Hi folks, as you know the 500px Global Photowalk in Amsterdam will take place at September 26. I just got informed by 500px about some fun things they were cooking up at the headquarters.
Just in case you missed the update in the event. We will gather at 18:00 (6PM) in front of Amsterdam Grand Central Station. The GPW will start at 18:15 towards the Damrak where we will make a group photo. We continue the walk and there will be plenty of great spots to take some epic pictures. The GPW will end around 21:00 at the Dam.
First of all, they are having a sale! Everyone at 500px is so excited about the GPW, they decided to celebrate by knocking 15% off regular subscription prices, from Sept. 21 through Sept. 28. Just follow this link: https://goo.gl/1dWBrl, and the discount will be applied by using promo code GPW2015.
For three years, 500px hosted the GPW as a way to celebrate photography and photography enthusiasts within their own 500px community, and throughout the world. It’s a 100% feel-good event for anyone and everyone who loves photography, from amateur to expert.
Having said that, 500px is providing a little friendly competition for those who enjoy it 🙂
This year, they have 5 different contests that we may enter for a chance to win one of 5 incredible prizes from our friends at Fujifilm. Without further ado.
2015 GPW Contests
- 500px Staff Pick: Best Marketplace Photo (Prize: Fujifilm X-T1 kit)
- 500px Staff Pick: Most Relevant Themed Photo (Prize: Fujifilm X-T10 kit)
- 500px Staff Pick: Most Creative Mobile Photo (Prize: Fujifilm X-T10 w/XF18-55mm lens kit:)
- Popular Vote: Community Favorite (Prize: Fujifilm X30)
The rules are simple and will be posted in detail at photowalk.500px.com/rules. To summarise:
Contests will be open from Sept. 26 – Oct. 10 – winners to be announced week of Oct. 19
- You must be an active member of 500px (free or paid account) to be eligible
- Entry photos MUST be taken on Sept. 26 during a recognised GPW (they have ways of checking this so don’t mess with them ;))
- You’re allowed 20 entries, max, per week. If anyone exceeds this, they’ll only accept the first 20 entries submitted per week.
- Aside from the community pick, the winners will be chosen by the content team here at 500px.
- You can choose to use all your 20 entries/week on one contest, or spread them around. It’s your choice!
These contests are not about the “best” photo – it’s not about technical skill or how expensive your camera is!