"We have made several great changes in our contest promotion for 2010," stated Stacie Errera, Tamron's Chief Marketing Officer. "Rather than holding one annual contest with just one chance to win, we expanded the contest program to include a series of contests that allow many more people to enter as the themes will vary across the series." Tamron also opened up the contest to photographers not exclusively using Tamron lenses. "With so many new enthusiastic novices entering this hobby, we want to give everyone the opportunity to acquire one of our lenses through our contest promotions. And by allowing the winner the choice of lens prize," continued Errera, "the contest series becomes more valuable to many more people who have different needs than just one lens type."
The "Dusk till Dawn" photo contest entries will be evaluated and selected by a guest judge, Ken Hubbard, who specializes in landscape and travel photography. Hubbard, Field Services Manager for Tamron, is a pro photographer who has had nationwide gallery showings of his landscape photography. He regularly teaches enthusiasts how to take better photos at dynamic seminars around the country. You can see his work at Ken Hubbard Photography.
In addition to receiving the Tamron lens of choice, the winner's picture will be showcased on the Tamron website. The winner and twenty photographers whose images are selected by our judge as Favorites will have their names and winning images published on the website and on the Tamron Page on Facebookâ„¢ for all to admire.
HOW TO ENTER: Email your lo-res images to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line of email must read Tamron Dusk till Dawn Photo Contest. (Winner & Finalists will be contacted for hi-res images). By sending your images you agree to Tamron's terms & conditions. Tamron reserves the right to disqualify any images that do not fit the theme of this photo contest. Complete rules and an entry form can be found at www.tamron.com or by accessing the contest page directly at http://www.tamron.com/enews/archives/contest.asp. Submissions are limited to a maximum of three per person. Pictures submitted must be original and the property of the photographer. The contest is open to any person 18 years or older residing in the United States and all entries must be received no later than April 15, 2010.
Tips on how to take sunset, sunrise and nighttime shots have been posted on the contest page to help interested entrants take better images.