April Photo Contest sponsored by Sony!


Our April Photo Contest is now live! The theme is Amazing Earth! We live on an amazing planet, filled with flora and fauna and fungus. Show us a photo that really captures the awe of nature, whether it’s a mountainous landscape, a bug in macro, or anything in between. We want you to capture the wildness of wildlife, the natural world.

We’re accepting submissions through Wednesday, April 24. Voting begins Thursday, April 25 at noon, and the winner will be announced April 30. Good luck!

This month’s contest is sponsored by SONY. Their Alpha NEX-3N can beautifully capture our amazing planet with its 16.1-MP Exmor APS-C sensor and its 1080 HD movie capabilities. Its intelligent AF means you will never miss a shot, and it’s small enough to fit in any world explorer’s backpack (or fanny pack).

We have some amazing prizes lined up for this month.

The Grand Prize is the aforementioned Sony Alpha NEX-3N. The Alpha NEX-3N delivers high-resolution photos and exquisite Full HD movies, all with excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. This thoughtfully designed, feature-filled interchangeable-lens camera features a large APS-C size sensor, a built-in pop-up flash, 4 fps continuous shooting and much more. The 180° tiltable LCD makes self-portraits foolproof and fun. And with Auto Object Framing, it’s easy to produce beautifully balanced, perfectly framed shots of nearly any subject.

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

The Second Place Prize is the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 with Wi-Fi. The HDR-AS15 is a rugged, wearable full HD video camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi. Weighing in at just 3.2 ounces (with battery) it lets you capture your adventures on the mountain, in the water, and anywhere else you go for your adrenaline fixes. The Sony Action Cam ships with two adhesive, quick-connect mounts and a ruggedized, waterproof housing good down to 197ft. (60m). Available accessories from Sony let you mount the Action Cam to just about wherever you can imagine. Additionally, the Action Cam’s waterproof housing comes equipped with a standard-sized tripod-type screw mount that makes it compatible with a huge ecosystem of mounts right out of the box. Capable of 30p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV, the HDR-AS15 delivers stunning clarity, brilliant detail and smooth playback, no matter how rocky the trick was.

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 with Wi-Fi
Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 with Wi-Fi

The People’s Choice Prize is the Sony DSC-WX80. This camera’s host of powerful yet user-friendly features makes it easy to take your best shots yet. Like a 16.2MP Exmor® R CMOS sensor that delivers richly-detailed photos and Full HD video—even in difficult low-light conditions. Zero in on distant subjects and snap high quality close-ups thanks to 8x optical zoom/16x Clear Image digital zoom. And with built-in Wi-Fi, you can share your shots instantly with friends, family, Facebook and more.

Sony DSC-WX80
Sony DSC-WX80

Submit your photo today for a chance to win one of these amazing prizes!

Midwest Photo

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