SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewBug, the premier contest site for serious hobbyists, aspiring and professional photographers, this week announced the expansion of their new contest in the wedding category.
"I wanted to help ViewBug bring a new level of expertise to both the prizes and judging of this new contest," commented Skip Cohen, member of the company's advisory board. He went on to say, "Having Jerry Ghionis, considered by most to be one of the very best wedding photographers in the world, together with Dustin Meyer, whose diversity and quality of wedding and portraiture work sets a high bar, gives ViewBug an outstanding team."
With over 2.0 million weddings each year in just the U.S. alone, the wedding category represents one of the richest content and most extensive categories in photography.
It's not just the quality of the two judges making this new contest unique, but the star-studded set of sponsors including Photodex, a leader in mixed media presentation software; WHCC, the industry's largest pro photographic lab; Tamron, a leading lens manufacture; Tenba, one of the most recognized manufacturers of outstanding camera bags and cases; and Tether Tools, the newest accessory manufacturer making life a little easier for photographers.
There's even a focus on education with a free one-year membership in the I.C.E. Society founded by Jerry Ghionis. The society empowers professionals and enthusiasts to take their photography and business to new heights.
The grand prize winner will receive a copy of Photodex's ProShow Software and a full year of ProShow Web, a full wedding support package from WHCC including an image box, gallery wrap and press printed album, a Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC lens for Canon or Nikon cameras, a Tenba Roadie II Hybrid Photo/laptop case and Tether Tools' new Wallee iPad case. Put it all together and include a ViewBug upgrade and there's close to $2500 of prizes at stake for the winner!
"We typically have as many as thirty contests going on at the same time," commented Ori Guttin, president of ViewBug. "Each contest always has its own unique personality, but the wedding category touches so many different photographers. We're very excited over the expansion of the sponsors, prizes and judges. This will be one of our biggest contests to date.
ViewBug is an online photo contest community providing an opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. ViewBug gives everyone an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. A fast-growing company, ViewBug is based in San Diego with business development partners in Las Vegas and San Francisco.
For more information on Viewbug, contact Jimmy Lozowsky, firstname.lastname@example.org, 619-886-5440.
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