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PRESS RELEASE: Student Photographers Compete for Valuable Rewards

Adorama and SportsShooter.com Sponsor Student Portfolio of the Year Contest

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SportsShooter.com wants to make education pay huge dividends. Through a sponsorship with Adorama, a leading New York photo retailer, SportsShooter.com will offer students who submit their photo images the chance to win top-of-the-line and innovative new photo-related products.

"Adorama's support of the SportsShooter.com community is incredible," said Grover Sanschagrin, the site's executive producer. "No student contest anywhere rewards its winners with prizes like this."

One deserving student will receive "The Essentials," the top prize package donated by leading photographic companies via Adorama, worth more than $8,000. This list of equipment, Sanschagrin says, contains "all the tools to have when you're starting to get serious."

As a communal site, SportShooter.com encourages participants to judge the students' work.  One randomly selected judge will also win an Adorama-selected prize each month.

Among the products to be awarded:

  • Apple MacBook Pro Computer
  • Nikon D300 Camera Body
  • Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
  • Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR Lens
  • ThinkTank Airport Security Rolling Case
  • Pocket Wizard Plus Set w/ Nikon Remote Cable
  • Cradlepoint PHS300 Personal Hotspot
  • SanDisk 4GB Extreme III Compact Flash Cards
  • X-Rite Color Munki Photo Calibrator
  • X-Rite EyeOne Display II
  • Induro Carbon Fiber Monopod
  • Apple Aperture 2.0
  • John Harrington's book "The Best Business Practices for Photographers"

"The digital photo market is such a dynamic marketplace for both photographers and manufacturers," said Jeffrey Snyder, Adorama's pro markets account executive, "We want to encourage the best of today's young photographers to experience the best equipment the industry has to offer.  Adorama is very excited to be working side by side with SportsShooter.com for this terrific Educational/Student contest."

About Adorama Camera
Adorama is one of the nation's largest photo retail and mail order suppliers, serving both the professional and amateur audience in the photographic, video, digital imaging and telescope/binocular fields for more than 30 years.  Its headquarters -- in the legendary Flatiron photo district, at 42 W. 18th Street in Manhattan -- recently tripled in size and now offers 30,000 square feet of the best in electronics. Visit adorama.com or call (800) 223-2500 for sales or service.

About SportsShooter.com
SportsShooter.com is the Internet's largest sports photography resource. Founded in June 2002, it is the home of over 3,300 professional sports photographers and photojournalists and serves as an open, thriving, photographic resource for anyone interested in the ways of professional photography.

(First posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 11:24 EDT)

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