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Think Tank Photo Contest Offers $5,000 Grand Prize

Think Tank, photography competition, call for entries, call for photographers, Diana Topan, Photography News, photography-news.com, photo news, photo contest, photo competition, photography contestProfessional photographer camera bag company Think Tank Photo is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary by hosting a multi-level photo contest that offers a $5,000 Grand Prize and multiple first place, second place , third place, and honorable mention prizes.

Categories:
  • What does urban, gritty, or edgy mean to you?
  • The most creative, interesting, or unique “What’s In Your Bag” shot.
  • The most creative, interesting, or unique shot of photographers wearing/using Think Tank gear.
  • Any photo the entrant believes portrays Think Tank Photo’s “Be Ready ‘Before the Moment’” theme.
Prizes:
Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winning-photographer will receive the $5,000 cash prize. The judges will select the one best photo from all photos submitted into the four categories: (1) What does urban, gritty, or edgy mean to you?; (2) The most creative, interesting, or unique “What’s In Your Bag” shot; (3) The most creative, interesting, or unique shot of photographers wearing/using Think Tank gear; (4) Any photo the entrant believes portrays Think Tank Photo’s “Be Ready ‘Before the Moment’” theme.

2nd Prize

The best photograph submitted for each of the four categories wins a Think Tank Photo Airport International V2.0 roller. Plus, the photographer of the image receiving the most votes by the public wins an Airport International V2.0 roller.

3rd Prize

The second best photograph submitted for each of the four categories wins an Urban Disguise 50 shoulder bag. This large capacity bag holds more gear than you ever imagined, and a 15.4” laptop!

4th Prize

The third best photograph submitted for each of the four categories wins a StreetWalker photo backpack. Designed for use in urban and crowded environments, this slim, lightweight backpack is sized as an international travel carry-on.

5th Prize

Five Honorable Mention winners will be selected for each of the four categories. They win a Pixel Pocket Rocket CF card holder. Store 10 memory cards in a small, compact package that fits easily in your pocket or attaches to your belt or bags.

Jury:

A panel of judges led by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and Think Tank Photo co-founder Deanne Fitzmaurice will select the winning photographs from those submitted by the contest’s ending date of November 30, 2010. In addition, first place prizes will be awarded in each of the four contest categories to the photographers receiving the most “likes” from Fans. Judging will take place during December, with the winners announced in January 2011.

Copyright:

Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree that Think Tank Photo may display their submitted photograph on the Think Tank Photo website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Think Tank Photo may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Photos will be credited to the photographer named in the entry form. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other Think Tank Photo promotions after having first received permission from the photographer. Entrants agree that Think Tank Photo may contact them to obtain permission for use of photos in this way. Entries will never be used by Think Tank Photo in any manner for advertising or sale without securing prior permission of photographer. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted to Think Tank Photo is contested in any manner, Think Tank Photo retains the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.

Eligibility: Only persons who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

Deadline: November 30, 2010 @ 11:59 pm (PST)

Website: Think Tank Photo’s Facebook page


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