Greetings Instagramers! Mark your calendars as we have a very special event for our IGersBoston community, prepared by Canon and Hunts Photo & Video on June 10th!
Join us at Hunt’s Photo in Melrose for The IGersBoston Gallery Show & Canon Launch Party for the new Canon 80D & 1DX Mark II: A collection of engaging photographs and the newest professional & semi-professional cameras
This event is the culmination of our World Wide InstaMeet 13 Contest which begun at the ICA last April. This event will feature a great atmosphere for our community to mingle, meet photography subject matter experts, discover amazing photographs from the contest printed and hanged in the one of a kind in-store Canon gallery and enjoy delicious food and drinks courtesy of Canon and Hunts! Additionally, attendees will get to vote on the ‘People’s Choice Winners’ in which each person will get a vote to place on any of 24 images curated for the event. At the end, the 3 images with the most votes from attendees will receive: 1st Prize of $500 Hunts Gift Card. 2nd Prize of $250 Hunts Gift Card. 3rd Prize of $100 Hunts Gift Card.
The event is open to anyone and completely free to attend. While there is a limit to the number of people we are able to host, the number is fairly large. To claim your space and attend, please visit the event’s page and make sure to RSVP. Once your RSVP is complete, you will receive your tickets via email. You can either print or show your tickets on your mobile phone at the venue on the day of the event. If your plans change, please do inform us as those spaces can then be offered to others who want to attend. We hope to see you there! It’s going to be a great time.
Here is a short recap of the events leading to this event.
Last April, Saturday 23rd during the World Wide InstaMeet 13 (#WWIM13) weekend, in partnership with Canon (@CanonUSA), Hunts Photo & Video (@huntsphotovideo) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (@ICABoston), we celebrated with a very special event at the ICA in which attendees had the opportunity to borrow and photograph the various galleries, exhibits and surroundings with the new Canon 80D DSLR camera. As part of this event, we launched a photography contest and attendees had until May 31st to edit their images taken with the 80D cameras and submit them via hashtags #IGersBoston_WWIM13 & #HuntsCanon (eligibility to be confirmed by EXIF data) for a chance to win amazing prizes sponsored by Canon and Hunts Photo & Video, including a 1st prize Canon 80D Camera Kit and for 2nd/3rd prizes Canon Rebel DSLR camera kits. From all submissions, a judging panel which includes representatives from Canon, ICA, Hunts and IGersBoston will select 24 images. At this point, the authors will be contacted and asked to provide the original files via email for eligibility verification.
Additionally, the 24 images will be printed on high resolution Canon paper and featured in the store’s Canon Gallery. Lastly, from these 24 images, the same judging panel will select the 3 prize winners who will be announced on Friday June 10th at a special event hosted at Hunts Photo & Video in Melrose, MA.
For more information and to RSVP, please click on the button below to see the event’s page.