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Photoshop Photo Contest Launched by Photoshop World and ViewBug

Organizers of the Adobe-sponsored Photoshop World Conference & Expo, have launched a Photoshop® Photo Contest with ViewBug (a premier photo contest site), in anticipation of the upcoming April conference and to inspire the creative use of photography and Photoshop. The contest is free to enter, and participants are to submit photos that represent dreams, hopes and fantasy by midnight, Thurs., Feb. 28th.

Winners will be selected by Scott Kelby, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), KelbyTraining.com, creator and host of The Grid, and Photoshop World technical director along with Matt Kloskowski, education director for NAPP, Photoshop and Lightroom instructor, Photoshop Guy and co-host of The Grid.

Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski will be judging the winning entries live on The Grid during the March 6th show at 4:00pm ET. The Grid is a live talk show all about photography, Photoshop and other industry-related topics. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the show via the live blog at KelbyTV.com or via Twitter by adding #TheGridLive to their tweets.

One Grand Prize winner receives an all-expense paid trip to Photoshop World in Orlando, April 17-19, including flight (North America only), hotel, 3-day conference pass and ticket to After-Hours Party. The Grand Prize winner also receives a one-year membership to NAPP, a one-year subscription to KelbyTraining.com, and will be recognized during the opening ceremony at Photoshop World. The winner’s work will also be published in a future issue of Photoshop User magazine.

The contest will also award three first place and 10 runners up winners. Prize details at http://www.viewbug.com/contests/photoshop-world.

“We are very excited to work with Scott Kelby to encourage creativity through photography and Photoshop during this very special contest for Photoshop World,“ said Ori Gruttin, ViewBug co-founder.

About Photoshop World

The Photoshop World Conference & Expo is the official convention of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and the largest Adobe Photoshop and photography event in the world. The three-day conference features over 100 classes taught by 35 of industry’s most creative and talented Photoshop, photography, and lighting experts. Its two-day Expo is packed with exhibits from leading hardware and software companies as well as major retailers. For more information about Photoshop World Conference & Expo visit http://www.photoshopworld.com.

About ViewBug

ViewBug is an online photo contest community providing an opportunity for photographers to share photos with chances to win prizes. ViewBug gives everyone an opportunity to be discovered. Unlike other photography competitions, ViewBug makes the photography contests fun and social by providing prizes by the best brands in the industry and including the most influential photographers as judges. Participants can also help judges select winners with a social media voting tool. A fast-growing company, ViewBug is based in San Diego with business development partners in Las Vega and San Francisco.

Adobe, the Adobe logo, Photoshop and Lightroom are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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