Round 5 of voting in The Photo Shootout Contest is now open!

We apologize for the delay in sending the email notification for the final round of voting. We got a little caught up in the holiday festivities and playing with all of our new toys! Well, we know not to start a new round of voting in the middle of the holidays for next year! Apparently the email notification didn’t deter many of you though since there have already been lots of votes, keep ’em coming!  Don’t worry, if you haven’t voted yet, you still have plenty of time, voting in Round 5 is open from now until Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:59pm (EST).  One vote per person, per round.

Congratulations to everyone whose photos made it through all of the previous rounds and into the final round… Round 5! It is time to vote again so your favorites can try to be the winner for their category and win some fantastic photography prizes.

Everyone who voted in Rounds 3&4 (and entered their name at the bottom of the ballot) were entered to win prizes too! And the winners for the Rounds 3&4 voters are Audra Scheel and Kris Eitrheim! Congratulations!  You have each won a $10 gift certificate to All Creatures Art! Check your email for details.

Great news, you get one more chance to win as a Round 5 voter!!! And this time you will be entered for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Focus West Gallery and Framing. So, what are you waiting for? Go vote for your favorites! Be sure to vote in all 4 categories (people, places, animals, and close-ups), there are some fantastic photos in all of them!


And if you were lucky enough to get some new photo gear for the holidays, check out our photography workshops to learn how to use it to get some great photos!  And if you didn’t get any new gear, you should probably console yourself by coming on a workshop as a gift to yourself!  Please visit: Outdoor Photo Workshops for details.


To vote for your favorite photos, please visit: The Photo Shootout Contest


Pre-registration is now open for the 2013 Black Hills Photo Shootout, September 27-29, 2013.  Click here to pre-register for the event: Black Hills Photo Shootout 2013 Pre-registration  For more information about The Photo Shootout, please visit: The Photo Shootout website.


Good luck!