The CRAVE Photography Contest

UPDATE: Following a prize donation from an anonymous donor, we decided to extend the deadline to November 1, 2021. There's now a $500 B&H gift card included for the contest winner! 

Food and beverage-themed contest open to entries through October 4, 2021

East Brunswick, N.J., August 11, 2021 – Since 2016, Platypod has become known for giving photographers a new imaging perspective and inspiring boundless creativity. Now it’s time to have some fun with a food and beverage-themed photography contest. Platypod, makers of the world’s most compact camera supports designed to help photographers get steady shots in tight spots where standard tripods can’t go, announces today its CRAVE photography contest.  This special contest recognizing originality and creativity in food and beverage photography using Platypod products is accepting entries now through October 4, 2021.

To enter, photographers must have used a Platypod Ultra or Max combined with any camera, phone or other Platypod accessory, to create their image. Photographers must submit a final image, together with a behind-the-scenes shot showing the setup that captured the shot. Photographers are allowed up to three submissions.

Grand Prize, Second Place and Third Place prizes will be awarded, and prizes are grouped into two categories:

  • “Gear” - photography equipment from Tamron, V-Flat and Westcott.
  • “Growth” - educational items from AaronVan Education, JP Morgan video tutorial How to Photograph Food (digital download), a one-year KelbyOne Pro Pass Membership and Don Komarechka’s “The Universe at Our Feet” Macro photography.

All entries will be judged by Professional Photographers Bob Coates, Gilmar Smith and Scott Bourne.. Grand prize winner gets their choice of one prize from the “Gear” category and two choices from the “Growth” category. Second Place and Third Place winners can choose one item from “Gear” and one item from “Growth”.

More information, including official rules, is available here.

About Platypod

Launched in 2014, Platypod Pro LLC is a small, family-owned business committed to making excellent quality products for professional photographers and videographers at affordable prices. The company’s unique and practical designs make Platypod products extremely versatile pieces of equipment designed to expand the creativity levels of all imagemakers.

Inspired by the duck-billed platypus, an animal with flat and broad feet, compact Platypod tripods are designed with an unusual but highly ergonomic and elegant flat shape, perfectly balanced for DSLRs and lenses. There are two versions of Platypod tripods – Max for DSLRs and video cameras with heavy lenses and Ultra for lighter DSLR’s, mirrorless and compact action cameras, and smartphones. Pair Max or Ultra with a Multi Accessory Kit or the new stackable goosenecks to unlock their full potential. Platypod is poised to release Platyball, the world’s first button-operated tripod head with an inverted design and an electronic leveling indicator, in 2021. 

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