Nintendo 3DS 3D Photo Contest launched

Nintendo have launched a 3D photography competition across the United Kingdom, seeing creative camera skills put to the test as entrants compete to become the UK’s Nintendo 3DS photography champion.

This has been launched in association with National Geographic Kids, famed for its exceptional wildlife photography, and the world’s oldest national photographic society, The Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

Entries will be split between six categories: Animals, People, Places, Objects, Nature and Augmented Reality, and will be judged by an expert panel, including Lauren Jarvis, editor of National Geographic Kids magazine, and Dr Michael Pritchard, Director General at the RPS.

The entrant seen to be the most promising photographer will win a trip for two to Paris and a photography masterclass, whereas runners-up will be awarded Nintendo goodies in recognition of their creative skill.

“We’re really excited to be working with Nintendo on this project”, commented Dr Michael Pritchard. “3D photography has been around since the 19th century, but Nintendo 3DS gives people of all ages the opportunity to experiment with the technology and create their own 3D masterpieces”.

Lauren Jarvis added “There’s so much to be inspired by in the UK, whether you live in the city or the countryside. National Geographic Kids is all about young people getting out and exploring their world, and I can’t wait to see the 3D pictures they capture on Nintendo 3DS”.

Details regarding how to enter the competition are below:

Entering the Nintendo 3DS photography competition couldn’t be simpler. Take a 3D photo in-line with one of the six themes, using the in-built cameras on the Nintendo 3DS system. Once you have captured your masterpiece, upload it to the dedicated competition website between 2nd April 2012 and 17th June 2012. The dedicated competition website is accessible through the Nintendo 3DS browser on the Nintendo 3DS system or through an Internet browser on a computer, and will feature galleries of all the images that have been uploaded. Each photo uploaded to the website will have its own dedicated QR Code and, by reading these QR Codes on the Nintendo 3DS system, users will be able to view their favourite images in 3D.

To be in with a chance of being crowned the UK’s best photographer by the expert panel, check for details on entry requirements and the full terms and conditions of entry.

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