WomenInPhotography.org 2009 Juried Online Photo Competition $1950 Cash Awards, Kodak Zi6 Camcorder -- Deadline April 1st

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*Women In Photography International (WIPI) celebrates women's work with a juried competition in three categories, Family Gatherings, Landscapes and Self-Portraits. The three categories represent a picture of the world we live in and the people we share our lives with...including ourselves. The top three placement winners as well as honorable mention winners will be showcased on womeninphotography.org.

Women In Photography International (WIPI), the #1 online resource center for women photographers worldwide welcomes photographs taken with any type of film or digital camera including any type of point and shoot camera including toy cameras such as, Lomography and Pinhole styled camera images. Submission may include scanned, manipulated black and white or color images including fine art, straight forward or using any creative software such as Adobe Photoshop to transform the image. Online JPG submission with no date restriction and ALL subject matter accepted.

The 2009 competition themes, Family Gatherings, will be juried by Audrey Jonckheer, Worldwide Pro Photographer Relations, Kodak, Landscapes by Sarah Leen, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Society and Self-Portraits by Jean Ferro, Photo Artist / President, WIPI. The deadline for the online submission is April 1st, midnight, PDT, Los Angeles. http://www.womeninphotography.org

Each juror will choose three placement prize winning photographs and ten Honorable Mention selections. Each category 1st Place winner will receive: a $500 cash, the Kodak Zi6 stunning HD camcorder, a one year/full subscription of FreshLists.com industry contact lists, FotoQuote Pro 5 photo price quoting software by Cradoc and a Twelve image WIPI gallery presentation.

Second and Third Place winners will also receive a cash award and gallery presentation. All twelve plalcement winners will receive an A & I Photographic Digital Services Hard cover, self-publishing book The honorable mention photographs will also be included in a WIPI showcase gallery. Upon completion of Home page visibility thru December 2009, WPI galleries will continue to receive visibility when archived in the WIPI library exhibition listings.

WIPI continues it's tradition to honor women photographers worldwide with an online presence through competitions, galleries, feature stories and the Hire-a-WIPI Pro directory. WIPI Competition winners have received recognition in the arts through exposure at womeninphotography.org. The WIPI library is a key reference for collectors, curators, and researchers. Past competitions have opened the doors to opportunities for photographers seen on the Women In Photography International website. http://www.wipi.org

The WIPI Distinguished Photographer's Award was created in 1985 as a tribute to photographers of excellence and achievement. WIPI paid homage to Annie Leibovitz (2003) through a collaborative event with the Lucie Awards inaugural presentation in Los Angeles and to Sylvia Plachy (2004), in New York City. WIPI's founding member, photographer Carrie Mae Weems received The Distinguished Photographers award in 2005. Other former recipients include: Eve Arnold, Linda McCartney, Marion Post Wolcott, Ruth Orkin, Mary Ellen Mark, Grace Robertson, Judy Dater, Ruth Bernhard, Berenice Abbott and Joyce Tenneson. 2006 thru 2008 WIPI created the 100 list of accomplished photographers from emerging talent to twenty-five year plus Distinguished Photographers.

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