Raising the Stakes: The Open Group Conference Photo Contest

By The Open Group Conference Team

You’ve all seen the great photos our members produce during conferences, and in an effort to encourage more participation, we’ve decided to up the ante. The Open Group will be hosting its photo contest again at The Open Group Conference in Washington, D.C., but this time, the prize will be one free pass to attend any one of the Open Group conferences over the coming year!

Many of you are already familiar with the photo contest from previous conferences, but here are the details for those of you need a short refresher.

We will have two categories for this conference – which means you have two chances to win:

  • The Capital City Award for any photo taken in and around Washington, D.C.
  • Best of Washington, D.C. Conference for any photo taken during the conference. This includes photos of any of the conference sessions, candid photos of Open Group members and the event on Tuesday, July 17.

Similar to previous contests, all photos will be uploaded to The Open Group’s Facebook page, where members and Open Group Facebook fans can vote by “liking” a photo. Photos with the most “likes” in each category will be named the winner. Submissions will be uploaded in real-time, so the sooner you submit a photo, the more time members and fans will have to vote on it!

Conference attendees are free to participate, and winners of each category will receive a free conference pass to any global Open Group conference over the next year – an over $1,000/€ 900 value!

All photos must be submitted via email to photo@opengroup.org. Please include your full name and the photo’s category upon submission. The submission period will end on Sunday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m. PT, with voting ending on Friday, July 27 at noon PT. The winners will be announced at during the afternoon on Friday, July 27.

Below are the photo contest winners of the Cannes conference, which was held in April 2012:

Winner: The Open Cannes(vas) Award
Winner: Best of Cannes Conference