Introducing Wednesday’s Headlines: A Call For Submissions
If you’re reading this and think it would be entertaining to send along a pic of the daily newspaper or newspapers from wherever you happen to be at the moment, consider this your public call to do just that.
I’m an international news junkie and love newspapers, so the idea here is to collect headlines from all corners of the planet on the same day. Thus “Wednesday’s Headlines”, which is, in short: a quick snap of the nearest newsstand or newspaper each Wednesday from anywhere in the world –whether that’s where you’re traveling at the moment are in the place you call home.
Be as wildly creative or sublimely mundane as you’d like –the image can be of someone reading, an entire newsstand, several newspapers, or just one– so long as it does include an actual newspaper published on Wednesday of each particular week — beginning this week, Wednesday, 6 January 2016.
As suggested, this will be a weekly compilation, with photos published the following morning Central European Time (GMT-1), so please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so they’re received by 08:00 CET in the morning Thursday.
I’ll be happy to include your name, a link to your website or blog and a link to one social media network of your choice along with the image. The earlier you send it, the better chance it will have to be included.
A few more examples:
Are you in? Great!
Include your name and the location where the photo was taken (City, state, country). Feel free to add a few lines of text for context. (Creativity is encouraged.)
Include you website/blog name and URL and one social media link (if you’d like) which will be included with each published photo. If you have a Twitter account that’s not included above, send that handle as well so you can be included in the post’s promotion.
In a perfect world the title of the image file you send will include lots of that info, something along the lines of this: Dallas-USA-Jan-06-2016-by-FirstName-LastName. Or something like that.
Size: uncropped, no larger than 1000 pixels on the long side (landscape/horizontal preferred) and under 250kb.
Send to: bob @ pirancafe.com.
Absolute deadline: Thursday morning 08:00 CET. Any photos received after 8am will not be included.
Yes — you can participate every week.
And feel free to spread the word.
Any questions? Leave them in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer.
Looking forward to a small pile of headlines in Thursday morning’s mail! Have fun!