I'm in awe of this photo. To me, it looks like something straight out of Harry Potter, but it's actually a perfectly ordinary Muggle, I mean human being, riding out into a storm. Actually, I shouldn't say ordinary; you can see the grit and determination oozing out of every pixel. He's like the Energizer Bunny, he keeps going!
Apparently National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson thinks so too, because he named this photo, by Bernardo Medina, the 2009 Grand Prize Winner in the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest. The 4th annual contest has just started, and entries are being accepted until June 30, so I'm sure we'll be seeing some extraordinary photos soon. The Grand Prize Winner will get the dream opportunity of seeing their photo appear in an Energizer ad in the pages of National Geographic magazine. Also, for the first time ever, the winner will get a choice of three amazing adventure trips across the globe. I can't wait to see what photos people will submit!
Here's more information about the contest:
A picture’s worth a thousand words, but thanks to Energizer and National Geographic, a picture’s now also worth a trip of a lifetime. Energizer and its Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries are teaming up again with the National Geographic Society for the fourth annual Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, giving photographers the dream opportunity to see their photo appear in an ad in the acclaimed pages of National Geographic magazine and – for the first time – winning their choice of three inspiring trips at different locations across the globe.
This year the winner of the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest gets to play a role in selecting what part of the world’s beauty they want to enjoy. For the first time, Energizer and National Geographic are letting the Grand Prize Winner choose their dream trip location – the three options include an Alaska cruise of the state’s remote wilderness, a Moroccan odyssey spanning the sea to the Sahara or a 12-day journey into the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
First, photo enthusiasts must enter their best shots at www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium. They can enter a photo by June 30 in each of the six thematic categories: animals/wildlife, nature/weather, travel/cultures, family/community, arts/music and action/energy. From there, 20-year National Geographic photographer and contest judge Jim Richardson will review all of the entries and select two finalists in each Category. Then, from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, the public will be asked to go online and vote for their favorite in each category. Once the Category Winners are determined, Richardson will help choose a Grand Prize Winner, to be announced on or about Nov. 8.
Win an Energizer Gift Pack
Even if you don't enter the Ultimate Photo Contest, you can still be a winner with Energizer. They have offered me a digital photo frame to give away on my blog! One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a battery-powered desktop mini digital photo frame powered by two Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries.
Leave a comment on this post and tell me which of the 6 categories of the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest you would enter your photo in, and which of the three dream trips you would choose if you won the Grand Prize. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).
1) Go to www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium, click on the "Galleries" tab, then browse through the editors' favorite submissions for the week, then tell me which photo you like best (1 entry).
2) Tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):
RT @bonggafinds: The 4th annual Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest has begun! Check out some amazing photo entries at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium #sp
3) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (1 entry):
I entered the Energizer digital photo frame giveaway! http://tinyurl.com/3pcv9yt
4) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Networked Blogs (1 entry).
5) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger(1 entry).
6) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Twitter and tweet this, up to once per day (1 entry per day, leave a comment with the tweet link for each tweet):
Win a mini digital photo frame from @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/3pcv9yt #giveaways
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on June 30, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on July 1 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. US addresses only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: I will be receiving a gift card from Energizer as a thank-you for blogging about the Ultimate Photo Contest. Contest information is provided by Energizer and is clearly indicated as such. Thanks to Energizer for providing and shipping the giveaway prize. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.