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DigitalCameraInfo New Year's Giveaway

Check back every day for the rest of 2011 to see what we're adding to the grand prize package. It all starts with the Sony NEX-5N and ends with over $4000 in prizes!

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Brandon Bethea of San Diego, California, winner of our Ultimate 2012 Photography Kit! We'd like to thank everyone for playing and wish you all a Happy New Year!

Despite months of hints, a Christmas tree full of camera ornaments, a photography-themed family dinner, and daily Tweets, Facebook posts, and photos on Tumblr... you still didn't get that brand new camera you wanted this holiday season? We've been there. We've felt the pain and held back tears of disappointment. We've smiled our way through ugly sweaters and fruit baskets... all for the love and the dream of photography.

And so, we at DigitalCameraInfo resolved to give one lucky reader a dream photo prize package. On January 1st, we'll pick one random reader from the comments below to win a grand prize worth over $4000.

We're kicking the whole thing off with the Sony NEX-5N mirrorless camera with 18–55mm kit lens. But that's just $700... each day, we'll reveal a little bit more of the prize and each day you can submit one more entry to win.

We know what you're thinking... $4000 of photography goodness for free? What's the catch? No catch. No strings. We're doing it for the love of photography. Just think of it as our holiday gift to you... for all those birthdays and Valentine's Days and anniversaries when you didn't get that dream camera or accessory.

So start counting down to the new year with a new resolution. Lose 30 pounds? Find true love? Visit another continent? Pfft, we say. Resolve to do all you can to win our New Year's giveaway. Come back tomorrow to see what else we've added to sweeten the pot.

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Good luck and happy new year, photo friends!

Kaitlyn, Jeremy, TJ, Chris, and Liam


Sony α NEX-5N w/ 18–55mm lens ($699.99)

ThinkTank Retrospective 30 shoulder bag ($187.50)

Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens ($999.99)

Manfrotto Compact 5-Section Aluminum Photo/Video Kit w/ QR ($67.00)

11-inch MacBook Air ($999.00)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 ($99.99)

2-year subscription to Flickr Pro ($47.99)

Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Inkjet printer w/ Belkin USB cable and ink ($581.86)

• Photography Accessory Bag, containing: Sandisk 16GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC memory card, Hoya 49mm digital filter kit, PhotoJojo SLR Bokeh kit, Monster SuperThin High Speed mini HDMI cable, Kodak 8.5x11 studio gloss photo paper, Kodak Premium 4x6 studio gloss photo paper, FroKnowsPhoto 'I Shoot Raw tshirt' (size of your choice)


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• Follow the instructions to create a log-in, keeping in mind that the email address you use to register will be the address we use to contact you if you are the winner.

• At the bottom of this page, fill out the comment form. Tell us what you think of the site. Tell us what you think we should review next. Tell us what you love or hate about the site. Tell us why you want the prize pack! You can write anything, as long as it’s not spam, shamelessly self-promotional, or inappropriate for public consumption.
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• Keep coming back every day to find out what else is in this amazing prize. Every day you comment will be counted as another entry in the contest.

%{font-size:8pt}**DigitalCameraInfo Ultimate 2012 Photography Kit Giveaway**%

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%{font-size:8pt}**2. Eligibility.** Subject to the additional restrictions below, the DigitalCameraInfo Ultimate 2012 Photography Kit Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. You must be a registered user on in order to participate. Employees and contractors of USA TODAY (“Sponsor”), Gannett Co., Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win.%

%{font-size:8pt}**3. How To Enter.** The Sweepstakes will begin at 12:01 a.m. (E.T.) on December 23, 2011 and end at 11:59 p.m. (E.T.) on December 31, 2011 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).%

%{font-size:8pt}_Internet Entry:_ Enter by visiting the DigitalCameraInfo Ultimate 2012 Photography Kit Giveaway official registration page on the DigitalCameraInfo website ( and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry. Complete the comment form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “Submit Your Comment” button. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. Maximum one (1) entry per person per day. Each day begins at 12:01 a.m. (E.T.) and ends at 11:59 p.m. (E.T.). All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.%

%{font-size:8pt}**4. Winner Selection.** One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be held on or about January 1, 2012.%

%{font-size:8pt}**5. Prizes and Odds.** Grand Prize: One (1) Sony Alpha NEX-5N digital camera with 18–55mm kit lens, one (1) ThinkTank Retrospective 30 shoulder bag, one (1) 24mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens, one (1) Manfrotto Compact 5-Section Aluminum Photo/Video Kit w/ QR, one (1) 11-inch MacBook Air, one (1) Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, one (1) two-year subscription to Flickr Pro, one (1) Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Inkjet printer, one (1) 2ft. Belkin USB 2.0 cable, eight (8) Epson ink cartridges (ARV: $3683.32). Additional components of the grand prize will be revealed each day for the duration of the contest. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.%

%{font-size:8pt}**6. Winner Notification and Acceptance.** Winners will be notified on or about January 3, 2011 at the email address associated with the winner’s login on Return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned as directed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.%

%{font-size:8pt}**7. Participation.** By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, postage-due, misdirected or illegible entries (either photos or ballots), poor quality photos, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.%

%{font-size:8pt}**8. Construction.** The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.%

%{font-size:8pt}**9. Sponsor.** The DigitalCameraInfo Ultimate 2012 Photography Kit Giveaway is sponsored by USA TODAY. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners (available after January 10, 2012) or a copy of these Official Rules, visit or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), DigitalCameraInfo Ultimate 2012 Photography Kit Giveaway, 411A Highland Ave., P.O. Box 308, Somerville, MA 02144. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact

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