Win A Great Photography Book

I told you it was coming when the Photography Bay Forum launched.  This is the first giveaway for forum members.  (The second giveaway is already in the works too.)

What’s Up for Grabs?

Back in July, Thursday Bram reviewed the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Photography Essentials here on Photography Bay. (See Review)  Since Thursday liked the book so much, I decided to contact the publisher to see if they wanted to sponsor a giveaway for Photography Bay readers.

Good news . . . I’ve got 5 brand spanking new copies to give away to Photography Bay readers – for free.

How Can I Win?

All you have to enter is be an active Photography Bay forum member.  Existing active members are already eligible to win.  If you are not a member, head on over, register and join in the discussions.

In summary, there are two things you need to do:

  1. Be a forum member
  2. Make at least one worthwhile post in the forum between now and September 19th

A worthwhile post is something that adds to a discussion or starts a discussion.  A spammy post will qualify you from winning anything. Additionally, only forum posts will qualify – blog comments do not apply to this contest.

This should be pretty straight forward; however, for the avoidance of doubt:  Critique requests, questions about your gear, speculations on rumors, and so on are valid posts.  Saying “You suck” or “Visit my site for free viagra” is not a worthwhile post.

Prize Announcement and Details

I will use a random drawing to determine the winners.  The winners will be announced by their forum usernames on September 20th on the front page of Photography Bay.  I will also contact those members by the email used to register in the forum for shipping information.  Photography Bay will cover the shipping charges to anywhere in the world that you are legally permitted to receive prizes from contests/drawings.

Winners will have one week to reply with valid contact information.  If I don’t receive a response, the prize will go to another forum member.

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Special Thanks:

Mark Jenkinson for authoring a solid book.

Penguin Group (USA), Inc. for providing the copies of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Photography Essentials for this giveaway.

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