Bing Launches 2nd Homepage Photo Contest

Due to the great response of the first Bing Homepage Photo Contest, the Bing Search Team has announced they’re doing it again – this time with the theme of “hometown pride.” According to a recent blog post, Kristin Meldahl from Bing revealed that the first contest had over 10,000 entries and over half a million votes. The winning entry by Jeremy J Somers of Australia was a dramatic shot of lightening over a city skyline. With the new contest, there’s more of a specific goal in mind this time. Bing wants photographers to capture the spirit of hometown pride by taking pictures of their own hometowns. The photos should “draw people in and make them want to learn more,” says the blog post. Contest details are now available on the Bing Facebook page. The winner will be decided by a combination of popular votes in the first round, editorial selection before the finals, and by popular vote in the finals. The grand prize winner will be announced on December 21 and the winning photo will go live on the Bing homepage on January 6, 2010.

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