™ Photography Contest Grows Over 100 percent in 2005

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Over 20,000 photos submitted in December contest.™, the worldwide leader in online photography education, today announced that its popular photo contest grew over 100 percent in 2005, with over 20,000 entries in its December contest alone. The contest, which awards prizes in 10 categories, showcases the best in photography on the web.

"We love giving photographers a place to show their work," said Jim Miotke, President of "Whether it's our new Deluxe Web Sites or our popular monthly contest, photographers of all skill levels can share their photography and get comments and feedback."

The monthly overall Grand Prize winner receives a BetterPhoto Deluxe Web Site, while the First Place winners in each category receive a Tamrac Velocity 6 Sling Pack or a Lensbaby lens with macro filters. Second place winners in each category receive a BetterPhoto Premium Gallery.

Prizes are awarded in the following categories: Animals, Details & Macro, Digital Darkroom, Elements of Design, Flowers, Nature & Landscapes, People, Special Effects, Travel & Place, and a Monthly Theme.

About is the worldwide leader in online photography education, offering an approachable resource for photographers who want to improve their skills, share their photos, and learn more about the art and technique of photography. Headquartered in Redmond, WA, is a fun, approachable community, offering online photography courses led by highly respected and published professional photographers, who act as mentors. BetterPhoto also offers a range of gallery and web hosting options that are easy to use and powerfully customizable, and offers a rich community experience and the best photo contests on the web.

For more information, visit the BetterPhoto website at


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