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Kodak launch awards - Kodak have announced the launch of the 2008 Wedding and Portrait Awards at this year's Focus on Imaging.
Kodak Professional and Photologic, in association with the Master Photographers Association, are proud to announce the Kodak Wedding & Portrait Awards 2008.
Open to all UK professional photographers, there is a consumer prize fund of £2,000, plus 20 Kodak digital cameras to be won. All entry fees, in their entirety, funds the continued good work at the PACE Centre in Aylesbury. Each £1 entry fee is being donated by MPA/Kodak to PACE.
The overall winning consumer for each of the Portrait and Wedding categories wins £1000. The overall winning photographers receive the title of Kodak Wedding or Portrait Photographer of the Year 2008, a certificate and trophy.
The finalist consumers win a Kodak digital camera and the finalist photographer receives a certificate. The finalist laboratory (if applicable) receives a certificate. The finalists will then go forward to the overall judging in September 2008.
Says Colin Buck, MPA chief executive, "This is the third year we have partnered with Kodak to bring these consumer awards to the industry. PACE is the MPA's chosen charity and is tailored to the individual needs of children with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. The Kodak Wedding & Portrait Awards are open to any professional photographer, irrespective of the association they belong to. There is no limit to the number of entries and the fabulous prizes should help you generate additional customers for your studio."
This year, publicity is part of the package... and it's free for the winners. Both of the two overall winners will receive a bespoke publicity package from leading photo industry PR agency WPS Media.
The Kodak/MPA Wedding & Portrait Awards 2008 has two Judgings - June and September 2008. Closing dates for entries are 31 May and 30 August 2008. There will be five finalists in each of the two categories.
Presentations will take place at the British Professional Photography Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Newcastle, on Sunday 19 October 2008. The judging by an independent panel, comprising of expert judges, will be held in June and the final judging on 8 September 2008
Photographs which have been taken by professional photographers between 1 September 2007 - 23 August 2008 are eligible for entry to the competition.
Entries must be professionally taken, Unmounted, colour or black and white photographs and printed on Kodak photographic, inkjet or thermal paper. Film, if used, must be Kodak Professional Film. There will be no limit on the number of entries per photographer. Print size minimum 5 x 4in (13 x 10cm), maximum 8 x 12in (20 x 30cm). Copyright therein must be vested in the entrant or the professional photographer signing the entry form.
Entry is open to residents of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland aged 18 or over except employees and their families of Kodak Limited, their advertising agencies, or anyone directly connected with the competition.
For further details and entry forms visit the MPA website.