PhotoPlus Expo Announces First Annual “Your New York Minute” Photo Contest

Thousands of Dollars in Prizes including Nikon Cameras and NIKKOR Lenses to Grand Prize Winners

PhotoPlus Expo, the largest photography conference and expo in North America, has announced its first annual PhotoPlus Expo photo contest, “Your New York Minute.” Whether you’re a native New Yorker, or just a New Yorker at heart, you are eligible to enter the contest. All entries must have been taken in any of the city’s five boroughs Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island and the other city islands including Roosevelt, Randalls, Liberty and more to qualify for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes and gear from official camera sponsor, Nikon. Deadline for entries is September 5th, 2016.ppe_contest_ppe_rotator

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services — all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

The “Your New York Minute” photo contest will be open to both professional and amateur photographers. Photos should be entered in the appropriate category based on where the photograph was taken. Two entrants will be awarded Grand Prize and will receive either a Nikon D500 or Nikon D7200 kit as part of their total prize package. All winning images will be on display during the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Center from October 20-22, 2016 which welcomes more than 25,000 visitors from around the world each year.

We wanted to celebrate PhotoPlus Expo’s home city, and thought there was no better way to do that than with a contest that highlights each amazing part of it,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president & group publisher of PDN, which hosts the annual PhotoPlus Expo. “Hundreds of great New York moments are captured with cameras and mobile devices each day. The contest is an opportunity for visitors and residents alike to share those special moments with us.

Contest Rules and Deadline

The call for submission is now open for the “Your New York Minute” photo contest. There will be a fee of $20 per professional entry and $15 per amateur entry for each photo entered into the contest, but contestants may enter as often as they would like. PHOTO+ members will receive a 30% discount for each photo entered and a portion of all fees will be donated to City Harvest Food Bank in New York City. There are no time restrictions as to when a photo was taken in New York, its outer boroughs, or Staten Island and the other city islands including Roosevelt, Randalls, Liberty and more.

Contest Categories and Prizes

The “Your New York Minute” photo contest will consist of two Divisions: Professional and Amateur. Each Division will consist of six (6) categories: Bronx, Brooklyn Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and the other city islands including Roosevelt, Randalls, Liberty and more. First-Place winners in each category will qualify to become the Grand-Prize winner. At the judge’s discretion, honorable mentions may be selected in some or all categories, and will not qualify for prizes but will be included in a special exhibition at 2016 PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Center.

Grand Prize Package (Pro Division) — $5,300 value

  • Nikon D500 16-80mm VR Lens Kit
  • Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
  • G-Technology rugged G-Drive with Thunderbolt
  • Full Conference Pass to PhotoPlus Expo (full access to seminars, classes, and Expo)
  • Whitewall.com Photo Under Acrylic Print
  • Tether Tools Tether Table Aero
  • Additional prizes will be included in this prize package

Grand Prize Package (Amateur Division) — $3,200 value

  • Nikon D7200 18-140mm VR Lens Kit
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-10
  • LaCie rugged Thunderbolt with rugged key
  • Full Conference Pass to PhotoPlus Expo (full access to seminars, classes, and Expo)
  • Whitewall.com Photo Under Acrylic Print
  • Tether Tools Tether Table Aero
  • Additional prizes will be included in this prize package

Ten First Place Packages — $500 Value

  • Think Tank photo bag
  • Hahnemuhle photo paper
  • Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive
  • Spinlight 360 modular flash system
  • Whitewall.com Photo Under Acrylic Print
  • Full Conference Pass to PhotoPlus Expo (full access to seminars, classes, and Expo)

Contest Exhibit

All winning images and honorable mentions will be placed on exhibit during the PhotoPlus Conference + Expo at the Jacob Javits Center from October 20-22, 2016. The exhibit will be seen by more than 25,000 photographers and consumers expected to visit the photo expo this year. All winners will be permitted to keep their mounted winning image at the conclusion of the photo expo.

Everyone is a Winner – Photo Mosaic

All photos entered into the “Your New York Minute” photo contest will also be used to create a beautiful mosaic of the Manhattan skyline. In addition, everyone entering the contest will receive a high-resolution image file of the mosaic for posting to social media or to print for display at home or at work.

To enter the contest, please go to https://contest.photoplusexpo.com/ For more information and frequent updates, visit the PPE website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow PPE on Twitter.

PDN International Conference + Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 50 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).

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