CliQ Names Winners of “Harmony” Photo and Video Challenge

CliQ Names Winners of “Harmony” Photo and Video Challenge

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Jackson, MI—CliQ, a community united by its passion for still and motion images, announced the winners of its second challenge, “Harmony,” which for the first time featured a video category.

In the photo category, the first-place winner is Melissa Edwards for Bonding = Harmony; the second-place winner is Chris Mobley for All Together for the Finish, and taking third is Meghan Myers for A Mother’s Touch.

For her first-place still photo, Edwards received an M-Rock backpack camera bag, a 16×24 standout from Mpix, a 20×24 canvas gallery wrap from Allied Photographic & Imaging Lab, the Ultimate CD/DVD folio #179 from Neil Enterprises, 200 business cards or 400 mini cards from Moo, a ProMaster Taskmaster UT25 tripod system, a 16×20 backlit box provided by Backlit Box, and a 16GB flash drive and matching flip folio from Pexagon Technologies.

The second-prize was an 11×14 Mpix gallery wrap, a 16×20 canvas gallery wrap from Allied Photographic & Imaging Lab, an Ultimate CD/DVD folio from Neil Enterprises, 50 business cards or 100 mini cards from Moo, and an 8×10 Backlit Box.

Third prize consisted of an 11×14 Mpix Standout, an 11×14 canvas gallery wrap from Allied Photographic & Imaging Lab, an Ultimate CD/DVD folio from Neil Enterprises, 50 business cards or 100 mini cards from Moo, and a 5×7 Backlit Box.

In the video category, the first-place entry was Harmony from Mike Loomis, which can be seen at youtube.com/watch?v=NeRDr-N91DA&feature=player_embedded
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The second-place video winner is Laura Swannie for Harmony Beach, which can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=2eNX6rJ72S0&feature=player_embedded .

The third-place winner of the video challenge is Garit Heaton for February Sunrise. (Note: This was one of the best videos but lost points for exceeding the 30-sec limit.) See it at youtube.com/watch?v=4A3Z6n3tLc4&feature=player_embedded.

Video prizes included:
 first prize—a ProMaster Taskmaster VL306 portable studio light kit, three months of Animoto Pro, a 500GB hard drive and matching drive luxe box from Pexagon Technologies, and an Ultimate CD/DVD folio from Neil Enterprises; second prize—a Lowepro backpack camera bag and an Ultimate CD/DVD folio from Neil Enterprises; and third prize—three months of Animoto Pro and Neil Enterprises’ Ultimate CD/DVD folio.

Judges were Erin Manning, author and host of The Whole Picture, and Mark Comon of Paul’s Photo.

The next CliQ challenge begins May 31, 2011 and concludes July 10, 2011, with the theme of “Best Friends.” For more info, click on the “Photo Challenges” tab on the CliQ site at CliQworld.com. To see all the winning photos of the Harmony challenge, visit cliqworld.com/photo-challenge.aspx.

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