We're excited to announce that we'll be doing things a bit differently with our newest Facebook Photo Contest. Instead of putting the image with the most votes in the magazine, we're going to use the voting process to determine a group of finalists. The 10 photos that receive the most votes by 12:01am on Monday, January 12 will be sent to a second round, where renowned rock photographer Jay Blakesberg will select his favorite. The winner will then be published in the March 2015 issue of Relix, and the finalists will be published on Relix.com.
Photographers that enter the competition must list the artist, date and location for their photo. They must also have a high resolution version of their image on hand in case they end being selected for the March 2015 issue of Relix (we will not be publishing a low-res photo in the magazine). Photographers that would like to enter our Facebook Photo Contest can do so here.
Jay Blakesberg is an acclaimed rock photographer and filmmaker that has worked with an assortment of legendary artists throughout his 30+ year career, including the Grateful Dead, Santana, Radiohead, Phish, Neil Young and Tom Waits, among many others. His most recent book is a fantastic collection of live concert photography titled JAM. Check out his site for some great holiday gift ideas for your favorite music fan.