Barrie, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) December 21, 2008
PhotographyCorner.com ( http://www.photographycorner.com ) recently announced the 2008 Photograph of the Year contest, featuring nine, high-profile sponsors with over $11,500 in prizes to be won including a grand prize valued at $3,800. The contest is free to enter, with submissions accepted via email. Any photograph taken in 2008 is eligible to win if entered.
The PhotographyCorner.com 2008 Photograph of the Year marks the 3rd annual photograph of the year contest organized by the popular photography resources site. With over $11,500 in prizes available to be won, and with first prize alone valued at almost $4,000, the PhotographyCorner.com 2008 Photograph of the Year contest stands to be not only a fantastic venue for photographers to display their best work of the past year, but also a great platform for sponsors to promote their products and services to the photography community.
There are several things that set the contest apart from some of the other "Best of the Year" photography contests. Firstly, winners can be from anywhere in the world, not just limited to the US or Canada, making the contest truly a worldwide photography contest. In fact, their most recent contest winner was from Argentina, with other past winners from various places around the world including the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, Israel, Africa, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. In addition, instead of having a select group of judges pick a winner, the entire community will vote on every photograph, broken down in several rounds. With this unique voting process, every eligible submitted photograph is given a chance to win, not just a select few picked out by judges, giving the community complete power over which photographs are awarded "Best Photograph of 2008."
In an interview about the Photograph of the Year contest, the owner and founder of PhotographyCorner.com, Tim L. Walker, expressed that "the excitement and unique features of this contest display exactly why PhotographyCorner is such a popular and unique home for photographers on the web. Anyone can enter the contest, and anyone can win. I don't decide. A bunch of 'professional' judges don't decide. The community decides. They're the photographers - they should pick the winners." He continued by adding that "it's encouraging to see such an amazing and diverse group of sponsors step up to reward and encourage photographers from around the world. With over $11,500 in prizes, the winners will add thousands of dollars worth of equipment, software and services to their arsenal, allowing them to further improve their photography - and that's what it's really all about. Photography enriches all of our lives in one way or another, and contests like this serve to improve the photography we see all around us every day."
The 9 contest sponsors, including GetData.com, MyPicTales.com, ColorRight.com and SmugMug.com, have offered up an amazing collection of cash and prizes (http://www.photographycorner.com/2008-photograph-of-the-year-prizes) that includes software, equipment, cash, photobooks, gift certificates, camera bags, photography-related services, web sites and more. The contest rules can be found at http://www.photographycorner.com/2008-photograph-of-the-year-rules, and all information about the contest can be found at http://www.photographycorner.com/2008-photograph-of-the-year.
Hundreds of entries are expected before the end date of the contest on December 31st, 2008, and voting will begin in early January, 2009. Voting will run in several stages until the end of January when the winners will be announced.
PhotographyCorner.com is a leading photography resources portal for photographers, which includes member-written articles, tutorials, forums, a community photo gallery, a photography directory, a photography blog, and a collection of photography projects. The site runs a monthly Photograph of the Month contest and eighteen yearly Contest Corner Challenges, as well as providing an area of the site for photographers to receive constructive criticism of their work in the Critiques Corner. PhotographyCorner.com was launched in March 2004.
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For more information, please visit http://www.PhotographyCorner.com and http://www.photographycorner.com/2008-photograph-of-the-year. Tim L. Walker can be reached at 705.321.9542 to answer any questions.
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