TobaccoDays – 2016 Most Creative Pipe Photo Contest

TobaccoDays – 2016 Most Creative Pipe Photo Contest


Take a Picture of a pipe scene to new Creative Heights. Thats the task.

Do that well and you can grab a piece of $1,200.00 set aside in pipes for the Three winners.

Anybody can win in this contest. We’re hoping it’s one of you. Only way to find out if you have some creativity is to give it a go. Hopefully you can surprise yourself in the process. All it takes is a little spark of an idea to get a gem.

Contest Prizes – Provided through the support of Visit their website here.

1st Prize – $600 worth of store-credit at PipeList.

2nd Prize – $400 worth of store-credit at PipeList.

3rd Prize – $200 worth of store-credit at PipeList.

Meet The Judges

Gregory Pease
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Gregory L Pease is the mastermind behind the GL Pease brand of premium pipe tobacco that we know & love. Nobody comes close to matching Greg’s passion for exploring the subtleties of our favorite leaf. In addition to his passion for and involvement with tobaccos, Greg has long been a creative force in the pipe world through his images and his words. His understanding and appreciation of the pipe’s aesthetics came to broader attention through his fine-art photographs of pipes with his long-term project, “In Celebration of Briar.” He has designed shapes for several high-profile pipe makers, and is half of the Pease/Di Piazza Designs collaborative. For many years, he has penned influential articles on nearly every aspect of our hobby, and currently lends his uniquely informed and articulate voice as Contributing Editor for Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine through his column, “Spontaneous Combustion.” We are honored to have Gregory join us on our judging panel for this year’s contest.

Denman ‘DJ’ Bassett

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Denman ‘DJ’ Bassett has been a pipe enthusiast for close to 50 years. He has seen more than most of us over the years. Denman, beyond being a great guy is also deeply involved with the arts. He has been a photographer for his entire life and was even a museum director & curator. Denman knows art & understands what it means to truly be creative. We are lucky to have him join us on our mission to judge the most creative pipe photos the community can produce.

David M.
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David M. produces the blog. He enjoys photography and the creative arts. David M. is fond of stimulating new thoughts in people in a host of diverse subjects, including pipes. As you see in the blog, David M. is always looking for a new way to express the beauty in pipes. From the classical to the not so classical. It is a journey of exploration & seeking that he thoroughly enjoys. He can’t wait to look at your creativity.

How to Enter

Submit your image via email using the email address: tobaccodays @

You can send images (up to 20MB in size) or a link to download your image(s).

You are allowed to enter one photo per day. Please include your name and contact information. If you have a title for the photo, please include it as well. You will retain all rights to your images. No rights are transferred to TobaccoDays other than for the purposes of this contest.

Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest.

All files are requested at 5MB or higher.


Contest begins April 4, 2016 and runs through to April 20, 2016. All entries must be received by April 20, 2016. A little over two weeks is what you got.

Submit your entries via email to: tobaccodays @

Winning photos will be posted on the Web site within two weeks of the end of the contest.

Winning photos will be announced on May 1st, 2016 and will also be exhibited at the 2016 Chicago Pipe Show. We will be printing a high quality banner to display the best images. Because of this, please submit photos with as high a resolution as possible.

Photos acceptable to can be of practically any subject – we welcome pipe still life photos, pipe and landscape photos, pictures of your pet, this list could go on forever, we accept everything as long as its creative. The photo must relate to pipes and/or pipe smoking in some way. If you would like, you can even photoshop and/or illustrate a pipe photo. The medium for your creativity is not kept to photography if you have sufficient range.

Show a sufficiently strong creative idea to make all these other requirements your about to read less important factors in the overall judging of your strong idea. That is true creativity! The one that breaks all the rules.
Otherwise, try to show technical excellence, thoughtful originality, artistic creativity, and a mastery of the tools. Do this and your photo may be selected as a winner in our contest.

Additional Photo Contest Details reserves the right to reject unsuitable or pornographic images. Unsuitable images for this site include most nude photos as well as photos of a sexually suggestive or overly violent content.

Before being awarded their prize, contest winners may be required to sign a legal affidavit indicating that they are in fact the photographer who created the photo, that they own legal copyright, and that they have written releases for any recognizable locations and people appearing in the photograph. will attempt to contact prize winners by email. If the winner does not respond to our email and claim the prize within 10 days, the prize will be forfeited.

Prize winners agree to hold harmless and release and affiliated entities from loss, claim, injury, damage or expense, including, but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, which are in any way connected or associated with the use of any prizes or prizes received from

Collecting your prize. If I were you, I’d just go to and hit the ALL PIPES link and just scroll down and enjoy page after page, looking at all that good briar.

Go grab one of those pipes. Up to $600 is yours to take. If you give us something exceptionally creative.

To see some of the best images from last year’s contest, click here.

Good Luck!

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