Pin-up Photo Contest 6 HLRF

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Model: Eva, Photo: Mirjana Pjevac, fotografija poziva za 6.HLRF Pin-up foto natječaj

At this year’s sixth Hang Loose Rockabilly Festival, we are once again organizing a public Pin-up photo contest, to which adults, EU citizens, can apply as photographers and models.

We only accept pre-formed teams consisting of a photographer + female model for the competition, but separate applications are also possible, after which the organizer will mediate in merging teams by establishing a group on one of the electronic communication channels. In practice, it works like this: if you are a model or photographer interested in the competition, and you have not already applied as a member of the formed team, we put you in a communication group where you have the opportunity to find a photographer or model. ORGANIZER OF HLRF DOES NOT MATCH TEAMS, and we are not responsible in case of non-arrival of models or photographers.

The photos are competing for the “Miss Pin-Up Photo” (proclamation at the end of the 6th HLRF).

The planned sets are oldtimer cars, motorcycles and bicycles, retro furniture and a picnic, and we require the models to adhere to the pin-up retro visual style of dress, make-up and hairstyle.

This competition will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the location of HLRF (“Tenin salaš”, Kralja Tomislava 76b, Vinkovci), with following timeline:

17:30 – 18:00 h – gathering, getting acquainted with the propositions, signing the consent form with the propositions, assignment of the initial location
18:30 – 19:00 h – photo-shoot at the first location
19:00 – 19:10 h – assignment of the second location
19:10 – 19:30 h – photo-shoot at second location
19:30 – 20:10 h – photo-shoot with free choice of currently unused locations (agreement between teams)
by 23:00 – deadline for submission of photos
23:00 – 00:00 h – Jury session, selection of the winner of the Miss Pin-Up Photo contest
after midnight, in the first break of the program – the announcement of the winner of the Miss Pin-Up Photo contest

The deadline for team applications is June 18, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.

For individual applicants: please, apply before June 16, as we must allow you and the other applicants enough time for team-matching.

The organizer reserves the right to reject applications (eg due to excessive response in relation to the possible number of scenes / backgrounds), and we undertake to notify all registered participants of the acceptance / rejection of applications no later than June 20, 2022 at 12:00.

Models and photographers are not paid a participation fee, and the costs of accommodation / arrival are borne by them.  For all accepted competitors, the organizer will provide free admission to the festival. There is no registration fee.

The organizer provides prizes to the winners of the competition (listed at the bottom of this text).
The winners will be chosen by a jury compiled of at least two members of NGO “RetroPERSPEKTIVA” (organizer of HLRF) and one official photographer of HLRF.

Complete albums of all photographers will be released in the week after the festival.

Before taking photos for the competition, we will ask all photographers for written consent for the photographer to give the HLRF organizer for free permanent use all photos sent to the competition, for publication in the media and to promote future festivals, and the same form will oblige the organizer as a signatory to name the author each time the photos are published.

Submission of photos for final evaluation

As a final result of the competition, each photographer undertakes to submit a minimum number of photographs according to the following specifications:

  • 6 photos in vertical (portrait) orientation,
  • 6 photos in horizontal (landscape) orientation

Minimum photo size: 3500 x 2600 px (2600 x 3500 px), and format variations in which none of the dimensions (width or height) is smaller than those listed.

As already described in the competition schedule, photographers have 2 hours and 50 minutes from the final end of photo-shoot (if they finish earlier, they will have more time to process photos, of course) to submit the minimum required number of photos (until 23:00). Good luck!

Applications for participation should be sent to, with the following information:

Photographer (adult m / f): name and surname, residential address, telephone number, email

Model (adult female): name and surname, chosen nickname (ie artistic name), residential address, telephone number, email, clear photo of the face and full stature

The organizer, the NGO RetroPERSPEKTIVA hereby undertakes that your private data collected on the application forms will not be disclosed to third parties, and that they will use them exclusively for internal purposes of the competitor’s records. Models will be publicly named exclusively by the chosen nickname / artist name, and photographers by name and surname. These conditions will be accepted by all parties by signing the forms on the spot before the start of photo-shoot.

Additional information: tel. 098 908 44 25 (after 15:00 on weekdays) or e-mail .

Prizes for Pin-up photo contest:

1st place
-Model: cash prize 500 HRK
-Photographer: cash prize 500 HRK

2nd place
-Model: gift package
-Photographer: gift package

3rd place
-Model: gift package
-Photographer: gift package