Folkestone 2020- How to take part

Given the situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the future of “A Year in the Life of Folkestone” is uncertain.
Contributors are still taking photographs if only from inside their homes.
We are working on finding a way so the project continues.
Stay in touch for further updates. In the meantime, stay safe.
Thank you for your understanding

 

Read below to find out how to register and send your photographs


  • Anyone living or working in Folkestone, or visiting the town, can contribute and submit photographs.
  • The project is open to all photographers, amateurs and professionals.
  • Pictures must be taken any time between 1st January 2020 and the 31st December 2020. 
  • Photographs must illustrate life in Folkestone (CT18, CT19 and CT20 postcodes): people, places, activities, events….
  • Participants can take pictures as often as they like during the year.
  • Each individual photographer can submit 2 photographs maximum for each photographed day

1 Read info 

Do check our Terms and Conditions

Do read our guidance page (includes release forms) to help you understand about possible restrictions when photographing for the Project 365. It simply is common sense and it’s about being respectful of others, that’s all.


2 Register your interest

Register your interest by filling in our online form HERE. This will automatically add you to our database so you will be receiving news and updates about the project.


3 Check the participants’ calendar and book some time if you wish

Although it is not compulsory to make any commitment, we’d like you to book at least one week during the year. By committing yourself to take photographs during several days, you will help with the organisation of the project: it will guarantee that each day of that week is photographed,  reducing the risk of not having any photo at all. Basically, this means is that you will send us up to 2 photos taken each day (total of 24 pictures for the 7 days). That’s the challenge!
Simply check the online calendar HERE for 2020 and pick a week labeled as “FREE”. 
Once you have decided which week(s) you would like to cover, let us know  via email: 365folkestone[at]kentcreativearts.co.uk.

Note: this doesn’t have any impact on the way yourself or other photographers get involved; or on the way you wish to photograph other days. Anyone can send pictures at any time during the year.


4 Check the file format

Your photographs must be in the form of digital files, in the following format: 

  • Format: jpg only
  • Minimum photo size: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Resolution: 72 dpi is only just ok… but 300 dpi is much preferred for printing quality.
  • Max size: 5MB. If you really really wish to send larger files, please contact us.
  • Images must not be embed with any watermark, borders, logo, website address, etc…

Important note: files that do not follow these requirements will not be accepted. 


5 Rename your files

The actual files that you send to us must be re-named in the following format,  indicating the day it was taken – the name of the photographer – number (if you send 2 pictures):

Year-Month-Day-FirstName-LastName.jpg
Example: 2020-07-25-Joe-Bloggs-1.jpg2020-07-25-Joe-Bloggs-2.jpg 

We will NOT accept the following:
IMG_3426.jpg
2020-7-3.jpg
2020_07_25_Joe_Bloggs_1.jpg  
20200725_JoeBloggs_1.jpg  

If you can’t rename your file (for instance if you send it straight from a mobile phone) please write down the file name in the body of the email so we can copy and paste it.

***Important note: files that do not follow these requirements will not be accepted. ***


6 Send us your photos

You can send your pictures at any time. It is not required that you send them the day you took them.

***If you use a Windows PC***

Email your photographs to 365folkestone[at]kentcreativearts[dot]co[dot]uk as an attachment.
Please send one photo per email with a Title and Location.

Please do not add quotation marks and do not add “title” or “location”. We need to be able to simply copy and paste your text.

Exemple:
Looking out to Sea.
The Leas

***If you use an Apple Mac***

Email your photographs to 365folkestone[at]kentcreativearts[dot]co[dot]uk . The image will be embedded within the email and will get to us without a file name. So we can copy and paste the filename, please write it down in the body of the email alongside the title and location.
Please send one photo per email with a Title and Location

Please do not add quotation marks and do not add “title” or “location”. We need to be able to simply copy and paste your text.

2020-02-27-joe-bloggs-1
Looking out to Sea.
The Leas.


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