Take Your Best Shot and Win in Photo and Imaging Contests

Photo and digital design contestsRangefinder Publishing is currently accepting submissions for two new photography contests: AfterCapture’s PIX Digital Imaging Contest and Rangefinder’s Take Your Best Shot contests. Both contests offer photographers the chance to have their photography recognized as the best of the best by these two highly-regarded professional photography publications.

“These photography contests were created to provide professional as well as up-and-coming photographers with an outlet to get their most creative and inspiring images noticed,” said Bill Hurter, editor of Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines. “And in addition to a photographer entering to win these contests they also have the opportunity to have their entry chosen as a People’s Choice selection.”

The first contest, the PIX Digital Imaging Contest, recognizes excellence and innovation in digital design. Submissions may include retouching, CGI, 3D, compositing as well as other post-production techniques.

The deadline for submission is Aug. 15 and prizes for each category include a Canon Powershot G12, the complete Nik Software collection, a PhotoServe Portfolio, registration to Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 2012 with three Master Classes, a Gold Pass to the 2011 PDN PhotoPlus Expo, as well as a feature in AfterCapture magazine. There is a $35 entry fee per image, or $50 for a series.

Contest judges include: Zana Woods, Wired Magazine; Mark Mayer, Moving Image & Content; James Digby-Jones, Saddington & Baynes, Studio 3 and David McLain, Merge. For more information or to enter the PIX Digital Imaging Contest, visit: http://pixdigitalimagingcontest.com.

The second contest, Take Your Best Shot, invites photographers to submit what they think is their “Best Shot” of people, places or things. All winners will be featured in an online gallery as well as the December issue of Rangefinder. The grand prize winning photo will be featured as the cover of the December issue. The deadline for submission is Oct. 3.

First places winners in each category will receive a Digital SLR, a Tamron Zoom Lens, a $200 B&H gift card, registration to (WPPI) 2012 with three Master Classes, and a one year subscription to Rangefinder. The entry fee is $15 for WPPI members (per entry) and $35 for non-members. Judges include: Storey Wilkins, Bill Hurter and Bambi Cantrell.

For more information or to enter visit: www.yourbestshotcompetition.com/index.shtml