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Twelve photographers from across the country have just been named Category Finalists in the 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest with National Geographic. They are now one step closer to their â€œshotâ€ at greatnessâ€”the Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip of a lifetime to the Greek Isles and will see his or her photo appear in the pages of National Geographic magazine in an ad for EnergizerÂ® Ultimate Lithium batteries.
The 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, which launched in April, has named two Finalists in each of its six thematic categories: animals/wildlife, nature, travel, people/cultures, weather and action/energy. Now itâ€™s up to the public to pick the Category Winners. From now through Sept. 15, people can go to www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium to view the gallery of Category Finalist photos and to select their favorite in each category.
From more than 14,000 entries, 12 photos stood out as the best in their respective categories, according to Jim Richardson, National Geographic photographer and judge for the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest.
The Finalist who receives the most votes in his or her category will advance to becoming a Category Winner. The six Category Winners will enter a second round of judging by Richardson, who will determine the Grand Prize Winner, to be announced on or about Nov. 4, 2010.
In 2008, Energizer and National Geographic teamed up on the first Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, bringing together the worldâ€™s premier resource for photojournalism with the company that makes the worldâ€™s longest-lasting AA and AAA batteries for digital cameras and other high-tech devices. Three years later, the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest is enjoying its best year yet â€“ with a record-breaking number of entries.
â€œWe continue to be amazed at the quality of work that pours in through submissions to the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest,â€ said Jim Olsen, Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North America. â€œOur goal is to encourage everyone to enjoy the experience of capturing moments through photography, and we hope the long-lasting power and reliability of our EnergizerÂ® Ultimate Lithium batteries make it a little easier to do just that.â€
EnergizerÂ® Ultimate Lithium batteries are proven to last up to 8x longer* in digital cameras and up to 2x longer** in flash units, as well as offering more power* for GPS devices, LED flashlights and handheld games. In addition to delivering long-lasting power, the batteries are 33 percent lighter than alkaline batteries, have a 15-year storage life and perform well in extreme temperatures from -40 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-40o to 60o Celsius), making them ideal for both professional and amateur photographers on the go.
Each of the 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest Category Winners will receive an assortment of EnergizerÂ® Ultimate Lithium batteries as part of a prize pack that also includes an EPIC Action Video Cam, Nikon COOLPIX L110 digital camera, Litepanels MicroÂ® camera light, EnergizerÂ® UltimateÂ® Lithium 1AA Handheld flashlight, EnergizerÂ® UltimateÂ® Lithium Headlight and two books from the National Geographic Collection: â€œJourneys of a Lifetimeâ€ and â€œNational Geographic: The Image Collection.â€
The Grand Prize Winner will receive all of the items listed above as well as a National Geographic Expedition for two to the Greek Isles, accompanied by a National Geographic expert.
For additional information on the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest and to vote on the Category Finalist photos, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium. For more information on Energizer and its products, visit www.facebook.com/energizer.
*Versus EnergizerÂ® MAXÂ®. Results vary by device.
**Versus EnergizerÂ® MAXÂ®. AA only. Results vary by device.
Energizer Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: ENR], headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the worldâ€™s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable battery-powered devices, and portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including EnergizerÂ® brand battery products EnergizerÂ® MAXÂ® premium alkaline; EnergizerÂ® Ultimate Lithium; EnergizerÂ® Advanced Lithium; Rechargeable batteries and charging systems; and portable flashlights and lanterns.
Energizer continues to fulfill its role as a technology innovator by redefining portable power solutions to meet peopleâ€™s active lifestyle needs for today and tomorrow with EnergizerÂ® Energi To GoÂ® chargers for rechargeable portable devices; charging systems for wireless video game controllers; and specialty batteries for hearing aids, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, toys and watches. Energizer is redefining where energy, technology and freedom meet to bring to market consumer-focused products that power the essential devices that help people stay connected and on the go at work and at play. Visit www.energizer.com, www.facebook.com/energizerbunny and www.facebook.com/energizer.
About The National Geographic Society:
The National Geographic Society is one of the worldâ€™s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to â€œincrease and diffuse geographic knowledge,â€ the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Societyâ€™s official journal, published in English and 32 local-language editions, is read by more than 38 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 330 million households in 34 languages in 166 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,400 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.
To help promote this great contest, Energizer is giving away a Canon Pixma mini320 Compact Photo Inkjet printer to one lucky winner! To enter:
- Just stop by the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest before midnight, Sept 19th and vote for your favorite photo.
- Then come back and mention which one you voted for. Thatâ€™s it!
- A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
- The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.
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This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!
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