Canon U.S.A. Inc., Lake Success, N.Y., announced a call for entries for the annual “Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest.” The contest invites eligible photography enthusiasts, from now through Sept. 30th to enter the contest by submitting images from any national and state park or monument in America. Participants are invited to enter their “Inspirational Nature Images,” the theme for this year’s contest. Canon is also enhancing the photo contest by extending the age range of eligible participants to non-professional photographers ages 13 and up.
“A picture captures a moment in time, but the right picture triggers an emotional reaction within people. Through our Photography in the Parks Photo Contest, we want people to seek out those inspirational images and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while doing it,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. “As an environmentally-conscious organization, we encourage everyone to enjoy the beauty of nature, and also to work to protect it.”
From late April to the end of September, photographic enthusiasts are encouraged to submit their favorite photographs from an American park to the Canon Digital Learning Center. The winning photographer will receive a trip to a park of their choice, and a full suite of Canon photographic equipment. By logging onto www.usa.canon.com/parks, participants can enter their favorite photos and forward e-postcards of their submitted images to friends and family.
Site visitor can also peruse the Canon Digital Learning Center to explore the various educational resources that Canon has to offer for novices and advanced photographers. The Canon Digital Learning Center provides a schedule for a wide variety of classes across the country with renowned photographers. The site also features online photography tutorials for beginners and professionals.
[source: PMA Newsline]