Capital One Newsweek American Life Photo Contest

Attention photographers – now is your chance to impress Newsweek’s Director of Photography, Simon Barnett, with your most compelling, interesting work that best captures the theme, “American Life.”

Capital One allows consumers to personalize their credit card with their own photo and today they’re teaming with Newsweek, a leader in photo journalism to introduce the Capital One – Newsweek American Life Photo Contest by seeking images that best capture every day moments of life in America – from amazing landscapes and sunsets to neighborhood landmarks or the family pet.

Using the same critical eye to select newsworthy photography for Newsweek, Mr. Barnett will critique entries based on originality, creativity, overall photo composition, and appropriateness to “American Life” theme. Online consumer voting from January 6, 2009 to February 6, 2009 will determine the top 50 semi-finalists and at the conclusion of public voting, Simon will determine one grand prize winner and two runners up.

· The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $7,000, have his/her photo displayed as the featured image on Capital One’s Image Card site, and a trip to New York City for a private photo tutorial and overview of Newsweek’s Photo Department with Barnett.

· First and second runners-up will receive $6,000 and $5,000 respectively.

· All winners will have his/her photo displayed as the featured image on Capital One’s Image Card site.

For additional details or to enter the Capital One-Newsweek American Life Photo Contest participants can visit www.capitalonephotocontest.com or join the “American Life Photo Contest” group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/capitaloneamericanlife/

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