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Michael The Maven’s 2016 International Photography Contest

This year's 2016 Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1000. Other prizes will be awarded in each category, see listed below.
The contest will run until From May 15 - July 30 2016.

If you are interested in entering, please read these rules very carefully as there is a “Second Chance Submission” opportunity, as well as failing to follow the rules may result in disqualification.

Main Categories:-

Portraits
Landscape / Cityscape/ Nature / Astrophotography
Sports / Action
Animals / Pets
Abstract / Textures
Macro
Lifestyle / Street Photography

All Winners & Honorable Mentions will receive a PDF Certificate of their Achievement

Grand Prize Winner: $1000 Cash!!

Each Category Winner Will Receive:

1st Place- $300 Gift Card to Michael The Maven's Online Store
2nd Place- Think Tank Camera Bag, Most will Receive Suburban Disguise 30, Landscape and Animals Division will Receive: UltraLight Sprint 16L backpack (from MindShift Gear)
3rd Place Winners - (The Incredible) Cheetah Stand C8 (Seriously THE BEST light stands in Michael’s Opinion)
4th Place Winners- Paintballer Pro V2.0 (4 years in the making, never before released)
5th Place Winners- Michael's Business Crash Course
6th Place Winners- Michael's Lighting Crash Course
7th Place Winners- Maven Adapter or $65 Coupon to Michael's Store
8th Place Winners- TBD
9th Place Winners- TBD
10th Place WInners- TBD

(Because this is an International Contest, Michael reserves the right to convert the value of each prize into an online gift card for his store in the event shipping costs, as well as import costs to the winners would be overly burdensome. Winners will have 2 weeks to claim their prize once posted on the blog. We will also reach out to each winner at their given email directly. If we do not receive an answer after 2 weeks the prize will be considered forfeited.)

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

Grand Prize Winner: $1000 Cash!!

Each Category Winner Will Receive:

1st Place- $300 Gift Card to Michael The Maven's Online Store
2nd Place- Think Tank Camera Bag, Most will Receive Suburban Disguise 30, Landscape and Animals Division will Receive: UltraLight Sprint 16L backpack (from MindShift Gear)
3rd Place Winners - (The Incredible) Cheetah Stand C8 (Seriously THE BEST light stands in Michael’s Opinion)
4th Place Winners- Paintballer Pro V2.0 (4 years in the making, never before released)
5th Place Winners- Michael's Business Crash Course
6th Place Winners- Michael's Lighting Crash Course
7th Place Winners- Maven Adapter or $65 Coupon to Michael's Store
8th Place Winners- TBD
9th Place Winners- TBD
10th Place WInners- TBD

Eligibility:

Open to everyone. Minors need parents permission. Professional cannot submit entries into the category the specialize.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By submitting your images, you give Michael The Maven and its representatives, permission to reproduce & show on websites, social media or other materials for promotional purposes with respect to the contest. Copyright remains property of photographer of course. Please see link for rules and how to submit your photos.

Theme:

Multi-categories