Canon National Park Photo Contest|
(Friday, July 14, 2006 - 12:33 EDT)
US Residents looking for another good excuse to drag the family to one of the USA's fine National Parks this summer can rejoice thanks to the Canon National Park Photo Contest that runs through September 30, 2006.
The contest confines the contestant list to non-pro photographers, so regular folks stand a better chance of getting a winning shot. As the contest rules put it, "The Contest is open to any U.S. resident over 21 years of age who is not a 'professional photographer,' that is, one who has not earned 51% or more of his or her annual income by taking, selling or marketing photographs, whether as an employee or a freelance photographer, during the last three (3) years."
If that describes you, start packing up the car and head for the nearest scenic National Park with your camera, tripod, and sleeping bag (for those really long exposures), because the top prizes include:
First - Canon EOS 5D with an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, a PIXMA Pro 9500 printer, and a one year membership to photoworkshop.com
Second - Canon EOS 30D with an EF 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, a PIXMA Pro 9500 printer, and a 6 month membership to photoworkshop.com
Third - Canon Digital Rebel XT with an EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 lens, a PIXMA Pro 9000 printer, and a 6 month membership to photoworkshop.com
The Grand Prize, chosen from the two First Prize winners, also includes "two (2) coach airline tickets (from the major metropolitan airport closest to the Grand Prize winner's home), one (1) hotel room (double occupancy) for 5 days/ 4 nights and entrance fee to a participating national park* (approx. retail value: $2,500.00)."
Sounds interesting. For full information and contest rules visit: