Year End Pizza Party with Dan Ballard, Photo Contest with Door Prizes and Cash Prizes
Now that the holidays are almost behind us, it's time to finish off 2012 with a Meetup where we can enjoy meeting new and old friends. We tried to do this in December, but was met with a resounding "no!" So instead, We've gone back to the drawing board and came up with a plan that will be more appealing to everyone!
First we are so excited to welcome Dan Ballard of Dan Ballard Photography as our Guest Speaker and Year End Photo Contest Judge. Dan is no stranger to photography. Here are a few words from his bio:
Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. He gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops, and just returned from speaking in Moscow. Dan is an entertaining and accomplished public speaker and receives rave reviews from audiences. He considers teaching photography to be his main passion in life, preceded only by photography itself.
Dan has visited over 50 countries on five continents around the globe, and his work has attracted the attention and praise of some of the biggest names and companies in the photo industry. Dan's images have been on display around the U.S. in museums and galleries, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. He is proud to be on the Mpix, Zenfolio and BlackRapid Pro Teams, and to have strong working relationships with the most trusted names in photography, including SanDisk, ThinkTank Photo, Nik Software, and Really Right Stuff. His images have been published in magazines and calendars worldwide, and he has won or been a finalist in numerous prestigious competitions. Large, framed prints of his work can be found at stores around the country. Dan’s image ”Let ‘er Fly” was recently featured in a Smithsonian Channel episode on what makes an award-winning image.
Dan will be bringing prizes $300 worth to present to some lucky winners:
• $170 Think Tank Bag
• Two (one prize each) Black Rapid straps
This event is open to everyone in the Front Range Photography Group.
Dan will be judging and critiquing the entries for "Our Best of 2012 Contest". (See rules for entering contest below)
Our Best of 2012 Contest Rules
• Contest is open to all who have paid the $10/fee for the monthly contest.
• Images must be taken by you during the year of 2012.
• Entries can be new or those that were entered in the monthly contest
• Entries should not be visibly signed on the front.
* No more than Three images per member ~ Your very best! (We upped this number as we discovered previous rules allowed for 3 images, not one.)
• Images should be 1024 pixels on longest side
• Jpg format
• File should include name of image & your name. i.e. MyBeautifulImage-SusieQue.jpg
• Send images via email to: [masked]
• Deadline January 8 midnight MST
***Must be present to win!***
• 1st Place $75
• 2nd Place $60
• 3rd Place $40
In addition to the Year End Contest, Prizes for the Monthly Contest will be awarded. If you are one of the winners, please be sure to attend!
Dinner $7.00 (paid at time of RSVP)
For dinner we will be having Pizza and soft drinks delivered.
In Summary we have a night of:
• Dinner (no cooking for you!)
• World Famous Photographer Speaker
• Photo Contest with Prize$
• Prizes awarded for monthly contest
• Door Prizes
• An evening of fun!
Are you in? RSVP now!
Venue is compliments of ParkPlace Denver ~ Brookdale Senior Living