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Michael The Maven 2010 Photography Contest

Michael The Maven 2010 photography contest is looking for the best SLR and cell phone photographs taken within the last year. The contest combines two contest divisions and offers huge prizes for the winners.

You can enter portraits, landscape/nature, macro, sports or abstract photos.

This is your chance to win a brand new Canon 7D with 28-135mm lens or a brand new Canon Rebel T2i with kit lens.


Submit your best SLR of cell phone photos to the contest’s official categories.

Main Photography Division Categories (you may enter up to 1 image in each category.):

  • Portraits
  • Landscapes / Nature
  • Macro
  • Sports
  • Abstract / Textures

iPhone/Cell Phone Division Categories (you may enter up to 2 images in each category):

  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Wildcard (this is everything else that isn’t Portrait and Landscape)


Main Photography Division

  • The Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new Canon 7D with 28-135mm lens!
  • All First Place Winner’s will receive a $200 gift coupon to Michael’s Photography Store Products (includes all training DVDs, actions, presets, etc)
  • All Second Place Winners will receive a $100 coupon to Michael’s Photography Store.
  • All Third Place Winners will receive a Free 16 x 20 Gallery Wrap from

iPhone/Cell Phone Division

  • The Grand Prize Winner will be: One brand new Canon Rebel T2i with kit lens – (or a gift card of equivalent amount from BHPhoto)
  • The other 2 – 1st place winners will receive Canon Point and Shoot Digital Cameras (or equivalent gift cards from BHPhoto)
  • For the remaining individuals who place (2nd or 3rd place) there will be additional prizes (yet to be determined).


  • This contest is open to American and international photographers.
  • If you are under age 18, you need your parents approval to submit and participate.
  • Images must be taken between 28 August 2009 – 15 October 2010 (within the last year).
  • By submitting your images for either division, you give Michael The Maven and its representatives, permission to reproduce & show on websites, social media or other materials for promotional purposes.
  • No watermarked images are accepted.
  • Stitched panoramas are accepted, but photo compositions are not.
  • RAW files aren’t accepted. Files should be JPEGs, up to 5MB per image is ok.
  • Use of HDR is allowed.

How to enter?

Main Photography Division

Images must be submitted physically or high resolution digital files emailed to: mavencontest [at] (please replace [at] with @) – You must have the subject properly titled to be considered.

Аll entrants of the main contest are encouraged to mail in their entries on an 8 x 10 or 8 x 12 prints – (small borders are ok) to this address:

Michael The Maven Photography Contest
C/O Rick Jacobi
6040 E Main #512
Mesa, AZ 85205

iPhone/Cell Phone Division

Images must be submitted electronically, either by text message or emailed to: mavencontest [at] (please replace [at] with @).

The subject of your entry submission must have “Cell Phone Contest” , followed by a category name: “Cell Phone Contest-Protrait” for example.