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April 1, 2007

Nikonians announces winners of 2006 Photo Contest

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Winnipeg, Canada. Chris Gray, Director of Nikonians Photo Contests, announced today the winners of the Nikonians Photographers of the Year 2006 Contest.
First Place was won by Nikonian Knut Askim, username "DrBjarnt", from Norway, with the portrait "Day Dreamer". Knut will receive a Hewlett-Packard B9180 Photosmart Pro Printer for gallery-quality prints with extended archival properties, a 3-Years Nikonians Gold Membership and a Certificate of Nikonians High Photographic Achievement.

53699Gentile_Gentoo_thumb.jpgSecond Place was awarded to Nikonian Nico Housen, username "nhou", from Belgium, for his wildlife image "Gentle Gentoo". Nico will receive a Capture One Pro RAW workflow software by Phase One, a 2-Years Nikonians Gold Membership and a Certificate of Nikonians High Photographic Achievement.


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For the 3rd Place Award and prizes, Nikonian Russ Barker, username "LeCCy" from the United Kingdom, impressed the judges with his landscape "Jokulsarlon". Russ will receive a Color Efex Pro 2.0 Software Imaging Pack by Nik Software, a 1-Year Nikonians Gold Membership and his Certificate of Nikonians High Photographic Achievement.


"It was an exciting year for the Contest." Director Chris Gray added. "The quality of the entries keeps on improving. It took the judges several weeks to select 18 finalists from all entries and then choose the 3 final winners. The growth rate of our community remains growing itself, and as our Systems Engineering team migrates the Nikonians Members Galleries to new servers within the next few weeks, we expect to see a big expansion in the number of participants. We are also very happy to see our enthusiastic sponsors adding to the prestige and attractiveness of our contests."

Congratulations to all participants and to the winners.

More information on this link for the 2007 Nikonians Photo Contest

Posted by jrp at April 1, 2007 6:53 AM