Color It Red 2021 is Closed… Thank you one and all for your participation!

Shadow & Light Magazine, March/April 2020

• I swear I do this every year! I set a deadline and then as it approaches I realize I set the date for the same date as the release of the January/February issue of Shadow & Light Magazine. Go figure! 

Beat the winter doldrums (and other doldrums!!) by entering this year’s contest. It’s only $20 for 10 images and a chance at being the cover artist in the Special Color It Red issue, which will be published March 15, 2021.

Color It Red 2020 Winners: Fran Forman (left, Cover Photographer) was the Grand Prize Winner, with her winning image gracing the cover the March/April 2020 issue of Shadow & Light Magazine.

Five other finalists received a Showcase Portfolio, with at least 10 images featured, including their highest-placing image. The 2020 Color It Red Finalists were: David Duplessie, Patti Christakos, Lori Pond, and Barbara Cole.

Throughout the years this has been a very popular call-for-entry, and we are looking forward to seeing your “Red” images.

If you want to be included in Color It Red 2021, just click the PayPal button below, pay the (very low) $20 entry fee at PayPal and you’re in!

Previous winners are encouraged to enter, but with newer images.

Like last year, the Grand Prize winner will have her/his portfolio published as the Featured Artist in Shadow & Light Magazine, with the extra bonus in the form of also being the cover artist. Four-six runners-up will each have their portfolios published as a Showcase Portfolio. Up to 10 finalists will have one of their images selected to be included in the Single Image Showcase, a full page for each image. Up to 25 finalists will have their work featured in the Color It Red 2021 Gallery at, which will be announced February 25, 2021.

Color It Red 2021 Basic Guidelines
• Final Entry Fee: $20 for 10 images until January 15, 2021. January 31, 2021.
• Size: All entries shall be no more than 10-inches wide at longest side, 100 dpi, 8-bit, jpg.
• All entries can be of any style as long as they are photo-based, and have some element of the color red.
• Image Deadline: Midnight January 15, 2021. January 31, 2021.
• Winners: All winners will be announced February 20, 2021
• Please send all entries and inquiries to me, here. (

Jurors: Tim Anderson, Ann Hart Marquis, Pat Berrett

Copyright Notice: All entrants retain individual copyright protection. Images will be used only for promotion and publicity of this contest. If any other use is desired the copyright owner of that image(s) will be contacted.