Take a breath. The sun’s slipped below the horizon and a blanket of blue drapes over the shoreline. Exposed rolls of film press against your thigh, nearly overflowing out of your still drying pocket. The coast is abandoned for miles in each direction. The crackling fire warms the air and lights up the faces of all the characters circled around. Glasses clink and the cooler keeps opening and thudding closed. Starting to sputter, the music breaks in and out as the DJ sprints towards the water. One after another, everyone jumps up to follow--losing a layer of clothing every few steps. From the water, everyone’s silhouettes bob just above the rippling surface. The horizon line is non-existent in the now night sky. Back to shore, the fire flickers, its light dancing along the wall of trees backing the beach.


For DAYBREAK V.3, we’re trying to capture the feeling of a coastal summer night, of sunburnt and blonded bliss, of a faded roll of film. Think, “Salty”, “Summer Night Blue Hour”, “Faded Film”, “Blonded”, and “Hair of the Dog”. Let’s tell the stories of days that start and end with a swim, of fire season sunsets, of the moments that stood still in time. Let’s do it all for old time’s sake, for we know now how fleeting a summer night with the crew is.


Cheers to summer and cheers to you. We’ll see you out there.




The Nitty Gritty Details:

  • Submission Deadline August 31st.

  • DAYBREAK imagery submissions must be high resolution (JPEG) files that are at least 300 DPI. Submissions should be at least 2500 pixels on the longest side.                                                                                              

  • Written work should be between 600 and 1500 words sent via Microsoft document. (Rules are meant to be broken)                                                                                                                 

  • With all files, please include your last name in the saved file name.