Call for Entry: SX-70 Anniversary Issue

Call for Entry: SX-70 Anniversary Issue

UPDATE: Production of the magazine has been delayed and will publish in August 2022.

A few years ago I posted a Call for Entry—accepting submissions from the community to share their work with the community and to be published in the print edition of the Polagraphic Magazine. Between now and then I've been unable to produce the magazine due to various circumstances.

This year I've set a goal to be more active on Polagraphic, and given that this April will be the 50th Anniversary of the SX-70 I thought it would be unique to publish the first issue of Polagraphic Magazine this year and honour the invention.

With this first issue I'd love to feature the incredible work that has been created with the SX-70 over the years, and showcase some of the unique details inside the camera that makes it such a significant piece of technology history.

If you're interested in sharing your SX-70 works and stories, I encourage you to submit using the guide below.

I'll be sharing updates on the magazine as it progresses, pre-orders for the first issue will begin late-March and begin shipping in April.

*Current magazine cover is placeholder only.

About Polagraphic

Polagraphic is a bi-annual magazine driven by the community with the goal of sharing knowledge and bringing us together around analog photography. Featuring colour and B&W instant photography, submissions are curated and published from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

I want to see the work created by the individuals who share our love for instant film. Submissions are open internationally, no submission fee required.

You may submit no more than 30 photographs or 1-2 series of works, a brief description of each is recommended.  For this special SX-70 issue, only images taken with an SX-70 variant will be accepted (Model 1, Model 2, Model 3, MiNT, 600 conversions, etc).

If you submitted in past call for entries and your photos still qualify, there is no need to submit those images again. These submissions are still eligible and will be considered for the issue.

If submitted in past call for entries and would like to submit new images, please follow the submission guidelines below.

Extended Deadline: March 14th, 2022

Send submissions to [email protected] (read specs below)

Submission Guidelines:

Image Specifications

  1. Submit up to 30 images.
  2. Images must be at least 1500px on the shortest side, and contain no reflections. (Flatbed scans are recommended)
  3. Cropped Polaroids without frames, photo-shopped/fake frames, or images with watermarks will not be accepted. (Writing on the frames will be accepted)

If your images are selected, you will be required to submit high-resolution scans of your work if you haven't done so already.

Text Specifications:

  1. Submit a description of the works (50-200 words). Please include what you were attempting to achieve with your analog work, what you like about your photo(s), and a technical specs for each photo (Camera, film, other settings if applicable, etc).
  2. (Optional) Submit an artist biography (100 word minimum). Please include where you are from, how you started with instant photography, your influences, where you studied(if applicable), what your career is, etc.

Email Specifications:

  1. The subject line of your email should state:
    “Submission: SX-70 - Polagraphic Magazine”
  2. Please attach your images to the email. (Google drive, dropbox links and .zip files are acceptable. Please name your folder/zip file: “Submission SX-70-Polagraphic Magazine-Your Name Here”)
  3. Please put all information into the body of the email:
    - Your name, as you would like it to appear.
    - Location (City, State/Province, Country)
    - Title of each of photograph submitted, as you would like it to appear.
    - Website Address and Social Media Links if available.

Send your submission to [email protected]

Note: Do to the large amount of submissions received, you may not receive a response. I try my best to respond to everyone, but do not guarantee a response.

Article Submissions

Have an idea for an article or story you would like to share?

Please submit a PDF of your text to [email protected]

Subject line of your email should state: “Article Submission: Polagraphic Magazine”.

All authors retain copyright to their text. If selected, I'll work with you to have your piece posted and printed in the magazine.

By submitting photos, you must own copyright to these photographs or have permission from the copyright holder to submit these photographs. All submitting artists retain copyright to their images.

You are granting Polagraphic Magazine a non-exclusive license to use the photograph in its submitted form, subject to re-sizing to fit the magazine format. Images may be shared on the Polagraphic Magazine website or social media accounts, artist recognition is provided with any use. Should you request your photographs to be removed from the website, I will make every effort to do so. However, please note also that third parties such as search engines or individuals may download, save, store or archive this (or any other) website with or without my knowledge. Polagraphic Magazine will have no control over such downloading and subsequent use and therefore cannot accept responsibility for any such use.

If you have any questions about the call for entry, please Contact Us!

Polagraphic is a community-driven publication with the goal of spreading knowledge and bringing us together around analog photography.

How can you be involved?

You can engage with Polagraphic and share your work using the hashtag #polagraphic on IG & Twitter, or if you have more to say - you can submit your own articles to be published on the blog.

If you have an idea for an article or topic that you would like to see in the print edition, please Contact Us!

Written By: Taylor Sheppard

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