Adorama, one of the nation’s premier photography and consumer electronics resellers, announced the grand prize winner of its first annual iPhone photography contest. The award was created by Adorama to spotlight the rapid rise in popularity of the iPhone as a new platform for digital point-and-shoot photography.
Selected from more than 17,000 submitted images, the winning entry, titled So Long & Farewell (http://contest.adorama.com/entries#12815), was created by Neville Black using an iPhone and three different imaging apps to edit the image.
The judging panel included Photoshop Guru Scott Kelby, Nikon shooters Joe McNally and Moose Peterson, Canon shooters Eric Meola and Syl Arena, plus popular WFAN radio personalities, former football quarterback Boomer Esiason, and commentator Craig Carton.
“Response to the Adorama iPhone Photography Contest underscores the creativity and imagination that results from using the built-in iPhone camera and downloadable imaging Apps,” said Ahron Schachter, Adorama spokesperson. “We along with Apple Inc. are thrilled at the quality and the quantity of work submitted and the success of this contest.”
With over 2,000 photography-related Apps in the Apple iTunes App Store for photography, iPhone owners are using this software on their phones to expand and creatively explore photography. These Apps are turning today’s popular mobile devices into photographic tools for capturing, editing and manipulating all types of images and graphics right on the iPhone or iPod Touch with no computer needed.
“Based on the success of this iPhone Photo Contest, Adorama is now planning additional contests to include the larger photographic community who are working with other mobile platforms such as the Google Android,” said Brian Green, vice president of Marketing, Adorama. “It’s clear that we have just begun to tap into the creative juices of photographers working in this highly expressive medium.”
In addition to the grand prize winner, 300 additional winners were announced on the contest website: http://contest.adorama.com/.
Prizes for the contest included the grand prize of a $1,000 Adorama gift certificate plus 10 Wacom tablets, 15 Canon wireless printers, 30 $100 Adorama gift certificates and 25 $50 Apple App Stores gift certificates.