HONG KONG, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International dating site Elena's Models launched its foundational 2017 Photo of the Year contest with $9500 in prizes. Any website member can upload a picture to participate.
The competition runs in monthly rounds, collecting entries during the first two weeks with the public voting to follow.
The most popular image as selected by viewers receives USD $500 prize as the Photo of the Month and an entry into the yearly final. The prized title of the Best Picture of the Year is accompanied by $5000 award.
This year finals will feature 9 contestants (April—December).
- Entry collection: 1-14 day of each month
- Public voting: 15 to the last day monthly
- Winners of monthly rounds compete for the title of Best Photo of 2017.
- Voting for the most popular picture takes place 1-14 January 2018.
- Picture of the month: $500
- Picture of the year: $5000
- Total 2017 prize fund: $9500
The first round in April attracted 119 participants.
Entries include both professional and amateur images, as well as several selfies.
- One contestant depicted in a bright sapphire ball gown on a backdrop of a snowy forest. The composition required her to pose in the freezing cold at -30°C (-22°F).
- Another contender took on the persona of Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn with bright makeup and hair.
- A multitude of portraits depict a great variety of inspirational faces.
Elena Petrova, the company's founder, stated that the goal of the challenge was to highlight the need to lift up the level of photography to be noticed in today's online dating world.
"Bad photos in profiles on dating sites is the major obstacle that hinders a person's success in search for a relationship," Petrova said.
The voting for this month entrants finishes on 30 April. Members of the site as well as general public are invited to cast their votes.
May entries are collected from 1 to 14.
View the complete list of contestants at: http://bit.ly/2oGuglH
ABOUT ELENA'S MODELS
Elenasmodels.com is a global dating site for people seeking love, romance, and serious relationships. It has been established in 1999 and listed over 2 million user profiles from 170 countries of the world.
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