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instant fall contest – the impossible details

September 27, 2010

When the leaves begin to fall, a different type of waiting begins. For those of us who live in a snow covered landscape for roughly half the year, we are not waiting with anxious anticipation; it is more like an “anti” waiting. We wait for nothing, we quit taking pleasant weather for granted. We aim to squeeze the most out of every moment, every instant is to be treasured. One who waits until tomorrow to rake the dry leaves may very well be waiting several months to rake soggy, rotten leaves. Time waits for no man; and neither does snow. The warmest days of the year fade so quickly, and autumn leaves can change colour and fall almost instantly.

I spoke with Anne Bowerman of Impossible Project NYC, one of two contest judges, today, and she agreed that we should give away an impressive prize pack of FOUR boxes of the newest (and rigourously tested) Impossible film: PX 600 SILVER SHADE UV+ (a new b&w film for Polaroid 600 cameras to be released for the first time ever in October!)

From the Sept.23 News Release:

This is the next generation of Impossible’s Silver Shade film. The special and newly added UV+ sheet guarantees improvement of the Black & White tone as well as an increased stability and overall performance. The brilliantly sharp tones range from b&w (~20C) to sepia (at ~23C) and allow a unique and fascinating range of possible applications.

To make up for the long wait of the summer contest, this one is a whole lot simpler – providing you own an instant camera of the analogue variety.

Get out there before the sun sets on your shortening day and snap a shot of what autumn means to you.

Here are the details:

  • The theme is autumn.
  • The images must be made using instant film (Polaroid, Impossible, Fujifilm, anything, as long as it’s instant).
  • The deadline is October 15, 2010.
  • Your submission should be emailed to jeff at filmfridge dot com (replace at with “@” and dot with “.”).
  • All submissions, winning or not, may be posted on this site.
  • The winner gets four packs of PX 600 Silver Shade, a reusable Impossible Project bag, and of course some stickers.
  • The judges are Anne Bowerman and Dave Bias of the Impossible Project NYC office.
  • Judges decision is final.

What are you waiting for?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2010 4:27 am

    Great contest, great theme! Definitely going for it 🙂

  2. September 28, 2010 8:44 am

    Please send info for submitting images. Great site and great theme!
    Thanks much.
    John Gee

  3. September 29, 2010 11:48 am

    great theme although i’ve got a vintage sx-70, not sure 600 film will work with my camera…

  4. October 2, 2010 6:44 pm

    That new film looks so fantastic! I can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  5. October 12, 2010 12:48 pm

    yeeah:) Submitted one after frantically getting my idea on a couple polaroids at sunset. ugh, not liking the sun setting so soon already.

  6. Rebekah permalink
    October 13, 2010 8:40 pm

    Can more than one be entered? Or is it one submission per person?

    • dirklancer permalink*
      October 14, 2010 8:10 pm

      more than one is OK – just make sure to send your best!

  7. October 14, 2010 6:06 pm

    Just submitted my entry!! Can’t wait to see everyone’s shots!! 🙂

  8. caren permalink
    October 15, 2010 8:20 pm

    Entered at the last minute! I’m good that way 🙂
    What a fabulous giveaway! Makes me all gooey inside to think about possibly winning all those Polaroid packs.

  9. daniel permalink
    October 16, 2010 4:55 am

    When and where do we get the results?


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