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The winner of this year’s The Societies (SWPP) Photographer of the Year Award is set to pick up over £5,000 worth of cutting edge Nikon camera equipment. Photographers will compete for the most valuable prize in The Societies history – a new 12.1Mp Nikon D3S complete with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
Juliet Jones, director said: “This is the one to win. It’s a very big prize celebrating ‘The Societies’ status as Europe’s fastest growing independent photographic organisation. The Societies’ Photographer of the Year Award (2009) winner will pick up the coveted title at The Convention in January – along with this sensational new Nikon camera and lens. The winner announcement will be made at the awards evening at Hammersmith’s Novotel West on Sunday Jan 18th by awards evening host and TV presenter Philippa Forrester.”
The Societies’ judges will select the winning image from thousands of entries spanning a total of 33 categories.
Added Juliet Jones: “Our judges will be scrutinising every photograph submitted across the year which has won a ‘Gold’ classification in our monthly image competition. To be in with a chance of winning this camera and the prestigious Photographer of the Year title, entrants must be members of The Societies. Closing date for entries, which must be submitted online on the SWPP website, is November 30 2009.”
A spokesman from Nikon, who are sponsoring the Photographer of the Year Award added; “This brand new Nikon FX- format digital SLR flagship camera boasts a 12.1 megapixel full frame sensor with fast response and high light sensitivity. Its ISO range of 200 to 12800 extendable by up to 3 stops, also embraces D-Movie with 9 frames per second continuous shooting. It simply redraws the boundaries for professional action photography.”
For more information please visit the SWPP website.