Getty Images Launches Contest for Photographers

Getty Images has announced the launch of “this is Canada,” a photography competition that gives enthusiasts the opportunity to become Getty Images contributors through the Flickr Collection and the chance to win prizes including a Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Kit.

Starting today, April 23, and running until May 19, anyone with a camera can participate in Getty Images’ search for authentic Canadian imagery. “this is Canada” provides a platform for the creative talent to show off their visual definition of Canada.

Whether it’s the sun setting on the lake at a cottage or the first snowfall of the winter or a dynamic urban scene, Getty Images is asking Canadians to submit up to ten of their best images that convey a snapshot of everyday life in Canada.

Since launching the Flickr Collection on Getty Images in 2009, Getty Images has already licensed a range of images from Canadian contributors that include everything from glimpses of everyday life to the special moments that make Canada a unique place to live.

“The Flickr Collection empowers a global community of photographers to license authentic and regional imagery from around the world,” said Andrew Delaney, director of Creative Content for Getty Images.

The images submitted to the “this is Canada” photo competition will be judged by a panel of some of Canada’s foremost photographers and industry experts based on the quality, creativity and artistic merit as well as representation of Canada.

Aspiring photographers are invited to show off their Canada and submit up to ten of their favourite images at www.showusyourcanada.ca on or before midnight on May 19, 2012. All submissions to the competition will be eligible for the prizing and inclusion in a private exhibit in Toronto in June 2012.

Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a provider of other forms of digital content, including music.

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