(Army News Service) — If Soldiers have a good photograph,
"Soldiers Magazine," the Army’s official magazine, wants
to see it.
magazine has launched its first "Of Soldiers, By Soldiers"
cover photo contest, running through Apr. 21.
really want to highlight Soldiers and their abilities in the
magazine," said Editor Carrie McLeroy.
added that Soldiers should be both behind the camera and in the shots.
can be from both the active and reserve components, as well as
veterans, but they don’t have to be professional Army photographers.
Each Soldier is limited to one submission.
photos can be of anything: Soldiers in the field, downrange, training,
garrison life, even off-duty or studio shots.
photos taken in-theater or of sensitive training must be cleared by
Soldiers’ commands prior to submission. All photos must be in focus
and at least five by seven inches at 300 dots per inch.
Soldiers would like their photos to be considered for the cover,
McLeroy said they should submit vertical, right-facing photos. That
means the action in the photo should aim to the right or the person
should be looking to the right, leading a reader to open the magazine.
said that photos that don’t make the cover but are still good,
dynamic images will run in one or two photo features this summer.
to McLeroy, "Soldiers" has already received an image that
probably will be used on the May cover.
a studio shot that fits with memorial stories often run in that month’s
issue, focusing on Memorial Day.
that doesn’t mean the search for a great cover photo is over. This
is a contest with more than one winner. McLeroy said she’d really
like multiple outstanding photos she can use for several issues during
should include both their contact information and their supervisors’
names and contact information with their submissions. Winners will
receive a copy of the magazine and McLeroy said she would send letters
of appreciation to their supervisors.
television show "Army Wives," also plans to use issues of
the magazine as set dressing through August, so McLeroy said cover
winners could find their images on TV.
To submit, send images to email@example.com.