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Datacolor announces new creative competition ‘The Real Colors of my Life’

Fantastic opportunity for photographers’ creativity included in a limited edition photo book

(PresseBox) (Zurich, ) Datacolor, a global leader in digital colour management technology, today announces a new and exciting competition for photographers of all ages and abilities to show off their creative skills called ‘The Real Colors of my Life’. Now open for entries, ’The Real Colors of my Life’ will be a celebration of art and amazing images submitted from photographers all around the world and chosen by a panel of passionate industry professionals.

Photographers from all walks of life can take part in this competition with the chance that their image will be one of 30 chosen for a glossy photo coffee table book entitled ‘The Real Colors of My Life’.

Christoph Gamper, European general manager of Datacolor, says: “We are looking for images of all types for this photo book – art that encompasses all emotions and feelings. We are looking for images that are windows of expression for an individual’s personality, wishes, identity, dreams, hope and pain. Each photographer featured in the book will get their own free copy and if chosen will need to supply the image in a high resolution format. For three winners, whose images are chosen overall, there are extra prizes. “

Entries will be accepted from now until the 31st of January 2009 and can be in colour or black and white. To enter the competition, photographers should upload their two favourite images to www.artlimited.net/....

For three lucky participants, whose images are chosen overall, the prizes will be:
- First prize - A one week workshop with TPW (Tuscany Photographic Workshop, www.tpw.it)
- Second prize – Adobe Lightroom and Adobe software (www.adobe.com/lightroom)
- Third prize - A complete collection of nik software plug-ins (www.niksoftware.com/...)

The photo book will be available from Blurb’s bookstore (www.blurb.com/bookstore) from February 9. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Las Mariposas, a children's village in Chile managed by the organisation ‘Hope for Children’.

More information about this exciting opportunity can be found at www.datacolor.eu/....

More info on the judging panel and partner companies:

Christoph Gamper
Christoph is European general manager of the consumer business unit of Datacolor. Christoph was educated at the MCI Innsbruck and holds a degree in International commerce and technology and innovation management. He is respected in the photographic community for his fine-art work and technical articles. Christoph has shown his work at several exhibitions around Europe, while his portofolio and articles about technology and photography have been published in Italy, France and Germany. Apart from an addiction to Italian cuisine, Christoph’s passion is mid-format film photography and technology.

Denis Olivier
Denis has experience of design, computer graphics and coding. Today he works as a photographer and is the head of Art Limited. He is addicted to drumming, cooking, science and travelling.
Art Limited is an online gallery for artists, critics and models who propose creative, personal and original high quality work which is recognised and appreciated.
www.denisolivier.com, www.artlimited.net

Carlo Roberti
Carlo is founder and director of one of the best photo workshop hosts in the world, the TPW (Tuscany Photographic Workshop). His passion is photography and his drive is to share this passion with others.

Jonathan Wisler
Jonathan Wisler is vice president and managing director of Blurb Europe and was previously European director of Kodak Gallery (the company formerly known as Ofoto). At Kodak he helped developed their digital product portfolio and infrastructure. He was part of the team to bring the first photography books to market. Before Kodak he was part of the management team at interactive advertising pioneer Red Sky Interactive.
Blurb is a creative publishing platform that enables anyone to design, publish, share, and sell bookstore-quality books. Blurb’s BookSmart software is free to download has a wide variety of professionally designed layouts and works on a Mac or PC.

Las Mariposas / Hope for Children
Las Mariposas is a children's village in Chile managed by the organisation ‘Hope for Children’, which is based both in Switzerland and Chile. In Chile, child poverty is a huge problem. Hope for Children, founded in 2002, helps to make that problem a little bit smaller by providing shelter, security, medical care, schooling and job training to some 50 needy children. Unlike other children’s villages in Chile, the children do not have to leave when they become 16, but can stay until they have a chance to make their own life.
www.hopeforchildren.ch (German)

About Datacolor AG Europe

Datacolor is a global leader in colour management solutions and colour communication technology. The world's leading brands, manufacturers, creative professionals and consumers choose Datacolor's innovative technology solutions to achieve the right colour consistently.

A Swiss-held company, Datacolor's global presence encompasses a sales, services and support network serving customers in more than 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, along with 13 worldwide operation and production facilities. Industries served include photography, apparel and textile, digital imaging, architectural painting, graphic design, automotive, home theatre, furnishing, plastics, printing, coating, paper and others. For more information about Datacolor and its products or services, visit www.datacolor.eu

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