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PhotoShelter Launches Jumpstart Contest for Photographers:

Winner receives $15,000 in prizes including one-on-one consulting with Dream Team Advisory Board of respected photographers including Brian Smith, Zack Arias, David Hobby, and Lindsay Adler

New York, NY, January 09, 2013 - PhotoShelter (, PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, sales, and marketing tools for photographers, launched the "Jumpstart Your Photography Business" contest. The contest aims to inspire photographers to take their business to the next level to attract more clients, improve existing relationships, and fine-tune photography skills. The contest is open until February 28, 2013 to PhotoShelter members who answer a short questionnaire about plans to grow their photo business in 2013. Interested applicants can enter directly here:

The lucky Grand Prize winner will receive over $15,000 in prizes, including exclusive one-on-one time with each member of PhotoShelter's Dream Team Advisory Board:

  • Lindsay Adler - Social media guru, author, and New York-based fashion and portrait photographer who teaches seminars worldwide.
  • Zack Arias - Editorial and commercial photographer and experienced speaker and educator.
  • Ilise Benun - Marketing consultant, author, and Co-Founder of Marketing Mentor.
  • David Brabyn - Website consultant, photojournalist and Founder of digitaltechparis.
  • Bill Cramer - Commercial photographer and Founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine.
  • Jasmine DeFoore - Photo editor and consultant, and Founder of Texas Photo Roundup.
  • Brian Smith - Award-winning celebrity portrait photographer.
  • David Hobby - Editorial and commercial photographer and Founder of

The grand prize winner will also receive a Canon 6D + EF 24-105mm F/4L USM and a $2,000 gift card from Calumet Photographic's exclusive line of products plus a year-long membership to the American Photographic Artists, American Society of Media Photographers, American Society of Picture Professionals or the National Press Photographers Association, and a free year-long PhotoShelter Pro account.

PhotoShelter will award three Gold Winners with a year-long association membership, a free year of a PhotoShelter Pro account, and a $100 Calumet gift card. 10 Silver Winners will also receive a year-long PhotoShelter Pro account, valued at $600.

PhotoShelter's 2013 Jumpstart Contest is open only to eligible PhotoShelter members. Other photographers who wish to enter can become a member by signing up for a free PhotoShelter 30-day trial before February 28, 2013 with coupon code JUMPSTART. All entries must be submitted by 12:01 AM EST March 1, 2013. For additional information on PhotoShelter's Jumpstart Contest, including prizes and entry rules, visit

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