Share The Awesomeness Of #Winnipeg – Photo Contest

Over the past few weeks I’ve mentioned that I was going to be evaluating a Nikon D3300 DSLR camera for a month. As you may or may not know, DSLR cameras can be pretty pricey. I thought it would be best for our family to try one vs buying one without the knowledge of how it works and if we would even use it etc.

Well, I have the camera and let me tell you, it’s going to be very hard for me to send it back! I absolutely love it.

I’m so used to my iPhone for taking pics that until I saw the quality of the DSLR I didn’t realize how much that clarity and resolution matters to me.

However, this isn’t a review post for the Nikon D3300, that will come in a couple of weeks.

As I thought of the pictures I was taking and seeing pictures posted by others in and around Winnipeg, I thought about how awesome it would be to have a photo contest. We have some great amateur photographers in our midst (and of course ridiculously talented professional photographers too)!

I believe in good karma, so I’ve taken my OWN moolah to create the prize pack for this contest. Yep, that’s right folks, this giveaway is truly from ME to you!

Ok wait, the prize pack isn’t totally from me…

A few weeks ago I had received a press release from London Drugs and I decided to take my chances by emailing them and telling them about my contest plans. I asked if they’d like to donate something towards my lil contest.

Our local London Drugs in Winnipeg is always a huge supporter of a variety of community events and I continue to have great shopping experiences in their store, so it really was no surprise when they agreed to add a prize to my contest. Therefore the value jumps from $75 to $200 hahaha Lucky you!  I also decided that since they were so generous that the gift cards for the prizes would come from their store as well!

The #PegCitySnap photo contest is ready to go!

#PegCitySnap Photo Contest

What do you think?! Are you excited?

I’m super excited!

You may be asking yourself a few questions about it, so I’ll try to answer them for you right now:

  1. Why do you have the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter icons?
    • Not everyone has all 3 social networks, therefore the contest is accessible to more people than if it is just hosted through one social network. Please note: Duplicates/Triplicates due to uploading on more than one network will not increase your chances of winning.
  2. How will you track all of the photo uploads?
    • I’m using a special online contest tool. As long as the hashtag is used with the photo it will be added to the main photo gallery.
  3. How will you choose a winner?
    • Gotta love the “pick random winner” button- it makes life that much easier!

There are TWO parts to this contest:

PART A: MAIN PHOTO CONTEST

  • Submit photos with hashtag”
  • Prize Pack $200, random winner selected on Friday March 27, 2015

PRIZE PACK INCLUDES:

1) One 12 X 18 Gallery Wrap from London Drugs (approx. retail value $129.99) Donated By London Drugs

Canvas Prints, Canvas Photo Prints - London Drugs PhotoLab (2)

2) London Drugs Prize Pack (includes $25 London Drugs gift card, 16GB SD card, and photo album) Donated by PegCityLovely

PART B: VOTING GALLERY

  • Submitted photos are placed in an online gallery,  and the picture with the highest votes wins!
  • Prize $25 London Drugs gift card Donated by PegCityLovely

Please review the Official Rules before entering the contest.

The contest will run from March 6, 2015 11:00am to March 26, 2015 11:00pm

I can’t wait to see them all!!

Natalie

5 Comments

  1. loucheryl
    March 12, 2015 / 7:07 am

    I wish they had something like this happening in Toronto!

  2. Stacy k
    March 11, 2015 / 9:52 am

    Love this idea! There is so much that the naked eye misses. I can’t wait to see all the amazing pictures

  3. lori3kids
    March 10, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    I love to hear and see the positives that winnipeg has to offer instead of the negatives! I think being more positive will give our fair city a boost!

  4. Heidi c.
    March 6, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    What a lovely way to promote your wonderful city! Good luck to the entrants.

  5. ivy pluchinsky
    March 6, 2015 / 11:11 am

    I live just outside of Winnipeg, does the pictures have to be taken in Winnipeg?

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