Win a Custom Forgotten Postcard from YOUR photo!

Halong Bay Vietnam - Before the Forgotten Postcard treatment

Before the Forgotten Postcard treatment

I’ve been wanting to run a contest for my faithful followers here on ACM Photography and CheeseWeb for some time now. With the Accessible Art Fair quickly approaching, I thought now would be the perfect time.

I will be featuring my Forgotten Postcard Series and I’d like to give you the chance to win your very own postcard from one of your favourite travel photos.

For those of you who don’t know, I created the very first Forgotten Postcard as a gift for a friend. She had just returned from a trip to Asia and had a favourite photo from her travels that she wanted to hang on her wall. She asked if I could ‘work my Photoshop magic on it’ and create something special.

It was an exciting challenge. As I looked at the photo, I was struck by how timeless and iconic the scene was.

I decided to take the modern image of Halong Bay, Vietnam and make it look like something old and weathered. I had some old handwriting and postage brushes that I thought would work well with the photo and after a lot of experimentation with different textures, the first Forgotten Postcard was born.

Vietnam - Forgotten Postcard

Since then, all of the Forgotten Postcards I’ve created have been from my own images. However, I really enjoy the challenge of working with someone else’s photo. Here’s where you come in. If you have a favourite travel photo that you would like me to give the Forgotten Postcard treatment to, here’s what you have to do:

  • E-mail me your photo (alison{at} acmphotography{dot}com)and the story behind it. Why did you take it? Why is it your favourite photo? Why does it deserve to be a Forgotten Postcard?
  • Your photo must be at least 2000 pixels on the longest side so it’s big enough to work with.
  • Please send me the full-sized image with no compression.

The winner will receive a print of their photo as a Forgotten Postcard, shipped free to anywhere you like. If it’s great (and I’m sure it will be) it may appear in my next showing of the Forgotten Postcards Series, with your name listed as the original photographer.

The legal stuff:

  • You declare that you are the copyright owner of the photo you submit. (You can’t submit a photo you personnaly did not take without the photographer’s written permission).
  • You will retain the copyright to your original photo however, by entering the contest you agree to have your original and the new Forgotten Postcard version posted on acmphotography.com and in any publicity materials.
  • You will NOT retain any rights to the Forgotten Postcard version which may be printed, published and/or sold as I see fit.
  • You will NOT receive any payment or royalties from the Forgotten Postcard.
  • I will not use any image submitted for anything other than the winning Forgotten Postcard without permission.

I put a lot of time and care into each Forgotten Postcard I create. If you’re ready to have your very own custom artwork hanging on your wall, enter today and tell me a great travel story!

You have until Monday June 7th to send in your photo and story.

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8 Responses to “Win a Custom Forgotten Postcard from YOUR photo!”

  1. expatraveler says:

    Sounds like an awesome contest. I’ll have to find something to enter! Lovely shot indeed from your friends photo.

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  5. Cheryl says:

    Loved your Forgotten Postcard series at the BAAF (and so did the friend I brought along) ! Just discovered this competition – hope it is open until midnight today so I have time to get home, choose a photo and send it to you….

    • Alison says:

      Thank you so much Cheryl! The winner has now been chosen for this competition. However there was a really great response so I may consider doing it again sometime in the future. I am always open to taking on commissioned work as well so if you have a photo you’d like to have reworked as a Forgotten Postcard, don’t hesitate to contact me via email.

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