Photo Contest: Your Man as an Object

Take a cue from Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, opening November 4th at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, and flip the script on the male gaze! From salacious smartphone snaps to fine art photography, our celebrity judges Jiz Lee and Anna Pulley want to see it all – no pun intended.

How do I enter?

Tweet a photo of your man as an object along with the hashtag #manasobject for a chance at the Grand Prize. If you want your entry retweeted by @somarts, tag us!

Tweet (or retweet) contest entry details with the hashtag #manasobject for a shot at the Pivot Prize. Each tweet with contest entry details and the hashtag #manasobject represents one chance to win. Tweet often to enter more than once!

What do I win?

The Grand Prize for the winning photo is a bag of  Good Vibrations goodies, including:

  • A steamy piece of literature by Miranda Austin
  • A  7-function waterproof  “personal massager”
  • A second “personal massager” in the shape of a sea mammal
  • A game for couples
  • Other mystery “unmentionables” that would make your mother blush

The Grand Prize winning photo will be digitally displayed and the winner announced during the closing reception, film screening & panel discussion on November 30, 6–9pm.

The Pivot Prize is a a 200 page, full-color catalog created for Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, featuring essays by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Annie M. Sprinkle, and more.

Who picks the winner?

San Francisco’s hottest sexperts Jiz Lee & Anna Pulley will select the winner of the Grand Prize. Winner of the Pivot Prize will be chosen at random from the pool of tweets spreading the word about the contest.

The Rules

Contest ends at 11:59PM on Friday, November 11, 2011. Submit your original photography. No more than (3) entries per Twitter user will be considered for judging. A maximum of (3) attempts will be made to notify the winners through Twitter. Winners must respond within 14 days to coordinate the receipt of their prizes in-person or by mail. SOMArts Cultural Center will cover shipping costs to addresses within the United States only. Contest entries above are curated to prevent the display of irrelevant tweets; all qualifying photo entries will be submitted for judging. Staff and family members of SOMArts Cultural Center can enter, but are not eligible to win.

Image above by Karen Zack. Special thanks to Good Vibrations for donating the Grand Prize: