My Favorite Things Photo Contest – Only 2 Weeks Left!

Filed in Contests, Environment, Events by on August 16, 2010

If you own a camera of any kind, that’s all you need to enter our photo contest. You don’t have to be a pro photographer – in fact, we’re hoping to get entries reflecting all walks of life and every level of photography.

We’re really interested to see what you treasure. And there are some great prizes being offered, too. Here’s how this all started…..

In 2007, we partnered with Polar Bears International to help fund the scientific research and education programs they underwrite relating to climate change and its impact on the polar bear habitat. We feel the work they do is really important, and what we’ve learned is that the polar bear habitat is sort of a barometer for what’s going on in various ways around the world.

Now, you don’t have to be a big fan of polar bears to appreciate the fact we are losing some really wonderful parts of this planet we call home, as well as some of its inhabitants.

Our Board Chairman, Uwe Mummenhoff, was quoted many years ago: “What’s the use of making camera bags that last forever if the subject matter keeps disappearing?”

That, in a nutshell, is the premise of our photo contest. We live in an amazing world. But sadly, some of its treasures are slipping away….

Think about it this way, if you were to leave a time capsule for your children’s grandchildren, what would you like to share with them. It could be clear coastal waters with beautiful sand beaches — or it could be clear skies above the horizon. Animal, mineral, vegetable — landscape (urbal or rural), wildlife or culture. What makes you smile? What makes you sit up and take notice? What would you miss if it were to suddenly disappear?

Oh — and about the prizes….the grand prize is a trip for two to Churchill, the polar bear capital of the world, and a chance to see these majestic creatures up close and personal.

To learn more — or to enter, visit My Favorite Things. We can’t wait to see your pictures!

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