Country Roads Magazine, a publication that focuses on the culture and places of the Great River Road region between New Orleans and Natchez MS, is seeking images by Friday, April 13 for its “Name that Country Road: A Louisiana Photographic Project” feature. The magazine’s staff is, meanwhile, still hoping to put together a poster that features all images from its 2012 feature entries at a later date.
The editors are asking for photos of country roads. However, photos of lanes, waterways or other thoroughfares that do not fall under the definition of “road” can be submitted as well.
The magazine’s series will not only feature photo work, but profiles of the photographers responsible for the work. One photo, and an accompanying profile, will run per month.
Country Roads editors suggest that the features are to offer hints of the location of the road (or waterway, lane, or the like) in question, then invite readers to suggest where the photograph might have been taken.
Meanwhile, photographers whose work is selected for the series will be asked for permission to use their photo on a poster, one that would be sold throughout 2013 and advertised in the magazine. Country Roads will offer an initial $100 for each photograph selected on a first print run of 1,000 posters, then divide 20 percent of revenue between participating photographers on all sales thereafter.
Participating photographers would retain copyright ownership of their work.
Interested photographers are invited to submit up to three images (at 150 dpi, 6″ x 4″, in jpeg format) by email to the firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrants must include the phrase “Name That Country Road” in the subject line.