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The best way to show you're serious about your photography is to share it. 
So here's a chance to not only share your work, but to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes in the process.



Our initial sponsors and prizes include but are not limited to:

1. Olympus E-PL3 camera - Value $699 - Sponsored by Olympus
2. Nikon D7000 camera - Value $1300 - Sponsored by Adorama
3. Free lifetime membership to Viewbug.com - Value $500 - Sponsored by Viewbug
4. Nik Complete Collection Ultimate Edition - Value $500 - Sponsored by Nik Software
5. Lensbaby Ultimate Portrait Kit & Sweet 35 Optic** - Value $750 - Sponsored by Lensbaby
6. Gift Certificate to BorrowLenses.com - Value $500 - Sponsored by BorrowLenses.com
7. Two free years Animoto Pro - Value $500 - Sponsored by Animoto
8. Two hours photography business consulting from Marketing Essentials International - Value $500 - Sponsor Skip Cohen
9. Action Dashboard Five Pak - Value $629 - Sponsor Kubota Image Tools
10. Gift certificate for Red River printer paper - Value $500 - Sponsor Red River Paper Company
11. Assorted photo-related training materials and royalty free music from Tamara Lackey Photography - Value $500 - Sponsor Tamara Lackey Photography
12. Two years SmugMug pro service with free customization - Value $650 - Sponsor SmugMug
13. Lifetime pass to ApertureExpert.com (Aperture training and presets) - Value $500 - Sponsor Joseph Linaschke
14. Kelby Media Group bundle including 1 Year KelbyTraining.com - 1 Free Live Seminar in City of Choice - The Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. Book & DVD Super Bundle by Scott Kelby - The Killer HDR Bundle by RC Concepcion and Matt Kloskowski - Value $600
15. Two hours combination photography, business, social media, portfolio review from BMG - Value $500 - Sponsor Bourne Media Group Scott Bourne
16. 20 top photography-related books from various authors - includes "GoingPro" by Scott Bourne & Skip Cohen - Value $750 - Sponsor Photofocus.com
17. Cash award - Value $500 - Sponsored by Photofocus.com/Scott Bourne
18. Boxed Copy of Lightroom 4 Adobe

Now for the good stuff. Here's a list of prizes and sponsors we've heard back from SO FAR. This list will absolutely grow so visit this page often to stay up on the cool prizes you might win. Our goal is to get this prize package to a value of at least $20,000. (Please note prize values are approximate and if for some reason a declared prize is not available when the winner is announced a prize of equal or better value will be substituted at the discretion of the contest organizers.)


Once your photos are posted, we will ask the general public to help us pick the list of 24 semi-finalists. Those selections will occur at arate of two or three each moth. On December 15, 2012, sometime before 6:00 PM PST, the winner will be selected from all the semi-finalists by a panel of professional photographers.

- Submit your photos before December 15th, 2012 

- You may upload as many as five images. 

- None should be more than 1280 pixels on the widest side. 

- You may upload photos in black & white or color, retouched or not, of any subject except nudity or images that could be considered bigoted. In other words, no nudity, hate speech or pornography will be allowed. 

- All sorts of photographs will be accepted into the contest. 

- There are no categories or complicated rules. If it started it's life in a camera of some kind we consider it a photograph and therefore eligible. 

Any taxes that might be due as a result of winning are to be paid by the winner.

- The contest is open to any photographer who is 18 years of age or older. 

- This contest is void where prohibited by law. 

- The winner's name will be posted at Photofocus.com, Viewbug.com and Twitter.com. You may also send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a request for the winner's name within 21 days of the end of the contest. 

- The contest is open to photographers worldwide, but they must have an address in the USA where the prizes can be shipped. 

- There are no entry fees and the only rights the photographer will give up are as follows: The semi-finalists will grant Photofocus and Viewbug the right/license to publish the semi-finalists' winning images as part of a final online collection. 

- The winner will also grant rights to Photofocus and Viewbug and all contest sponsors the right to publish the winning photos one time in any venue. All semi-finalists and the eventual winner also grant a license to Photofocus and Viewbug to publish the selected images as part of any marketing campaign related to the contest.  

- All Copyrights will remain with the photographer. 

Non-winners or semi-finalists will not give up any rights nor do they need to agree to license their images. All entries signify by their submission that they understand and agree to these terms and that there can and will be no exceptions.