I’m teaming up with the generous peeps at Nations Photo Lab to hold one of the more fun new photography contests – Best Emerging Photographer. Nations Photo Lab prints so much incredible work each and every day, they would like to recognize one talented artist as “Best Emerging Photographer”. Please note, this title isn’t just for new photographers, it’s for anyone whose style and vision is emerging with each new creative effort. This individual could have been photographing for six days or 60 years – the work will speak for itself. So, without further ado (drum roll, please) …. We want to show your work some love! Together with Nations Photo Lab, we are officially launching our 1st annual Best Emerging Photographer contest! This is open to ANY type of photographer. Simply post your best image to this Yahoo/Flickr group before April 10th (midnight EST) to be entered to win! So, what are the prize details? We will select three lucky winners to receive the following (super awesome) prizes: 1st Prize $250 Nations Photo Lab gift certificate Title of “Best Emerging Photographer” + a feature story on the new Nations Inspiration Center Blog Tamara Lackey’s Posing Playbook (valued at $89) Shout out on the Nations Facebook page 2nd Prize $100 Nations Photo Lab gift certificate Winning Image Post on the new Nations Inspiration Center Blog 3rd Prize $50 Nations Photo Lab gift certificate Winning Image Post on the new Nations Inspiration Center Blog Just post your work to this Flickr group to enter! IN ADDITION, Nations Photo Lab is offering two fabulous options to spend less and get more – > for those who have never used Nations Photo Lab to print their work before, you can use the code NEW50 to get $50 off your first order with them (just remember to use the ROES software you can download on their site to be able to use the promo code!). For those who already are customers of Nations Photo Lab, don’t worry – you are not being left out. You can use PRINT40 to get 40% off any ongoing print orders – and that is even on top of some of their frequent big sales, so that can really add up to a lot of savings on beautifully-printed work. Both of these codes expire on June 1st, 2014, and the PRINT40 code can be used repeatedly until then, so ENJOY IT! *Photography Contests: Group Rules, Legalese, and The Fine Print This group has been created for U.S. participants to submit photos to Nations Photo Lab to be entered in a contest to win a special prize during the Best Emerging Photographer Contest. Contest will run through Thursday April 10th, 2014. You hereby represent and warrant that the material shall be your original work product and will not be based on or derived from, the proprietary information or items of a third party and that none of the material will infringe, misappropriate or violate any patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. If the material you submit requires a license, you warrant that you have obtained it and that the license is in full force and effect. You represent and warrant that the material does not violate any copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity right, or other right of any person or entity, or any agreement to which you are a party or to which this material is subject. You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant this license to the material to Nations Photo Lab free and clear of any claims or encumbrances. You acknowledge that Nations Photo Lab shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any material submitted by you.