Hi everyone,

Our Pro Photo group has announced the 4th annual Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Competition. It’s open to full time college and university students from around the world.* There are no entry fees, and students are invited to submit their three best photos in one of three categories:

  • Nature and Landscape
  • People and Portraits
  • Sports and Photojournalism

Prizes include a $20,000 Grand Prize and three 1st place prizes of $3,000. Winners also receive an Epson printer, Lenovo PC mobile workstation, and a five year membership in Professional Photographers of America.

You can get more information about the competition, see http://blogs.msdn.com/prophoto/archive/2009/03/12/20-000-microsoft-photo-contest.aspx.

You can see some of the work of previous winners at http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto/galleries/fppc08_gallery.aspx.

Official rules of competition are at http://prophoto.microsoft.avitivacorp.com/Site.aspx?cfn=Submission_guidelines_and_official_rules.html.

**Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria, and the Province of Quebec