expert judged
Hugh Macdermott

South American culture

In association with pampeano

Open Rating Results

This challenge is an opportunity to explore the inspirational, adventurous, independent side of South American culture – and to be paid to have your photos featured in an international marketing campaign for luxury leather goods brand pampeano.

Please note that each member can enter a maximum of three photos to this challenge.

The brief in detail

pampeano is an independent lifestyle brand that creates beautiful leather belts. They are soon to launch an accompanying range of stunning leather items, all inspired by South American heritage and craftsmanship. They are seeking images that evoke the tradition, simplicity and freedom of South American life. Scenes may be urban or rural, but should contain a strong sense of South American identity. Some aspects of the culture to consider might include:

• the people and their traditions
• the culture of food, drink, and hospitality
• the simplicity of rural life
• or the contrasting style of the city
• horses, grooms, riders, spectators, polo
• cattle, gauchos
estancias, quintas, sierras – their owners and/or their workers
• street scenes, cafes, squares
• leather goods, leather working, hand tooling, craft
• antiquated cars, machinery, once-splendid buildings

Whatever the subject, images should inspire the viewer, suggesting an attractive, independent lifestyle. To complement their branding, pampeano are particularly interested in photos that use natural colours and light. Landscapes should include people, or clear references to South American culture and history. Famous landmarks should also be avoided (e.g. Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer). In addition to prizes for the winning images chosen by the expert judge and the crowd vote, any images used by pampeano in their marketing will earn their owners a beautiful hand-woven pampeano belt, embossed with your own initials, worth £90.

Please note: submitting a shot to the challenge is considered acceptance by the photographer that their image can be chosen for use by pampeano in their marketing. For those images they choose, pampeano will be granted a global, non-exclusive, in perpetuity, royalty-free license. Images featuring identifiable people can only be used for marketing if a model release has been signed by each of those identifiable people, and we’ll contact you to clarify this if your image is chosen. If an image does not have the required model releases it can still however be entered into the challenge for inclusion in the crowd and expert vote.

Prize details

The winner of the crowd vote, the winner of the expert vote, and the owners of any images chosen for use by pampeano will get a beautiful pampeano belt for each image used. The belts can be chosen from pampeano’s extensive range of hand-crafted belts, viewable here, and will be embossed with the prize winner’s initials. Each belt is worth approximately £90 once embossed and may be shipped internationally.

How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries closed
8 December 2015

8 December 2015 to 14 December 2015

Winners announced
14 December 2015

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