Getty Images announces photography competition ‘Grab’

Getty Images have launched a photography competition to find iconic Australian images  – the prize will include $5,000 worth of Nikon camera equipment.   

The announcement:

Sydney, Australia, 26 August 2010 –Getty Images today announce “Grab” – an exciting competition in search of the most iconic Aussie images, giving everyday photographer enthusiasts the chance to shape the way we perceive life in modern Australia and win over $5,000 of Nikon pro camera equipment. Information on the competition and entries can be submitted at http://apacimagery.gettyimages.com/grab/.

Anyone with a camera and an imagination is invited to participate in this innovative search for the most authentic and true blue collection of Aussie images, whether it is a sunset over the beach, a weekend barbecue with mates, waking up in the outback, or a family trip to the footy. Since launching the Flickr Collection on Getty Images in March 2009, Getty Images has already licensed a range of images from Australian contributors that include everything from glimpses of everyday life to the special moments that make Australia such a unique place to live.

“The quality of images we’ve seen thanks to the introduction of the Flickr collection has been astounding,” said Stuart Hannagan, director of photography and vice president, Australasia, Getty Images. “ I’m excited to see the true to life Aussie contributions to this anthology growing all the time and, thanks to Grab, we can now look forward to even more compelling imagery that captures the very essence of life in this country.”

Aspiring photographers are invited to submit up to 10 of their best images that they believe convey the essence of Australian life at (http://apacimagery.gettyimages.com/grab/) before 11.59pm Tuesday 05 October 2010. All submissions to the competition will be eligible for the major prize and inclusion in a public exhibit in Sydney in November 2010.

All images will be judged by a panel of some of Australia’s foremost photographers, with winners announced on 22 October and finalists notified by email. The judges’ experience covers a number of fields including sports, editorial, advertising and landscape imagery. The panel comprises of:

• Matt Batten, creative director, Wunderman

• Matt King, photographer, Getty Images

• Stuart Hannagan, director of photography and vice president, Australasia, Getty Images

• Eugene Tan, photographer and founder of Aquabumps

See below for biographical information on the judges.

“This diverse and surprising country has so many different sides and points of view. We’re aiming to bring that vast range of perspectives together to create the ultimate series of Australian images,” added Eugene Tan. “This is a collection that’s made by everyday Aussies to reflect on, and be inspired by what’s exceptional and exciting about life in the sunburnt country.”

The Grab competition gives aspiring photographers with a keen eye and a flair for the visual a chance to become Getty Images contributors. All of the images entered will be reviewed by Getty Images and have the potential to be part of the Flickr Collection, which offers customers fresh and purely original imagery. Thousands of Flickr members are actively contributing to this collection, such as Aussie photographer Leah Consunji, and have already benefitted from the global reach and distribution power of Getty Images to help market their work, as well as its unmatched expertise in rights and clearances of digital media.

“Photography has always been an important creative pursuit for me and the Flickr Collection by Getty Images has been a great way for me to continue exploring this,” said Leah Consunji, photographer and Flickr Contributor. “Grab is an exciting new way for Aussie photographers to become involved with one of the world’s biggest creative communities.”

For those who are looking for additional inspiration or wanting to keep an eye on the latest entries, visit http://apacimagery.gettyimages.com/grab/ to view a selection of the recent submissions made throughout the entry phase of the competition.

For full competition information, including FAQs, http://apacimagery.gettyimages.com/grab/. To stay up to date with all the latest Grab developments, follow Getty Images on Twitter (twitter.com/gettyimagesanz).

Source: Getty Images press release


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