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|| News Item: Posted 2001-10-25

Sports Shooter Contest Categories and Deadline Announced
By Robert Hanashiro

We are happy to announce that the Sports Shooter Contest will again be held.

This year's contest will feature five categories:

1) Best Action Photo
2) No Pro, No College
3) Best No Ball
4) Student Portfolio
5) Photo of the Year

The deadline will be midnight Super Bowl Sunday. Next year's Super Bowl will be held on Feb.3, 2002.

Entries to the Sports Shooter Contest must be made digitally and submitted via e-mail. Details on file size will be outlined in the next issue of the newsletter and on the Sports Shooter Archives (hosted by and on the Sports Shooter Forum (hosted by

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

"No Pro, No College" are 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. The images can be action or feature.

"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.

Our "Student Portfolio" category was introduced in the last contest and was extremely popular. Photographers who are full-time students or are students currently serving an internship are eligible to enter this category. Students should submit up to 5 images and they will be judged on technical skill, diversity and impact.

"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.

The Sports Shooter Contest would not be possible if it were not for the generosity of Nikon, LPA Designs, Roberts Distributors, Penn Camera, Canon, USA and Lowepro.

You can checkout previous contest winners on the Sports Shooter Archive site hosted by Brad Mangin Photography at:, click on the link for Sports Shooter and the Contest Winners.

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