Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hey, kids: Win a night shooting photos at convention

Calling all you young shutterbugs!
That’s what we old-timers in the news biz used to call photographers – shutterbugs.
These days, they’re photojournalists. And this item is for photojournalism students, ages 16-28, around the world.
You are invited to compete in a digital contest that Charlotte’s Echo Foundation, in partnership the Observer, is staging in connection with the convention.
Here’s the deal: Submit original photography that responds to the questions: “What does democracy or tyranny look like?”  Or: “What does justice or injustice look like?”
New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks will judge up to four Awards of Merit and pick a Grand Prize winner. That winner gets a trip to the convention, and a chance to work for one day with renowned photojournalist Bill Eppridge.
Plus, the winning photograph will be hung in the Observer lobby – the site for “One America, One American: Robert F. Kennedy Through the Lens of Bill Eppridge,” a convention-week exhibit.
It costs nothing to enter, but times a-wastin’ – the deadline is June 30. To enter, visit -- Tim Funk