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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2005-01-31

Sports Shooter Annual contest Deadline February 6, 2005
By Sports Shooter Staff

What were the best spots photographs taken in 2004? The only way to find out is to enter the annual Sports Shooter Contest, the deadline for is 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6, 2005.

ThinkTank, a new company specializing in gear for sports photographers and photojournalists, joins Nikon, Samy's Camera, Lowepro and Lightware as sponsors for this year's contest.

This year's contest will feature five categories, plus the Photo of the Year:
1) Best Action Photo
2) No Pro, No College
3) Best No Ball
4) 2004 Summer Olympics
5) Student Sports Photo
Photo of the Year

The "Best Action Photo" is any image depicting game action on the field of play or within the arena or stadium holding the event.

"No Pro, No College" entries should be images from a sporting event that does not involve a professional or major college team. This could be high school, junior college or even little league events.

"Best No Ball" is a feature category, but can be any image that does not have a ball (or puck) in it. This includes jubilation and dejection images as well as portraits.

The "2004 Summer Olympics" category is for any images shot at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games OR any Olympic trials or qualifying event. Portraits or other feature photographs of athletes that actually competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics also fit into this category.

Our "Student Sports Photo" category is open to FULL-TIME students or students working in an internship and have NOT GRADUATED at the time the entry was made. Entries for this category can be any sports - related images, action or feature.

"The Photo of the Year" entries will be gathered from the winners of the other categories and will receive the top prize from Sports Shooter. YOU DO NOT SEND ENTRIES IN FOR THIS CATEGORY.

All entries must have been taken during calendar year 2004.

Who Can Enter:
The Sports Shooter Contest is open to newsletter subscribers and members of SportsShooter.com only.

If you receive the monthly e-mail version of the Sports Shooter Newsletter, you are eligible to enter the contest. If you've been reading Sports Shooter on the web only, you can subscribe by e-mail by writing bert@sportsshooter.com and request to be placed on the mailing list. SportsShooter.com members in good standing are also eligible to enter.

I recommend that you should look at previous winners of this contest before entering. To see last year's winners go here: http://www.sportsshooter.com/contest.html

IMAGE PREPARATION
Size:
We recommend all images be prepared in Adobe Photoshop. Images should be sized at 72 DPI with the largest dimension NO LARGER than 15 inches. Files should be saved as JPEGs at a quality setting of 7 (or medium). Check baseline optimized when saving if available.

File Name:
Decide on a unique photographer's code of 4 or 5 letters to be used to label each of your entries. Your entries should be first labeled with the number of the category it's to be entered in: 1 - Best Action Photo; 2 - No Pro, No College; 3 - Best No Ball; 4 - Summer Olympics; 5 - Student Sports Photo --- followed by your unique code; followed by sequential two-digit numbers corresponding to the number of photos you are entering in that category.

EXAMPLE: 3bert01.jpg ("3" = Best No Ball category; "bert" is the unique photographer code; "01" indicates it is your first entry in this category.

Captions:
A complete caption is required for each entry. Your caption should include the location the photo was taken, the date it was shot, ID's and your byline. This information should be written in the "File Info" portion of the image in Photoshop.

EXAMPLE: Los Angeles, CA - 3/9/2004 - Seattle Supersonic's forward Rashard Lewis throws down a slam dunk over Kobe Bryant during the first half of a 89 - 80 win at Staples Center. Photo by Rod Mar, The Seattle Times.

Also in the "Caption Writer" field in File Info, type in your e-mail address. This is very important!

Submitting your entry:
Entries are to be submitted by e-mail and must be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Feb. 6, 2005. Entries are limited to 8 per photographer.

In the "Subject" field of the email header, type in "Contest Entry" followed by the number of entries attached to the email. For instance if you have 3 entries attached out of 6 total, type in the Subject field: "Contest Entry 3 of 6".

You can enter an image in just one category. For instance, you cannot enter a killer prep football photograph in the "Best Action" category and also enter it in "Best No Ball".

Failure to follow the rules for labeling, captioning and preparing entries will result in disqualification. Files that are sized too large will not be accepted. Send entries to: contest2004@sportsshooter.com.

Double-Check Your Entry
Before e-mailing your entries, please take a few minutes to double check that you've sized your images correctly, have a complete caption in the file info and the entry is labeled correctly. ALSO: Please virus scan your entry.

Failure to follow the entry rules could result in the disqualification of your entry.

Judging:
The judging for the annual Sports Shooter Contest will take place in March and the finals will be judged in an evening session that will be open for people to attend.

Details on the judging panel and the date of the open judging event will be announced shortly on SportsShooter.com.

Thanks to Nikon, Samy's Camera, Lowepro, Lightware and ThinkTank for helping sponsor this year's contest.

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