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Deadline: 30th November 2010
Entry Fee: No Entry Fees

IPA’s Not Another Photo Contest, Contest

contest-hdr-S International Press Association Announces Their Not Another Photo Contest, Contest. Almost $8,000 In Prizes. IPA’s first contest includes Amateur and Pro categories and is just in time for the holidays.

Keyport, New Jersey…October 1, 2010…International Press Association (IPA) has announced a unique photo contest to help launch their new Member Support Blog on their web site and encourage photographers and journalists not familiar with IPA to visit their website and see what they do.

The contest was the idea of IPA president Len Rapoport, who stated that “Our contest is meant to be an inclusive and fun contest, one meant to involve the photographer and their fans. We want them to go out and encourage voting so they can not only have a better chance to win, but also win by getting the exposure and credibility we at IPA believe is essential today for success. This is not just another photo contest because we really want it to motivate photographers and have a way for us to introduce IPA to the many photographers who don’t seem to know how to make their work pay and who may have given up.

Unlike so many other contests, this one is easy to participate in. There are no fees to enter, no contributions to the contests favorite charities, no restrictions on the subject matter (within reason of course), two levels of entry, pro and amateur and so many prizes that the chances of winning are quite good.

The Judges:

Len Rapoport

A photographer for over 50 years who\’s early iconic photos of Neil Diamond has appeared in and on millions of album covers, books, and other publications. For over thirty years he has been a corporate executive, communications consultant, business owner, writer and photographer. You can view his full resume on the IPA blog.

Twenty years ago he realized the importance in offering independent photographers the education they needed to learn their skills and offered a number of local seminars and work shops. With the invention of the internet, YouTube and the digital age, he embraced the technology and created the first version of the IPA website and member organization. With the many new possibilities the IPA concept evolved to what it is today.

His leadership and vision keep IPA growing and his dedication to his members continues as it did 20 years ago when he first created this company. At 67 years of age, he continues to shoot and publish his works and still does some outside corporate communication consulting. He resides and works from his home in a small community on the New Jersey shore.

Tom Welsh

Tom has been developing products at Alien Skin Software for 7 years. He has worked on Eye Candy, Snap Art, Image Doctor, Blow Up and Exposure.

Before working at Alien Skin he did research in computer graphics and worked on a variety of projects in medical imaging and computer vision.

Tom has vision and creativity and makes the perfect judge for our contest because of his abilities to see and understand what photographers need and then create the software to make their images something more then they could be on their own.

Jeff Foster

Has authored several technical, graphics and animation production books, has been an Adobe Certified Expert and has served as an instructor and featured speaker at conferences such as Photoshop World, Macworld, Adobe MAX and the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Post-Production Conferences. He has been producing and training for traditional and digital images, photography, illustration, motion graphics and special effects for the digital video and film industries for over 20 years.

Some of his clients include: Tribune Broadcasting, Motorola, McDonnell Douglas, Nestl√©, FOX Television, Spike TV, DiscoveryTLC, Deluxe Digital, Universal Studios and Disney. He is also a 2010 Telly Awards recipient for his ‚”Documercial” video productions.

Most recently, Foster has completed ‚”The Green Screen Handbook‚” (Sybex/Wiley, pub) that is targeted toward the higher-education market to serve as a textbook for green screen production and compositing techniques. Pro photographers, Indie filmmakers and hobbyists will find this book a valuable tool for getting the best results from their compositing projects.

With several new projects forthcoming, Jeff is currently operating PixelPainter ( his studio in beautiful Ojai, CA.

About International Press Association

IPA is a 20 year old organization and completely web based for close to 15 years and has become a respected, credible and legitimate media outlet that receives millions of page views each year. IPA independent staff members are primarily international photographers and journalists of all skill levels.

Members photographs and articles are published on the IPA site and also displayed on their IPA professional portfolio. Over the years IPA has become known for not only its informative site content, but for helping thousands of members build credibility and exposure by publishing their articles and photos on the site. Our organization believes that one of the best ways to gain professional skills is by actually having the access and doing the work and IPA has encouraged members over the years to get the access and then “do the work”, which has become their mantra.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First place winners will receive over $1800 in prizes each, second place winners receive over $500 in prizes and ten Honorable Mention winners will receive over $150 in prizes each. IPA members who make it to the top 14 winners will also receive Bonus prizes to include some of the cool IPA embroidered logo merchandise and other cool stuff.

We have Photoshop Plug-In Suites from Alien Skin, including their most popular titles: Bokeh 2, Blow Up, Image Doctor, Exposure 2, Snap Art 2

Pro Tripods from Manfrotto with heads.

Selection of pro camera bags from Kata

IPA Gold and Platinum full year Memberships which include their complete Press ID package.

Honorable Mention winners receive Kata Laptop bags and a one or two year subscription to American Photo or Shutterbug magazines and many other prizes. ELIGIBILITY: Photographers from the following countries may enter: United States and the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: You must own the copyrights to your submitted images and it may not have been assigned to any other parties. We will indicate your name and a copyright notice under each image.

Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to IPA. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, all entrants grant IPA the right to publish and exhibit their photographs on our website and those of our sponsors. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.

Entrants whose photographs are one of the finalists also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include the photographers’ names or credits.

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