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Carl Zeiss Photo Contest 2012 open to mobile photographers

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The annual Carl Zeiss Photo Contest is now open to photographers using any kind of Zeiss lens, including Nokia smartphones. Top prize is the latest rangefinder (ZM) or SLR lens (ZE or ZF.2), along with a Carl Zeiss UV filter, lens cleaning kit and camera strap. 

This year's motto is “the moment that knows no limits." You can submit your entry via  the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group on Flickr and tag it with the keyword “ZEISSContest2012.” The contest is open until January 15, 2013.

A jury of Carl Zeiss employees and professional photographers will select a shortlist of images from which the Flickr community will be invited to select the 10 best photographers. The images that receive the most “favorites” on Flickr will win. 

For more information about the contest and the terms of conditions, see www.zeiss.com/photo/contest.

Full press release

Carl Zeiss Photo Contest 2012 seeks moments without limits

Entries until January 15, 2013 on Flickr

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, December 12, 2012“The moment that knows no limits” is the motto of the Carl Zeiss Photo Contest 2012, which begins today and runs until January 15, 2013. As in every year, the contest is open to anyone, as long as pictures are taken with a ZEISS lens. It does not matter if an image has been created with an SLR reflex camera or with a Nokia smartphone with a built-in ZEISS lens.

The theme

There are moments in life when suddenly everything is possible. In such a moment, nothing can hold you back – no routine, no comfort, no walls and no boundaries in this world. “We want to see moments that are so full of energy that they create room for something completely new,” explains Martin Dominicus, Head of Marketing for the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division. 

Carl Zeiss invites photographers from around the world to look for these moments and to submit an image that fits the theme by January 15. “We intentionally chose to keep the theme relatively open so that photographers can interpret it in very different and creative ways. We are very curious what we will receive,” says Dominicus. 

As in 2011, the contest can be followed on Flickr, the online photo community. Participants should upload their best image to the theme “The moment that knows no limits” on the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group on Flickr and tag it with the keyword “ZEISSContest2012.”

The jury

After January 15, a jury with Carl Zeiss employees and professional photographers will select the best images and nominate the photographers for the shortlist. The jury will evaluate both the idea behind the image as well as the execution. The jury will in particular look for images that have been consciously composed and that play with photographic stylistic elements. The most prominent jury member will be the light artist and photographer JanLeonardo Woellert. He knows all about moments that cannot hold him back: In his images, Woellert extends the boundaries of perception, sometimes even walking through fire. Woellert is the recipient of the “German Prize for Scientific Photography.” His clients include well-known global brands and pop bands.  

The jury will award the highest amount of points to images that have been consciously composed and in which one can recognize a story. From the jury’s shortlist, the Flickr community will be invited to select the ten best photographers. The images that receive the most “favorites” on Flickr will win. 

For more information about the contest and the terms of conditions, please visit www.zeiss.com/photo/contest.

The prizes

  • 1st prize: The latest rangefinder (ZM) or SLR lens (ZE or ZF.2) of the winner’s choice* as well as matching Carl Zeiss T* UV filter, Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit and Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap
  • 2nd prize: Carl Zeiss cinemizer OLED, Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit and Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap
  • 3rd prize: Sony DSC-RX100 camera an Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit 
  • 4th prize: Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone
  • 5th prize: Logitech TV Cam, Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap, Carl Zeiss knapsack, Carl Zeiss watch und Carl Zeiss umbrella
  • 6th – 10th prizes: Carl Zeiss camera carrying straps, Carl Zeiss knapsack, Carl Zeiss watch, Carl Zeiss umbrella and Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit

*except for the Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM

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Comments

Total comments: 5
david casius
By david casius (Dec 15, 2012)

The title of this article is misleading, it not open to mobile photogs, only owners of CZ lenses. Come On DP Connect, you can do better!

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guest2007
By guest2007 (Dec 13, 2012)

i consider myself an instant winner by saving a few thousand+ $$$ by not buying camera and lens.

Comment edited 14 minutes after posting
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vv50
By vv50 (Dec 12, 2012)

the link to the zeiss web page is broken - it has a trailing space at the end

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Erin Lodi
By Erin Lodi (Dec 12, 2012)

Thanks, we'll update!

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alphacam
By alphacam (Dec 12, 2012)

Ok i'll ask the most difficult question... What exactly is that CZ watch and umbrella part numbers??! :)
(Already have plenty of CZ lenses (we know it's great), new air-cell strap and even their general purpose cleaning kit.:))

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