Greetings! We are thrilled to announce a very exciting initiative with Fairmont Copley Plaza. On the evening of Wednesday, September 27, @FairmontCopley will be hosting the exclusive 2017 IGersBoston Gallery event, featuring 120 stunning images of Boston and our home state of Massachusetts, taken by you – our talented community. Light bites, comfortable gallery space, elegant atmosphere, cash bar and the best hospitality awaits us courtesy of Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston’s historic landmark hotel located in the heart of Copley Square.
To ensure the best possible quality for the images, Canon USA and Hunts Photo & Video are sponsoring the event by providing the printing service in state-of-the-art, professional Canon photo printers and luster paper in 13″ x 19″ inch size. Additionally, Canon and Hunts will provide a $500 gift card and two Canon PIXMA Pro-10 Wireless Professional Inkjet Printers, each worth $699! These prizes will be raffled and/or distributed as follows:
- $500 Gift Card to Hunts Photo & Video: This prize will be awarded to the photographer who’s photo receives the highest bid/donation for the event.
- 1 Canon Pixma Pro-10 will be awarded to the person who makes the highest donation in relation to this event, whether or not it involves a picture.
- 1 Canon Pixma Pro-10 will be raffled among all the photographers who’s work is on display at the gallery.
(Same person cannot win more than 1 prize. Also, same person cannot win a prize by bidding on his/her own picture)
Our exclusive Television Media Partner for the event is Boston25 News through its Boston25 Cares Public Service program. Thanks to their partnership, this one-of-a-kind event, will receive television exposure and coverage in the channel.RSVP IS OPEN
But this event is much more than just an extraordinary gallery. It is a special occasion and opportunity to fulfill our commitment with the community by helping others. To accomplish this, we are asking our talented community members to submit their best pictures for consideration to be displayed in the gallery by using hashtag #IGersBoston_Gallery17, #FairmontCopley and tagging both @IGersBoston and @FairmontCopley on their entries. If selected, you’ll be asked to allow the print out of your image(s) to be silent auctioned during the event. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to “Transition House,” a nonprofit organization working to prevent and end domestic violence in Massachusetts through education, outreach and intervention.
As the photographer, you retain the original image ownership and copyright. All you are contributing (in addition to the image) is the authorization to auction the actual print displayed at the gallery and agreeing that the entire sale amount will be donated to Transition House. By doing so, you are truly helping for a really good cause. Any remaining image prints not sold during the silent auction will be given to their respective authors if requested.
Gallery Information & Rules
Aug 25 - Sep 8
Submit your best images for consideration in the IGersBoston Gallery. Use hashtag #IGersBoston_Gallery17, #FairmontCopley and tag both @IGersBoston and @FairmontCopley on your submissions. Please note that only posts made within this timeframe will be eligible. Both new and old pictures are accepted as long as the post falls under these dates. Older posts tagged will not be eligible. Please limit the total submissions per person to 10.
Last day to submit your pictures for consideration in the IGersBoston Gallery.
Sep 9 - 13
During the selection process, out of all the images submitted for consideration, 120 will be selected for display at the IGersBoston Gallery.
Sep 14 - 15
Notification to Photographers
Photographers whose work was selected for display in the gallery will be notified via email and/or Instagram Direct Message. The photographer will have until September 20th to email us the high resolution digital image for printing purposes.
Deadline to Email Image(s)
Deadline for photographers to email their images in high resolution digital format for printing purposes. Failure to submit by deadline will result in the image exclusion from the gallery.
Sep 21 - 26
Canon USA and Hunts Photo & Video will complete the printing process for all 120 images during this time.
Showtime! IGersBoston Gallery event, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Fairmont Copley Plaza.
Dress Code: Dress to Impress!
Event is free to all attendees. RSVP is required as space is limited.
We look forward to seeing your amazing submissions and we truly appreciate each and every one of you for your support and participation in this very special event.
Please note that by submitting images to the Gallery hashtags, you are granting permission to both Fairmont and IGersBoston to repost them in their respective social media networks, giving credit to the author.
Please email us at contact [@] igersboston.com if you have any questions.
Best of luck to everyone!