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Friday, October 06, 2006

Photo Request: Nigerian Sports

An educational publisher needs images for six book jackets. Six different cut-out images of a sportsperson placed on a star shape — the design means that the person will look as if he or she is using the star as a springboard. The sportspeople should ideally be Nigerian and well-known. If that’s not possible they should most certainly be of black African origin.

Upper Basic covers: two men and one woman. Senior Secondary covers: two men and one woman. There are six books in total. The images must show movement but should not be blurred. Where possible, the person should be in the air, moving upwards.

Suggested subject matter:
Athletics (this is excellent subject matter for maths as it denotes measurement):
Runner starting away from blocks
Long Jump
High Jump
Triple Jump
Pole vault
Football — Saving a goal, scoring a goal in the African Nations Cup
Basketball — Scoring a hoop (different perspectives) by the Nigerian team
Gymnastics — Flip on the beam

The book will be in colour and will only be published in Nigeria / Africa. As this is a broad brief, restricted by its African subject, we’ve attached an image to show an example of what they are looking for.

They say that if this image showed a Nigerian footballer and was flipped so that he was kicking to the right, it would be ideal!

Upload data:
1. DEADLINE: Thursday October 19th 2006; 12 noon GMT
2. FILESIZE: 300dpi, colour, pixel dimensions >3510 x 2480 (to print at A4+)
3. CODE KEYWORD: MACATH (input this among all your other apposite keywords and NEVER use the Code Keyword as your only keyword. Describe the image in full as normal)
4. CATEGORISE UNDER: Sport> Athletics

If you feel you already have existing images on the site which fit the bill, just add the unique code keyword to them.

And remember, the only way you can make your pictures available for consideration by the buyers in any Picture Call is to upload them to the fotoLibra site and to include the special Code Keyword among your other keywords. Please do not mark your images as Royalty Free and do not send them to me as there is nothing I can do with them - my opinion would be highly subjective and probably not helpful. Please also make sure that they always match or exceed the requested resolutions and file sizes.

Kind regards

Jacqui Norman