Challenge: Negative Space

Self Portrait Challenge: Negative Space
Submissions accepted from May 1st – June 30th 2017*

Negative space is the space that surrounds the subject of your image – create a self portrait image with an emphasis on negative space.

Submit your entry via –
Facebook: Post to the “discussion” section of this event:
Google+: Post to the “Challenge Submissions” Category:


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Here’s a gallery of great self portraits that make effective use of negative space:

Questions? Feel free to send a message to us at The Art of Self Portraiture FB Page or make a post in the discussion section of our G+ Community (

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image by community moderator, Paul Bagley


Submissions accepted from May 1st – June 30th 2017*
Entry must be a self portrait that is your original work and adheres to the theme. Only one entry per person.
The self portrait must be current (captured during the submission timeframe of the challenge), though composite elements of the image do not have to be current.

*Facebook events allow only a 2 week period of time to be designated for an “event” – the start and end dates on the Facebook event are June 17 – 30th as those are the last 2 weeks of the submission period. Please note that you may post your submission to either (or both) the Facebook Event and/or the Google+ Challenge Submissions Category *any* time between May 1st and June 30th 2017.

At the end of the submission period, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will select a group of 5 finalists and announce and feature these artists and their images. From these, one overall winner will be selected. The winner will have their work featured on all of our social media channels and be highlighted in a post on our website.

Please note that moderator judging is subjective (art always is!). Each moderator will cast their vote based on adherence to the theme and rules, as well as their own subjective impressions of the art and aesthetics of entries (such as emotional quality, creativity, overall technical skill required, processing quality, etc). Moderator votes are final and not subject to debate.

Current ASP Community Moderators:
Lotus Carroll
Mark Rodriguez
Annie Weibull
Aska Koziara
Jason Mayers
Kelly Richards
Nynke Bonga
Paul Bagley
Ricardo Williams
Sam Breach
Stacy Heap Vitallo
Stefan Riss
Tamara Pruessner
Tom Tran


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