FotoWeek DC and The Newseum announce fotobamaweek, an international photography contest celebrating the Presidential campaign and the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America
"As the spirit of Barack Obama's campaign has been one of inclusion, so the fotobamaweek contest invites all photographers, amateur and professional, to share their vision and perspective of this extraordinary moment in history,” commented Theo Adamstein, Fotoweek DC’s founder. “FotoWeek DC is thrilled to be partnering with the Newseum in launching this exciting project," he added.
The fotobamaweek contest is worldwide, open to anyone, including professional photographers, amateurs, students and children.
The top 100 winning images, selected by The Newseum's panel of judges, will be exhibited at The Newseum, located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House. In addition, the 100 winning images will be published in a limited edition book sponsored by FotoWeek DC, and grand prize winners will be announced at a reception at The Newseum, and receive cash prizes totaling $5,000. All images submitted will be on display at FotoWeekDC's on-line gallery, along with People's Choice winners.
“The Newseum is largely about the power of the image. The best photographs in the history of news photography are on display here. The winners of this contest will add immediacy and currency to our exhibits. It is participatory journalism in its purist form,” said Joe Urschel, executive director and senior vice president of the Newseum.
Proceeds from the fotobamaweek contest will help continue to fund FotoWeek DC's nonprofit core activities, including community programs shared with visitors. fotobamaweek Contest Entry Period Opens January 15, 2009 at 12:01 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and ends March 15, 2009 at 11:59 pm PDT.
Visit www.fotoweekdc.org for more informations about this competition.