A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…

By The Open Group Conference Team

Calling all photographers! The Open Group Conference in Cannes is just around the corner, and it’s sure to be one for the books. In addition to a stellar line-up of industry influencers presenting at the conference and a record number of submissions for the Open Cannes Awards, The Open Group is also hosting The Open Group Photo Contest again.

Many of our conference attendees are already familiar with the photo contest from previous conferences, but here are the details for those of you who haven’t yet participated or need a short refresher on our guidelines.

We will have two categories for this conference:

  • The Open Cannes(vas) Award for any photo taken in and around Cannes.
  • Best of Cannes Conference for any photo taken during the conference. This includes photos of any of the conference sessions, candid photos of The Open Group members and the Gala Dinner on Tuesday, April 24.

Similar to previous contests, all photos will be uploaded to The Open Group’s Facebook page, where members and Open Group Facebook fans can vote by “liking” a photo. Photos with the most “likes” in each category will be named the winner. Photos will be uploaded in real-time, so the sooner you submit a photo, the more time members and fans will have to vote on it!

Winners of each category will receive an Eye-Fi wireless memory card for photos and video uploads!

All photos must be submitted via email to photo@opengroup.org. Please include your full name and the photo’s category upon submission. The submission period will end on Friday, April 27 at 10:00 p.m. PT, with voting ending on Friday, May 4 at noon PT. The winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. PT on Friday, May 4.

Below are the photo contest winners of the San Francisco conference, which was held in January 2012:

Winner: Best of San Francisco (Chris Lockhart)
Winner: Best of San Francisco Conference (Joshua Brickman)
Winner: Best of Member Dinner (Mike Walker)