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Adobe Creative Suite Sweepstakes

I’ve got a cool piece of news for you today coming right from Adobe. That’s right, Adobe has announced a new sweepstakes where you can win Creative Suite Products or a $10,000 home office makeover. I don’t know anyone who’d turn away that for free!

The only thing you need to do to enter is to download a trial of either suite product through their sweepstakes page and you are qualified. Oh and one more thing. You must be over 18 years old and live in one of the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, or Germany. I’m sorry to say this leaves out many from entering (myself included) but most of you I believe are eligible.

So what are you waiting for, head over to the sweepstakes page (either through the links in this post or through the big sidebar banner) and enter before February 28th.

Win an Invite to Google Wave!

Google Wave

Today, I have the great pleasure of announcing a very nice contest that can win you an invite to Google Wave, the online tool that nobody really knows how to use the best yet. Nevertheless, Google Wave is really cool and I’ve been using it quite a bit for collaboration, where I think it works really well.

I doubt anyone haven’t heard of Google Wave before, but if you haven’t, take a look at the about page from Google.

How can you win this invite then? Well, I’ll tell you! Just post a comment here on this post before Friday, November 13th at 4 p.m UTC and you will be in this drawing! The winner, will be announced right then on Friday as well! The idea and invite comes from my buddy Max Rovenko who occasionally writes here on the site as well.

Photography Corner Photograph of the Year 2008 Contest

 Photography Corner Photograph of the Year 2008 Contest

As every year the Photography Corner website has just announced the Photograph of the Year 2008 where you can join to compete about $11,500 in total prizes, divided between the top ten finalists. The grand prize is worth about $3,800! The main rule is that you must sumbit a photo from this year (2008) only. Visit the Photography Corner website to participate, I know I for sure will enter in the contest. Oh and I should mention, it’s totally free to enter!

Planet Photoshop Photoshop Contest

Planet Photoshop

There’s a great contest starting over at the Planet Photoshop forums with some great prizes that you could win if you enter.

The goal with the contest is to create an image in which you at least have to have a special chosen image in. This image could really be used in any way together with your own creations so get your creative juices flowing! The main rule is that you must only use Photoshop for this (no third-party plugins nor can you use Lightroom) and of course you can only use photos that are your own, or that you have rights to use. There is no theme either, so get the creative juices flowing and come up with something really good and win some great prizes.

Speaking of the prizes, if you win you will get to choose a book from a collection of three great books! The deadline is 24 November so make sure to get over to the Planet Photoshop forums and enter the contest!

The Photoshop User Awards

Photoshop User Awards

Just announced are the fourth annual Photoshop User Awards by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. It’s a really big contest here which everyone around the world is eligible to enter. The grand prize winner will get a trip to Barcelona, Spain with an "assistant" (of their choice) and the opportunity to shoot the cover for an issue of the Photoshop User Magazine. From November 1 and on you’ll be able to enter your art, maximum of three pieces per person (along with some other rules). The entry fee is $35 (or $25 if you are a NAPP member). There are a bunch of different categories to enter in—with great prizes in all categories—which you can see below:

  • General Photography (digital or traditional scanned images manipulated or collaged in Photoshop)
  • Illustration (original creations drawn or created in Photoshop)
  • Artistic (artistic creations)
  • Photo Restoration (Restoring or repairing damaged images – die: rips, scratches, tears, faded photos, etc.)
  • Wedding and Portrait Photography (Wedding or Portrait images enhanced using Photoshop.)
  • Landscape & Travel Photography (Outdoor photography enhanced or corrected, or processed in Photoshop)
  • Photo Retouching (Retouching people, landscapes, architectural images, commercial retouching, etc.)
  • Advertising Design (Images used in brochures, annual report collages, advertising, logos, etc.)
  • Composites and Collaging (Collage of images).
  • Student Work (Images created or manipulated by students. NOTE: A valid student ID is required to enter work in this category).
  • General Photoshop Design (Images that don’t fit into one of the categories listed above, die: cartoons, Photoshop graffiti art, tattoo art, medical imagery, astronomy, etc.).
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