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Tim Pinckard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/12/2005
 

Contests, call for entries ???


I received this email today:

"International Color Awards Presents

2007 PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP
The No.1 awards show celebrating excellence in color photography

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FINAL DEADLINE: May 31, 2007
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Fellow Photographer,
The Photography Masters Cup Final Deadline is just 14 days away! Don't miss the chance to have your work celebrated and recognized by the world's most prestigious Galleries, Curators, Publishers and Editors, including PHAIDON, VOGUE, THE FINE ART SOCIETY, FOX, WIEDEN+KENNEDY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, THE BENETTON GROUP, and more.

"Enter the World's Most Watched Color Photography Awards"
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Send in your best work before May 31st www.thecolorawards.com
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For a complete list of Judges visit: www.thecolorawards.com/judges.htm

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Has anyone heard of this, is it legit?

Thanks
Tim


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5/18/2007 4:43:31 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2005
  Sounds fishy, but it might be legit. Before getting involved, make sure they are not asking you to send money. It could be another International Library of Photographers type setup.


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5/19/2007 8:48:31 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2005
  I looked at their website. It bothers me that you have to pay a fairly steep entry fee.


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5/19/2007 8:50:59 AM

 
Tim Pinckard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/12/2005
  Dennis - thanks for the input, I too was a little taken back at the entry fee, however I have heard that some judged contest do charge an entry fee. I have never tried one so am not sure if it is legit.

There was one that a company I work for entered every other year for published adds and they charged an entry fee.

Tim


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5/19/2007 9:00:26 AM

 
Ken Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/11/2005
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  Anytime I get an e-mail out of the blue telling me about an "international" photo contest--and to send $$s to do it, my "BS" flag goes up. Of course, I have no idea if this is legit. If you're willing to risk $35, then what the heck.

I do know Parade Magazine has a legitimate contest coming up...free, and you can enter as many as you like. Here's the URL for the information: http://www.parade.com/celebrate/index.html


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5/19/2007 10:23:24 AM

 
Tim Pinckard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/12/2005
  Ken - I have to agree with you on this one, I am just not willing to risk $35 to find out. I have received an email from Parade Mag about their contest and intend to enter, but thanks for the heads up anyway.

tim


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5/19/2007 9:58:34 PM

 
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