Prestige and prizes await amateur photographers entering the 9th annual New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest, co-sponsored by Eloquent Light Photography Workshops of Santa Fe. New Mexico Magazine is a division of the New Mexico Tourism Department
The grand prize winner will receive a workshop from Eloquent Light Photography (estimated value: $1,000) as well as six-nights lodging at The Lodge at Santa Fe.
“We’re thrilled to be building on this successful tradition,” said Ethel Hess, publisher of New Mexico Magazine. More than 350 entrants from across New Mexico and the nation submitted approximately 1,500 images in last year’s contest. “This contest not only highlights the legacy of New Mexico photography, but also celebrates the land and people we love.”
Co-sponsor Eloquent Light Photography is the brainchild of photographer/instructor Craig Varjabedian, known for his recent book, “Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby (UNM Press),” and his current exhibit of the same name at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History through October 11, 2009.
Additional prizes include software-and-equipment packages courtesy of OnOne Software, Nik Software, Foliolink.com, West Coast Imaging, Manfrotto, X-rite, Lowepro, Alien Skin Software, SanDisk, UNM Press, and Photoworkshop.com.
Prizes will be awarded for best of each category: Landmarks, Landscapes, People, Wildlife, and Miscellaneous. All winning photos, plus some honorable mentions, will be published in the January 2010 issue of New Mexico Magazine. A slideshow of all winners and more will be on view at www.nmmagazine.com throughout 2010.
Winners will be juried by Varjabedian; Fabian West, art director of New Mexico Magazine; and Cathy Wright, director of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. The decision of the judges is final.
Founded in 1922, New Mexico Magazine is the nation’s first state magazine and third largest by circulation.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to September 21, 2009. For rules and entry forms visit www.nmmagazine.com
For more information contact New Mexico Magazine, 505-827-7447, or visit www.nmmagazine.com