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The AWAI Photo Challenge

We Just Made It A Lot Easier for You to

Make Your First $2,000!

Enter a photo that matches the Challenge theme each month for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the AWAI bookstore...
And the yearly grand prize of $2,000 cash!

New Users - To register click here.
Existing Users - To log on click here.

Take a Step in the Direction of Your Goals

Why are we offering so much money? It’s very simple, really …

We've designed our programs to not only educate -- and motivate -- you, but also to offer opportunities for you to advance toward your goals. And this is just another way we're fulfilling that mission.

Not only do we hope the monthly challenges will encourage you to take more pictures and practice your craft, but we hope you’ll learn more along the way too...

You see, each month the first place winner will receive a prize. But that's not all we're giving out each month. In addition, the first-, second-, and third-place photos will receive a critique. These critiques will be made public, so every contestant can see -- and benefit from -- them.

The idea is that you'll learn something important and useful each month -- a tip you can apply before the next month’s challenge.

Take Pictures… Win Cool Prizes…
and Next October You Could Win $2,000

Here’s how it works:

Each month, we’ll announce a challenge theme. With that theme, we’ll provide rules and guidelines for submitting photographs as well as suggestions from our lead photographers for getting the best picture.

Submissions are due by 8:00 a.m. on the last Monday of every month, and the winner will be chosen by the previous month’s winner.

Then, every October, before the holiday shopping season begins, we’ll combine all the monthly winners (first, second and third place) and enter them in one big Grand Prize Challenge to be judged by all our Turn Your Pictures into Cash Program Members.

The winner will receive a check from us for $2,000, bragging rights for “the year’s best photo,” and a chance to have their photograph displayed on the cover of one of our upcoming photography programs.

(Note: there is no purchase necessary to enter the challenge. You do not have to purchase our photography program to enter or win although we do recommend that you subscribe to our e-letter for weekly challenge tips and updates: www.thephotographerslife.com .)

The Photo Challenge Rules

1. You must be an amateur photographer to enter the Photo Challenge. “Amateur photographer” is defined for our purposes as a photographer who does not earn a full-time living from photography. You must be 18 years of age (or the minimum age required by law at the time of entering) to participate. Employees and contractors of AWAI and its affiliated companies are not eligible.

2. Only one photo submission per person, per month.

3. You must hold the copyright to any photo you submit. (If you took the photo, you automatically own the copyright.) If a photographer violates copyright law, his or her photo will be disqualified. Note: The copyright remains the property of the photographer..

4. We reserve the right to reject unsuitable images, which may be seen as pornographic, vulgar, hateful, threatening, or otherwise in violation of laws. Please don't submit any photos containing nudity.

5.To upload, photos should be about 50-80KB in size or 300-500 pixels in width. (If your photograph does not upload to the challenge page, the file is likely too large.)

6. AWAI reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value should the advertised prize become unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control.

7. AWAI is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete files.

8. If, for any reason, the challenge(s) is unable to run as planned -- due to infection by computer virus, tampering, technical failures, or other causes beyond our control -- AWAI reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the challenge.

9. All entries for each challenge must be received no later than 8:00 a.m. EST the last Monday of every month. To register, simply click on the “Register Here” button on our homepage, accept the terms, and upload your photo submission on the “Enter to Win” page. Our website will automatically resize your photo for optimal web viewing.

3 Ways You Can Win With the AWAI “$2,000 Photo Challenge” …

AWAI's “$2,000 Photo Challenge” gives you three advantages you just won’t find anywhere else:

1) The monthly challenge serves to help you build a well-rounded portfolio (and maybe even earn some cash with it) before you even finish the Turn Your Pictures Into Cash Program.

2) The monthly winners' critiques and weekly photo tips provide a chance for you to learn as you go. Consider this a free mentoring opportunity. The photographers with the top three photos each month will get feedback about their pictures -- what's strong as well as what could be better. Study the winning photographs carefully. Learn from the photo analysis each monthly. Then throw your camera over your shoulder and go out and practice. Imitate what it is those winning photographers are doing right.

3) And don't forget the big bonus… the potential to land a check for $2,000!

All you have to do to set the ball in motion is watch for next month’s challenge in our online newsletter.

Good luck!

Lori Allen
Director, AWAI Travel Division

P.S. We’ll be adding new updates regularly, so be sure and check this site often.

New Users - To register click here.
Existing Users - To log on click here.