WHISTLER, BC, February 6, 2001 – Action sport photographers take note! The 3rd annual Pro Photographer Search is taking place in Whistler April 16 & 17. The winner of the Search will earn the wildcard seat at the prestigious International Pro Photographer Showdown where their work will be shown beside four of the top photographers in the world. The deadline for Search entries is March 5 at 5:00 p.m.
“The Pro Photographer Search is an incredible, and rare opportunity for six talented photographers to show their work in Whistler during the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF),” says Catherine Yates, Multimedia Events Producer. “The Pro Photographer events, a cornerstone of WSSF, attract significant attention from major magazines, the ski & snowboard industry, stock agencies, athletes and the public, and are credited with launching the careers of a number of past entrants.”
To enter the Search, action sport photographers are invited to submit a slide page of twenty images for consideration. Six finalists will be chosen to present as many images as they like within 12 minutes at one of two public screenings, April 16 & 17. The Best of Show, chosen by a panel of esteemed judges, will go on to compete April 19 at the Showdown, deemed the “Sundance Film Festival of still photos” by Transworld Media.
“The Pro Photographer Search was developed three years ago to provide a unique venue for both experienced and emerging photographers to present their work,” says Yates. “It’s a huge opportunity for the photographers who get chosen to present. Their slide shows are professionally produced, accompanied by the photographers’ choice of music and presented before a sold-out crowd.”
Entry Procedure: All interested action sport photographers are asked to submit a slide page of twenty (20) duplicated images of their work to the Festival office at the address below by March 5, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. Images may not necessarily be returned and will not be published without prior consent of the photographer. A selection committee comprised of key industry figures will choose six finalists to present their work at the Pro Photographer Search April 16 &17.
Entries and inquiries should be directed to:
Multimedia Events Producer
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Suite 304, 4204 Village Square
Whistler, BC Canada
Ph. (604) 935-5558
Fax (604) 938-1005