Monday, October 22, 2012

We got the message, here's our next contest...


Last week I asked for your input on what we could/should do when it comes to our contests, many folks left comments and about another 65 readers sent me an email with their thoughts and ideas.

Thank you, because that's exactly what I was hoping for.

For the most part you wanted us to keep things pretty much as they are, people like the random drawing as everyone has an equal chance at winning, regardless of their photographic abilities. What we will be doing is adding themes to some of our contests along with one contest each year that will be a photography image based (judged by our readers).

Another suggestion was to have readers submit images for critique and receiving a prize for having their image "gone over" for all the world to see. Loved this idea as well and you will be seeing this in the future as well.

Now, on to our next contest which starts this very minute, we will be picking two winners at random from all the folks who follow these rules:

1. This contest is themed based and the theme is nature/landscape photography

2. Like us on Facebook (if you've "liked" us for a previous contest, this requirement is waved)

3. Leave a comment on any blog post or any of our YouTube videos

4. Upload a nature or landscape image that you shot to our Flickr group

If you are new to Flickr (or have never joined) you can get all the details on how to join the Weekly Photo Tips Flickr group here.

Both winners from this contest will receive one year "plus" memberships to 500px.com.



One winner will receive the DVD "Mastering Exposure in Digital Photography" by Tim Grey, and one Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Flash Mount.



The second winner will get "The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop" by Jeff Schewe, and one Suction Cup Ball Head.



Each winner will be getting a total of three prizes.

The contest starts right now and both winners will be announced on the blog Friday November 9 (2012).

Good luck everyone, we always look forward to seeing your images and reading your comments.

Here is the small print (literally):

All rights and ownership of submitted images remain with the photographer who took it.

friend us once, then 1 image upload + 1 comment = 1 contest entry.

You can enter the contest as many times as you like, no limit.


Winners outside of the US will need to cover the cost of shipping their prize package.



5 comments:

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Cool prizes, I just added my photo to the group!!

Pam said...

AWESOME!!!

Bill said...

Great contest for this time of year!

Demonspawn77 said...

I like to enter these type of contest as it allows me to show my work and get feedback on how to improve my photography. Right now I would classify my level of photography as newbie.

Arty Lady's blog said...

I just added my photo too. First time I have entered this competition, so I'm excited.