It’s A Snap!



Attention everyone with a camera in the SF area (or those who have been to the Aquarium of the Bay)! Aquarium of the Bay is having a photo contest! Below is some information regarding it..Good Luck!

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2008 - Aquarium of the Bay is inspiring visitors to show off their photographic talent by hosting their first annual "It's a Snap!" photo competition. All amateur photographers are invited to enter snapshots of the Aquarium's animals and exhibitions, with hopes of winning cash prizes as well as having their photos made into postcards, which will be sold to benefit Aquarium of the Bay Foundation.

Amateur photographers can submit their photographs via any public photo sharing site until May 19, 2008. Aquarium staff will select initial entries to be posted on http://www.aquariumofthebay.com/ for six separate rounds of public voting. During the first five rounds, which will take place on the weeks of April 21st, April 28th, May 5th, May 12th and May 19th, the public will select a total of 10 semifinalists. A final round of public voting will begin on May 26th to choose the top three photos. Winners will be announced on June 9, 2008.

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $500; the second place winner will receive $250 and the third place winner will receive $100. All three top winners will have their photographs made into postcards which will be sold in the Aquarium's gift shop, with 100% of proceeds going to Aquarium of the Bay Foundation, a non-profit that supports conservation, education and research projects. Everyone who submits a photo will become a winner since all entrants receive a complimentary admission ticket to Aquarium of the Bay.

In order to participate, applicants must upload digital images to a public photo sharing site, and "tag" the photo with "Aquarium of the Bay Photo Competition." Applicants are encouraged to upload their images to the Aquarium's Flickr.com group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/aquariumofthebay/, but can also utilize any online photo sharing site. Once the photos are uploaded and tagged, applicants will e-mail the link to katis@aquariumofthebay.com. The competition is open to all amateur photographers, with the only criteria being that the photos are shot within Aquarium of the Bay's exhibit space within the past 12 months. Additional information, rules and guidelines can be found at http://www.aquariumofthebay.com/ or by calling 415-623-5340.

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