The Vincent Versace Award for Digital Photographic Excellence (often referred to as “The Vinnie”), is a special award within the photo category of the Photoshop World Guru Awards (the Gurus competition is sponsored by B&H Photo, and is open to all Photoshop World full conference attendees, and entry to the Guru Award competition is free for registered attendees).

The idea behind “The Vinny” prize package is that it provides the winner with all these incredible tools (provided by the Vinny sponsors) as a way to remove as many of the barriers of creativity as technology can, so there are no obstacles standing in the way of the artist. The award winner is chosen by Vincent himself from all the entries in the Photography category.

Here’s the prize list (to be awarded during the Photoshop World opening keynote September 7th in Las Vegas):

– Signed 24×30 print from Vincent Versace (shown above)
– An Epson R3000 printer
– Adobe Photoshop CS5
– Wacom Intous tablet
– All the plug-ins
– All the OnOne Software plug-ins
– Westcott 5 in 1 reflector
– A Lowe Pro Slingshot camera bag
– Lexar Compact Flash Cards
– Tuition to the Maine Media Workshops workshop (not including transportation, food & housing)
– A Hoodman Loupe
– An Enduro Tripod
– X-Rite i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport
– 13×19 Pina Zangaro portfolio
– A signed copy of Vincent’s new book “Welcome to Oz 2.0”
– One year subscription to KelbyTraining Online
– All of Acme Educational’s DVD tutorials
– All the lint in Vincent’s pocket
– Some cash (not much)
– Some Vegemite (too much)

If you’re going to Photoshop World in Vegas, here’s where you go for more details or to enter your work in the competition. Our thanks to Vincent for arranging such an amazing list of tools for the award winner.

About The Author

Scott is a Photographer, bestselling Author, Host of "The Grid" weekly photography show; Editor of Photoshop User magazine; Lightroom Guy; CEO; struggling guitarist. Loves Classic Rock and his arch-enemy is Cilantro. Devoted husband, dad to two super awesome kids, and pro-level babysitter to two crazy doggos.


  1. Ahhh too bad I can’t make it to PSW!

  2. I will be attending my first PhotoShop World! and I am so excited about that. I think I need to start working on an image to submit so I have a chance to win the award! The amount of stuff you guys are giving away is mind boggling. Looking forward to seeing you live at PSW!!!

  3. This is a beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing it and the contest details!

  4. Hey Scott,
    I would be willing to offer the top winners a free framed AluminArte Metal Print by Image of their winning prints.
    Let me know what you think,

  5. Dang. I would be in it to win it just for the pocket lint. That’s awesome!

  6. Man……. I have some great shots to enter but just can not afford to go to Photoshop World. Just can’t swing it. Bummer. Will you guys ever consider holding one in Chicago? Pretty Please??? I might actually get to go to one if you do.

  7. Too bad I can’t make this PSW – all that lint could come in handy – start a fire, mop up an oil spill! Insane prizes, congratulations in advance to the winner of the Vinne!

  8. Hi, Scott Love All your DVDs and Books. When will you make a visit to the BIG EASY we will love to have you in New Orleans.

  9. This will be my 5th PSW Vegas. Every one is better than the one before. My head hurts when I get home from the intense amount of education received. Of course, it could be the after-class activities… I think I did find some of Vinnie’s pocket lint on the seat next to me last year.

  10. FYI: Vegemite is the secret ingredient to all of my imagery.

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