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New Canon 2010 Photography Competition - Why Do You Love Football?

If you love football, American football that is, and you love photography then why not combine the two and enter this fantastic new competition sponsored by Canon. Canon U.S.A., Inc, a leader in digital imaging, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are looking for the best youth football photos from across America. Football fans are encouraged to pick up a camera this season and show their passion for the sport through photography by entering the sixth annual “Why Do You Love Football?” photo challenge.
The nationwide amateur photo contest is divided into two divisions, Adults ages 18 and over and Teens 13-17, and consists of two categories. The category Action focuses on any image that captures football action during game play and Feature comprises any football imagery outside of game action. The winning photographer in both divisions will have the opportunity to attend Super Bowl XLV in North Texas and receive a trip to the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Celebration. The winning photos will be displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for one year.
Deadline: December 1, 2010
Entry Fee: Free

Rules

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2010 "Why Do You Love Football"
"Pro Football Hall of Fame/Canon Adult and Teen Amateur Photo Challenge"
• TEEN ENTRANT – must be 13-17 years of age by 9/2/10.
• ADULT ENTRANT – must be 18 years of age and over as of 9/2/10.
• This contest is for amateur photographer only; professional photographers (see Official Rules for definition) are ineligible.
• Photos must have been taken during the 2010 football season and must depict youth football, which DOES NOT include collegiate or professional football.
• All persons reasonably identifiable in the photo must have signed a photo release form. A model release form is available from this site.
• Two categories of photo subject matter – ACTION and FEATURE. See Official Rules for full explanation.
• 28 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges as finalists (14 in each age category, 7 in each subject category). Grand Prize winners in each age group will be determined by fan voting.
• Grand Prize Winners will receive a trip for 4 to the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Celebration (8/6/11) AND a trip for 4 to the Super Bowl XLV schedule on 2/6/11 in North Texas. See Official Rules for complete prize details and restrictions.

Prizes

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The grand prize winner in both the adult and teen divisions will win a trip for (4) to Super XLV in Dallas, Texas and also a trip for (4) to the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies in Canton, OH to see their winning photo unveiled at the Hall of Fame. In addition, both winners will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T2i camera with 18-55 IS lens kit, a Pixma MG8120 Photo Printer and a $500 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.
Secondary Prizes
First Place in each category will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T2i with 18-55 IS lens kit and Pixma MG8120 Photo Printer and a $500 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.
Second Place in each category will receive a Canon PowerShot SX 210 IS and Pixma MG5220 Photo Printer and a $250 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.
Third Place in each category will receive a Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD1400 IS and CP800 Photo Printer and a $100 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.
All honorable mentions will receive a plaque of recognition from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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