Windows Live Photo Contest, chance to win Nikon DSLR Camera

Windows Live Photo Contest is let you win a brand new Nikon DSLR Camera and its just based on your level of skill and how better you can do which others can’t.

Contest Start Time: 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on July 26, 2011

Contest End Time: 11:59 p.m. PT on August 8, 2011 (“Entry Period”)

Who are eligible for this contest:

  • You are a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, and are 18 years of age or older.
  • If you are 18 of age or older, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this Contest; and
  • You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and
  • You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and
  • You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.

Rules to enter the contest:

  • Download the photo editing software tools: Windows Live PhotoGallery and the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for free by visiting URL.
  • Using a digital picture that fits into the competition theme “Feathers, Fins and Fur”, edit your image using Photo Gallery. While it’s not a requirement, you will get ten (10) additional points added to your overall score for editing a photo shot in a RAW format.
  • Compose an email to as follows:
    • Subject Line: WL Before & After Photo Contest
    • Body of email:
  • A short caption paragraph (no more than 50 words) describing how Windows improves your photo editing experience.
  • Your first/last name
    • Attachments:
  • Your original and edited photos in the photo essay format below (not more than 5 MB in .jpg format)
  • Edited photograph (no more than 5 MB in .jpg format)
  • Original RAW photograph (if you used a RAW) no more than 5 MB in one of the following applicable fomats: .arw, .crw, .cr2, .erf, .mef, .mrw, .nef, .nrw, .orf, .pef, .raw, .rw2, .rwl .sr2)
Only 3 entries per person will be counted and more than that will lead to disqualification.
Prizes to won: Ten (10) Grand Prizes. Each winner will receive a Nikon/D5000 DSLR camera bundle that includes 1 lens and a carrying case, and have their image featured in a future Windows Theme Pack. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $1000.00.
For detail rules visit here. 
  • veronica murillo

    Is there anyway i can enter the photo contest without using the windows photo gallery cause i only have windows xp, and i really really want to win a camera

  • Arvind

    @veronica murillo : You have to follow the rules as provided and in order to win you have to obey them as they are written.
    If you are using Windows Xp then whats the problem. Download from

  • Jeff

    Aww, wish i saw this contest had gone a bit longer, just found it the day after it ended 🙁

    • Arvind

      Dont be sad. Keep your eye here and stay connected we will soon post some more exciting contest.

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