Photo Contest by The Weather Channel Helps Capture the Fall
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 weather.com/photos. The entries will be judged by a panel that includes TWC Storm Tracker Jim Cantore.
All winning photos will be featured on weather.com 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 weather.com Prize Pack.
Photos can be submitted via weather.com/photos 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 weather.com 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 weather.com/photos.
About The Weather Channel Interactive
The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi) is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather.com, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile. weather.com, 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 forGetaway.com, a vacation home rental site, Forecast Earth, a site dedicated to the discussion of climate change, and a series of international sites, including http://www.weather.co.uk/, http://www.meteo123.com/, http://www.wetter123.com/, http://www.canaldotempo.com/ and www.weather.com/espanol.
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