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March 18, 2010

10th Anniversary Photo Contest first round winners announced

Tenth_88.jpgOur 10th Anniversary Photo Contest first round of judging and has been completed and we have a winner and two honorable mentions to congratulate. We have also revised (and expanded) the deadlines for the next two rounds of judging.

The first round winning entries cover the theme "What Nikonians means to me" and include examples of images created thanks to lessons learned from the community.
Tenth-First-Place.jpgFirst Place honors go to "A World of Fun" by member Jeff Meyers (jeffmeyers), from Missouri, USA Nikonian since 2006.
Jeff subtitled his winning entry: "The Nikonians community is a carnival of coolness!" It was taken with his Nikon D300, using an aperture of f/11 for an exposure lasting 1.5 seconds. The ISO was set to 200.

Jeff will be receiving as prizes:
- An AF 18-270mm/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens by Tamron
- One Nikonians Gold Membership for one year
- One Nikonians Academy Voucher for $179, applicable to any workshop within the next 12 months
- One Photo Pro Shop USA voucher for 10% discount on any purchase above $50 within the next 12 months.
- One Nikonians Annotate Expert software license

Our Two Honorary Mentions:

Tenth-HM-Crossroads.jpg"Crossroads of the Nikon Universe" by Mark Garbowski (mgarbowski), from New York, USA.

Mark has been a Nikonian since 2009 and the image was made with his Nikon D50 and AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED lens at ISO 400, on a tripod with aperture priority at f/8 and 1/4s shutter speed.


Tenth-HM-Geese.jpg "Geese in the Mist II" by Kelly Morris (Morris in MT), from Montana, USA.
He's been a member of the Nikonians community since 2007 and made the winning image with his Nikon D80; AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5.6G IF-ED lens at 195mm; F5.3; 1/1600 sec; ISO 800; +1 Exp Comp.

Both Honorary Mention winners will receive:
- One Nikonians Gold Membership for one year
- One Nikonians Academy Voucher for $179, applicable to any workshop within the next 12 months
- One Photo Pro Shop USA voucher for 10% discount on any purchase above $50 within the next 12 months.
- One Nikonians Annotate Expert software license

New expanded deadlines added
The next two rounds of judging include an extension to the original deadlines. As we came close to our first round deadline dates we heard from some members with technical difficulties getting their submissions registered on time. To benefit our members we have expanded the contest deadline dates to make sure everyone has a fair chance at our prizes. When you check on the 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Rules for all submission guidelines, you will now have new extended deadlines available.

The next two rounds:

II. Fellow Nikonians at Work
The winner will be our member who submits a photo that best expresses fellow Nikonians with their gear taking photos in environments or scenarios that have been made possible by their membership. This gallery is now open, and the eligibility dates have been updated to include March through April, 2010.

III. On the Nikonians Road
The winner will be our member who submits a photo that best expresses "Look at the places I have been to, inspired or directed by Nikonians" and "Places and pictures I could not have made without my fellow Nikonians." This gallery will open in May and will last through June, 2010.

You can follow the 10th Anniversary Contest Galleries here, and we will provide winner details in our News Blogs and Newsletter.

Posted by flashdeadline at March 18, 2010 3:05 PM

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