Bazaar of the Bizarre Photo Contest

This is the place to flaunt the bizarre. Here we’re looking for legacies of the classic sideshow, excesses in modern culture, and spectacle art. We encourage submissions that show the deranged, the weird, the shocking, the fetish, and the macabre.

Prizes

This category will have one grand prize winner and nine additional finalists.

  • Grand Prize Winners (x1)
  • $500 cash
  • Light Blaster
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size

  • 9 of these additional finalist prize packs will be awarded
  • 2 Epson Archival Giclée Prints:Cotton Hotpress Paper, up to a 2'x 3'size
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • *With participant's consent, the prints may be submitted to the public exhibition and/or sold on favorable consignment.

    Winners will be privately contacted subsequent to the closing of entries. We will feature finalists on various social media programs, and in a post exhibition tour.

    Special Rules

    Special Rules This category allows for a greater than usual level of retouching. The usual restriction of digital enhancement of 25% is pushed to a 55% allowance. Determination of whether too much enhancement has taken place is at the sole and uncontested discretion of the judges.

  • You may interpose real and false elements into the photo that were not in the original shot
  • You may implement strong filters.
  • major props, objects, and enhancements may be painted as embellishments and may be added to the image, such as wings or cyborg like attachments.
  • All complete architecture and persons must be from a real photograph. You may NOT paint or CGI these such things into the photo.
  • If you are unsure if your image contains more than 55% artifice we encourage your to be conservative in your estimation.

    General Rules See full terms and conditions to review image submission guidelines on everything from size, copyright, and digital enhancement.

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    Rules

    Special Rules This category allows for a greater than usual level of retouching. The usual restriction of digital enhancement of 25% is pushed to a 55% allowance. Determination of whether too much enhancement has taken place is at the sole and uncontested discretion of the judges.

  • You may interpose real and false elements into the photo that were not in the original shot
  • You may implement strong filters.
  • major props, objects, and enhancements may be painted as embellishments and may be added to the image, such as wings or cyborg like attachments.
  • All complete architecture and persons must be from a real photograph. You may NOT paint or CGI these such things into the photo.
  • If you are unsure if your image contains more than 55% artifice we encourage your to be conservative in your estimation.

    General Rules See full terms and conditions to review image submission guidelines on everything from size, copyright, and digital enhancement.