Ask anyone who has volunteered to lead a Photo Walk as part of my Worldwide Photo Walk and they’ll tell you it’s a lot of time and hard work. It’s also very rewarding in a lot of ways (not to mention the book they receive for leading a walk, but let me tell you—no one goes through all that trouble for just a free book). They do it because they want to do something special for the photographers in their community.

The downside of being a leader
Of course, besides the hard work, the downside is that the leaders don’t get to compete to win any prizes (they already get the local prize their walkers are competing for), and that’s why this year we thought it would be fun to add a special competition just for Photo Walk leaders.

Now, they get to submit one of their images taken during their Photo Walk, and compete against other leaders from around the world. I’ll pick a winner from all the Photo Walk leaders and they will snag a really cool prize package (we’re still putting it together, but it’ll be some really cool stuff).

I’ll have more details (and a list of prizes soon), but I wanted to let the leaders know now that there’s a special competition just for them.

Walk Mini-Update
We are off to a booming start this year, with nearly 700 walks already planned around the world, and more than 10,000 photographers walkers. If you haven’t joined a walk in your area (it’s free!), here’s the link to search for a nearby city. Ask anyone who has walked in a Photo Walk, it’s just a blast (but you’ll never know until you do one yourself).

I hope you’ll join us for this history-making photographic event! :)

About The Author

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.

16 Comments

  1. Sweet :) The biggest reward for me is a smile on walkers faces. New friendship and lots of fun.

  2. Yes …. :)

    Competition just for Leaders ….

    Thanks my dear Scott :)

    Best Wishes
    -Ali

  3. Scott, Thanks very much! It has been such a pleasure leading walks and forming new friendships and contacts. Thanks again for hosting this. If you think we have a lot of work to do as leaders, I’d hate to think about what you and your staff go through for this–and so soon after Photoshop world!?!

    Forget about us, you should a contest for your staff with a phat prize for them.

  4. Cool, Thanks Scott. Love being a walk leader and having a fun time with the walkers each year.

  5. Scott,

    You’re the BOMB!!!

    Blessings,
    Marjohn

  6. Looking forward to the sharing an image with the other leaders. Wondering where I can look to see how my leader application process is moving forward.

  7. Great new things Scott, but still no info on leader shirts on my dashboard. Time is slipping by for international orders.

  8. You are awesome!
    I wish you join us some day here at Montevideo. Uruguay
    Thanks for all and pls do not forget presskits at leaders dashboard.
    Danny

  9. Hi Scott! Fantastic!…..Of course, I’m busy watching others so that nobody gets hurt….and I do take the group shot for everyone but…another fine touch for the Photo Walk. I love the idea of participating also….Hope I can prove myself to the group……Thanks for the incentive….greatly appreciated. Can’t wait to find out what we’re shooting for!!…..Good luck to all leaders. Like Daniel Regueira of Montevideo, Uruguay said……don’t forget the press kits on the leaders dashboard…cause it’s not there yet!!!!…..So far I printed a flyer from last year’s and changed the date on it, but it would be nice to have a new one for this year. Thanks so much.

  10. This is awesome news, but what is more awesome is that Scott got a post in without me noticing.

  11. Hi Scott! That a good Ideas! I love it!
    I have a Good News from the
    http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/manila-ncr-philippines-rizal-park/.
    National Parks Development Committee endorse us to the Department of Tourism thru Ms. Juliet Horfilla Villegas Executive Director as a social photography event where photographers get together.
    National Parks Development Committee is a government agency that is tasked to oversee national parks in the Philippines.
    This will be history-making photographic event!

  12. Just like last year, I have not been able to publish my photo walk, it keeps saying undefined address, even though I try different ones. PLEASE HELP!

  13. Just like last year, I have not been able to publish my photo walk, it keeps saying undefined address, even though I try different ones. PLEASE HELP!

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