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GEM Cards

Welcome to the Bondar Challenge!

Along with your photo, you will need to submit an artist statement in the form of a GEM card. This is what takes your submission from a photograph to an artistic and scientific expression.

There are 4 levels of GEM cards: Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, and Diamond. Emerald is our junior level, followed by Ruby and Sapphire, and Diamond is our most advanced level. If you are new to photography, we recommend starting with our Emerald or Ruby GEM card. If you are more comfortable with photography and camera techniques, give the Sapphire or Diamond GEM card a try! You can always ask your teacher or trainer which GEM card is best for you.

Note: only one GEM card is required for each photograph and only one photograph should be submitted per participant.

Once a GEM card is selected, please complete the online form and submit it to us. We will review your completed GEM card and photograph for the competition.

Thank you for participating in the Bondar Challenge. We are excited to see your work!