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World leader in digital imaging, Hewlett-Packard and ePHOTOzine today announce the launch of HP Invision Digital Photography Awards 2002 - a national student photography competition that puts the latest technology in the hands of the UK's rising photographic stars.
Running for its second consecutive year, the competition is open to any student studying photography at university level across the UK. Entrants will have the chance to win HP's latest digital imaging products including a high quality digital camera, the latest cutting edge photographic printer, a high speed scanner, PC and CD Writer worth around 6,000 ($10,000 USD) for themselves and their college.
The UK winner will then automatically be entered into the international HP Invision Digital Photography Awards 2002 to compete against the best photography students from across Europe and beyond.
'HP Invision Digital Photography Awards demonstrates HP's commitment to providing high quality digital imaging products for anyone from amateurs to professionals,' explained Shabnum Rajput, HP UK image capture category manager. 'It also gives the students a chance to broaden their digital photography experience and have the chance to meet and learn from internationally renowned photographers like Platon.'
Platon will be the senior judge on the international HP Invision Digital Photography Awards 2002 panel. In 1992 he received British Vogue's Best Up-and-Coming Photographer award when he was a photography student and hisclient list includes Vogue, Vanity Fair, Nike and Levis.
At the international level, the UK winner will be required to create 12 photographs on three defined themes using the HP digital imaging kit they won. The themes will be My City, Inspiration and Buy Me! The photographs will be judged by an international panel, including the well known photographer Platon, and the winner will be named HP Invision Digital Photographer of the Year 2002 and win a further $5,000 USD.
UK entries must be submitted by November 12th. To enter, e-mail your best photograph to email@example.com, or post your image to HP Invision Competition, Magezine Publishing, PO Box 197, Worksop S80 1YZ.
The competition will be judged by the editor of ePhotozine, Pete Bargh, and the winner will be announced on 19th November 2001.