The 100th Contest Corner Challenge Announcement

Contest Corner Challenge #100 ExampleI have to admit, when we started the Contest Corner Challenges over 8 years ago, I never really imagined that we’d some day be doing Contest Corner Challenge 100. But as it grew closer, I knew I wanted it to be a big one. Now normally we have 1 sponsor and 1 prize for the winner. For CCC#100, though, we have 5 sponsors with 5 prizes valued at $684!!! Check out the list of sponsors and prizes:

  • Red River Paper: Inkjet paper from inkjet paper experts.
  • Topaz Labs: Creators of software that simplifies image enhancement, allowing photographers (professional, amateur and hobbyists) to achieve the most common corrective and create post processing workflow tasks. With powerful and easy-to-use programs, users can quickly enhance their digital images with flexible adjustments that are easy to apply and customize.
  • Think Tank Photo: A group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.
  • Lowepro: Inventors and designers (of popular camera bags), photographers and lovers of the natural world who take our reputation as The Trusted Original™ to heart.
  • Cotton Carrier: The Cotton Carrier Camera System was created by photographer Andy Cotton Chamberlayne. In his dual careers as a successful landscape photographer and prominent Special Effects Coordinator for the motion picture industry, Andy recognized the need for a more comfortable, secure and efficient way to carry a heavy SLR camera. The Cotton Carrier works with any SLR, Point & Shoot, or Video Camera using the standard 1/4” tripod mount system, with any camera and lens size combination.
Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive the following prize pack valued at $684!!:
If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive a Lifetime, Level I Premiere Membership.

So obviously you’ll only get the big prizes if you’re a Premiere Member. Luckily for you, Lifetime Premiere Memberships are on sale for HALF PRICE until this contest is complete! It’s like CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! Click here to become a Premiere Membership TODAY!

Now that you know about the sponsors and prizes, it’s time to get down to the contest itself. The title of the contest is “Behind the Lens.” For the first 99 CCC’s, you were challenged you to go out and photograph something or someone. Your challenge for the 100th Contest Corner Challenge is to photograph yourself! You can use a mirror or a reflection of some sort, or a timer - it doesn’t really matter how you do it, but we want to see the face behind the lens (and we want to see your face clearly - no shadows, etc). You can take a photograph of yourself in the mirror with your camera in front of your face, but let’s see at least half of your face, ok? Don’t be shy - you get to be in front of the lens for once! We want to finally see who’s been taking those photos!

Entries are due in by Monday, September 10th, 2012, and yes, you read this right - you get a month and a half for this one!!

So check out all the contest details here in the contest thread, and get out there and photograph yourself!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2012–07–25 20:42