The overall winner in our WeAdmire gallery competition is Alberto Armaroli with ‘Riding' - with his amazing motorcycle montage. Alberto walks away with a Sony A390 DSLR with 18-55mm lens, HVL-42AM flash, and a Kata DR-465 bag as well as a royalty payment of £100 and a t-shirt printed with the winning image!
Close runners up were Nick Flutter with ‘HMS Belfast, Maksim Malcev with ‘Spider' and Clare Waddingham with ‘Brother's Guitar', who will all receive a t-shirt printed with their image + a cheque for £75 each. View the rest of the entries here.
The shortlist and winners were chosen very carefully for their commercial viability, and as stated in the very complex rules, winners had to submit their work as follows:
All final images need to be supplied at 300dpi, in CMYK and at the physical size the image is to be printed at. The reason we ask for this, is because colour correction and resolution are technical and creative decisions that is more likely to be produced accurately by you the photographer and in accordance with your own vision. As you can see from the linked examples above, working with photographs often involves cropping, cutting out sections and the addition of graphics. However, no image will be used in any such way without consultation with the photographer.
Because we print in CMYK there is no facility to print white. Those areas that are white in an image would be left blank allowing the colour of the shirt to come through. Although we do print on white t shirts, we also print on a variety of colours and this could have quite an effect on the aesthetics of the image. In addition, we do not print on dark colours. Our printing process, dyes the fabric and the dark coloured shirts absorb the detail of the image to the point of being obscured.
Our printing allows for images up to 50cm x 60cm (portrait) on our largest shirts, with the image being scaled down to fit the smaller sizes.
It was decided that the four winners would receive their prizes, which each included a share of the missing winners' payment (a total of £100 shared between 4 winners - please see details below)
Overall Winner x 1:
Sony package + £100 cash + T-shirt
Runners up x 5:
£50 cash + T-shirt
Actual prizes awarded:
Overall winner x 1:
Alberto Amaroli: Sony package + T-shirt + £125 (including additional £25)
Runners up x 3
Nick Flutter: T-shirt + £75 (including additional £25)
Clare Waddingham: T-shirt + £75 (including additional £25)
Maksim Malcev: T-shirt + £75 (including additional £25)