2nd Annual Great Escapes FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Annual Great Escapes Photo Contest.
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an e-mail at contests@wernerpublishing.com.

Q: How many photos can I enter?
A: For this contest, we allow up to five photos maximum per person. Submitting more than five will disqualify you from the contest.

Q: I submitted five photos, but why did only one of them or none of them make it into the gallery?
A: Each person’s photos are subject to approval. Once you submit photos, one of our editors approves or disapproves each photo for the online gallery. Additionally, title your photos with alphanumeric characters only. Please do not use apostrophes, ampersands or any other character symbol, as doing so may cause errors during uploading.

Q: When can I vote for the People’s Choice Awards?
A: The voting period for the People’s Choice Awards is June 17, 2010 through July 30, 2010. By entering the contest, you will automatically receive a reminder notice for the People’s Choice Awards via e-mail.

Q: How do I vote during the People’s Choice Award Voting Period?
Step 1: Log in to your DP account or, if you don’t yet have an account, register.
Step 2: Check out the Finalists Gallery to see which images are eligible for your vote.
Step 3: Vote! Simply click on any photo and rate it using the 5-star scale. Vote for as many photos as you’d like!

Q: When will the winners be notified?
A: Sometime in August 2010.

Q: When will the winners be announced?
A: The Grand Prize winner’s photo will be published in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Digital Photo. The First Place and People’s Choice Awards winners will be announced online sometime in August 2010.

Q: What are the prizes?
A: Grand Prize: Publication of your photo in Digital Photo, a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM , a Gitzo GT2541 Carbon Fiber tripod and GH2780QR head, a Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo/Laptop Backpack, a PNY 8 GB Hi-Speed Class 6 SDHC memory card, a Duggal 16×20 print of your photo and a LumiQuest ProMax System..
First Place Prize: A Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS lens, a Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber tripod and 496RC2 head, a Tamrac Velocity 8x Pro Sling Pack Model 5768, a PNY 8GB Standard, Class 4 SDHC memory card, a Duggal 16×20 print of your photo and a LumiQuest Softbox III.
People’s Choice Prize: Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery.

Q: When I try to enter online, I get an error message. What’s going on?
A: Often, if your first attempt at entering online isn’t successful, our system won’t let you enter again—it’s a way to prevent duplicate submissions. Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies—even restarting your computer—and go to the online entry page again.

Q: I’ve tried clearing my cache and cookies, and I even bought a new computer. The online entry form just isn’t working for me.
A: Double-check that the size of your images meets our requirements. If all else fails, send us an e-mail at contests@wernerpublishing.com and in your e-mail, please indicate:

The name of the contest
Your username
The image ID # (if applicable)
The exact nature of your problem