of nine luminaries from the photography, film and publishing industries. Photo judges are Dawna Hilton, director of photography at Down East magazine; Jim Nickelson, fine art photographer and custom digital printer and educator; and Eddie Soloway, an internationally known nature photographer. The video judges are Adam Spielberg, producer and founder of Filament Productions; Caroline von Kuhn, Camden International Film Festival managing director; and John Zavodny, director of the Unity College Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities. The writing judges are Arielle Greenberg, core faculty at Oregon State University-Cascades MFA Program; Tristram C. Coburn, co-publisher for Tilbury House; and Gary Lawless, poet, publisher and co-owner of Gulf of Maine Books.

The final deadline for submissions is midnight Tuesday, April 15. Photographers can submit single images or an eight-image portfolio. One video shorter than eight minutes should be submitted for that category. The writing contest is for one written submission of less than 500 words.

Founded in 1973, Maine Media Workshops + College is a nonprofit, non-traditional school that provides experiential education for students of all skill levels in film, photography, writing, multimedia and design. From one- and two-day skill-building workshops to one-week and multi-week immersions, Maine Media’s workshops spark creativity and lead to self-discovery through intense, hands-on learning with top-of-the-line gear. The school also offers longer-term programs including 12-week intensives, one-year certificates in film and visual storytelling and a three-year low-residency MFA. All programs produce students who are prepared to work and succeed in their fields.

For more information and submission guidelines, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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