Eastman Kodak Company


Kodak Unveils First National 'AssignmentAmerica' Contest for Photography Professionals and Advanced Amateurs

Winning Photos to Appear on Kodak's Giant Times Square Photo Screen, Publication in Photo Magazine

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 16 -- Issuing a call to all passionate photographers, Eastman Kodak Company is challenging professional and advanced amateur photographers to "Capture America on America's Favorite Film" as part of its first "Assignment America" contest.

Kodak will place images from the winners on the famed Kodarama photo screen in New York City's Times Square with prominent photographer credit during January 2004. What's more, Popular Photography & Imaging magazine will publish the winning photos in its January 2004 issue and winners will enjoy a photo exhibition in his or her hometown, in addition to other prizes. A panel including world-class photographers and photo editors will judge the entries.

"This is a contest for anyone who loves photography," said Sharon Tczap, Marketing Manager, Kodak Professional. "It's an opportunity for pros and advanced amateurs to share with the world their passion for photography by creating images they feel best interpret the theme of capturing America."

Kodak, which is conducting the contest in conjunction with Popular Photography & Imaging, will accept entries between July 15 and Oct. 15. The winners will be announced in the January issue of Popular Photography & Imaging , which will be available on newsstands Dec.15.

The contest is open to professional and advanced amateur photographers (who are judged separately and awarded duplicate prizes), and all images must be submitted on Kodak Professional film. Entry forms and certificates enabling contestants to "Buy five rolls of Kodak Professional film, get five free" will be available at photo specialty dealers and in the August and September issues of Popular Photography & Imaging. They are also available for download from www.popphoto.com. A complete listing of Kodak Professional films is available at www.kodak.com/go/professional.

In addition to the grand-prize winners, judges will select first and second-place winners, as well as category winners. The categories for "Assignment America" encompass a range of American life:

  • Great American Landscapes

  • The American Family

  • Local Heroes

  • Diversity in America

  • America's Love of Animals

A distinguished panel of judges will evaluate the entries:

  • Joyce Tenneson Photographer

  • Steve McCurry Photographer

  • Michele Stephenson Director of Photography, Time magazine

  • Monica Cipnik Photo Editor, Popular Photography & Imaging

  • Richard Schlagman Chairman, Phaidon Press

  • Yancey Richardson Owner, Yancey Richardson Gallery

  • Reid Callanan Director, Santa Fe Workshop

  • Marianne Samenko WW Advertising, Kodak

  • Karen Smith-Pilkington President, Kodak Professional

Complete contest details and rules are available at www.popphoto.com and www.kodak.com/go/professional. A detailed listing of prizes follows:

Grand prize

  • Image on the giant Kodarama photo screen in Times Square (with prominent photographer credit/film used)

  • Weekend trip for two to New York City.

  • Publication in January 2004 issue of Popular Photography & Imaging

  • Private dinner and reception with judging committee

  • Tickets to a Broadway Play

  • Feature story on Kodak.com

  • Photo exhibition in winner's hometown

  • 200 rolls of Kodak Professional film



2nd Place:

  • Image on the giant Kodarama photo screen in Times Square (with prominent photographer credit/film used)

  • Publication in January 2004 issue of Popular Photography & Imaging

  • Winner's choice of trip to one of American Photo or Popular Photography Mentor Series Workshops

  • 100 rolls of Kodak Professional film



3rd Place:

  • Image on the giant Kodarama photo screen in Times Square (with prominent photographer credit/film used)

  • Publication in January 2004 issue of Popular Photography & Imaging

  • Trip to a Santa Fe Workshop

  • 50 rolls of Kodak Professional film

Category Winners

  • Image on the giant Kodarama photo screen in Times Square (with prominent photographer credit/film used)

  • Publication in January 2004 issue of Popular Photography & Imaging

  • Free Santa Fe Workshop

  • 25 rolls of Kodak Professional film

Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging

Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of $12.8 billion in 2002, the company comprises several businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Display, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials.

For information about Kodak Professional, customers may call: 1-800-235-6325, or visit the Kodak Professional Web site at: www.kodak.com/go/professional.

Kodak and Kodak Professional are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.
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