You may have noticed on the web that Leica's camera logo has gone rogue, donning a Santa Claus hat all over the internet and their Twitter background seems to have been lost in a blizzard. What's this all about? Why all this winter iconography when the leaves have barely hit the ground? The time has come for us Leica to plan their greeting card for the 2010 holiday season. This year Leica's bringing their annual seasonal greeting card contest to Flickr! You can enter for a chance to have your photo featured on all of Leica Camera’s seasonal cards distributed all around the world! The winner can look forward to a great prize, too: A LEICA D-LUX 5! The competition is open until 31 October 2010. Every registered Flickr user can take part and enter a picture of their choice. The best picture will be chosen by Leica and used for the print and email versions of the Leica Season’s Greetings Card that are sent out around the world. Additionally, the winning photo will be featured on Leica’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr accounts too. The photographer’s name and copyright will be shown on the Season’s Greetings Card and the winner can also look forward to becoming the owner of a brand new LEICA D-LUX 5, launched only a couple of weeks ago. All pictures entered for the competition must be taken with a Leica camera. All entries must be in landscape format. To enter and for further details about the competition and the Terms & Conditions of entry, please visit 2010 has turned out to be a year that not only introduced new cameras but completely new camera systems, along with an incredible amount of technological advances resulting in a quantum leap in photo imaging. In addition to coming to our Tent Show weekends, you should think about attending the PDN PhotoPlus show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC from October 28-30th. Simply the most important event in photography in the US, PhotoPlus includes a huge expo floor, hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of new products, and over 100 informative seminars It has been rated one of the Top Trade Shows in the US for the third year in a row! (Exhibitor magazine, April 2010) PDN PhotoPlus continues to be on the cutting edge of what’s happening in photography and imaging. Since 1983 they've been putting on the leading show in the industry - attracting all the exhibitors you want to see and the industry names you want to connect with. And we would like you to go for free! (Thanks to our friends at Argraph ) To click onto a PDF with a Free Pass registration code, please click onto the following site & follow the instructions: . The code is valid until October 27th. BTW, our in store classes with Fred resume tonight with our "Digital Point & Shoot Basics" tonight at 7PM.

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