Holiday Giveaway Launched

"Win Your Dream Lens or Camera"

By PF Staff in Giveaways and Events on Nov 14, 2011

We are happy to officially launch our 2011 Holiday Giveaway, sponsored by B&H photo, featuring over $1000 in prizes for 8 winners! Through this event, we want to make your holiday photo gear wishes come true!

In order to enter, you will first tell us what piece of Pentax or photo-related equipment is at the top of your personal wishlist.  Then, you will write an informative article (a how-to or a guide) about something photographic that you are experienced with.  If you come in first place, we will do our best to buy you the item you told us about!

We will accept article submissions through the end of January, 2012.  Then, our judges will select the top submissions and showcase them on our homepage.  The most informative and most interesting article will be the grand prize winner (minimum $500 value), and the next 7 top articles will win B&H gift cards of varying amounts ($150-$50). We will collect feedback on the posts from the community prior to announcing the winners.

In other words: if you write something that others really like and that others will enjoy reading, you'll greatly increase your chances of winning!  Be sure that your article is relevant for the general membership. We hope that you will not only enjoy the prizes from this event, but also enjoy writing the blog post!

Click the button below to get started!  For your convenience, we are providing a visual post editor as well as a file uploader which you can use to make your post.  Some examples of what we are looking for are found on the page linked below.

Last week, we asked users on our Facebook page what was the the top of their wishlists.  After getting dozens of responses, here's what they wanted most:

Full terms and conditions are below:

  • Submissions for this giveaway will be accepted from 8pm on November 13, 2011 through 11:59pm on January 31, 2012.  All times are GMT-4 (Eastern Time)
  • All submissions will be processed on
  • The grand prize is equivalent to a minimum of US $500 toward a product of your choice at B&H photo. Santa may end up being more generous, though!
  • The second place prize is a $150 B&H photo gift card
  • The third place prize is a $100 B&H photo gift card
  • There are 5 runner-up prizes, each is a $50 B&H photo gift card
  • There will be a total of 8 winners; winners will be determined based on the quality of their article submission
  • Winners will be announced no later than March 31st, 2012 (for late Christmas presents!)
  • Winners will be determined by the staff and/or by polling the general membership
  • By entering this event, you grant the right to publish your article and use it in any way at any time, granted that attribution is maintained
  • Thie event is open to users worldwide (international shipping not included for grand prize winner)
  • Users must have a free account in order to participate
  • Limit one entry per individual
  • Prizes and terms subject to change
  • We reserve the right to disqualify users who attempt to make duplicate submissions or plagiarize content
  • No purchase necessary
  • All prizes sponsored by B&H photo video

If you have any further questions or need assistance with the giveaway, feel free to post a comment or ask on the forum!  Once again, good luck- we hope you enjoy this event!

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