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Deadline: January 15, 2012
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Free Entry


Carl Zeiss Photography Contest 2011

zeiss.logo The annual Carl Zeiss Photography Competition has just started. This year’s theme is “Every moment tells a story” Photographers and photo enthusiasts from anywhere in the world are invited to approach and capture this contest theme from their own unique perspective.

For its 2011 photography competition, Carl Zeiss is looking for that moment in which you do not see a subject, but a story. “We’re looking for images of that very special moment,” says Martin Dominicus, Head of Marketing for the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division. “Every life, every situation and every place is full of stories that take place in a split second. The ability to capture that in such a way that you recognize the story behind it — this is, and has always been, the high art of photography.

The pictures can be about anything. They can show people telling a story through their facial expressions or charm. They can depict a story in nature, whether shown through the sun, water, mist or frost. In exploring the theme, photographers can go to the limits of their imagination. There are also no rules in terms of style. The images can show bizarre, mysterious, funny or romantic situations. Photographic techniques such as the conscious play with focusing or blur can be used, as well as light/shadow or black and white photography. The most decisive requirement for this competition is that the photographer captures a magical moment that has character and tells a story.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: 1st prize: A ZEISS SLR camera lens of the winner’s choice (ZE or ZF.2) with exclusive engraving + Carl Zeiss T* UV filter + Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap + Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit
2nd prize: Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
3rd prize: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 digital camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
4th prize: Logitech HD Pro webcam C910 with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
5th and 6th prizes: Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap + Carl Zeiss knapsack+ Carl Zeiss watch + Carl Zeiss umbrella + Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit
7th and 8th prizes: Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap + Carl Zeiss umbrella + Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit
9th prize: Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap+ Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit
10th prize: Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit ELIGIBILITY: All / Picture must be taken with a lens from Carl Zeiss Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The copyright of the image will remain by the photographer USAGE RIGHTS: If your photo makes the final round of voting, you agree to grant Carl Zeiss AG irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable rights (without restrictions with regard to time, place and content) to utilize the submitted image as required, in particular to copy, distribute, display, publish and edit it, and to utilize the subsequent results as described. The usage rights of all other submitted images remains with the corresponding participants.

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