How to Enter the Digital Days Photo Contest




Great photography requires all types of creativity, and not just in composition. Techniques, tricks, and resourceful homemade gadgets can also help you get the perfect shot. Almost everyone has a photography secret to share - that's why we've teamed up with Popular Photography for the Digital Days Photo Contest!

Innovation comes in all shapes, techniques and styles. So show off your cool flash ideas, image-tweaking tips, low-light techniques, homemade tripods, or anything else that helps you take great pictures. Share your photo innovations on Instructables, and win a great Sony camera, camera bags, or workshop tickets for a Popular Photography event!


Grand Prize
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize
Digital Days photography workshop.

Plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up
Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: September, 2 2009 PST
Deadline for entries: October 12, 2009 11:59 PM PST

View Contest now!


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    19 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Can we use plugin to edit our picture, or do we have to enter raw pictures, it would be nice if the rules were a bit more explicit on what is permitted and what is a big no no. Thanks lets everyone start clicking, this will be fun

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    it means digital as in readable be the computer the film may be hard to put on the computer but if you can it should be fine..


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Can it just be like photo editing sofware? Or does it actually have to require photographs?


    9 years ago on Introduction

    is there a specific topic or can it be photos of anything?


    9 years ago on Introduction

    from the link you've provided:

    * Chicago, IL Sept 12 & 13
    * Baltimore, MD Sept 26 & 27
    * New York, NY Oct 3 & 4
    * Salt Lake City, UT Oct 10
    * Portland, OR Oct 17 & 18
    * Dallas, TX Nov 7 & 8
    * Albuquerque, NM Nov 14 & 15
    * San Diego, CA Nov 21 & 22
    * Orlando, FL Dec 5 & 6

    The dates and cities remaining are the ones which the First Prize winner would be able to attend after judging, is this correct ? Are there provisions for additional dates to be added or something in lieu if the winner is unable to travel to attend?

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