Saturday, October 3, 2009

Photo Contest by The Weather Channel Helps Capture the Fall

WEBWIRE – Friday, October 02, 2009 - Grand Prize Wins $2,500; Photos Will Be Featured On Air and Online

The Weather Channel Interactive welcomes the new season with a kick off of its own. From October 1-December 15, the "Capture the Fall" photography contest looks for outstanding photos submitted to The entries will be judged by a panel that includes TWC Storm Tracker Jim Cantore.

All winning photos will be featured on and on The Weather Channel network. One overall grand prize winner will receive $2,500, and winners in each of the four categories - weather, outdoors, people and animal/pets - will receive a 15-megapixel digital SLR camera and professional camera bag. In addition, four "people’s choice" award winners based on user votes will receive a Prize Pack.

Photos can be submitted via for a discounted rate of $10 per photo and $15 per series of photos (up to six) if entered before November 30. After November 30, the submission price will be $15 per photo and $20 per series of photos.

The Weather Channel will promote the contest through online banner ads at and on The Weather Channel network. The talented judging panel includes:

* Jim Cantore, meteorologist for The Weather Channel
* Julia Vandenoever, photo editor of Backpacker magazine
* Jim Reed, professional weather photographer
* Krista Rossow, associate photo editor of National Geographic Traveler
* Daryl Lang, online managing editor of PDN (Photo District News)

For more details, official rules and to submit photos, visit

About The Weather Channel Interactive
The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi) is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile., the Web site of The Weather Channel, is the ultimate source of weather on the Web helping users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 location IDs worldwide. TWCi reaches more than 38 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. TWCi also provides consumers with unique and customizable products such as Desktop Weather, toolbars, extensions, widgets, gadgets, and a full lineup of mobile services including downloads, messaging, mobile Web, and mobile video. Other TWCi sites include, a vacation home rental site, Forecast Earth, a site dedicated to the discussion of climate change, and a series of international sites, including,,, and


David Ben-Ariel said...

Why pay to enter? Is that standard? Sounds like a good idea for a scam or an easy way to make money off peoples' hopes and dreams to have their photographs recognized.

Henrik Lehnerer said...

It is not unusually to pay for a contest entry. $10 is actually very cheep. For someone who is trying to sell their image, it could be a big promotion to win this contest.

Linda said...

I just went to the site listed above and uploaded a photo. No money was asked for. Now I am wondering if this was the contest or just uploading a photo to the thousands they already have up there. Any ideas??

Henrik Lehnerer said...

Looks like the button for the entry is on this page in the bottom right in a banner. This will bring you then to this page where you can submit your entry.

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