The “Good Vibes” Print Contest


A print contest to kick off 2011 and to celebrate the release of our newest paper Vibrance Rag.


  • $250 CASH
  • 1 ColorMunki Photo from our friends at ($450 value)
  • your winning print prominently displayed at our WPPI booth this Feb 21-23 — (a placard will be placed next to your print with your name and photo on it for all to see)
  • you or your business mentioned on our website and in our email newsletter
  • you or your business mentioned on our Facebook and Twitter pages
  • As time is short for this particular contest we wanted to set it up as a winner takes all. However, we also wanted to mention the top three and single them out for praise. Therefore we will list the top three winners across our web sites and pages and make sure everyone knows how talented you are by displaying your incredible work.


  • 1. USA-based Customers only
  • 2. Entry Fee included with your purchase of Vibrance Rag (limit one entry per customer)
  • 3. The image size on your print must be 12″x18″ (paper size can be larger)
  • 4. On the back side of your print, you must attach the following as identification:
  • Company Name (as registered with Breathing Color)
    Your Name
    Your Email Address
    Your Phone Number

  • 5. We must receive your 12″x18″ print on Vibrance Rag by Jan 31th 2011 at this address:
  • Breathing Color
    Attn: Good Vibes
    1221 E. Dyer Road #150, Santa Ana, CA 92705


    The 3 finalists and the winning print will be decided according to the following criteria:

  • 1. Originality, freshness of vision, unique and individual point of view
  • 2. Technical skill; mastery of the camera and the medium
  • 3. Effective use of visual language; frame, color, light, moment, shape, line, etc
  • 4. Authenticity, creative solutions, avoidance of cliché
  • 5. Strength of concept. Ability to communicate themes clearly to the intended audience, or substantial exploration of content.
  • 6. Expressive quality of the print. Tonal balance, color correction, and effective use of materials/craft.
  • 7. Compliance with exhibition criteria
  • The 3 finalists and the winning print will be selected by the following panel:

    the panel

    Nick Friend, President of Breathing Color

    Nick Friend, President of Breathing Color, Inc., is a principle-centered entrepreneur who has many years of experience in developing and executing innovative sales and marketing strategies as well as building, training, and leading national and international sales forces

    Michael Gilbert, MA.CR.XXV

    Micheal Gilbert is a frequent speaker at many Universities, Professional Photographers of America conventions, WPPI events and International exhibits. In 2006 Michael was a featured photographer at Photokina, the worlds largest photography event. His client list includes Mercedes Benz,Hallmark Cards,and the Four Seasons A Canadian by birth he now has his studios in Maui,Hawaii and Paris,France.

    David Ulrich, Program Coordinator for Pacific New Media, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

    David is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals including Aperture, Parabola, MANOA, and Sierra Club publications. Ulrich’s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over seventy-five one-person and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and universities. He is the former Chair of the Art Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Ulrich is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity and the co-author of Through Our Eyes: A Photographic View of Hong Kong by its Youth. To learn more about David check out his website.


    Please note that all submitted prints become property of Breathing Color Inc., and will not be returned to the contestant.


    325gsm Fine Art Paper with High Gloss Baryta Finish

    Vibrance Rag is a stunning combination of 100% cotton paper, a traditional baryta board, and a premium inkjet-receptive coating that is characteristic of all Breathing Color products. This 325gsm, 100% cotton luxurious photography paper has a fine surface texture and a baryta gloss finish. It is both acid and lignin free. Vibrance Rag is ideal for the most demanding photographers, and lends itself particularly well to black and white images.

    Launched at Photokina in September 2010, Vibrance Rag has elicited overwhelmingly positive feedback from both our advisory board and other influential accredited photographers and printmakers who took part in the design, development, and approval of this product. There’s something special about Vibrance Rag, and we encourage you to order a TRIAL ROLL and experience it first-hand.

    Questions or Comments?

    Please leave them below and we will address each promptly

    • Skip

      May I assume that the print becomes the property of Breathing Color. NOT Any copyright?

      • Breathing Color

        that is correct Skip. We are just trying to be clear that we cannot send each print back to each contestant.

    • Vickig

      I cannot get exactly 12″x18″ without an anamorphic scale or undesirable crop. I can do 18″, but will be shy of 12. Will the image be disqualified?

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    • Anonymous

      Hi Vickig,

      The 12″x18″ size is a general guideline and while we prefer that all images are as close to this size as possible, your print will not be disqualified if it does not measure up exactly.