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Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces the Landscape Dreams Photo Contest / Enter through November 30, 2012

Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces the Landscape Dreams Photo Contest / Enter through November 30, 2012

-        Landscape Dreams Photo Contest offers the opportunity to win a trip to the Santa Fe DIY Creative Tourism Journey in March 2013, plus great photography prizes

-        Contestants should submit photographs of their favorite New Mexico places, portraits, and moments

-        Entries must be received by November 30, 2011

-        Complete information and submission guidelines are available at www.newmexicophotocontest.com

-        DIY Santa Fe Creative Tourism Journey features 20 local artists teaching 26 different art forms in workshops during March 2013, plus an assortment of lodging & accommodations savings.

SANTA FE, N.M. – In conjunction with DIY Santa Fe Creative Tourism Journey, the Landscape Dreams Photo Contest offers photographers with an eye for New Mexico the opportunity to share their best shots of our state, and enter to win the grand prize including a photography workshop in Santa Fe, four nights lodging, and great photography prizes. Visit www.newmexicophotocontest.com to submit your photos of the places, portraits and New Mexico moments that make our enchanted land worth exploring. Have your friends vote for your pictures online. Pictures with the most votes will have a greater chance of winning – plus, there is no cost to enter!

The grand prizewinner will win a weekend photography workshop in Santa Fe at the Eloquent Light Photography Workshops and 4 nights lodging at Two Casitas Vacation Rentals. The prize workshop is being held in conjunction with the DIY Santa Fe Creative Tourism Journey, a month-long celebration of do-it-yourself artistic expression.  In March 2013, 20 local artists teaching 26 different art forms will collectively offer more than 200 available workshop spaces at their homes or studios throughout the month.  Local hotels and other accommodations will offer an assortment of savings to participants in the workshops.

Finalists will be selected from the entries that receive the most votes and comply with all contest rules. The grand prizewinner will be the entrant who receives the most votes! Additional prizes include copies of the book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait courtesy of the University of New Mexico Press, tripods courtesy of Manfrotto, software courtesy of Nik Software, color calibration device courtesy of X-rite, a predesigned website courtesy of liveBooks, software courtesy of onOne Software and Alien Skin Software and camera backpacks courtesy of Lowepro.

The contest runs from October 1, 2012, through November 30, 2012. Upload your photographs early and encourage your friends to vote for your images. The more votes you have the better your chances to win! Winners will be announced December 17, 2012. All winning images will be featured on the Santa Fe Creative Tourism website.

About Santa Fe Creative Tourism

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is a program of the city of Santa Fe that works with artists and arts businesses to develop and promote workshops that allow visitors to experience Santa Fe’s unique culture in a hands-on fashion. Partnerships and collaborations with the hospitality industry and other entities are welcomed. The program was created as a result of the city of Santa Fe’s 2005 appointment to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and builds upon the successful 2008 International Conference on Creative Tourism held in Santa Fe. www.santafecreativetourism.org

About the Eloquent Light Photography Workshops

Eloquent Light Photography Workshops has offered hands-on photography workshops inspired by the history, character and beauty of the American West since 1986. Participants are out photographing every day to capture the light, color and beauty that is the American West. Our workshops are for the novice to the experienced photographer, for anyone who wants to make great photographs while exploring the enchanted lands of New Mexico and the West.  www.eloquentlight.com

Media Contacts:

Brent E. Hanifl, B.E.Hanifl & Associates, (608) 792-5746, santafecreativetourism@gmail.com

Chris Nierman, High-Res Solutions, (505) 913-7266, chris@High-ResSolutions.com

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