First of all, thank you to all of you, contestants, to take part of the Tandem Contest! Now that you are willing to participate to this contest, here are a couple of things that you need to know about the contest process before going any further.
Is the pairing really random?
Yes, it is. In other words, do not think that we, the judges, are trying to make some special treatment for some of you, or, on the opposite, that we are trying to ruin your chances of winning this contest. We were totally neutral when we did the pairing.
Can we use old works for this contest?
Yes, you can, as long as they are either stock, poetry or macro photographs/close-ups. Moreover, you do not have to, but it would be nice to explain what your process was in order to create your final piece (the concept, your approach...)
Can we use other people's works for this contest?
No. You have to use your own works only.