The SolarMAX “Beautiful Moments™ World Photography & Essay Contest” Deadline Reached
As of the midnight (PST) May 18, 2018 deadline, the SolarMAX Beautiful Moments™ World Photography & Essay Contest has received submissions from 44 eligible countries and regions all over the world, making this inaugural competition one of the biggest such photo contests ever held! Entries were received from the following:
Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the U.K., U.S.A., and Vietnam.
Beginning May 19, 2018, the independent contest jury panel, consisting of experts in film, photography and writing, will review all of the qualifying entries. The photos and essays will be judged together as a single submission, with both having equal weight per the judging criteria. The jurors will then select the top fifty entries and each potential winner will be emailed our congratulations. The names and cities of residence of the top fifty winners will be published on May 28, 2018 on the LA Primetime TV website at www.primetimetv.org.
The top ten finalists will then be selected from top fifty submission by the judging panel, and this list will be posted on the LA Primetime TV website on June 5, 2018. Finally, the top 3 winners of $1,000 for third place, $2,000 for second place, and $5,000 for the grand-prize winner, will be announced at an award ceremony and gala to be held in Los Angeles on June 23, 2018. Attendance of this event is not required for consideration or eligibility.