Giving Away an ONA Camps Bay Camera Backpack Worth $429

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and announced below.

It’s a bit of a slow news day, but we have something neat to make up for it: a camera bag giveaway. We’re giving away a Camps Bay backpack by ONA worth $429. Crafted out of waxed canvas and leather, the stylish backpack can hold a DSLR with a large lens attached, along with up to 7 extra lenses, a laptop, and personal items.

To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is:

Tell us what you love most about photography

There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following text anywhere in the Tweet: #onabags

    As long as this text appears in the tweet, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

Sorry, but shipping is free only to US residents. If you’re based overseas and enter, you would be responsible for shipping if you win (we’re not sure how much that would be yet). This contest will end on Friday November 4th, 2011. We’ll randomly pick a winner using and update this post. Good luck!

Update: This giveaway is now over. We received 786 comment entries and 442 Tweet entries for 1228 entries overall. The randomly selected winner is…

#206: Mark Antoniou

I love that photography makes you look at the world differently.

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize (we’re contacting you as well).

Thanks to everyone who entered! Please stay tuned for more awesome giveaways!

A big thanks to our sponsor ONA Bags for providing the prize for this giveaway!

  • Razuko

    Remembering a time in history where memories are created and stored forever.

  • Brian McDermaid

    Very nice.  Love the looks!

  • LDHansen

    Man, there’s a LOT I love about photography, but one of my favorite moments ever was photographing one of my best friends’ weddings just a couple weeks ago, and her delight when she saw the pictures. It was my first time doing a wedding shoot and to be able to give my friend some of the joy of that day, captured permanently on film, was truly rewarding.

  • Eric Kaing

    what a sleek and sexy bag, but still actually functional.  It’s brilliant!  

  • Eric Kaing

    one of the few bags out there i see that doesn’t look like a photo bag and still sweet and sexy looking

  • Zulusafari

    I love capturing peoples happy moments

  • larry

    These bags look great….

  • MP

    Shoot an emotion, an instant. 

  • Adrianglopez

    The thing I love about photography…I’d have to say that I love that moment of anticipation right when the shutter is released, before your image preview is ready. Those few breathless moments when all your emotions, perceptions, planning, adjustments in preparation for that shot are gone and you wait to see if you have captured your masterpiece. That’s what I love about photography.

  • Alexander B

    Photography to me means that i can take a snapshot of a particular subject at a particular time and moment that will not come again. Therefore every picture that i take tells a different story at that moment.

  • Andrew Jones

    PetaPixel, you share the best and most creative things!

  • Homelessnflorida

    I want to feel fabulous, this backpack would make fabulous!!!!

  • Serenity2613

    I love catching the best or sometimes the worst of what is going on. Looking at the pics after you take them and seeing things you may not have noticed when you took it.

  • Tendofreak1

    Our son is trying to establish his self as a photography in New York! I would love to give him this bag for xmas. He put his self thur college and  move to NY 2 years ago! I am so proud of him for doing what he loves.  

  • Bartholomeus

    What I love about photography is that great photos are timeless, photos that can’t be forgotten, and each photo has the potential to be a great photo in the eyes of the beholder.


    The people…
    It´s all about them

  • rwaheed

    A great bag!

  • Anna Cam

    Memories, the good and bad.

  • MichaH

    Documenting my children growing up… The stack of photos are already higher than they are:)

  • Anonymous

    WOw, I’d love to own one of these!  That’s gorgeous! The thing that I love about photography is when I hang a print that makes me happy and I know that I made it myself.

  • Deester

    The marriage of tools and your imagination, hand in hand creating something tangible for others to experience. Something that only you see and only you feel, exposed…

  • DavidNagy

    What I like about photography is being able to capture a moment of beauty, or a memory.

  • Mike Lao

    The thing that I love about photography is that it allows me to express my artistic side!

  • M-Rocks

    I dont know why but, I just cant leave home without my camera. I guess you can call it love but you might call it a dependancy. Well anyways it´s a habit I dont wanna and aint gonna kick!

    P.S Great bags, keep up the good work!

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    I love photography because I love the instant capture/connection with a moment!

    xoxo,Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  • Erin

    I love the emotions that come back when I look at a photograph that I took

  • Rudy Alfaro Jr.

    Life is extremely unpredictable. It is often ugly and uncontrollable. But when you introduce photography into your life… it is essentially giving back control. In some ways it allows you to play God with the image. You can control it, and make it look beautiful. It is one of the very few things in my life that I have control over and can make beautiful at my will. It gives me a sense of confidence in my creative self. That is why i love photography!

  • Scott Wiseman

    Having a time become a memory that can always be looked at.

  • Tiffany Kenney

    Being able to see my kids at all ages.

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    i just tweeted from @cncliving:twitter 

  • Claudia

    That’d be fantastic.  Yes please.

  • Jvdelacruz94

    Bokeh bokeh bokeh!

  • Catsoup

    i like this bag. i just found petapixel and i like it too!

  • Chris Dominguez

    What I love about photography is the sense of precision and creative energy uniting at the sound of the shutter.

  • Kasey Spatz

    I love most… Photography is a freedom of expression. 

  • Eddie Lai

    The thing I love photography is to show the world through my point of view.  Plus I love the sound of shutter.  I’ve been searching for the perfect camera backpack and finally found it!!!  It’s the Ona Camps Bay Camera Backpack!!!!  Stylish backpack is the way to go…

  • John Dunne

    What I love about photography is the opportunity to slow things down… just for a moment.

  • Anibal Melo

    What I love most about shooting fashion photography is that  I get to take people and transform them into something that they are not everyday!

  • Ashrakay

    I love photography because it’s capturing a moment in time.  Life is a blur of these moments, but being able to freeze one forever is an amazing experience.

  • Hmcnaron

    I love stopping time thru a photo.

  • Alice G Patterson Photography

    The great people I get to work with!  So glad to have discovered you bags via From Me To You blog.