Contest Prizes

Contest Is Now Closed For New Entries • Continue To Vote For Your Favorites

Winners To Be Announced By December 20th, 2010



Almost $8,000 USD In Prizes Will Be Awarded

To Include  Alien Skin Software’s Photoshop Plug-In Suites, Tripods and Kata camera bags courtesy of  Manfrotto USA, Memberships and Logo Merchandise from IPA and magazine subscriptions from American Photo and Shutterbug Magazine.


Two First Place Winners

Receive Almost $2,000* in Prizes Each


There will be two First Place winners that will be selected from our  professional and amateur entries.


First Place Winner Prize Package One


Alien Skin Software Bundle

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The Photo Bundle gives you all five of our award-winning photography plug-ins: Blow Up, Bokeh, Exposure, Image Doctor, and Snap Art. Each of these products enhances a professional workflow by improving image quality, saving time, and providing creative freedom. In combination, these products are even more effective.

Value $1095*

* If programs purchased individually.


A One Year IPA Platinum Membership

including our complete Staff Press ID package

IPA believes that photographers and journalists must have some real experiences so they can be prepared to enter the professional market. Today only a handful of fortunate individuals, now have the means to attend a  journalism or photography school. Membership in IPA offers the opportunity to learn by doing and each member showcases their works on the IPA web site, this enables members to qualify for important media access and gives them the credibility and exposure they need to succeed in our industry.

Value $250

*Current IPA members will receive a one year renewal on their current membership.


Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod

The 055XPROB makes the famous Manfrotto-patented
horizontal center column feature even easier to use. By
extending the column to its highest vertical position, it
can be swung round to horizontal without removing the
head or disassembling the column itself, so switching
between framing and positioning setups is more convenient
than ever…more

Value $200

Manfrotto  Tripod 496RC2 Head

The Manfrotto Compact Ball Head is strong enough to take 35mm SLR cameras with medium lenses, and light medium format cameras. It has a new friction control knob plus a smart ratchet locking knob for 360-degree pan and plus/minus 90-degree tilt movements…more

Value $95


Kata KT PL-B-220 Bumblebee 220 Backpack

The Pro-Light Bumblebee PL-220 is a multi-featured professional backpack designed to provide the best carrying, storage and working solutions. Lightweight and Protective it will cater to the smallest detail of a professional’s working needs. Specially formed foam encased spring steel Spine Guard runs down the front of the bag and an Aluminum Skeleton stave arcs …more

Value $300


First Place Winner Prize Package Two


Alien Skin Software Bundle • Value $1095*

* If programs purchased individually.
See Details Above


A One Year IPA Platinum Membership

including our complete Staff Press ID packageValue $250

*Current IPA members will receive a one year renewal on their current membership.
See Details Above


Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod

The Manfrotto 190XPROB three-section tripod is ultra stable, flexible, and easy to use, making it a great choice for professional photographers everywhere. The tripod is distinguished by its Manfrotto-patented horizontal center column, which has been completely redesigned to create a more user-friendly feel. By extending the column to its highest vertical position, users can now swing the tripod round to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself…more

Value $150

Manfrotto  Tripod 496RC2 Head

The Manfrotto Compact Ball Head is strong enough to take 35mm SLR cameras with medium lenses, and light medium format cameras. It has a new friction control knob plus a smart ratchet locking knob for 360-degree pan and plus/minus 90-degree tilt movements.The 200PL-14 quick release plate features a secondary safety catch and a 1/4-20″ male thread camera mount. Head to tripod attachment is 3/8″ female…more

Value $95


Kata KT DPL-B-210-B Bumblebee 210 Backpack

The D-Light Bumblebee DL-210 is stylish, functional lightweight, protective backpack which is designed to carry camera gear and everyday personal effects and can easily convert into a simple and useful daypack when not using or carrying a camera. …more

Value $160

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Important Information Please Read:
Alien Skin Software will be available as a download from their web site and we will issue proper registration numbers.  U.S. winners may opt to have the Alien Skin software sent to them on disk.  Tripods and Kata bags that must be shipped will ship directly from Manfrotto to U.S. customers only. International winners of these prizes will be required to pay for the cost of international shipping (via Pay Pal or other payment services) and these prizes will be shipped by IPA to those winners. We will indicate the prizes are gifts on the customs documentation.  We would not expect any duties would have to be paid on these items, but please check with your local authorities for verification.