NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq: WIX) is delighted to announce that three of our incredible photographers won the opportunity to shoot the covers of BRIDES and Condé Nast Traveler, and assist a celebrity photographer on a cover shoot for Vanity Fair.
Wix and Condé Nast teamed up for the #LookStunning campaign to award global photographers the chance to turn their passion into a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity. Thousands of photographers from over 150 countries and 35 languages submitted their online portfolios for the chance to win.
Congratulations to the winners:
- Nicholas La, originally from China and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, will be shooting the cover of Condé Nast Traveler. Nicholas is an urban and landscape photographer. He has traveled the globe photographing the world's most beautiful sites, inspiring people to travel and do what they love.
- Max Montgomery, of New York City, will be shooting the cover of BRIDES. Max moved from the U.K. to New York City, and was born and raised in the photography industry. He has shot for numerous magazines including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Town and Country and The Sunday Times.
- Tony Salvagio, of Los Angeles, will be the assistant to the photographer for a cover shoot of Vanity Fair. Tony notes he frequently finds inspiration by finding signs for events or stores pointing him in new directions to see new things.
Each of the winners will be sent to their shoot location, where Wix and Condé Nast will create a behind-the-scenes film to share with aspiring photographers everywhere to show what it's like to be on a shoot for one of the world's most popular magazines. In addition to the cover shoot, the magazine will also feature the work of the winner in a spread.
"We host millions of photographers on the Wix platform and wanted a way to showcase their talents. Incredible photographers from all over the world took part in the campaign and the entries were nothing short of spectacular. We are enormously proud of these photographers' accomplishments, and can't wait to see the results," said Omer Shai, CMO of Wix. "Wix thrives on creativity in all forms, and we love the passion of our communities. Helping connect an artist, or any user, to new opportunities related to their interests through, and beyond, our platform is what we strive for every single day."
The #LookStunning contest kicked off with the new Wix Pro Gallery on July 26. Wix Pro Gallery is now the only platform in the industry that allows users to have complete control over the quality of their images online. The new features empower photographers around the world to have unprecedented control of how their art is displayed.
The winners were chosen for their knockout photos, highlighting originality and impressive technical skill, as well as how well they were presented on their portfolio website. The judges included artistic tastemakers Susan White, photography director at Vanity Fair, Jenifer Walter, creative director at BRIDES, and Yolanda Edwards, creative director at Condé Nast Traveler.
Wix.com announces the winners of the Wix.com and Condé Nast Shoot the Cover contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ2xRjr0hPg&feature=youtu.be
Watch the editors reviewing the portfolio websites:
About Wix.com Ltd.
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 90 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. Wix ADI, the Wix Editor and a highly curated App Market enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic digital presence. Wix's headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in Be'er Sheva, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Berlin, Vilnius and Dnepropetrovsk.
Visit some of our stunning Wix customers here: http://www.wix.com/stories/
About Condé Nast:
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting more than 100 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands, the company's portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, GQ Style, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogue, Ars Technica, The Scene, Pitchfork and Backchannel. The company's newest division, Condé Nast Entertainment, was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.
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