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December 20, 2009

New photography contest - HDR (open for two weeks)

And now time for the new contest to start! The theme is *hides under desk* HDR! The subject matter is your choice, as long as it is an HDR picture. Each person can submit up to three pictures as usual. Because of the holidays, we will keep this contest open for two weeks. This is probably our last photography contest until after PMA 2010. CES leaks will probably start before 2010 comes in, so things will get crazy for a few weeks.

Speaking of HDR, there is a brand new plea/essay on HDR at Luminous Landscape by Alexandre Buisse.

Contest rules
+ How to enter? Leave a comment on this post with a link to up to three of your pictures that you wish to enter in this contest. The pictures can be anywhere on the net (eg flickr, smugmug, blog, zenfolio, website, etc)

+ Deadline: Enter by Sunday January 3, 2010, at 11pm New York City time (worldclock). The winner will be announced by Friday January 8

+ for your benefit, it is a good idea not to link directly to the picture (eg http://link/picture.jpg) since people can't see your other work, profile or leave comments. Instead, where possible, use the link for the page that includes the picture.

+ Do not email us your pictures! The only way to enter is to leave a comment with a link to your pictures

+ Emphasis is on creativity and mood, not pixel-peeping. This is a simple and fun contest!

+ the pictures you submit can be old or new - you decide

+ There is no rights grab whatsoever. We won't even publish the winning picture on the blog unless the winner gives us permission to do so.

+ Make sure when you leave a comment you also provide an easy way for us to contact you if you are the winner (email, blog, twitter, etc). Be sure the contact option you have is one that you check on a regular basis.

The prize: $25 e-Gift Certificate
+ The price is a $25 online gift e-certificate. It can only be redeemed at, not on any other international Amazon websites. It will NOT work at,, etc. It only works at

+ ships internationally, so everyone is welcome to enter the contest, as long as doing so is legal in your country of residence and you are over 18 years old. Please refer to the Help pages for details and restrictions on international shipping, import duties, and things like that.

+ is not sponsoring, is not endorsing and is not affiliated with this contest. The contest is Noisy-funded and Noisy-operated.

+ this is a green contest, the e-certificate will be delivered by email, so please do not send us shipping addresses and things like that!

This contest is now closed for entries
Thanks to everyone for entering the contest. The winner will be announced by Friday January 8, 2010.

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