Paddlepro.com will be hosting its second photo contest. We are looking for the most interesting, funny, intense, scenic and creative pictures that have been taken (or will be taken) of platform tennis. What is a "platform tennis oriented photo?" Simply stated, any photo that has something to do with platform tennis, such as a nice action shot of someone lobbing the ball, a great diving save, a side shot of a team looking mean with their paddles and ready to play and anything in general with someone holding a paddle on a platform tennis court.
The grand prize, and only prize to be given to the winner of this contest will receive a 22" x 29" photo print of Fox Meadow oil painting by Robert Strickler. This will be given only to the person who had taken the photo, none of the participants or models in the photo will be given the prize. The winner and the participants or models in the photo will gain paddlepro.com fame as thousands of platform tennis players will view the picture.
Who should or can participate? Anyone and everyone with a camera, regardless of age, amateur or professionals may participate in the contest, as many times as they would like.
Once you have taken a picture with your camera, scan it onto your computer (preferably using a flatbed scanner to maintain the quality) and save the image file as a JPG file if possible. If you are using a digital camera to take photos, then load the photos from the digital camera onto your computer and save them as a JPG file if possible. We will not be able to accept any photo prints via the postal service.
When your photos have been saved as JPGs, send an email with your name and attach the picture to an email and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may enter as many times as you would like, however please only sent one email per picture. AOL users please remember to attach the file to the email instead of embedding the file in the email, because if the image is embedded into the file we will not be able to view them.
The deadline for submitting photos is March 31, 2004, and at that time the top five photos submitted will be chosen by paddlepro.com's editor and presented to the public for the purposes that the visitors to the site may vote online where everyone can clearly see who the winner of the contest is. Photo entries will also be periodically posted on paddlepro.com to the public so everyone can see how the contest is progressing.
Seen below are last years winning shots.
All photos submitted can be used by paddlepro.com in the contents of this contest and other places in web or print that pertain to the subject of the photo.