I love traveling and I love beautiful photographs, and so it just makes sense that I love National Geographic’s pictures. They are always vivid and make you feel like you are actually looking through a window to wherever the photographer was standing when they snapped the shutter at that moment.
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/lithium 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.
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 (-40 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius), making them ideal for both professional and amateur photographers on the go.
One lucky reader is going to win two four-packs of Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA batteries and two four-packs of Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries!
To enter the giveaway, just visit www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium and vote for your favorite shot, then let me know which one you voted for. Once you’ve voted, you can enter daily with a generic comment.
For more entries you can:
- Tweet this giveaway. You can do this daily (1 extra entry) Leave the link to your tweet in the comments.
- Become a Public Follower of my new blog Play That Now (2 extra entries)
- Subscribe to the e-mail feed of my new blog Play That Now (2 extra entries)
- Leave a relevant comment on any post on Play That Now (1 extra entry daily). It must be a new comment each time, and previous comments aren’t eligible.
Open to US residents ages 18+, ends September 16, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. E-mail must be in comment or submitted when entering. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.
“This post was written for Energizer who provided complimentary product in exchange for letting you know about the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest.”
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