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APA|NY 2008 Photo Contest Deadline Feb. 29, 2008

I’ve been a member of the APA|NY (Advertising Photographers of America|New York Chapter) for many years and consider it to be a fantastic organization. Over the years, I’ve benefitted greatly from APA sponsored events with photographers, marketing experts and others at places like the Apple Soho store in NYC and the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. APA currently has nine chapters across the USA. There are discounted insurance options for members, and there are a number of free member-only materials available, including sample business contracts. I think it’s also a great organization for photo assistants to consider because of special events like the Assistants’ Hexathlon, which I’ve attended in the past. Assistants also have the opportunity to be listed in directories such as the APA|NY Assistant’s Directory.

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APA|NY has announced the “Tell Us A Story APA|NY Juried Photo Contest.” Below is an overview of the contest from the main contest page on APA’s website:

This February, enter your finest photo story, whether it’s a single image or a series, and get your work seen by our esteemed panel of jurors. One overall prize winner will be chosen from each the Professional and Student categories. Juror’s Selection honors will also be awarded. Winning work will be on display between March 17th and 22nd 2008 at the expansive HP Gallery at Calumet Photographic. On Tuesday March 18th APA|NY will host an opening for the exhibition in conjunction with a fundraiser for the Exposures program: a cross-cultural exchange program that establishes photography as a common language among youth from diverse communities.

The list of prizes and sponsors for the Professional category is below:

-A complete digital package for use on either a studio or location project courtesy of Drive Digital. (value: approx. $3,000)
-1 Full Access Membership to Agency Access – N. America and Europe ($1,725 value)
-An X-rite i1 Photo LT, the ultimate tool for implementing a color managed workflow ($900 value)
-TrueGrain software courtesty of Grubba Software ($300 value)
-Copies of Blinkbid estimating and invoicing software ($159 value)
-Pro Camera Backpack courtesy of Lowepro ($100 value)
-ExpoDisc White Balance Filters courtesy of ExpoImaging (approx $100 value)

For Students, the Grand Prize is a Canon G9 PowerShot Camera – 12.1 megapixels ($460 value), and additional prizes will be awarded from Blinkbid, Lowepro and ExpoImaging.

In addition, the winning work plus jurors’ selection will be printed and displayed at Calumet Photographic for a week in March. The show opening party as well as a fundraiser for the Exposures program will be held Tuesday March 18th. Print sales and silent auction proceeds will benefit the Exposures program.

For more information, visit www.apany.com/contest .

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