Posts Tagged ‘giveaway’

Win an Absolutely Massive Gift Certificate to Glas Apparel

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


Fresh off the heels of the lens rental giveaway we did last week, we’re giving away a $300 gift certificate to Glas Apparel. The brand is designed around “glass”, or the lens of a camera, and many of their designs are based on this theme.

Check out their store for an idea of what you can use the money towards.

To enter, all you need to do is:

Tell us what you enjoy doing in your free time besides 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
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppglas

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

This contest will end Friday, July 2nd, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and update this post. Good luck!


Update: Sorry for not mentioning it before but, like the previous giveaway, shipping is to the US only (I guess you can have it shipped to someone in the US and then shipped to you).


Update 2: This giveaway is now over. We received 90 comment entries and 47 tweet entries for 137 entries total. The randomly selected winner is…

#96: @iljatulit

Hip-Hop and House dance.

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest! Check back soon for more awesome giveaways.


A big thanks to Glas for providing the gift certificate for this giveaway!

Giving Away a BorrowLenses Gift Certificate for Gear Rentals

Update: This giveaway has ended. The winner was randomly selected and announced below.


Yo yo yo. We have a fun new giveaway this week: one lucky winner will receive a $200 gift certificate from our sponsor BorrowLenses.com. The certificate is good for everything except pro bodies (D700, D3, 5DMKII, 1D) and super-telephoto lenses [see update below].

To enter, all you need to do is:

Tell us what camera or lens you would rent if you won

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
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppblgwy

    As long as the link appears in the post, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

Sorry, but unlike our previous giveaways, this one is open to US residents only due to the nature of the prize.

This contest will end on Friday, June 25th. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and update this post. Good luck!


P.S. I just screamed myself hoarse watching the super dramatic ending of the US vs Algeria match in the World Cup. Was very entertaining, but painful until the last few minutes.


Update: We previously incorrectly stated that the gift certificate could not be used on pro bodies or super telephoto lenses. BorrowLenses has informed us that the winner can use the certificate on any item.


Update 2: This giveaway has ended. We received 313 entries via comments and 182 entries via tweets, for a total of 495 entries. The randomly selected winner is:

#460: @NickNieto

if i won I would probably rent some a 85 f1.2 one of my favorite lenses!

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest!


A big thanks to our sponsor BorrowLenses for providing the gift certificate for this giveaway! To keep up with deals they have for rentals, follow their Twitter account (@borrowlenses).

Giving Away a Fundamentals of Digital Photography Course

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


Howdy y’all! We’re giving away a Fundamentals of Digital Photography short course by the New York Institute of Photography. This course is worth $398, and includes physical learning materials, a personal student advisor, online exams, and evaluation by a professional photographer that examines the photo project mailed in.

To enter, all you need to do is:

Tell us how you’ve been learning photography so far

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
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppnyip

    As long as the link appears in the post, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

This contest will end Saturday, June 5th, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and update this post. Good luck!


This giveaway is now over. We received 302 comment entries and 131 tweet entries for a total of 433 entries. The randomly selected winner using random.org is…

#5: Allie

I’ve been learning with the help of my partner (a pro tog!)

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks for participating everyone!


A big thanks to our sponsor, the New York Institute of Photography, for providing the prizes for this giveaway!

Photo Printer and Metallic Paper Giveaway

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


Howdy friends. It’s time for another PetaPixel giveaway. This week we’re giving away a printing set with the following items: a Canon PIXMA iP4700 inkjet printer, 50 sheets of Silver Metallic paper by Red River Paper, and a $100 gift certificate to Red River Paper! The combined value of these prizes is about $250.

To enter, all you need to do is:

Tell us your favorite joke or one-liner

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
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppxlrrp

    As long as the link appears in the post, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

This contest will end Friday May 21st, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and update this post. Good luck!


Update: This giveaway has ended. We received 184 comments and 98 tweets. Though we’ll count all the comments as entries, we will verify that the winner followed the rules and did not have an unfair advantage.

The randomly selected winner of the printer, paper, and gift certificate is…

#34: atom714

Two guys walk into a bar, the third guy ducks.

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared your hilarious jokes with us!


A big thanks to Red River Paper for providing the prizes for this giveaway!

Giving Away a Think Tank Photo Airport Security Camera Bag

If you need a way to protect your camera gear while on the move, then this giveaway is for you.

We’re giving away a Think Tank Photo Airport Security V 2.0 rolling camera bag worth $369.

This camera bag meets USA airline carry on size requirements, and has TSA approved combination locks. The front and back of the bag each contain a security cable and lock that allows you to lock the bag to both a laptop bag and an immovable object for when you need to leave the bag unattended.

Like our previous giveaway, this one will be automated and done completely through Thawnos for transparency. All you need to do is sign into the app using your Twitter account and post a tweet through the app containing the link provided (which points to this post). That’s it!

You can enter the giveaway by clicking here or through the widget below:

The giveaway ends in 2 days on Wednesday, and the winner will be randomly and automatically selected by Thawnos. Good luck!


Update: This giveaway is open to international readers as well.


A big thanks to Think Tank Photo for providing the bag for this giveaway!

Giveaway: “A World in HDR” by Trey Ratcliff

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winners were randomly selected by the giveaway system we used. Here they are: @sam_decker, @jdenham, and @gregoriusness.


Hullo y’all. We’re giving away 3 copies of travel photographer Trey Ratcliff’s latest book, A World in HDR. The book is filled with spectacular HDR photographs of scenes around the world, and also includes a solid tutorial in the back for learning how to create your own HDR images.

The book costs $30 on Amazon, and you can see some sample images and find out more on Trey’s website.

We’re going to be doing this giveaway a little differently: it’s going to be done completely through Twitter using a new system we developed. In the past we asked that you tweet certain keywords, and I used a custom-written program to collect all the tweets. The problem was that it wasn’t very transparent, and you didn’t even know whether we did in fact count your tweet as an entry.

So what’s our solution? Instead of using the behind-the-scenes program I wrote, I turned the system into a Twitter giveaway web app! Everything will be automated, and all you need to do is follow the instructions on the page and post a tweet through the app. When the giveaway is over, the application will randomly select and display the 3 winners using random.org.

To enter, simply post a tweet through the giveaway page!

You must tweet through the app in order to enter, since it tallies entries posted through the app rather than search on Twitter for matching tweets. You can also visit the giveaway through the following widget:

The application requires that you tweet http://j.mp/ppawihdr, which is a link back to this post. Unlike previous giveaways, you can say whatever else you want. You can even post a normal, everyday tweet through the app as long as the link is thrown in there.

The giveaway ends on the evening of February 21, which is this Sunday. Good luck!


P.S. If you run into any bugs in the app, please leave a comment here letting me know and I’ll get it fixed ASAP! This is the first giveaway ever through the app, but feel free to run your own!

Also, this giveaway is open to international readers as well!


Thanks to Trey for providing the books for this giveaway!

And the Tamron Superzoom Goes To…

Our latest giveaway for a Tamron AF18-270mm is now over, and it was by far our most popular giveaway ever. We received 909 entries via comments and 543 entries via Twitter, for a grand total of 1452 entries.

And without further ado, the randomly selected winner of the lens is…

#460: Lydia King (@lydking)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lydking/4084984279/ one of the first pictures I’ve ever taken.

Here’s the photograph:

Congratulations Lydia! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway. It was very interesting seeing all of the favorite photographs that were linked to as entries.

We have more giveaways lined up, so please stay tuned!

Giving Away a Tamron Superzoom

Update: This giveaway is now over. We’ve randomly selected a winner and posted the announcement here. Thanks for participating!


Hello friends. Ready for another giveaway? Here it is: We’re giving away a Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro, a lens Wikipedia classifies as a “superzoom“. This lens has a list price on Amazon of $1,333.95, and a “street” price of $629.

This lens goes from very wide (18mm) to very telephoto (250mm), giving it the largest ratio (15x) for DSLR cameras on the market today and making it very useful as a walkaround lens.

This lens is available for crop factor cameras only. If the winner has a full frame camera, we can substitute the lens for the Tamron AF28-300mm (same list price). You can choose either the Canon or the Nikon version of this lens.

To enter, all you need to do is:

Link us to the favorite photo you’ve taken

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 PetaPixel.com post, not Facebook)
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/pptamron

    As long as the link appears in the post, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

This contest will end next Wednesday on February 3rd, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and post an announcement. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing all your favorite photographs!


A big thanks to our sponsor Tamron, who is providing the lens for this giveaway!

A Bokeh Masters Kit Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now over. The three winners were randomly selected and announced below. Thanks for participating!


When Udi Tirosh over at DIYPhotography launched the Bokeh Masters Kit a few weeks ago, we said we’d be giving away a couple kits here on PetaPixel in early January 2010. Well, here it is! We’re giving away three (3) Masters Edition Bokeh Masters Kits that each normally cost $35. Over 500 of these bokeh-customizing kits have been sold since they were introduced.

To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question:

What is your favorite book?

There’s two ways to enter this contest, and you can use both methods to double your chances:

  1. Leave your response as a comment (on this PetaPixel.com post)
  2. Tweet your answer, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/ppxlbmk

    As long as the link is found somewhere in your tweet, you will be entered in this giveaway.

We will randomly select the three winners in two days on 1/13/10, and announce the winners in this post. Good luck!


Thanks to Udi for donating the kits for this giveaway!


Winners

This giveaway is now over. We received 159 entries via comments and 108 entries via Twitter, for a total of 267 entries. Here are three winners we randomly selected:

#194: suprspi (@suprspi)

My favourite book atm is “The Way of Shadows” by Brent Weeks – it changes constantly though.

#67: Nianya (@MagicalMischief)

Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien.

#145: Saurabh (@sloth13)

Sarah Moon: Coincidences by Sarah Moon

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize.

Thanks everyone for participating in the contest and sharing your favorite books! We’ll have another contest soon, so stay tuned!

Merry Christmas! Lensbaby Winner Announced

Merry Christmas! It has been a week already since we posted our latest giveaway for a Lensbaby Composer, and this one has been our most popular giveaway so far. We received a total of 584 comment entries and 427 entries through Twitter, for a whopping total of 1011 entries.

Without further ado, the randomly selected winner of a Lensbaby Composer and Creative Aperture Set is…

#581: Henning Wüst

The top item on his Christmas wishlist was:

simple wish: peace on earth

Congratulations! Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your prize (We emailed you as well).

A big thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you’re all having a fun and safe holiday season!


Image credit: white christmas by brianjmatis