The Benjamin Kanarek Blog-WestEast Magazine Fashion & Beauty Photography Contest

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We are pleased to announce the Benjamin Kanarek Blog & WestEast Magazine Fashion & Beauty Photography Contest

WestEast Magazine one of the most Prestigious International Trendy Press Magazines, with 60,000 copies sold in all of the major capitals in the world, are partnering with Benjamin Kanarek Blog. West East will publish a fashion and a beauty story in their magazine and interview the winner. The images and interview will be featured in the Benjamin Kanarek Blog. The winner will be in the company of some of the most outstanding photographers in the world and will be in a position to use this exposure as a spring board to launch or supplement their career.

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The Winners will be published in the Summer Issue that comes out in June of 2011 as well as a great little compact camera for both the Fashion and Beauty winners, to be announced. All submissions must be in by Midnight 00:00 Paris, France time May 2, 2011.

… and each winner of the Fashion & Beauty categories will win a great compact camera, which they will receive 2 months after the publication of their editorial.

Liu Wen by Daniel Garriga © WestEast Magazine

The Rules

The images provided have not been published in another magazine and is of original and current content. For Fashion submissions, the clothing used should be from the most recent collections ( i.e. no matter which designers you use they must be from the current Spring-Summer 2011 Collections); to illustrate your story for the Summer 2011 Issue. The same applies to the Beauty story which may include jewelry, watches and accessories.  All clothing, shoes and accessory brands & designers MUST be credited (mentioned).  For Beauty the same applies, as well as the brands of make-up used.

  • The Fashion story should be at least 6-10 images in either the vertical or horizontal format. One (1) clothing change (Designer) per image (whether vertical or horizontal format). Multiple images with the same clothing ensemble (same Designer) will be disqualified. i.e. No repetitive clothing items or Fashion Designers! Only one Designer per spread! You may MIX it up in one image, i.e. one designers shoes with another designers blouse with another designers pair of shorts or skirt etc.
  • Note I have been getting a lot inquiries about the above rule.  I must stress again.  Do NOT use just one designer for the whole story, that is an advertorial and NOT an editorial.  Here is an example of what is acceptable using a designer a couple of times. I will allow a mix for example if it is YSL “Sunglasses” with a YSL Blouse or YSL “shoes” with YSL Dress. If you really need to use the designer more than once, make sure that it is not done flagrantly
  • The Beauty story should be at least 4-6 images in the vertical or horizontal format.

The BK Blog Editorial Team & West East Magazine, will choose

  • 1 winning fashion theme and
  • 1 winning beauty spread

The Winners will also receives copies of the magazine. Product Prizes for the the Fashion & Beauty Winners to be announced shortly. Will be Photography related… Amateurs and Professionals may enter the contest. NO Glamour shots, family photos, self portraits, dogs, cats or flower photos, etc… If you don’t know the difference just pick up some Fashion Mags and look at the Fashion and Beauty Sections to get what I am getting at… I also suggest you read some of my articles about putting a Fashion Shoot Together.

In the Mood.. by Benjamin Kanarek for West EastMagazine

"In the Mood..." by Benjamin Kanarek © for WestEast Magazine

Technical Requirements

If you can, we suggest you shoot in RAW or Super Fine JPEG.

  • For the initial submission: Each Image should be a maximum of: 1200 Pixels high for Vertical Format or 1200 Pixels Wide for Horizontal Format and less than 1 (One) Mega
  • Final Winners chosen must provide High Definition Images for the Magazine at 300 dpi. Include credits for: Model, Hair, Make-Up, Stylist, Brands featured etc… If Applicable and be sure to include your contact info.

Printing Specifications for the Winners

Size: Double Page Spread Thematic
Trim Size: 488mm (w) x 322mm (h)
Size: Full Page Thematic
Trim Size: 244mm (w) x 322mm (h)
Bleed Size: Additional 5mm from each margin
Resolution: 300dpi

All submissions must be in by Midnight 00:00 Paris, France time, May 2, 2011.

All Submissions and Questions should be sent to: contest@benjaminkanarekblog.com
© WestEast Magazine current Cover with Super Model Liu Wen

© WestEast Magazine current Cover with Super Model Liu Wen

For either the Fashion or Beauty shoot, consider doing a spread that relates to the theme of the Issue which is called “Harmony” for Summer 2011.

Hint

Always use the MOST up to date current collections. That is what Fashion Magazines are for, to illustrate what is happening currently. It is not intended as a vehicle for featuring the photographers portfolio.

You may also wish to read THIS Very Important blog post on putting a Fashion or Beauty shoot together.

Updated Information Link Here

Here is the Letter of Confirmation from WestEast Magazine less the Private E-Mail and Cell Phone to protect the privacy of the Publishers

Letter of Confirmation ©WestEast Magazine

The Theme of WestEast Magazine #34 Summer June 2011: HARMONY (June 2011) Our modern society calls for harmony. WE holds that differences should be respected. The Harmony issue aims to encapsulate how varying aspects of life collide into one vibrant world. Humanity has an eternal hope for peace; peace within us, as well as peace on earth. To understand the former, the Harmony Issue will feature the likes of Marc Jacobs, on how they managed to find their way in the chaotic world of fashion. To comprehend the latter, WE will study the state of modern day society. Everybody looks for happiness; WE aims to find the secret to this by learning from different cultures, such as Bhutan, ‘The Happiest Country in the World’. The Harmony issue aims to unravel the simple joys of life, and the beauty of different worlds, in order to emphasize that uniqueness is a gem – monotony is gravel in comparison. WestEast Exclusive Supplement: Believing time is a constant in life, the Harmony Issue will feature an exclusive supplement covering the most definitive events in the domain of watches and jewellery – Basel World, and The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH).

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About Benjamin Kanarek
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Fashion and Beauty Photographer. Some of the magazines I have shot for include: VOGUE (China, Portugal, Brazil, Italia, Paris and South America & Mexico editions), RG VOGUE Brazil, Harper’s BAZAAR (China, en Español & Latin America, Hong Kong, Italy editions), L’Officiel Paris, ELLE (Spain, Portugal and Greece editions), Madame Figaro (France), Cosmopolitan (France and Italy editions), Glamour (France), Votre Beauté, Jardin des Modes, Dépêche Mode, New York Daily News, Fashion District News, New York Times Magazine, W (British edition), WWD, Fashion Magazine (Canada), Flare (Canada), Oyster, Tank, WestEast…
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  • WestEast Magazine (Hong Kong)is a Disappointment! We ran this contest on BKBlog for photographers. They promised the winners their tear sheets, magazines and a camera prize each. None were delivered. However, they were published none the less. I am very disappointed and wish to apologize to the winners of the contest for WestEast’s lack of consideration and one sided approach to business practices.  I kept my part of the bargain, they did not!

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    WestEast Magazine (Hong Kong)is a Disappointment! We ran a contest on BKBlog for photographers. Just type in WestEast Magazine Benjamin Kanarek Blog Photo Contest. They promised the winners their tear sheets, magazines and a camera prize each. None were delivered. However they were published none the less. I am very disappointed and wish to apologize to the winners of the contest for WestEast’s lack of consideration and one sided approach to business practices.  I kept my part of the bargain, they did not!

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  • Charity C.

    In the rules, it mentioned that the photographs should be using clothing from this season’s clothing lines. Is this mandatory? I don’t tend to use designer clothing in my fashion photography at this stage because I am a photography student, and don’t have the budget. Is there anyway to work around this and just make sure I’m featuring up to date trends?
    thanks 🙂
    – Charity Cardiasmenos

    • Please read the Rules of the Contest. It is preferable that the clothing used are from the current Spring-Summer Collections 2011, regardless of the designer.

  • mansoor

    Realy Thank to you so much Ben for this oppertunity, God bless………

  • mansoor

    realy thank you Benjamin for this great opportunity to me, GOOD LUCK…….

  • David

    Hi is both men and womens fashion ?

    • As it is for WestEast and not WestEast Men, it will feature women’s fashion.

  • David

    Is it both male and female fashion that will work for this submission?

    • As they already have a WestEast Men’s Fashion Magazine, this is for the WestEast Women’s version. You can use a man in a secondary role.

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  • could i get a letter for pulling clothes?

    • This is a contest and not a commissioned shoot. The winners of the Beauty and Fashion Contest will be published in the June Issue of WestEast. It is up to the photographer, stylist etc. to acquire the clothing for the shoot. If we were to provide a letter of commission, it would oblige us to publish regardless of the outcome of the contest.

  • Randy

    Hi Ben, thank you for putting this together. For fashion submissions, can the clothing from the “most recent collections” be that of an up-and-coming designer, or is the intent that the clothes should come from known brands whose labels appear in fashion magazines already?

    Thanks!
    Randy

    • About fashion submissions: Possibly Spring-Summer Collections as it is for the June issue of the magazine, but the story cannot be dedicated to one designer only. Your stylist needs to elaborate looks from mixing different credible brands that are available in major international cities. Please do not repeat the same item of clothing or accessory more than once.

      • Randy

        Thanks Ben!

  • Ben I have included this documentation in my course on photography, in the “fashion photography” theme. I have asked my students to shoot an editorial, a catalogue or an advertorial (they must select) and I have included the contest as an example of what they can do. In fact I have suggested that they could shoot the fashion editorial for the course.

  • I’m submitting my new work as soon as I shoot it!

    • Please read the Rules closely before commencing your project.

  • you may like my work Benjamin

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  • What a great opportunity, thank you so much for putting this together. Going from shooting commercial to shooting fashion will be a huge difference for us, but we are looking forward to the challenge.

  • 😀 thank you Benjamin for this great opportunity

    I’m gonna try so~ super hard this time

  • Can we use more than 1 model?

  • Ben, I am going to prepare for this and see where I and the team can get with this project!

  • Telili

    Thank you so much Ben for this oppertunity. I’m currently in the amateur pool but I going for it. I will use this to give me the extra motivation to make my dreams a reality.

  • Michael

    Anybody looking to collaborate with a retoucher on this comment and I’ll get back to you.

  • Johnathan

    How many submissions allowed?

  • Tom

    Wow, what an opportunity. I’m totally in on this and gonna get crackin’ asap.
    Fingers crossed!

  • Nathan Lake

    Why is there no mention of photo rights, licensing, or copyright in the contest rules?

    • Copyright is always the photographers as per the Bern Convention. However, the condition here is that Benjamin Kanarek Blog & West East Magazine has the right to publish first prior to any other usage.

  • I will definitely be submitting to this contest! Thanks for sharing it on MM Ben!

  • Blake Davenport

    Oh Im in!!

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  • Hint: Your images are only as good as the weakest link in the team…