Friday, August 1, 2008
The first contest of its kind, the Emerging Professional Photo Contest was an opportunity for students and up-and-coming photographers to enter to win $10,000 to launch their career, along with a handful of other prizes. Sponsored by Microsoft and Epson, there were three categories of submission: Fine Art, Fashion/Beauty and Photojournalism.
Last year’s winning photograph was shot and edited by David Maynard. The first-place photographers were Sarah Fretwell (Photojournalism), Jennifer Galatioto (Fashion/Beauty) and Veneta Zaharieva (Fine Art). Those four photos were published in the May/June 2007 issue of Digital Photo Pro, and they, along with some fantastic finalists’ photos, are displayed here.
The deadline to enter this year is December 17, 2007, so get your picture in soon!