This is your chance to win a trip to the National Park of your choice (in the lower 48 states).
Canon U.S.A. is currently holding its fourth annual Canon Photography In The Parks Photo Contest. The contest invites photography enthusiasts, from now to September 30th, 2009, to enter by submitting their "Inspirational Nature Images," the theme for this year's contest. Photos taken at any park or monument in America can be entered through the Canon Digital Learning Center website. New this year, Canon will have two contest divisions for photographers between the ages of 13 and 17, and a separate division for adults ages 18 and older. This will enhance the contest experience by allowing aspiring teen photographers to compete amongst their peers.
After entering their photos through the Canon Digital Learning Center, potential contest winners will have the opportunity to forward an e-postcard of their submitted images to friends and family as a fun way to share their photographs. Winning photographers from the contest will receive some of Canon's hottest photographic equipment. In addition to new camera equipment, the Grand Prize winner will also receive a trip to a National Park.
Also, a team of photographers is currently touring four National Parks from June through August. At each park, the Canon team is hosting free photography workshops and is providing Canon's top-of-the-line camera equipment for participants to use at no charge. Each class will teach various photography techniques and explore many of the camera functions as participants take a walking tour of the park. Click here for details and a schedule of workshops.
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