I am pleased to report that in addition to already having 11 members of the BIG Photo Contest Flickr Group, with a few submissions already coming in, we have locked in 6 official sponsors offering some fantastic items as part of our Grand Prize package as well as some prizes for 3 runners up! All told the Grand Prize winner will receive over $1,000 in prizes and services from our very generous sponsors! (Fitting for my 1,000th post, wouldn’t you say?)
Here’s a rundown of who our sponsors are and what they are contributing to the contest:
onOne Software is the creator of an award-winning series of plug-ins for Photoshop that are designed specifically to help you improve your workflow and increase your productivity. To that end, onOne has recently announced a new free version of thier popular PhotoTools 2 called PhotoTools 2 Lite. They have also just announced a new iPhone app for Canon users so they can control their EOS DSLRs via a WiFi enabled computer.
As part of the prize package the winner will receive a full version of the onOne Plug-In Suite 4.5.
Unified Color offers full-featured HDR editing with an intuitive and natural interface making your HDR experience run smoothly with amazing results.
Unified Color is including a full copy of their excellent HDR software, HDR PhotoStudio. Read my review of HDR PhotoStudio.
The great folks over at Mpix make up the largest professional photography lab in the United States. They provide an unparalleled quality of products and services in the photographic printing industry with an equally impressive turnaround time with almost all orders shipping within 24 hours.
The winner of the BIG Photo Contest will be getting $250 to spend on Mpix services.
Photoshop Cafe is run by Colin Smith, a best-selling author, trainer, and award-winning new-media designer who has caused a stir in the design community with his stunning photorealistic illustrations composed entirely in Photoshop. Colin is also known as a pioneer of HDR photography. He is founder of the world’s most popular Photoshop resource site, PhotoshopCAFE.com, which boasts over 20 million visitors.
Photoshop Cafe is providing a copy of Colin’s instructional DVD “Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers” with over 6 hours of tutorials.
This sponsor needs no introduction to regular readers of the blog. Scott Kelby and other members of Kelby Training team work tirelessly to bring quality education for creatives around the world. Their mission is to make you better at what you do and to help advance the technologies we use everyday to make the creative community better.
Scott Kelby is donating a signed copy of “The Photoshop CS4 Book for Digital Photographers” for the winner.
What the Duck is an awesome daily comic strip that pokes fun at everyone and everything associated with photography – from clients to art directors to the technology itself through the life and times of our little friend, the duck.
What the Duck will be giving the winner a What the Duck Plush as well as a signed print of their favorite WTD Strip.
As I mentioned above, that is not all! The first runner-up will receive a full copy of the onOne Plug-In Suite 4.5 and $50 to spend at Mpix! Also, 2 additional runners-up will get $50 in Mpix services.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our very generous contest sponsors for helping me celebrate my 1,000th post and by making this our biggest photo contest to date! Thank You!
So, where to you go from here? How do you enter for your chance to win? Well, get all the details for the BIG Photo Contest and submit your shots to the BIG Photo Contest Flickr Group by July 31st.