How to accept submissions and present photography online for an event
March 9, 2014 9:02 AM Subscribe
A family member is involved in a "48 hours in the Life of [town name]" project through a photography club and the local historical society. They would like to have a good way to receive photos during those two days, screen them for content and other requirements and simply and easily publish them and display them.
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Here is their description of the project:
With a 48-hour photography blitz, [town name] will photograph itself on Friday and Saturday, May 2nd and 3rd. Organized by the [town] Camera Club and curated by Historic [town], photos from hundreds of [town] residents will become a permanent part of the city’s historical record.
Participation is open to anyone currently living in [town], regardless of age or photography experience. Photos must be taken during the 48 hours between 12:00 am Friday morning, May 2, 2014, and midnight, Saturday night, May 3, 2014. During the following week, each participant may submit up to twelve (12) photos to this group. No photos will be accepted after midnight, Saturday, May 10, 2014.
All photos submitted to this group should include information identifying the time, place, and subject of the photo. Submission of photographs grants permission to the [town] Camera Club and to Historic [town] to use the photographs in digital and printed shows, to display them on a publicly accessible website, to use them in publicity, and to store them permanently.
Historic [town] will select photos for the permanent collection based on both historical interest and photographic quality. These curated photographs will be displayed in digital slide shows in multiple[town] locations during August and September, 2014.
The people involved would like a simple way to do this.
Possibilities and drawbacks:
Flickr: you could supply participants with the upload via email email address and set incoming photos to private so they can be screened, but this makes it harder to get good tags and descriptions.
Ipernity: same feature and same issue as Flickr
Tumblr: if you make a blog you can accept submissions from people with and without accounts. I think you lose exif data and they'd like to retain that.
Twitter: requires people to have accounts
Instagram: requires people to have accounts