From June 30 through July 15, 2008, you’re invited to submit your most awesome, sweat soaked, ringing-in-your-ears photos you’ve taken at all the live shows you go to. If we like your pictures, you’ll be selected to be an “official photographer” at this summer’s Lollapalooza, where you and a friend will receive VIP passes, airfare, and a hotel for the duration of the festival - courtesy of C3. Your photos must be submitted online through Photoshop Express and winners’ photos will be displayed on Lollapalooza.com. Might want to start bringing a camera to shows with you from now on.OMFG! How AMAZING would this be if I won? OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPER! Pretty 'effing fantastic I'd say. So for two nights now I've been crawling through all the pictures and videos of shows I've taken over the past 2 YEARS. That's a TON of stuff, folks.
So here's where the "audience participation" part comes into play. The contest winners are vote based, meaning the Lolla people will pick the three pictures with the highest votes on the 15th. That doesn't give me a lot of time but I'm hoping to pull out a win. I'm still working out the process of how I'm able to get you guys to the section where you vote but I believe you have to register an account with them first. Right now you can see my entry under "Gallery, Sort By: Date Added."
For you guys to be able to vote you'll need to register an account with PSX Rock Shots. After you verify your email address you now vote on pictures. There is still no way I've found to direct link to my photo for you to be able to vote so I'm going to try and keep a link here updated to where I'm currently listed. SEE PAGE 13
See everytime someone else adds a photo mine gets pushed back and the page number changes. I'm not sure this is the best tatical plan on Lollapalooza's behalf but I'm willing to make the most of it and keep trying. The prize is certainly worth some hard work to earn.
I'm putting all the pressure on Mr. Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls. Fingers crossed that this is the right choice.
I apologize if this post is a little anticlimactic but my perception on this contest has changed as I start reading the fine print. Isn't that the way it goes? I'll continue to work on this so check back here for updates. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who votes for me. You can check out the rest of my photo gallery here.