Saturday, December 31, 2011

Carl Zeiss Launches 2011 Photography Contest: “Every Moment Tells a Story”

Entries until January 15, 2012 on Flickr photo community

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 12.2011 - Every moment tells a story. That is the theme of the Carl Zeiss Photo Contest 2011, which was launched today. Anyone can enter the contest provided the photos are shot with a ZEISS lens. It also does not matter if the photographer uses an SLR reflex camera or a smartphone with a ZEISS lens.

The theme

„We are looking for that moment when you not only see a subject, but also a story. We are searching for that very special moment,” says Martin Dominicus, Head of Marketing of the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division. “Every life, every situation and every place is full of such moments. The ability to capture a moment in such a way that you recognize the story behind it — this is, and has always been, the high art of photography.”

Carl Zeiss encourages photographers from around the world to look for moments that fit the theme, and to submit their best image. The ability to consciously stage a moment of time into an image and press the shutter button at just the right time was mastered by the legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. He always knew what image he wanted to depict when the shutter was released. „Cartier-Bresson had an unmistakable way of expressing the story of a moment. We look forward to seeing how the participants of our photography competition capture the moments of everyday life in their own individual style,” says Dominicus.

As in 2010, this contest will again take place on the global online photo community Flickr. Participants should upload their best image to the theme “Every moment tells a story” on the official Carl Zeiss group on Flickr and tag it with the keyword “ZEISSContest2011“.

For more information about the contest and the terms of participation, visit:

The jury

Photographers and photo enthusiasts have until Sunday January 15, 2012 to submit their images on Flickr. Subsequently, the jury, consisting of Carl Zeiss employees and professional photographers, will shortlist the best images. One of the jury members will be the well-known Slovak photographer and researcher Filip Kulisev, who has received several international photography awards for his spectacular landscape photography.

The highest number of points will be given to images that have been consciously composed and in which one can recognize a story. The Flickr community will select the ten best images from the jury’s shortlist by designating them as a “favorite”. The images that receive the most “favorites” on Flickr will win.

The prizes

1st prize:
A ZEISS lens of the winner’s choice (ZE or ZF.2) with exclusive engraving +
Carl Zeiss T* UV filter +
Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap +
Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit

2nd prize:
Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens

3rd prize:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 digital camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens

4th prize:
Logitech HD Pro webcam C910 with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens

5th and 6th prizes:
Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap +
Carl Zeiss knapsack+
Carl Zeiss watch +
Carl Zeiss umbrella +
Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit

7th and 8th prizes:
Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap +
Carl Zeiss umbrella +
Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit

9th prize:
Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap +
Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit

10th prize:
Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit

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