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The National Student Photo Contest is open to students enrolled in a college or university-level accredited photo program in the USA. For a list of schools that Tamron has pre-approved, visit here. The theme is "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" and Tamron is looking for powerful images that make a creative and emotional statement. Tamron strives to acknowledge and inspire up and coming photography students , and with this contest the company hopes to create awareness for talented students who can do more than just produce an image, but find those who can create a photograph. No shipment of prizes will be made outside of the USA. Employees of Tamron USA, Inc. and of its affiliates, representatives, subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies and their immediate families (spouse, children, siblings, parents) and household members are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted. By entering this contest, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or its agents, which decisions are final and binding.
Tamron USA, Inc., 10 Austin Blvd., Commack, NY 11725.
The contest period begins on February 15, 2013 and ends on November 30, 2013. Eligible students may submit up to three images by November 30, 2013. Entries in excess of this limit will be void. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on November 30, 2013. Send low res jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org with camera, lens and technical information. You must include a scan of your current and valid school issued ID. Winner must sign an affidavit of eligibility and is responsible for all model and property releases. All decisions are final. By entering this photo contest you are giving Tamron the right to use winning images for promotional use. The Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, or misrouted entries. Use of automated devices is prohibited. Limit one (1) prize per household.
About the Judges
The National Photography Student Photo Contest will be judged by pro photographer and educator Arthur Levi Rainville, M.Photog., Cr., API, CPP (www.studiorainville.com); pro photographer and educator Andre Costantini (www.sillydancing.com); and photojournalist, documentary photographer and editor Michael Bocchieri (michaelbocchieri.photoshelter.com). They will judge the contest and choose the winning entry based on overall image quality and originality as it fits the theme.
Arthur Levi Rainville
Arthur Levi Rainville, M.Photog., Cr, CPP, API, has been creating stunning photographs, wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere and romanticism, for over 50 years. With his life’s work being lovingly displayed on three continents; he has been touted as, “the Poet Lauréate of Photography, one of the most sensitive, artists of our time.” Working out of his decorous studio in the historic waterfront district of New Bedford, Massachusetts, he is widely known for his muted, granular color work. In a one-man show at the French Cultural Center, his work was astutely referred to as “... a synthesis of observation and imagination blended with a palette of gauzy colors.” Arthur has taught portraiture professionally for 40 years, inspiring both budding and seasoned photographers. Besides being a noted touring lecturer, he is a prolific author with copious articles and four published books on the Creative Spirit and living an Artful Life. As photography’s resident ‘Sage,’ Arthur continues to spread the word that private, personal vision matters. He has been honored with Professional Photographers of America’s degrees of: Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographers, and Approved Photographic Instructor. Currently Vice President of Corporate Photographic Development for Lifetouch Inc., he is defining the Art and Heart principles for a new generation. His time is devoted and divided between private portrait commissions via Artisan Trusts, photographic consultancy and teachings and his experiential fine art studies and gallery work.
Andre Costantini is a photographer and artist currently residing in New York. A partial client list includes: American Repertory Theater, Boston Early Music Festival, Constellation Center, Dynalite, L'Oreal, Meredith Corporation, rainbow Media and Tamron. He also photographs modern dance companies and musicians. Assignments have brought him as far east as Japan and as far west as Germany as well as all throughout the United States. He has taught photography and lighting workshops in across the country. His articles have appeared in Shutterbug, Studio Photography and Design and Viewfinder Magazines.
Michael Bocchieri is an American born photojournalist, photo editor, and educator. He is currently a senior photo editor with Getty Images where he's covered everything from natural disasters, breaking news, international sports, and presidential elections. Mr. Bocchieri resides in a former cold-water flat in New Jersey. Previously he was director of magazine photography for North Jersey Media Group where he managed photo content for various monthly lifestyle magazines. He holds a BFA in Photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology with studies in Media Communications. Mr. Bocchieri loved his time in Rochester but doesn't miss all the snow. He is a proud teacher/volunteer at NYC SALT, a non-profit photography program serving inner city teenagers in New York City. Mr. Bocchieri has also has been in attendance at the Eddie Adams Workshop since 2003, first as a student and now as a proud member of the White Team. He recently had the opportunity to produce a team for the 25th anniversary of the workshop.
He has won awards with the Society for Professional Journalists, the New Jersey Press Association, and Ilford. He's a long standing member of the National Press Photographers Association. He also has a current fishing license. Mr. Bocchieri makes his own bagels, refuses to throw out expired Metrocards, and his camera is always set to manual.
Release and Limitation of Liability
By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent and related companies, and each such company’s respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the contest; (b) technical or printing errors; (c) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected or undeliverable mail or email; (d) errors in the administration of the contest or the processing of entries; or (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the contest or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees.
Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of the contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New York. All issues and questions concerning these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or Sponsor’s rights and obligations shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.