When I heard that Energizer and National Geographic had teamed up to sponsor a photo contest, I thought it sounded like a great partnership! We have been using Energizer batteries in our home for more years than I can count and I’ve been an avid reader of National Geographic since I was a teen!
As part of this photography contest, Energizer and National Geographic want people to vote online to choose the winners of this contest!
According to their press release, “Twelve photographers from across the country have just been named Category Finalists in the 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest with National Geographic. They are now one step closer to their “shot” at greatness—the Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip of a lifetime to the Greek Isles and will see his or her photo appear in the pages of National Geographic magazine in an ad for Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries.
The 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, which launched in April, has named two Finalists in each of its six thematic categories: animals/wildlife, nature, travel, people/cultures, weather and action/energy. Now it’s up to the public to pick the Category Winners. From now through Sept. 15, people can go to www.nationalgeographic.com to view the gallery of Category Finalist photos and to select their favorite in each category.
From more than 14,000 entries, 12 photos stood out as the best in their respective categories, according to Jim Richardson, National Geographic photographer and judge for the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest.
The Finalist who receives the most votes in his or her category will advance to becoming a Category Winner. The six Category Winners will enter a second round of judging by Richardson, who will determine the Grand Prize Winner, to be announced on or about Nov. 4, 2010.
In 2008, Energizer and National Geographic teamed up on the first Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, bringing together the world’s premier resource for photojournalism with the company that makes the world’s longest-lasting AA and AAA batteries for digital cameras and other high-tech devices. Three years later, the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest is enjoying its best year yet – with a record-breaking number of entries.
“We continue to be amazed at the quality of work that pours in through submissions to the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest,” said Jim Olsen, Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North America. “Our goal is to encourage everyone to enjoy the experience of capturing moments through photography, and we hope the long-lasting power and reliability of our Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries make it a little easier to do just that.”
Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries are proven to last up to 8x longer* in digital cameras and up to 2x longer** in flash units, as well as offering more power* for GPS devices, LED flashlights and handheld games. In addition to delivering long-lasting power, the batteries are 33 percent lighter than alkaline batteries, have a 15-year storage life and perform well in extreme temperatures from -40 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-40o to 60o Celsius), making them ideal for both professional and amateur photographers on the go.
Each of the 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest Category Winners will receive an assortment of Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries as part of a prize pack that also includes an EPIC Action Video Cam, Nikon COOLPIX L110 digital camera, Litepanels Micro® camera light, Energizer® Ultimate® Lithium 1AA Handheld flashlight, Energizer® Ultimate® Lithium Headlight and two books from the National Geographic Collection: “Journeys of a Lifetime” and “National Geographic: The Image Collection.”
The Grand Prize Winner will receive all of the items listed above as well as a National Geographic Expedition for two to the Greek Isles, accompanied by a National Geographic expert.
For additional information on the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest and to vote on the Category Finalist photos, visit www.nationalgeographic.com. For more information on Energizer and its products, visit www.facebook.com/energizer. “
Take a moment, check out the photos and vote for your favourite! I don’t have a strong photographic eye, so I am in awe at how amazing some of these entries are!
AND, as a heads up for my readers, in conjunction with the 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest with National Geographic, I will be reviewing Energizer products and hosting a giveaway for my Canadian and US readers! Stay tuned for that!