Announcing the 2019 Anthology Photo Contest

Yo, photographers!

Starting today—October 1st—and running until November 15, 2018, Inspire Christian Writers is calling for photos to be submitted for next year’s Inspire Grace anthology cover.

This is a challenge, because how do you capture a vision of “grace?”

A ballerina on her tippy-toes, like Wilma Haydée Giglio in this photo1? That’s grace alright, but not exactly the “unmerited favor” variety to be featured in our 2019 anthology.

Maybe, a husband smiling while eating his wife’s burnt toast. Right kind of grace, but requires posing the subjects. Or a mother hugging her little boy who has just clipped her prize tea rose? Same difficulty.

But you’re up to the challenge. Be creative. Use your imagination.

Snap a photo and submit it to the Inspire Grace photo contest, using the official members-only form.

Technical specifications—

  • resolution: 300 dpi (ppi)
  • size: 6” minimum width (landscape orientation preferred)
  • file type: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .png, or .psd
  • legalities: you must be the photographer, year taken

Our Inspire Press art director, Julie Williams, will select the winning photo and use it for the cover of next year’s anthology: Inspire Grace. She reserves the right to crop and/or frame it as needed for the cover.

The winner will receive two free copies of the anthology—in addition to any received as an author of an article—and, of course, attribution for the photo.

Deadline for photo submissions is November 15, 2018.

>>Photo Contest Submission Form<<

1photo by Fanny Schertzer, January 2010, Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-3.032


    • Libby, just to be clear, for this anthology, we have extended the types of images that can be submitted to include original graphic art, in addition to original photographs. “Graphic art” would include any digital design created on a computer that is 100% original.

  1. I’m sorry, but modifying a photo taken by another photographer makes the legalities of Inspire Press using the photo too complicated, even if it is a Creative Commons photo with license to modify. However, you do NOT need to be a professional photographer or even an experienced amateur to enter one of your photos. All entries will be judged on their own merits. And, if YOU are the photographer who snapped the photo, then YOU can modify it with Photoshop or by any other means before submitting it. It remains your photo with your permission for Inspire Press to use it. I hope this helps you have confidence in entering one of your own photos.

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