Press Release: 5th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest 2014

Harper Ganesvoort posted recently a press release regarding the 5th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest 2014 and here are the details if you are interested in entering the Oscar Fashion Photo Contest.

The photo contest started on 16th January and will run until 2nd March 2014. The prize fund has increased this year and here is the breakdown of the amounts:

  • First prize is L$10,000
  • Second prize is L$7,500
  • Third prize is L$5,000
  • Each honorable mention will receive a prize of L$1,500
  • Rules of the contest can be found here.

Press Release for 5th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest 2014

Around the Grid with Harper, the Second Life blog published by Harper Ganesvoort, announces its 5th annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest, to run from January 16 until March 2, 2014. In a huge change from the past contests, the guaranteed prize fund for this year’s contest is L$28,500, with L$10,000 going to the 1st-place winner.

“Real World finances have improved,” Harper Ganesvoort said in explanation of the increase, “to the point where I’m able to keep a large amount of in-world cash on hand. So, to give the contestants an encouragement to really show their best evening-fashion chops, and as a celebration of the 5th contest, the prize fund has jumped to a height never before seen in the contest’s history.

“I’m like lots of other people out in the Real World,” Harper said. “I enjoy seeing the actresses walking the red carpet every year, deciding if I like what they wear or not. Actresses have become the new supermodels, known as much for what they wear as for what roles they play; and they’ve actually replaced professional models on the covers of the fashion magazines. The men join the club these days with their choice in evening wear; while not as colorful and fanciful, a well-chosen tuxedo or evening jacket on a well-groomed man catches attention on the red carpet.

“My contest gives Second Life Residents, both men and women, the opportunity to join in the festivities. We all turn into fashion critics when we watch the show, or check out the pictures the next day on the Web. Second Life gives us a chance to not only talk about what we think would look good, but to demonstrate our concepts to the world through displaying the photos on Flickr and Koinup. Add to that the chance to earn the price of several new gowns from the Grid’s top designers, and you can see the attraction.”

“The last big advance to Second Life fashion, in 2013, was the addition of the mesh system,” Harper added. “Now we have another goodie handed to designers through the hard work of the programmers at Linden Lab: materials. While I haven’t seen too much done in this area yet, it’s slowly starting to creep in to Second Life couture. Hopefully this year’s contestants will be able to take advantage of the new feature in their choices and photography.”

There will be three placing finishers, as well as four honorable mentions. First prize is L$10,000; second, L$7,500; and third, L$5,000. Each honorable mention will receive a prize of L$1,500.

Past winners announcements:

5th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest Announcement

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