Sunday, November 4, 2007

Call for Entries - 2007 Photoshop User Awards

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) announced today a call for entries for its 2007 Photoshop User Awards - the only worldwide competition exclusively for Adobe Photoshop users. The competition is open to any and all Adobe Photoshop users, at any skill level, and this year’s Grand Prize winner will be sent to Maui, Hawaii on an all-expense paid, five-day trip courtesy of Photoshop User magazine.

Contestants may submit a maximum of three pieces for consideration in any of the following categories (may not exceed three image submission total).

General Photography
Photo Restoration
Wedding and Portrait
Landscape and Travel
Photo Retouching
Advertising Design
Composites and Collages
Student Work
General Photoshop Design

Judging will be conducted by NAPP's creative team, including NAPP president Scott Kelby, and other noted industry experts. Winners will be announced February 1, 2008. The winner in each category will receive a special prize package valued at $2,500, and the winning image in each category will appear in a special issue of Photoshop User magazine. The Best of Show Grand Prize winner will be sent by Photoshop User magazine on a dream assignment to Maui, Hawaii. Photoshop User will provide roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, hotel transfers and daily expenses for the Grand Prize winner, whose work will appear on a future cover of Photoshop User magazine.

All entries must be submitted by 12:00 midnight (EST) on December 31, 2007. The Entry Fee is $35.00 (U.S. Dollars) per piece, and you may enter a total of up to three pieces. NAPP members may enter up to three pieces at $25.00 per piece. All entries sent via postal service must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2007. Images submitted for judging must have been created between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007. Third party plug-ins and other applications may be used to create your artwork, but the primary tool for the creation of your entry must be Adobe Photoshop. For more contest rules and the official entry form, visit