Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Eau Claire Photography • A contest!

Alright, loves, this has been in the works for some time now and I'm very excited to put this out there into the universe. I am holding a photography contest of sorts. The rules are simple. You don’t have to freak out about the technical side of photography, although composition, creativity and good exposure go a long way. The prize is pretty lovely if you ask me. Ready for details?

Since I'm still finding my way around this area, I'm asking you to pick up your camera and submit a photo of a place that cries out "session worthy" to your heart. Your photos may contain a subject if you like, to better illustrate your vision. ♥ Fields of tall grass, barns, interesting buildings, etc. are all on my love list!

How to enter

• One entry per person
• You must be 18 years or older to enter. {High School Seniors, please have a parent enter for you. }
• This must be your own photo {or video}
• Photos will be accepted from 12:01am Friday, June 11th until 11:59pm Friday, July 2nd, 2010 (CST) via e-mail.
• Only photos e-mailed to with the Subject line “Kate, Shoot Here!” during the previously mentioned time will be accepted.
• Include the location name in your e-mail as well as your name and contact information ( Your first name and location title will be included in the photo caption).
• Contest open to everyone, however if the location you are submitting is outside of a 40 mile radius from Eau Claire, WI a travel fee will be charged of 85 cents per mile, each direction over the 40 mile radius.


• Out of all entries, I will select the top 5 {or 10 if there is a huge response} that are my favorites as finalists.
• All finalist entries will be uploaded into an album by Kate Bentley Photography no later than July 6th, on the facebook fan page.
• To vote for a photo you MUST 'like' Kate Bentley Photography {and why not send your family/friends as well so they can vote too!}.
• Click 'like' for the photo you are voting for in the Kate Bentley Photography album labeled “Kate, Shoot Here!”.
• Photo with the most 'likes' will be the winner. Comments are permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes.
• I will verify that all 'likes' of the winning photo come from Kate Bentley Photography facebook fans, 'likes' from non-fans will not be counted.
• Voting will close July 16th, 2010 @ 11:59pm.
• Official winner will be notified and announced no later than July 19th, 2010.

The Session Info

• The winner will receive a free “Just Enough Love” session which includes up to two hours of on-location photography at the location they submitted, up to 4 people {additional people are extra}, a private online gallery to share with friends + family for 30 days and $75 in print credit to use towards fine art prints.
• Photo session must be scheduled within 30 days of winning, and completed before September 15th, 2010.
• The retail value of the prize is $175 and the session can not be altered or changed in any way, however the winner may chose to upgrade to my “Whole Lotta’ Love” session by paying the package difference.
• Additional prints are available to purchase and must be paid in full prior to me placing your order
• This prize is not redeemable for cash.
• No other promotions or discounts can be applied.

A Bonus

Even if your photo is not chosen as a finalist, you are still awesome for submitting a photo. As a thank you for your participation, I will honor a 20% discount on any retail prints ordered when you book a lifestyle session with me at full price before the end of the year {Dec 2010}. I just ask that you remind me when booking and I will check my list to confirm your email address. This discount does not apply towards wedding or event photography.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with and good luck!

And since I can't go out without a photo, a little teaser image from an upcoming blogpost...


  1. So excited for you! I can't waitto see what ideas people comeup with!

  2. I can't wait to see the responses you get! Locations are the hardest part (for me) so why not get people to show off their favorites!


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