Together, Maine Media and Carl Zeiss USA Partner to Sponsor the Precision Image Competition.
The Precision Image Competition (PiC) is an opportunity for all Maine Media students to experience the unparalleled image quality of Zeiss lenses while challenging themselves to create new still and moving pictures for a dynamic competition.
Every year, Zeiss provides a wide selection of lenses for still and cinema cameras for students to “test-drive” while on campus. Students are invited to submit their work made with these lenses to the competition, in two categories: 1) Still Images (any genre, from fine art to documentary to commercial) or 2) Short Films (documentary and/or narrative).
The grand prize winner in each category wins a Zeiss lens of their choice from the Batis, Loxia, Touit, Milvus, Classics, or ZM line, plus a voucher for a free workshop at Maine Media.
Winners will be announced in December.
To submit your work to the 2023 Zeiss Precision Image Competition, email [email protected] with the following information:
- Your name
- The title, instructor and date of the on-campus workshop you attended
- The Zeiss lens that you used
- Your work (see guidelines below)
For Photographers: submit up to six (6) still images taken with a Zeiss lens during a 2023 on-campus workshop.
Please submit jpeg images at 72 dpi, 1200px on the long side, Adobe RGB color space. Note: If you are selected as a winner or finalist, we will ask for your images at 300 dpi to share on our website and with our audience.
For Filmmakers: submit up to three (3) 90-second video clips shot with a Zeiss lens during a 2023 on-campus workshop.
Please submit your short videos as Vimeo links. Note: If you are selected as a winner or finalist, we will ask for the full versions of your videos as .mp4 files to share on our website and with our audience.
Submission Guidelines: 2022
Any work created on-campus in 2022 with a Zeiss lens is eligible for submission.
For Still Images:
- 300 dpi
- 8 inches on the long side
- Adobe RGB color space
- File name must be as follows: FirstName-LastName_ImageTitle.jpeg
- Image must be shot with Zeiss glass
You may submit up to 6 images. Please email [email protected] with your submission. Include your name, the Zeiss lens you used, the workshop you attended, and your images as attachments.
For Short Films:
- Short films or clips must be 90 seconds or less.
- Please upload your film to your own personal Vimeo account
- Please make sure that your video is viewable through the link you provide
- Video must be shot with Zeiss glass
You may submit up to 3 short films or clips. Please email [email protected] with your submission. Include your name, the Zeiss lens you used, the workshop you attended, and a Vimeo link to your film(s). If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide a .mp4 or .mov file for Maine Media to share on our YouTube channel.
Congratulations to our 2022 Winners & Finalists:
WINNER, FILMMAKING: ARIANNA DRUMOND
Siren, directed by Arianna Drumond and photographed by Rigel Garcia
Created for the Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking
FINALIST, FILMMAKING: GABRIEL ORTIZ
The Pumpkin, directed by Gabriel Ortiz
Created for Camera & Visual Storytelling with Steven Fierberg, ASC
FINALIST, FILMMAKING: Gideon Baeza
See Yourself Differently, directed by Gideon Baeza
Created during Shooting Commercials & Music Videos with Daniel Pearl, ASC
WINNER, PHOTOGRAPHY: SHAPLEIGH SMITH
What’s Up,taken for Hidden Maine: Everything But Lobster Traps with Henry Horenstein
FINALIST, PHOTOGRAPHY: ADAM DINJIAN
Eclipsed, taken for Scholastic Portfolio Development with Kari Wehrs
FINALIST, PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTINA SANDERS
Failing Queen, taken for Seeing Maine: A Photographic Discovery with Stella Johnson
2021 Winners & Finalists:
Videos will be available to view on YouTube starting at 3pm EST on Friday, January 14th.
I Wonder, directed by Kurt Sneddon and photographed by Karen Eggers
Created for the 8-Week Cinematography Intensive with Amy Vincent, ASC
Untitled, directed by Ben Zäch
Created for the 8-Week Cinematography Intensive
Sherman’s Point, directed by Gideon Baeza
Created for the 8-Week Directing Intensive
WINNER, PHOTOGRAPHY: Tanya Russell
Routine, taken during the Fall semester of the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling Program
FINALIST, PHOTOGRAPHY: Skip Klein
Renaissance of Gloria Swanson, taken during The Environmental Portrait with David Hilliard
FINALIST, PHOTOGRAPHY: Alaric Beal
Skin, taken during The Intuitive Portrait with Andrea Modica
To see past years’ photo submissions, visit precisionimagecomp.photoshelter.com