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First, ya gotta know, there's a photo involved, but it's not a photo competition---so anyone can win. Here's the scoop: For the month of July, Lexar Media is holding a "“Take the Next Shot” Sweepstakes, and the winner gets their choice of either a Nikon D300s or a Canon 7D, along with a Lens and a Lexar 600x memory card (plus runners-up get 300x cards). All you have to do is follow Lexar on Facebook or @Lexarmedia on Twitter and then just email them a photo. This makes you eligible for the drawing for the prizes (they're not judging the photos, just using that as an entry into the contest). Click either one of those links above for more details, or to enter.

Our friends at Adorama just launched a contest for photos taken with your iPhone, and I gotta tell ya---the prizes are just incredible. They are giving away: The Grand Prize winner gets a $1,000 Adorama Gift Card Ten second place winners win a Wacom Bamboo tablet 15 Third-place winners will receive a Canon wireless printer Thirty fourth place winners get a $100 Adorama Gift Card And 25 Fifth Place winners get a $50 Apple App Store Gift Card The winners are chosen by a panel of celebrity judges (including yours truly), and well....ya just gotta enter because there are so many prizes, how can you not win!!!! (of course, in reality you might not win, but it sounds lame if I say you might not win, even though I just said it). Here's the link with more details, and how to enter. Congrats to…

You've gotta watch the short video above for all the details, but here's the quick scoop: (1) It's a raffle I'm using as a final year-end fund raiser to help feed the orphans at the Springs of Hope Kenya Orphanage (2) There's more to it than just winning a cool guitar, so you have to watch the video. (3) The raffle tickets are $25 each, and you can buy as many as you'd like to increase your chances to win. (Once you add your ticket to the cart, just click the "add another"  button as many times as you want). (4) All the money, every single penny from every raffle ticket goes directly to Springs of Hope Kenya to feed and care for these wonderful children (5) We'll choose the winner at random on Monday, January 4, 2010 so enter now (or at least…

I know the prize package for the winner of the World Wide Photo Walk was pretty amazing, but of course, with 32,000 photographers who could enter up to two photos each, the competition was pretty amazing too, and your chances of winning can do the math. That's why I think the best opportunity for some killer prizes and big time recognition may be entering the Photoshop World Guru Awards competition (sponsored by, and competing to win the "Vincent Versace Award for Excellence in Digital Imaging" (which is a sub-category of the photography category. Everyone that enters the photography category is automatically eliglible to win the "Vinny" award, which is chosen by Vincent himself). This contest was created to honor the work of Photoshop World attendees, so only other attendees to this year's conference in Vegas can enter, and not of all them:…

Hi gang: As I'm reading this, I can see some of you are blaming FSU for pulling his pass, but you need to read Mike Olivella's comment from this morning (which he posted this morning here as a comment, and I'm reprinting below), which explains the issue in better detail. I had never intended to point any blame at FSU whatsoever, but Mike does a better job of explaining it than I can, so please take a few moments and read Mike's response below. Mike Olivella says: August 27, 2009 at 7:56 am (Edit) This is not FSU’s fault. Please do not misdirect your venom at FSU or its staff. This was all my fault for not having thought that it would be necessary for me to get approval from the Athletic Department to use my assitant’s credentials as a prize for the contest…

Last night my buddy Mike Olivella gave me a shout with his final pick for the winner of our “Shoot on the Sidelines with Scott & Mike” contest. With over 800 entries, it was an incredibly hard choice for Mike to make, but I won’t make you wait….

….the winner is “Alex Walker,” who took the kick-butt winning shot shown below:


Mike said picking the winner was incredibly tough because there were so many great entries. Below are some of Mike’s other favorites from the contest (Mike told me, and I agree; any of these could have easily been the winner, because each one is that good, and you could make a great case for any of them being the winner, but at the end of the day, you can only pick one). I’m glad I didn’t have Mike’s job (I’m still reeling from choosing a winner for the Worldwide Photo Walk. Whew!

Here’s Mike’s other favorites, and although they didn’t win a prize, they certainly deserve some recognition.

the original catch

“The Original Catch”
By First Team Photography

3659210186_d4d378f7a4 Bringing em out with a bang

“Bringing ’em Out With a Bang”
By Steve Hiscock