Getty Images has just launched an exciting photography competition for Canada. Here is an extract from the press release:
Getty Images’ “this is Canada” photography competition invites
Canadians to capture authentic Canada
“this is Canada” competition encourages photographers to showcase what makes Canadian life unique
Toronto, April 23, 2012 – Getty Images today announced the launch of “this is Canada”, a photography competition that gives enthusiasts the opportunity to become Getty Images contributors through the Flickr Collection and the chance win a brand new Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Kit and 2,000 AIR MILES® reward miles. Starting today and running until May 19, anyone with a camera can participate in Getty Images’ search for authentic Canadian imagery. “this is Canada” provides a platform for the country’s outstanding creative talent to show off their visual definition of Canada.
Whether it’s the sun setting on the lake at a cottage or the first snowfall of the winter or a dynamic urban scene, Getty Images is asking Canadians to submit up to ten of their best images that convey a snapshot of everyday life in Canada. The competition is open to those who find inspiration in the world around them and can capture this through the compelling medium of photography. Since launching the Flickr Collection on Getty Images in 2009, Getty Images has already licensed a range of images from Canadian contributors that include everything from glimpses of everyday life to the special moments that make Canada such a unique place to live.
The images submitted to the “this is Canada” photo competition will be judged by a panel of some of Canada’s foremost photographers and industry experts based on the quality, creativity and artistic merit as well as representation of Canada.
Aspiring photographers are invited to show off their Canada and submit up to ten of their favourite images at www.showusyourcanada.caon or before midnight on May 19, 2012. All submissions to the competition will be eligible for the following prizing and inclusion in a private exhibit in Toronto in June 2012:
- First place: A brand new Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Kit (approximately $3,000 value), a potential opportunity to partner with Getty Images to offer content through the Flickr Collection on Getty Images’ website, and 2,000 AIR MILES® reward miles.
- Runner up: A potential opportunity to partner with Getty Images to offer content through the Flickr Collection on Getty Images’ website, and 2,000 AIR MILES® reward miles.
- People’s Choice Award hands the decision-making over to the public, who will be invited to vote for their favourite image, via the Getty Images Facebook page, from May 26 through June 14. The winner will receive 500 AIR MILES® reward miles.
For more information on the “this is Canada” competition, including the competition’s rules and regulations, please visitwww.showusyourcanada.ca. To view the competition entries, please visit the Flickr Collection at http://www.flickr.com/groups/