SPREAD THE WORD!
WHAT CAN I SUBMIT?
First of all, thanks for being patient. Ever since we launched our Art Contest in 2012, photographers have been beating down our email asking if they could submit their original photos. It took us some time, but we have finally found a vendor who can print photos to our high standards.
You can submit up to five of your original photographs in PNG or JPG form. Altered and edited photos are welcome. If you need to send a smaller version of your photograph so the file fits on the form, just make sure you have a larger one available if our design challenge team asks for something bigger.
WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?
We take the term "uncommon" pretty seriously around here and are on the hunt for truly unique artwork. Our buyers love anything that has an exciting story so tell us about it in your entry. Where does your inspiration come from? What hurdles have you jumped to get to the perfect shot? As far as what not to submit, make sure your photography is free of trademarks or logos.
Our buyers want to see your original and unique photos. Some of our favorite photography evokes happy memories, sends us across the world, or creates a beautiful, mysterious image in our minds. To get a better idea of what our buyers love, check out our current photography collection.
WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?
We thought you might ask that! If you are our grand prize winner - and let's face it, why wouldn't you be? - you'll receive $500 cash (OK, it's a check, but you get the idea) and a vendor contract at UncommonGoods. You'll work with your assigned buyer, to learn more about the licensing partnership. Your design will be shown on UncommonGoods.com, in our marketing emails, and possibly in the catalog. You also reserve the right for a judgment-free victory dance.
WHAT IF I DON'T WIN?
This question bums us out, so we try to soften the blow by having all runners-up receive a critique of their work from the guest judges, receive tips for marketing and growing their businesses from the UncommonGoods marketing team, and they may still be considered for entrance into our collection.
I STILL HAVE A QUESTION!
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In 2011, Ashley Davis rekindled her love affair with her camera and never looked back. She loves making pretty things to share with others, especially her whimsical, vintage style photography and her custom design work. She currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her fiancé and two fur children, Pippin and Madison. She has also lived in Colorado, Oregon, California, and most recently, New York. She travels back to New York as often as possible and loves to travel, having recently visited New Zealand & Australia and will visit Costa Rica and South America this January.
Photographer, traveler and lover of great food, Mark specializes in architecture, interiors and food. He shoots for a number of companies in New York and around the world, including UncommonGoods, One Kings Lane, Kenneth Cole, Johnson & Johnson, Food52, Aveda, Kinfolk Magazine, Whole Foods Market and Hearst Corporation.
Emily is a Georgian native with a journalism degree from University of Georgia and a photography degree from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. She moved to New York City in 2010 to pursue photography, working as an editorial freelancer with clients such as Wine Enthusiast, Citibank, Staples, and Edible Brooklyn. When she's not shooting UncommonGoods' handcrafted déco, Emily is probably eating Pad Thai or learning how to play her brand new ukulele.
Katy is the Assistant Art Buyer at UncommonGoods. She has worked with artists in museums and galleries across the U.S. When not looking at art, she's busy exploring her new home of New York City.