Spring 2014 Photography Contest/Giveaway

Written by: Colby Brown / 78 Comments


Toshiba Kirabook with one of my Gecko images from Hawaii

Spring is here and it is a time for rebirth and new beginnings. As a photographer this can have several important meanings from a simple shift in the seasons to a change in our mindset of what is to come for us in the coming year. To me it stands for the rebirth of mother nature. Between the wild flowers blooming to the increased flow of waterfalls around the world to specific animals awaking from hibernation…it is one of my favorite times of the year.

This is why I am incredibly excited to announce my 2014 Spring Photography Contest. In an on going process to leverage the connections I have with the various companies I work with to benefit you, I have partnered with Toshiba, X-Rite and Formatt Hitech to give away over $2000 worth of prizes for my next contest/giveaway hosted here at Colby Brown Photography.

Contest Rules:

Start Date: April 23rd, 2014

End Date: May 8th, 2014


  • Grand Prize – (1) 2014 13″ Toshiba Kirabook laptop ($1499 Value)
  • Bonus Prizes to Win
    • (1) Formatt-Hitech Landscape Photography Filter Pack by Colby Brown ($443 Value)
    • (1) X-Rite i1 Display Pro 2 ($269 Value)


Who Can Win?:

Contest is open worldwide and only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the Province of Quebec, Sudan, or Syria. CONTEST IS VOID IN CUBA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, SUDAN, SYRIA, AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

How To Enter:

In order to enter in this photo contest, you must follow atleast one of the instructions below…

  • Upload one of your favorite photos (doesn’t have to be from 2014) that depicts Spring HERE (Max of 3 entries)
  • In the comments below, tell me what Spring means to you.
Double Rainbow Over Skogafoss

Spring in Iceland – Skogarfoss Waterfall

Bonus Chances to WIN:

For a chance to win the bonus prizes you can do one (or all) of the following. You do NOT have to enter the main contest to win these prizes:

  • Sign Up for my Monthly Newsletter, found in the right hand sidebar.
  • If you entered the contest, Upload any of the photos that you entered into this contest to Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr and let people know why Spring is important to you. Include the hashtag #Spring2014Contest in the post so that I can track the uploads + include a link back to this post.
    • You MUST be the owner of the copyright of any image you choose to upload.
  • Share this blog post on your social network of choice.

How Are Winners Picked:

  • The Grand Prize winner will be chosen based in part by the image they entered, with an emphasis on what spring means to you (left in the comments below).
  • The two “Bonus Winners” will be chosen at random based on the bonus chances to win stated above


  • You retain FULL copyrights for any image you choose submit into this contest.
  • By submitting an image in this contest, you grant Colby Brown Photography Ltd.(and the contest sponsors) the right to share your photos (with full credit and attribution) via any social networking platform or blog of our choosing, solely to promote this photo contest.
Photo of Ribbon Falls in Yosemite Valley in the Spring

Photo of Ribbon Falls in Yosemite Valley in the Spring



Grand Prize (Toshiba Kirabook Laptop)
Dan Mauk


1st Place (X-Rite i1 Display Pro)
David Francis


2nd Place (Colby Brown Photography Landscape Filter Kit)
Will Shieh

St Helens Mountain Flowers Fog