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Apple Launches 1-Day Student Photo Contest

Read about Apple's 1-day student photo contest, the Insomnia Photo Festival, in which the grand prize winner will receive a MacBook Pro, Aperture, and an iPod.

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April 25, 2007 – Apple will launch the Insomnia Photo Festival, its first-ever student photo contest, on Friday, April 27. Students from high school and college can engage in this 24-hour contest to win the grand prize of a 15-inch MacBook Pro, the Mac photo editing program Aperture, and an 80GB iPod.

On Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. EST, Apple will post a photography assignment that students have 24 hours to complete (deadline April 28 at 5 p.m. EST). All images must be in JPEG format and edited with a Mac computer.

All accepted photographers' entries will be showcased in an online gallery where they will be rated by their peers and a judging panel. Two grand prize winners will be announced; one winner will be selected by peer ratings and one by the judges.

Judges include Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frankes, photojournalist Ron Haviv, New York Times's Vincent Laforet, National Geographic’s Jim Richardson, wildlife photographer Bob Smith, and international photographer Ami Vitale. They will evaluate the images based on content, aesthetics, technical excellence, and overall quality.

Students, 18 years and older, interested in the Apple Insomnia Photo Festival must register by April 26 at 5 p.m. EST.

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