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Doors Open Denver Photo Contest                    Storm Shield Photo Contest

 

2014 Doors Open Denver Photo Contest

Sponsored by Mike’s Camera & Sony

 

 

 

This is your opportunity to find and photograph your favorite areas of Denver or Denver landmarks, have them reviewed by a panel of judges and get the opportunity to win fantastic prizes!

Click here for instructions on how to enter!

 

Photographers ages 18 and older are invited to participate and winning entries will be showcased on the Doors Open Denver web site. (Be aware that some building sites have restrictions on interior or exterior photography, so please ask first.)

 

Our judges will review and select a Grand Prize winner, and first and second place winners for the following categories below as well as a 1st and 2nd place People’s Choice winners.

  • Neighborhood Architecture
  • Exteriors
  • Interiors
  • Building Details

 

 

 

 

Prizes provided Mike’s Camera

Grand Prize

A Sony digital camera package, valued at $843


Includes the new Sony DSC-QX100 lens-style camera (featuring a 1” sensor and a Carl Zeiss f/1.8 lens), and a Mike’s Camera Perfect Picture Pak, which comes with a private 30-minute consultation, 2 photography class certificates, 100 4x6 prints, a 12x18 big print, $50 of custom framing or matting, a photo book, a photo gift, and a one-year Smile Club Membership!

 

1st Place Prizes

30x40-inch Mounted Print for winners in each of the five categories

Neighborhood Architecture, Exteriors, Interiors, Building Details and People’s Choice

 

2nd Place Prizes

20x30-inch Mounted Print for winners in each of the five categories

Neighborhood Architecture, Exteriors, Interiors, Building Details and People’s Choice

 

Entry Deadline

The entry deadline is Sunday, April 27th, allowing you to take photos during Doors Open Denver Weekend.

 

Entry Rules

  • Entries will be accepted through Sunday, April 27th, 2014.
  • The public can rate photographs through Sunday, May 4th, 2014.
  • Photographs are not limited to 2014 Doors Open Denver sites, but they must be of current Denver architecture (taken within Denver city limits).
  • Please indicate where your image was taken.
  • No borders, mats, or watermarks.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • By uploading your photo(s), you agree that your name and image(s) can be displayed and used in Doors Open Denver and Mike’s Camera marketing and promotions without charge or copyright infringement, and that the image(s) uploaded are your original photographs and appropriate for public viewing. If images are displayed or used, the photographer will be credited. Photographers retain copyright to their work.
  • Be aware that some sites have restrictions on photography. Please ask for permission.

 

All entrants agree that their name and images may be displayed and used in the Doors Open Denver Photography Competition marketing and promotion without charge or copyright infringement, and that the images they upload are acceptable for public view.

 

Judges

Kristina Sheppard http://www.kristinasheppard.com, is a Denver area photographer, photo critic, and freelance writer and editor. With a keen interest in art and architecture, she has been a fan of the Doors Open Denver Photography Competitions from its beginnings in 2009 and has participated in all three competitions with success. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and is a longtime moderator of Photography Critique, the largest and most active critique group on Flickr, and administrator of Photography Critique.

 

Dennis Humphries is a principal of Humphries Poli Architects, P.C., the AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year. He is the president of the Denver Architectural Foundation, chair of the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission and was honored with the Silver Medal from the Western Mountain Region of the American Institute of Architects. His work includes the design of public libraries across the US including Jackson Hole, WY, College Station TX, Cornelius, OR and six branches of the acclaimed Anythink Libraries in Colorado.

 

Brit Probst is a Principal at Davis Partnership Architects in Denver. Over the last twenty-one years he has been involved in many prominent new buildings in Denver. These include the Frederick Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, the Daniel L. Ritchie Center, the Wolf Law Building at the University of Colorado, and 1600 Glenarm in downtown Denver. Brit is an ardent advocate of sustainable design.

 

Alex Christianian is the VP of Operations at Mike’s Camera, which operates three specialty photo-imaging superstores in the Denver- Boulder area. He is an avid photographer and his interests include after-capture imaging and digital image manipulation processes, as well as modern and contemporary art. Alex attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and has a BS degree in Marketing and Political Science and also serves on Denver Art Museum - Contemporaries committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Storm Shield Photo Contest

Presented by Scripps Storm Shield App & Mike’s Camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does it work?

  • Users submit their best severe weather photo between 4/9/14 and 5/9/14.
  • Voting for best photo begins 5/10/14 and ends 5/20/14
  • Everyone is allowed up to two (2) votes per day and the three (3) most voted on photos will be eligible for the prizes listed below.
  • We encourage you to share with your friends to improve your number of votes.

 

Prizes

Grand Prize One (1) Nikon D5300 camera with an 18-55 VR Lens, Black and Perfect PIcture Pak (ARV: $1,299) - provided by Mike's Camera

 

First Prize One (1) Nikon COOLPIX AW120 camera, all weather/waterproof, and Perfect Picture Pak (ARV: $649.99) - provided by Mike's Camera

 

Second Prize One (1) Gift certificate valid only for one 24" x 36" canvas wrap print on 2" bars to be redeemed at Mike's Camera (Expires 5/31/15, ARV: $194.99)

 

Click Here to Learn More and Enter the Contest!

 

Rules

The Storm Shield App Best Severe Weather Photo Sweepstakes (“Contest” or “Sweepstakes”) begins on 4/9/2014 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on 5/9/2014 at 11:59 PM ET (“Promotion Period”). The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems and Sponsor may also rely on the time processing functions of Facebook, as relevant. Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Eastern Time unless expressly noted otherwise.

 

Open only to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and wherever prohibited by law. Employees of Scripps Media, Inc., Mike’s Camera (collectively, “Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of Sponsor or Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible. To participate, you must have a Facebook account. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Click here to read the complete Official Rules

 

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