Beautifully Wrapped

Are you beautifully wrapped? Do you know someone who is? Then keep reading…

NIYAH is pleased to announce our call for entries to the 2011 Beautifully Wrapped Photography Competition.  Call is open to all photographers, amateur and professional worldwide.

Requirements: Full Color or Black and White photographs that depict a woman/women in a headwrap, headscarf, khimar, tichel, etc.  Our goal is to highlight the multitude of beautiful ways women of various ethnic backgrounds cover their hair for cultural or religious reasons.  We want to see examples of women wrapped at the office, at a dinner party, at a concert, walking the dog, however!  We’re also looking for more posed “model” shots and headshots.

Submission: Photographs must be submitted in a digital format (i.e.-35mm prints should be scanned and sent as digital files). We prefer submissions at min 300 dpi in either jpg or tiff format but lower resolutions will be accepted (the higher the resolution the better the print!). When in doubt send the original source file, unaltered. Photographs should be submitted via email to [email protected].   You may submit up to 5 photographs.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

An Entry Form must also be completed and accompany the photos. Photographs will be accepted from any time period (ie-photos do not need to have been taken within the past year!).

A brief description must accompany each image describing the photo and or model(s).  We are looking for a wide representation of ethnic backgrounds, styles, fabrics, etc.

Entry Period: July 1, 2010 through September 1, 2010

Entries must be the original work of the entrant, and must be created exclusively by the entrant.   Each artist should be in full possession of copyright for images.

Selection: 12 photos will be selected for inclusion in the 2011 calendar.  Other photos may be considered for a larger traveling exhibition and companion book.   All artists will be fully recognized.

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(And while you’re at it, pick up a copy of Jihad of the Soul, written by Zarinah El-Amin Naeem.)


Disclaimer: I do not own Niyah. I am not Zarinah El-Amin Naeem. Please visit the links above for information. Thank you.


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