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 © Clark Vandergrift  The APA Awards 2010 First Place Winner - Lifestyle

BEST OF SHOW WINNER:* - prize value of over $11,000

1st PLACE:*  The following Prizes are awarded to the 1st Place winners in each of the nine categories. A $4,800 value to each 1st Place winner.

STUDENT CATEGORY 1st Place Winner will also receive a Sony NEX-5N camera w/18-55mm lens, a $699.99 value.

2nd PLACE:*  The following Prizes are awarded to the 2nd Place winners in each of the nine categories. A $2,000 value to each 2nd Place winner.

MERIT:*  The following Prizes are awarded to the Merit winners in each of the nine categories. A $1,200 value to each Merit Place winner.


* All prizes are non-transferrable.

** Selina Maitreya's Clarion Call was the first international telesummit for commercial photographers.  Held in February and June of 2011, 21 top industry experts came together to educate over 3000 photographers from 7 different countries.  Topics covered included: Developing your vision, Building a product to sell, Successfully selling and marketing photography, Value pricing for assignment photography, Negotiating to a win-win, and Licensing photography is not a lost art.

This package includes:

  • 21 hours of audio recording from Clarion Call 1 & 2
  • Hundreds of pages of transcripts from the complete audio series
  • 21 Top strategies for success from each Clarion Call expert guest

*** Lightbox Edit Pro is a simple and effective web based image file presentation and delivery service for professional photographers. You can use it for displaying your assignment image files for client selection and editing instruction or as a cost-effective method for delivering final high-rez files to clients. Save time and money by delivering your image files instantly over the web - no more media disk or courier costs. Display professional web galleries that assist your clients in viewing and selecting final images and communicating processing instructions to you. You can also use your site to create custom portfolios for project bidding, display location scout images, or display model images for talent castings.

**** Bob Korn of Bob Korn Imaging, Orleans, MA is a master photographic and digital print maker.  Bob's prints can be found in every major collection throughout the world, including the Getty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian.  Winning image files must be delivered to Bob Korn Imaging for printing.  Prints are only deliverable to a U. S. address.  Winners will be made aware of the process after the Winners are announced.

***** The Winner’s Gallery, Year long Promotional Showcase:  All winning images will be displayed on The APA Awards 2010 National Photo Competition Winners Gallery powered by liveBooks, Inc.  This amazing showcase of winners will include bios of each photographer and their winning images.  The Gallery will be promoted to art buyers and creatives throughout the year.  As an added benefit, APA Member winners will have links from the Gallery to their personal websites.

****** For past competitions, we have been pleased to offer The APA Awards Winner’s Book published by Blurb, a creative publishing and marketing platform, and that is continuing this year with all place winners receiving a free copy of the book.  In addition, The APA Awards Winners Book will be delivered to the top 50 creatives in the country, and is also available for purchase.  The book includes a directory of all entrants into The APA Awards 2011 National Photo Competition.  Creative Directors, Art Directors and Art Buyers receive this wonderful book to inspire their creative juices. Other photo competitions are seen by photographers, this competition is placed into the hands that make a difference in your business.

******* Production Paradise will provide to winners that are in a Production Paradise region or city an opportunity to be highlighted in a monthly Spotlight or Showcase online magazine.  Production Paradise, the visual media industry's favorite online resource, provides creative media professionals, especially photographers, with a truly global forum using a unique combination of an online directory and web-based magazines -- to promote, exhibit and help get more work.

******** LicenseStream gives creative professionals the most advanced tools available to promote, track, and make more money from their work.  In addition to these best-in-class services, which include the ability to publish directly to the Web and to major search engines, LicenseStream optimizes the process of granting rights, managing permissions, generating invoices and collecting royalties.

********* A&I  Photographic and Digital Services Photobook Marketing and Publicity Package - Print an A&I Book and Receive a FREE Marketing and Publicity Package with your book.

  • Promotion in monthly Newsletter
  • Press Release issued to Media
  • 1/2 Hour Free Marketing Consultation
  • Book Inclusion on the A&I Online Book Site
  • Book Displayed in A&I Lobby

*Book must be produced using BookCreator software or your own submitted In Design file.

Entry Deadline: September 18, 2011   EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2011








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