If you’re a photography or film student currently enrolled at any accredited US university, you’ll want to enter the first ShootLocal Location Hunt Student Competition. Simply snap photos of your favorite locations to win $5,000 in prizes, including a Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18-55mm IS II Kit and specialized lenses from Lensbaby.
Beverly Ingle, Chief Development Officer at ShootLocal, said they chose to launch the contest with students “because their creativity is fresh and their enthusiasm is contagious, and we wanted to give them a forum in which they could show off their eye for interesting locations…plus a chance to win some cool prizes.”
The contest launched May 15 and continues through August 15. To enter, register and download the free ShootLocal app, read through the eligibility details and rules, and start shooting. Every new location counts as an entry, and there’s no limit to the number of entries you submit.
ShootLocal was created by New Haven-CT-based digital marketing agency Digital Surgeons when location scouting started holding up their projects. The app makes location scouting much more efficient, social, and accessible for photographers, filmmakers, advertisers, and brand managers.
As a user-generated platform, it certainly makes location-scouting social: when you take a photo, you can post it to ShootLocal, map its location, add a description, and share it with the community and through Twitter and Facebook. Because you can follow other users, you’ll be alerted when they add a new photo.
If you enter the contest, good luck!