A hush suddenly falls over the audience . . . imagine yourself at an international gathering of hundreds of photographers . . . all waiting expectantly for the announcement. Finally it comes . . .
"Ladies and gentlemen, and fellow photographers . . . the winner of one of the largest cash prizes ever awarded to an amateur photographer . . . Our Amateur Photographer of the Year for 2006 . . . and Grand Prize winner of $10,000.00 is . . .
You make your way to the stage amidst the sound of thunderous applause and a standing ovation from your new friends.
We're familiar with your work, Giles, and you know . . .
it could happen just that way!
I am pleased to inform you of your nomination as Amateur Photographer of the Year for 2006 and to personally invite you to speak about the story behind your photographs and your photography at the most prestigious gathering of professional and amateur photographers ever assembled--The International Society of Photographers Annual Convention and Symposium, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 3-5, 2006.
You will also be honored with two separate and very special awards for your photographic achievement.
In front of fellow photographers from around the world, amidst the applause from the audience, you will be formally presented with your Outstanding Achievement in Amateur Photography Silver Award Bowl. The Award is a magnificent work of art in itself ($200.00 value), uniquely engraved and mounted on a beautiful cherry-wood base. This impressive Silver Award Bowl is so large and heavy, you may need an extra suitcase just to carry it home!
And Giles . . . there's much more . . .
In recognition of your photography, we will also create and present to you a beautiful and colorful Commemorative Award Medallion to honor your dedication and achievements.
PHOTOGRAPHY . . . PHOTOGRAPHY . . . AND MORE PHOTOGRAPHY
You'll also find yourself presenting your photography in front of new friends, publishers, and editors who are supportive and eager to see and critique your work. During an intensive weekend of seminars, workshops, and critique sessions led by some of the most talented photography faculty ever assembled, you will have the opportunity to hone your craft.
And you'll be able to get up-close and personal with some of the world's most renowned professional photographers. This year we are particularly pleased to welcome National Geographic Photographer, Steve McCurry; Famed Rock & Roll Photographer, Bob Gruen; Time Magazine Photojournalist, Robert Nickelsberg; and many other fantastic professionals who will treat us to very special and enlightening presentations of their photography.
$25,000.00 TOTAL IN CASH AND GIFT PRIZES--INCLUDING A $10,000.00 GRAND PRIZE!
This is one of the most lucrative amateur photography contests ever! Your contest entry photo can be on any subject and can be taken in any style of photography.
Just think . . . for this photo alone, you will have the opportunity to win one of ten cash prizes . . . including a Grand Prize of $10,000.00--one of the largest cash prizes ever awarded to an amateur photographer. Additional prizes include a Second Prize of $2,500.00, three Third Prizes of $1,000.00 each, and five Fourth Prizes of $500.00 each. Also given away will be ten door prizes valued at over $500.00 each and much, much more.
DON'T BE LEFT OUT
Don't miss this opportunity, Giles, space is limited, and our conventions routinely sell out. Register now, and plan to join your fellow photographers in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, March 3-5, 2006, for the photographic event of the year! Click here to see the new convention highlights video!
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P.S. Your 2006 "Outstanding Achievement in Amateur Photography" Silver Award Bowl . . . your Commemorative Award Medallion . . . $25,000.00 in prizes . . . National Geographic Photographer, Steve McCurry . . . Rock & Roll Photographer, Bob Gruen . . . Time Magazine Photojournalist, Robert Nickelsberg . . . a lavish banquet dinner . . . The Cornell Gunter Coasters performing live . . . educational seminars and workshops led by some of the most talented faculty ever assembled . . . lasting friendships . . . the list just goes on and on. Don't miss out! A small deposit will ensure your place in the proceedings. We'll acknowledge your reservation promptly.
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