Photo Contest

Do you have a great pareidolia photo? Submit it to our monthly contest! The winner each month will receive a free signed copy of the book! See below for contest rules.

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Winner of October 2021 photo contest:

Abid R.



Winner of September 2021 photo contest: Jay S.



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Contest Rules

1. Prize for the best photo will be a signed copy of the book: Pareidolia -- Seeing Faces in Unusual Places.
2. Contest will run from the first of the month to the end of the month.
3. Submit your photo any time during the month.
4. Photo must be an original, taken by you.
5. One photo per entry; one entry per person per month.
6. A new contest will begin on the first of every month.
7. The winner will be notified within the first week following the month of the contest. If the winner does not respond with in 7 days, the runner-up will be contacted.


Photo Tips

1. Email a high resolution copy, or the original version of the photo. Photos sized at least 1000x1000px are preferred.
2. Avoid cropping too tightly -- We found that some room around the face, essentially framing it, helps contextualize and make the face easier to see. 
3. Sometimes adding a bit of contrast and/or brightness to the photo will accentuate the face and make it "pop".
4. You don't need a fancy camera. A well-lit subject and bright, clear and in-focus photo from your mobile phone is all you need.