Perspective Photo Contest Gallery
Great prizes available to be won!
We will be awarding prizes to the top 10 finalists and top 3 winning entries. All entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Composition and Quality: Is the visual balance of the image pleasing to the eye, and abiding by the basic principles of composition and design? What is the overall quality of the image (such as color, lighting, clarity, etc.)? Theme: Does the image represent a clear interpretation of the summer splash theme; is the theme depicted in a creative and original manner? Visual Impact: Does the piece stand on its own as a good and complete photo or work of art; does it grab the viewer’s attention; is it memorable?
Each of the 10 finalists selected will receive a $25USD gift card* for the Discovery Center store.
Each of the 3 winners selected will receive a copy of PaintShop Pro 2021 Ultimate and the ParticleShop brush plugin. *The $25 Discovery Center store gift card CAN NOT be applied to the purchase of Wacom tablets or pens, or Corel or Pinnacle software (including but not limited to, PaintShop Pro, Painter, Painter Essentials, ParticleShop, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, VideoStudio, Pinnacle Studio, Photo Video Bundle)
The Perspective photo contest is now closed to new entries and votes. You can see the winning entries on the Winners tab. Thanks for your participation!
Are you wondering what type of image to create for the Perspective contest? Consider some of the following examples – here is your chance to get creative!
Try taking photographs from a different angle than you normally would. Common examples are photos of buildings or trees taken from the ground looking up. Or incorporate lines or other compositional elements into your photos to give a sense of perspective. To learn more, check out our Photography Composition tutorials.
Forced perspective photography is a technique of creating an optical illusion by shooting from angles that make an object or subject appear to be a much different size or distance than it actually is. A very common example of this is positioning the sun so that it looks like you are pinching or holding it in your hands. But there is so much more you can do with the forced perspective technique. Check out this article from Expert Photography for some very creative examples and tips to help you with forced perspective photography.
A tilt-shift effect makes regular objects or scenes look like miniatures, like this image of a real-life resort turned into a miniature village. You can achieve this effect using a tilt-shift lens for your camera but you can also recreate this effect with the Selective Focus tool in PaintShop Pro. Watch this tutorial to learn how.
Out of Bounds
And finally, you can turn an ordinary 2D photo into a 3D-looking image using a photo editing technique called Out of Bounds. Watch this tutorial to learn how. Now that you have some ideas about what type of images to enter in the Perspective contest, make sure to review the important info below before entering.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING THE CONTEST.
- Make sure your image is under 5 MB, and is in JPEG or PNG format. You may NOT enter any image previously submitted in any other Corel contests.
- The maximum number of entries per person is 5. Any individual who creates multiple user accounts in an attempt to submit greater than the maximum number of entries (5) will be disqualified.
- You can only vote ONCE for each image, including your own. Any individual who creates multiple user accounts for the purpose of voting will be disqualified.
You can download a PDF copy of the Official Contest Rules for more details. A model release is required from any person whose likeness is used in your artwork, when that person’s likeness is identifiable. Download the Model Release form. A minor release is required for any person under the age of 18 whose likeness is used in your artwork, when that minor person’s likeness is identifiable. Download the Minor Release form. A property release is required for any recognizable building, monument or property depicted in your artwork. Download the Property Release form.