Congrats to @Annakim13 who won the latest 5DMKII in our Twitter contest
It’s the single most expensive camera I’ve ever given away on Twitter. A Canon 1D MK IV, worth $4999.
I am doing it again, with the help of @WHCCPro.
Here are the basics but PLEASE read all the rules.
1. You must be 18 years or older to enter
2. You must be following me http://www.twitter.com/scottbourne
3. You must send out the following tweet EXACTLY as it appears – failure to do so will disqualify you – do NOT put @ sign in front of scottbourne anywhere in the Tweet
4. The prize will be awarded on June 15, 2010
5. If you live outside the US you are responsible for any taxes, custom duties and shipping in the event you win
Here’s the tweet you should send…
Win a new Canon 1DMKIV or $5000 of photo printing/product from @WHCCPro & Scott Bourne. Pls RT. Info at: http://bit.ly/dlsAhA
We keep a record of each tweet in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we cannot and will not answer ANY questions about the contest on Twitter or via e-mail. The information you need is all right here.
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Here’s some of the fine print – PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
If you’d like to enter to win, first, go to Twitter and if you don’t already have an account there, set one up. It’s free. Then follow me – Scott Bourne. Go to http://www.twitter.com/scottbourne and click on the Follow button that appears under my profile.
That’s it. Just follow me on Twitter. (http://www.twitter.com/scottbourne) Send out the tweet listed above – and you’re done.
But this is important – only do this ONE TIME! It does not in any way improve your odds if you Tweet this message more than once. You will not be penalized if you do it more than once, but it won’t help. If you do send it more than once, you’ll just make your followers mad and you WILL NOT increase your odds. PLEASE don’t ask me to check if you’ve already entered or if your entry qualifies. I get tens of thousands of entries.
If you are already following me on Twitter – you don’t need to un-follow and then re-follow. In fact, if you follow and un-follow me more than twice, you will be blocked. People who follow me just for the contests and who drop in and out will be blocked from my Twitter account.
You must be at least 18 years old to win. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. The decision of the judges is final. The winner will be announced on Twitter.com, scottbourne.com and Photofocus.com, June 15, 2010, sometime before Midnight, PST.
This contest is void where prohibited by law. The contest is open to anyone, world wide as long as you live in a country where contests such as this one are legal. If you live in Quebec Canada for instance, you may not participate since contests like this one are illegal there without payment of a bond. It’s your responsibility to ensure that contests like this one are not prohibited by your local law. Actual prize awards will only happen after your execution of an affidavit of eligibility.
You may choose between the new Canon 1DMKIV (body only) still in the box or a free $5000 gift certificate from WHCC. *NOTE: If we have a winner located outside the US, they will pay shipping of either the camera or the goods they purchase using the gift certificate.
We reserve the right to substitute a different camera body in the event that the 1DMKIV is discontinued or we feel a higher quality body is available which is similarly priced, i.e., we may or may not elect to offer a newer version of the 1DMKIV should Canon announce same before the end of the giveaway. Nothing here shall obligate us to give away a newer camera.
In the event of an international winner, neither Bourne Media Group or WHCC will be responsible for delays in prize delivery caused by Customs clearing.
We check the ScottBourne Twitter account for a list of followers. We verify the aforementioned re-tweet. We throw all that information at a random number generator and pick a winner.
You will not be able to enter as long as your tweets are private.
We will not answer questions about the contest other than to point you to these rules.
If any part of this makes you uncomfortable, or if you don’t like the fact that I do these giveaways, please don’t participate.
For the rest of you – I promise to (as in the past) make sure that you get plenty of good content from me here and on Twitter in between the giveaways.
Thanks for your support.
We ran a contest – here are the details. http://bit.ly/8SJuMT
We checked all the entries and randomly selected and lucky @ramoncarcases is the winner.
Didn’t win? Don’t despair. There’s another giveaway tomorrow and tonight I’m announcing the next quarterly giveaway – it will be the most expensive single prize I’ve ever given away. With the help of WHCC I’ll be giving away a:
Canon 1D MK IV
Details coming on that contest very, very soon.
Please note, if you decide to unfollow me because you didn’t win, I’m okay with that, but you won’t be allowed to re-enter the next camera giveaway.
Thanks for being a part of Photofocus.
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Starting two weeks from this coming Monday I will be giving away two DSLR cameras. Be sure you’re in on the fun.
And on March 15, 2010 I’ll be announcing the biggest single camera giveaway I’ve ever done on Twitter. I can’t believe I’m going to do this. Stay tuned.
Photofocus is more than just the content you see on the front page. We’ve got more than 1150 posts for you to check out. Look at the right side bar. You can use the category or archive by date feature or just search for something in the search box.
We’re on a roll lately – five of our last nine posts were designated as the most popular posts on WordPress.com.
For instance, the review of Aperture 3.0 was a WordPress,com Top Post – http://photofocus.com/2010/02/17/aperture-3-0-very-cool-but-not-ready-for-prime-time/ as were all of the following. If you missed any of them, now might be a good time to check them out.
A Lesson Learned From Coconuts
The Best Camera is the One You Have With You – G11 as Wildlife Camera
Aperture 3.0 FIrst Glance
My Favorite Camera Bags
Check out the really old stuff too. Almost all of it is still relevant.
This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store
If you are familiar with my giveaways on Twitter, then you probably already know that I am currently giving away TWO cameras.
I am also sponsoring the Emerging Photographer of the Year contest with more than $5000 worth of prizes. Details here – http://photofocus.com/2009/08/04/update-on-the-emerging-photographer-of-the-year-award/
Something new – I am giving away an iPad
Something else new – I am randomly picking a photo each month from our Photofocus Flickr stream and giving away a random prize to the photographer who made the photo. This month it was an ExpoDisc. Winners are only announced on my Twitter stream. The pick will come SOMETIME during the calendar month. I won’t announce who won anywhere but on Twitter.
At the very least, follow me on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest giveaways.
Hi folks. Last year, you gave me the honor of voting me #1 in the Shorty Awards, which honors the best producers of short real time content on sites like Twitter. If you think my work on Twitter in the photography category has benefitted you this year, I’d appreciate your consideration.
Simply send a Tweet with something to this effect:
I nominate @scottbourne for a Shorty Award in #photography because…
Then fill in the “because” part. There’s no money in it for me or anything like that, but it would be good to help promote the work we do here at Photofocus.com.
For more information on the Shorty Awards visit – http://shortyawards.com/ScottBourne
Thanks for your consideration and don’t worry, I don’t plan on mentioning this here on the site again other than perhaps one more time at the contest end.