Whistler's Pro Photo Showdown Announces Worldwide Call-for-Entries

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January 10, 2007
WHISTLER, BC - (News Release) - The hunt is on for the world's best action sport/lifestyle shooters, and in a twist of roles, the crosshairs are trained on the people behind the camera.

The 10th annual Pro Photographer Showdown will be held during the 2007 TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival, April 13-22 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, and will showcase the work of 5 of the world's best action-sport and lifestyle photographers.

Photographers interested in being selected for the Pro Photographer Showdown must submit a 3-minute DVD presentation of their images set to music to the selection jury by February 11, 2007. The submissions are to be reflective of the work that would comprise their full 9-minute production in the Showdown. Submissions will be reviewed by an industry panel to determine the top 5 invited artists.

The "Best of Show" designation conferred at the renowned photography expose will see the winner join an alumni that includes Kevin Zacher, Jon Humphries and Blake Jorgenson, and earn them not only adulation from the 2000-strong crowd, and the recognition of their peers, but a $10,000 cash purse.

The deadline for its worldwide call-for-submissions is February 11, 2007.

Five selected photographers will be notified on March 1, 2007 and flown to Whistler for the gala presentation on April 18, 2007.

Throughout its ten year history, the Pro Photographer Showdown has featured stunning photography from renowned surf photographers Aaron Chang, Jason Childs, Jeff Divine and Warren Bolster; skateboard gurus J. Grant Brittain and Jon Humphries; acclaimed mountain bike photographer Sterling Lorence; ski & snowboard legends Kevin Zacher, Eric Berger, Paul Morrison, Blake Jorgenson, Mark Gallup, Scott Markewitz, Dave Heath, Vianney Tisseau and Mattias Fredriksson, among others.

Entry procedures for the Pro Photographer Showdown are available online at whistler2007.com.

The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is produced by Watermark Communications, an experienced Whistler sports & entertainment marketing company, and presented in partnership with Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb. Celebrating its twelfth year as the largest annual winter sports and music festival in North America, the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a high-octane 10 day and night showcase of the best of snowsports, music, arts and mountain life. Featuring major professional ski and snowboarding competitions, the largest free outdoor concert series in Canada, the legendary Pro Photographer and Filmmaker Showdowns, and many more unique art and cultural showcases, the Festival is the ultimate wrap party. For information on the 2007 TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, this year from April 13-22, visit whistler2007.com.