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Photo Contest Winner Announcement

We have a winner!
The Canon Rumors and ViewBug sponsored photo contest announced back in October has reached the end and we have a winner!

Link: Contrast in Black & White Photo Contest
Photographer: John Covin
Photo title: Red Cliff Lodge Horses
Judge selecting winner: Richard Brown
Words on photo by judge: “I usually don’t go for these type images however the composition here is stunning and well executed, great capture of the action.”

The winning image, and a very good one.

Contrast in Black & White Photo Contest Winner!

Contrast in Black & White Photo Contest Winner! | Click for Larger

Congratulations John!

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Photo Contrast: Contrast in Black & White

New contest via ViewBug
We’ve partnered with Viewbug to get you and your work lots of extra exposure along with a a couple of other goodies. You can see some of the goodies here–and which open the gates to being able to win even more prizes.

Want to get in on the contest? Click the graphic below for all the information and see what you can win. Before I agreed to the contest, I received assurances from ViewBug that you will retain ownership of your entered photographs, even if you do well enough to win. This is for fun, exposure and some prizes.

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Win a Canon EOS 6D (Or Other Brand Body) Plus Other Prizes!

From LensRentals.com
Lens Rentals in the US is running a contest to win one of either a Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D600, Sony NEX-7 or Olympus OM-D. Just sign up for the contest below, and take advantage of the options to enter more than once.

The really good news on this one? It’s not USA only, no matter where you are on earth, you can enter. The contest runs until April 15, 2013.

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Visit the Contest Page to Enter

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LensRentals.com Contest to Win a MacBook Pro w/Retina Display

From LensRentals.com
A good partner of ours, LensRentals.com is running a contest to win a MacBook Pro w/Retina Display. Apparently people like the laptop and think the screen is pretty good. I might be one of those people.

I’ll say it right off the bat, the contest is for US residents only. It’s not because LensRentals.com dislikes the rest of the planet, it’s just about laws, borders and that sort of thing.

The contest info is in the graphic below (Click for larger).

LensRentals.com | LensRentals.com Contest

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Contest Category Winners Selected!

Contest Category Winners Selected!

Down to the final 13
The 2nd round of selections in the Lens Giveaway Contest has finished.

Congratulations to all the category winners.

See the winners here

Each category winner will now be judged against each other to select the top 3 photographs from the contest.

How were the category winners selected?

A panel of 4 judges:

  • A high end wedding photographer
  • Technical photography wizard
  • Mixed Medium Photographer
  • Yours Truly
  • Each judge ranked each category 1st through 10th.
  • A 1st place showing was worth 10pts, a 2nd place showing was worth 9pts, and so on.
  • If there was a tie, the first tiebreaker was highest position on the 4 lists. The 2nd tie breaker was the lowest an image appeared on a list.

The next round will use 10 judges to select the winner and the two runners-up.

Added Prize – Landscape Category Winner
The folks at Gura Gear have donated a Gura Gear Kiboko 22L to the winner of the Landscape category. Congratulations zedarean!

I’m working on prizes for the other categories, this came about after the contest was already judged.

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How To Win a 5D Mark II Just By Opening a Box

How To Win a 5D Mark II Just By Opening a Box

From B&H
B&H is running an exciting video contest! We want our fans and customers to capture a short video of a B&H package being unboxed and then share it with their friends. And of course, enter the contest for the chance to win a Canon 5D Markll.

Rules
Capture a short video of a B&H package being unboxed and enter to win a DSLR camera or a Shoot & Share Camcorder. Keep it simple! Any video capture device welcome.

Official B&H Unboxing Contest Page

Examples

I used to think unboxing videos were kind of boring, not anymore. I’m sure a few boxes will be opened in the next week or so.

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*UPDATE* First Contest Finalists Up

*UPDATE* First Contest Finalists Up

Lens Giveaway Contest!
Thanks to everyone that entered the contest. The amount of entries exceeded all expectations. Combing through them all has proven to be one of the most daunting things I have done here at Canon Rumors. Congratulations to everyone who entered. Good luck to all the finalists!

The first finalists have been posted in the forum. Astrophotography and Underwater are the first categories up. I will be adding 2 categories a day.

Day 1 Finalists (December 8)

Day 2 Finalists (December 9)

Day 3 Finalists (December 10)

Day 4 Finalists (December 11)

Day 5 Finalists (December 16)

Day 6 Finalists (December 18)

Day 7 Finalists (December 20)

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Contest Announcement!

Contest Announcement!

Yay! Free Stuff!
I did a pre-announcement of the contest on Facebook some time ago, and today again at the Planet5D interview. So here it finally is.

The Grand Prize:
The winner may pick one of the following lenses.

The 2nd Prize
A new bag! Once again from Gura Gear.

Other Prizes
I will be giving out random prizes to people that participate. You never know when you’re going to get a message from me giving something away.

How it works?
It’s simple, this is a photo contest. The best photograph at the end of the day will win the grand prize. The runner-up will receive the 2nd prize.

Where do I post the images?
You post the images on our forum. There are threads in the forum called “Lens Giveaway Contest”. Post to the corresponding thread for your image submission.

Link to the forum

The categories
The following categories are what your photos must fall under. We’re going to be pretty lenient on this, the categories are just a guideline.

The above links go to the corresponding forum thread.

The Rules

  • All images must be posted in the forum to qualify. No email or Facebook submissions will qualify.
  • Images must be 700px wide on their longest axis. Larger and smaller are not permitted.
  • You may enter the contest as many times in as many categories as you’d like. Remember, one entry per post.
  • No commenting in any of the contest threads. They are strictly for images.
  • You must use a Canon camera to make the images. I will request EXIF data of all the winners.
  • The contest is worldwide, however there are countries in turmoil I will not ship to. I.E Iraq, Central Africa Republic, those sort of places.
  • The contest runs from now until November 15, 2011.
  • Only post in the boards that are prefixed with *Contest*
  • You may watermark your images, but the watermark must be in the corners and not the center of the image.
  • You may give a brief description of your photograph.
  • No nudity or pornography. If you have an image that you’re not sure whether it’s appropriate, please email me.
  • If you can’t figure out a category to post your image in, please email me.
  • I will select the best 10 images from each category after the November 15, 2011 end date. Then a panel of judges will select the best in each category and present them, then the same panel will select the overall winner.

Terms & Conditions

  • There is no age restriction
  • You retain full ownership of your images. They’re yours, not mine.

The above rules will probably evolve and be added to over the next little while, so please keep checking back.

You may discuss the contest on a thread dedicated to it. It can be read here.

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Blue Crane DVD Giveaway Winners

Blue Crane DVD Giveaway Winners

Winners!
I have notified the winners of the Blue Crane DVD giveaway via the private message service on the forums.

The Bad News
Some folks guessed the right answer, but didn’t specify which video they wanted to receive. This disqualified the entry. It was important to me that people received videos they wanted. Sorry for that, but it was specified in the contest rules.

The Winning Answer
I asked you to rank 4 specific cameras in order of importance according to me!

  1. 5D Mark II
  2. 300D / Digital Rebel
  3. 1Ds
  4. 1D Mark IV

I used to rank the 300D/Digital Rebel #1, but I think the 5D Mark II has really done more to change and advance digital SLRs. I understand most of that is to do with video, but a lot of people also bought this camera because of the amazing files that come from this full frame beauty. We all wish it had the 7D AF in it, but that’s what Mark IIIs are for!

You’re all winners!
Blue Crane Digital is offering 15% to Canon Rumors readers. Just use the coupon code “canonrumors” without the quotes during checkout. The coupon code is valid until March 31, 2011.

More giveaways soon!

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*CLOSED* Giveaway – Blue Crane Digital DVD’s

*CLOSED* Giveaway – Blue Crane Digital DVD’s

The contest is now closed, winners will be notified on Monday!

Thanks to all who entered.

Free Stuff!
The folks at Blue Crane digital have teamed up with Canon Rumors for a giveaway.

What’s available?
There are 4 videos available. Keep in mind these are NTSC. I will ship worldwide, but I have no PAL or SECAM versions available.

UNDERSTANDING THE CANON SPEEDLITE 580EX II / 430EX II

UNDERSTANDING THE CANON 1D MARK IV

SHOOT GREAT VIDEO WITH YOUR CANON DSLR CAMERA

INTRODUCTION TO THE CANON 60D

I’ve watched all the videos and they’re good. I learned things even as an advanced user. Especially the video DVD.

How to win?
Similar to last weeks contest, it’ll be a put stuff in order contest. This time with camera bodies!

I will give you 4 camera bodies, I want you to rank them in the order of their historical importance according to me.

  • 1Ds
  • Digital Rebel / 300D
  • 5D Mark II
  • 1D Mark IV

You have to enter the contest on the forum. Post your answer and which video you want to win. There are multiple copies of each video available. I will run the contest until Friday, March 4, 2011 at 12PM EST.

Enter Contest on our Forum Here

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Streaming video samples for each DVD have been posted to the Blue Crane Digital web site and are worth checking out.

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