Shoot-Out 2007

The qualifying entries are now in. Check back the morning of July 16 for your first assignment.

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Shoot-Out-2007

Everyone who has uploaded four qualifying photos by July 6, 2007, is eligible to take place in the July 16-19 Shoot-Out. Click here to view the photos of everyone who has entered, or check out our personal favorites gallery.

During the Shoot-Out, assignments will be posted at 9:00 a.m., ET, and will be due by 8:00 a.m., ET, the following day. Make sure to get your assignment in on time because you will be unable to upload the pervious days' assignment once the new assignment is posted.

Important information to remember:
• Photos of any size may be submitted online, but the winning entrant must be able to provide 300 dpi files.
• Click on that day's assignment folder under the Galleries link to upload your photos. (The gallery system will resize your images for screen resolution. Only .gif and .jpg files will be accepted).
• Make sure to add a name and caption for each photo you upload.
• Upload only the directed number of shots for each assignment.
• The photos that you upload for each assignment will automatically be placed in the folder for that assignment.

Shoot-Out 2007 Links• Contest Rules • 2005 Shoot-Out • 2006 Shoot-Out Assignment Galleries#1 Your Name #2 The Portrait #3 Creative Documentary *BONUS* The Unicorn • Best of Slideshow

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Photographer of the Year Assignment #3

The Creative Documentary

Chronicle a day in the life of a job where you live. It can be any job: wait staff, physician, mailperson, airline pilot, dog groomer, pool hustler...any job. Provide an inside look and deeper understanding of what the job and the person performing it are really like. Note: office jobs are not permitted.
Upload up to 5 images by 8:00 a.m., ET, Thursday, July 19.

Click here to login and upload your photos for Assignment #3

Photographer of the Year Bonus Assignment *optional*

The Tie Breaker

Take a photo of a unicorn. Upload one image by 8 a.m., ET, Thursday, July 19.

Click here to login and upload your photos for the Bonus Assignment

Photographer of the Year Assignment #2

The Portrait

Take a portrait of a person incorporating these three elements: rock, paper, and scissors.

Upload up to three images by 8:00 a.m., ET, Wednesday, July 18.

Click here to login and upload your photos for Assignment #2

Photographer of the Year Assignment #1

Your Name

Use your first name in a photo creatively. You can find or create the letters any way you wish. Composites are fine, but you must capture the letters with a camera -- no creating the letters with software.

Upload up to three images by 8:00 a.m., ET, Tuesday, July 17.

Click here to view the entries for Assignment #1

Popular Photography & Imaging's Photographer of the Year Contest

Winning Photographer will be announced on July 31, 2007.
$5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner.

Before you enter, please read these contest rules:

1.To enter, contestants must submit four photographs -- a portrait, a landscape, a product shot, and an action shot.

2. Entries must be digital files and contestants must follow the instructions for posting to the website; full instructions for posting are available on www.popphoto.com/shootout2007. Entries will not be accepted though email or postal mail.

3. Contest is open to amateurs and pros. To be eligible to enter, you must be 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., publisher of Popular Photography & Imaging magazine and popphoto.com and their immediate families are not eligible to enter or win.

4. Contestants must post their first four photos must be posted by Friday July 6, 2007, 9:00 a.m. EST.

5. All entrants who have submitted the required photos by July 6th may participate in the Shoot-Out from July 16-19. Assignments for each day of the Shoot-Out will be posted on www.popphoto.com/shootout2007 at 9:00 a.m. EST, and will be due the next day by 8:00 a.m. EST. Entrants must post their completed assignment by the 8:00 a.m. EST on the day that they are due. Failure to post an assignment on time will disqualify a contestant.

6. All eligible entries received will be judged by a panel of qualified judges, consisting of the editors of Popular Photography & Imaging magazine, equally weighted criteria of: creativity, technical expertise, aesthetic value, and demonstration of photographic versatility. Judging will be completed, and potential winner(s) will be selected, on or about July 31, 2007. In the event of a tie, such tied entries will be re-judged by an additional, qualified "tie-breaking" judge based on the above criteria. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event it receives an insufficient number of eligible entries that meet the minimum judging criteria set forth above as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Judges' decisions in connection with all matters concerning the Contest shall be final and binding.

7. Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, grant of rights, and a publicity and liability release within 10 days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

8. By entering and/or accepting a prize, contestants release and agree to hold harmless Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc. and its directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind, including death, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in this contest.

9. The winner of the Shoot-Out will receive a $5,000 check.

10. By entering this contest, you represent that your photographs are original and of your own creation, publication and web posting of the material will not violate the rights of any kind of any third party, and you have provided all necessary permissions and releases.

11. By entering this contest, you agree to allow Sponsor to use your name, city and state, voice and images in connection with publication and web posting of your entry and for promotional purposes (except where prohibited), without review, notification, or approval.

12. By entering this contest, you agree to abide by the rules of this contest and to accept the judges' decisions as final. Submission of an entry and/or acceptance of a prize grants Sponsor, and third parties authorized by Sponsor, the exclusive, perpetual right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify, excerpt and/or copy the entry for any and all purposes in any and all media currently in existence or hereafter developed without further compensation to you, which includes, but is not limited to the right to, the right to publish the entry in Popular Photography & Imaging magazine and on popphoto.com and to use your entry as we see fit in exhibitions and promotions of Popular Photography & Imaging magazine.

13. Income, and other taxes (if any), on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. A form 1099 will be filed with the IRS.

14. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the posting process, the operation of the web site, www.popphoto.com, or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned due to, for example, infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for any damages or losses arising out of access to and use of the web sites or the downloading from and or printing material downloaded from said site. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete or misdirected entries.

15. The name of the winner will be published in the October 2007 issue of Popular Photography & Imaging. It also will appear on www.popphoto.com on or around July 31, 2007. The winner's name will also be available upon request after July 31, 2007. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Sponsor: Popular Photography & Imaging magazine -- Photographer of the Year Contest, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Residents of VT may omit postage.

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Jeremy Webb, San Antonio, TX
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Shannon Williamson, Aurora, IL
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Kim Warden, Orlando, FL
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Christy Williams, Hemet, CA
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Ryan Torres, Huntington Beach, CA
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Kelly Rouse, Whiteland, IN
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Dmitriy Rashap, Los Angeles, CA
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Brian Tipton, Los Angeles, CA
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Duane Stevens, San Jose, CA
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Michelle Peters, Beech Creek, PA
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Jason Parrott, Hobbs, NM
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Carlos Ferreira da Silva, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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Joshua Parry, Danville, PA
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Dmitriy Tarasov, Moscow, Russia
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Michael Soo,Cupertino, CA
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Rajesh Kumar Singh Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Keith Rowell Bardon, Queensland, Australia
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Julie Stauffer, Cherry Hill, NJ
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Maria-Patricia Cortez, Katy, TX
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Erin Cesaro, Bethel, CT
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Jonathan Burden,Warwick, RI
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Avijit Datta Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Heather Bowden, Port Orchard, WA
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Eric Eley, Athens, GA
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Rafael Curty, Philadelphia, PA
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George Cabig, Binan, Laguna, Philippines
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Tiago de Arcela, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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Martin Alejandro Bordagaray, Concordia, Entre Rios, Argentina
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Eduardo Enrriquez, Chicago, IL
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Johann Espiritu, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Marc Aviles, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Bill Conway, Lusby, MD
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Claudia Barth, Windsor, Berkshire, UK
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Scott Cramer, Vail, CO
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Sandra Espeut, Miramar, FL
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David Crippen, Pleasant Lake, MI
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Iouri Dovnarovich, Palm Coast, FL
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Dante Lindbergh II Barbosa, Paranaque City, Metro Manila
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Paul Degruccio, Cave Creek, AZ
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Roberto Soares-Gomes, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Jeff Henderson Filn Fion, Manitoba, Canada
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Kala Hagberg, Buffalo, MN
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William Gangol, Kirkwood, MO
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Jennifer Jones, Westminster, MA
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Wade Griffith, Dallas, TX
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Kasey Jones, Dallas, TX
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Mat Hayward, Everett, WA
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Abhijit Nandi, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Paul Mooring, Portland, OR
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Matthew McKenzie, Foothill Ranch, CA
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