John Oâ€™Bryan of Moscow, Idaho has emerged as Grand Prize winner of the Tamron 2008 User Photo Contest: â€œWet & Wild,â€ besting 1,500 other entries in the competition.
The contest was open to U.S. residents submitting any original photograph that prominently included water and that was taken with a Tamron lens. For his photo, above, John got the award-winning Tamron AF28-300mm VC zoom lens; his photos will also be showcased in the Tamron Viewfinder e-newsletter as well as in the Gallery section of the Tamron website.
New for 2008 was a Peopleâ€™s Choice award, won by Donald Handley, for getting the highest combination of top-rating and views in the gallery. In addition, twenty photographers whose images were selected as â€œFavoritesâ€ will also be published on the Tamron website gallery and Tamronâ€™s Fan Page on Facebook.
The 2009 edition of the contest will have the theme: Americana â€“ Photographs That Define American Culture. Top prize for next year is a a Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro zoom lens.
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Photo: John Oâ€™Bryan