CEA Rewards ‘Best Shots’ in New Photo Contest

posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 2:48 AM EDT

Press Release

The Consumer Electronics Show logo. Click here to visit the Consumer Electronics Show website!Grand Prize Winner Receives Digital SLR and Accessories

Arlington, Va., November 21, 2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today launched a digital photo contest to encourage consumers to share and display their digital photographs. The grand prize winner, to be announced January 13, 2012, at the 2012 International CES, will receive a Nikon D3100 14.2MP digital SLR Camera, filter, memory card and a 55-200mm zoom lens.

The "Best Shots" contest begins today and photo submissions will be accepted until December 23, 2011. Entrants can submit one photo in each of four categories: people, travel, pets and cell phone shots. A slate of expert judges will select the finalists, and winners will be determined by an online popular vote running from January 9 - 12, 2012. To enter, visit www.CEAte.org/BestShots2011.

Contest entries will be displayed in The Venetian foyer near the PMA@CES exhibits at the 2012 CES. In addition to the grand prize, top winners in each category will win one of four compact point-and-shoot cameras: Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS, Fujifilm FinePix Z900 EXR, Pentax Optio WG-1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55. Prizes from the Photojojo store will be awarded to five honorable mention winners. Photojojo publishes a twice-weekly newsletter with photo tips, do-it-yourself projects and photography gear.

CEA research shows more than 84 percent of U.S. households own digital cameras, and 61 percent of those who have used their cameras in the last year consider themselves active photographers.

"With digital photography, there are many opportunities to go beyond uploading to a computer, including online sharing, printing, creating digital photo frames and producing fun photo projects," said Colleen Lerro, communications specialist at CEA. "Through this contest, CEA is encouraging people to do more with their 'best shots.'"

The Best Shots photo contest judges will include Dave Johnson, PC World’s Digital Focus; Mike McEnaney, Photo Industry Reporter; and Steve Tiffen, Tiffen Company.

To view the full rules of the contest and submit a picture, visit www.CEAte.org/BestShots2011.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.Innovation-Movement.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: .


  • 2012 International CES
    January 10-13, 2012, Las Vegas, NV