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My Club Med Photo Challenge Experience: John White (Australia)

By Amelia Apsari on August 27, 2009 07:27 Call for entries 0

It was all a bit hard to believe that I'd won a photography competition and was going to be flown to Club Med Bali at Nusa Dua. I was going to compete against eight other photographers from the Asia Pacific region. The prize an assignment with Club Med worth $10,000. The Bali Photography Challenge turned out to be one of the best experiences/holidays I could imagine. It was fantastic meeting the other photographers. It is sort of hard to explain but spending four days together with photographers with the same obsession and love of photography was amazing. The organizers were great. So much to do every day and they seemed to make the challenges flow with ease. I'm guessing they didn't sleep much!

It was a photography competition but it didn¹t feel like it. During an interview with Jaymee she asked me if photographers were competitive and I said: Of course, I thought about this later and realized that we are but most with ourselves. I saw the same drive in the other photographers. The challenges were fun but I found after an hour or two of photography I had to stop, download my photos and review what I had taken. One day I even had a short sleep before getting back in the mood to take photographs! I think the whole Club Med experience was getting to me. I wanted to relax like everyone else at the club!!! I did find it a challenge to shoot and post process in one day as I would normally remove myself emotional from the photos for a couple of days before post processing. I think this helps me to be more objective with what to keep and how I process the final images. I heard the same from other photographers. It really was a challenge! I was happy with my photos most days. I got a little carried away with Lightroom on the final day but that happens sometimes! I learnt so much from the other photographers. I loved the way we shared our gear and ideas with each other. Club Med Bali was beautiful with its lust green grass, palm trees and beach front location. The food was something else! So much food and so many dishes to chose from! I loved the food!

Bali was wonderful. I found everyone so friendly and relaxed. I loved the coastal temples, the beaches and the mountains. It really is paradise.The organizers of the competition, the Club Med staff and the photographers were all a fantastic bunch of people. Hopefully I will cross paths again with them all one day. Now all I want to do is go and have a holiday at Club Med Bali ! John

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Save Lives and Win Up to USD10,000 With Your Creativity!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on August 20, 2009 14:39 Call for entries 0

Eyeka has just launched a VIDEO and ANIMATION competition geared towards HIV education!

The Anti-HIVirus Campaign, supported by Standard Chartered Bank, focuses on education as a way of reducing the number of new HIV infections. There is no cure or vaccine for HIV, so we must stop people getting infected in order to tackle the virus. Giving people the facts about HIV and AIDS enables them to make safe lifestyle choices, and also dispels the myths that drive stigma! There will be first, second and third prize winners, slated to receive USD5,000, USD3,000 and USD2,000 respectively. Find out more about the campaign by visiting http://en.eyeka.com/partner/antihivirus! Entry submission closes on 13th October 2009. Start creating your videos/animation today!

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Nike, Footlocker and MTV video Remix Contest

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on August 12, 2009 13:27 Call for entries 0

Nike and Foot Locker is giving you the chance to work with authentic Nike footage featuring world-class athletes! Show us your real artistic side and talents and make an original, expressive, quality 28 second remix of these videos. Make it crazy, imaginative, funky, edgy, real – make it a REVOLUTION OF YOU. Just re-edit, remix and resubmit - with your own and unique touch. Yes, you can include your own video material (music / sound / words / video / animation: free of rights of course), you can …mix it, shake it, redefine it! … You can use any language you want! (Rather in English, French, Spanish and Italian). Make it sooo nice, punchy, slick, original, insane that Nike and Footlocker will want to air your video on MTV as soon as they see it! You have until September 6 to particpate! Click on the banner to check it out:

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Youth Health Initiative results!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on August 10, 2009 13:21 Call for entries 0

Hey ! With 158 photos and 39 videos the European Commission  can't believe it ! In only 3 weeks, you've been very very productive! Congrats to Charbon who won the first video prize and 3000 euros , and to Contesta who wins 1000 euros for his "apple" poster.

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Sennheiser Headphones Design Contest Requirements

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on July 30, 2009 12:36 Call for entries 0

ncrease your chances of winning, here’s a recap of the requirements to follow:- Upload high-resolution JPEG/TIFF files of your design on Eyeka, minimum resolution of 150dpi. The size should be at least 1366 x 758 pixels. - Keep the original Adobe Illustrator (.AI) file of your designs as you’ll be required to submit this if you’re selected as a winner! - Make sure that your design is following the proper orientation, and not upside down! The wide part is the bottom part for both left and right ear cups. - Lastly, it’s Sennheiser and not Synnheiser or any other spelling variation. ;) All the best and keep those amazing designs coming!

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