The Crestock Photography Contest 2007 is open, and the prizes are definitely worth a look. Broken into three rounds, the prizes are as follows: a Leica D-LUX 3 for round 1, a Nikon D40x plus PhotoShop CS3 for round 2, and the big one, the Canon 1Ds MK II for round 3! Yes that is a 1Ds MKII, with a 50mm f1.4L lens to go with it.
The theme for round 1 is “the Meaning of Life”, with submissions starting 2 days ago, and ending on the 7th of May. Round 2 has “Feeling Sexy?” as its theme, with submissions starting on the 7th of May and ending on the 21st of the same month. The final round, with the biggest prize, is “Speed Demon”. It opens for submission at the end of round 2, and ends on the 4th of June.
The rules as well as the terms and conditions appear to be quite fair; which is nice, given the number of competitions these days that have ridiculous rights grab language in the fine print.
Once each round is finished, the voting starts. Voting lasts for the length of the next round, and until the 18th of June for round 3. Unfortunately, the winners are determined by 50% of the public vote, and 50% the judges. Unfortunately I say, since this will probably give people with popular blogs and image galleries a huge advantage. One “Vote for My Image” post and they will surge ahead regardless of the quality of the submitted photo. Still, it looks to be an interesting contest, and hopefully the best images will win, even if they aren’t posted by the most popular photographers.
Oh yes, and look at the list of judges. Some very good photoblog owners in that list.
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