We had a lovely time running our first-ever photo book contest! The designs were fantastic, and the judges have made a decision for first and second place winners. Please join us on Friday, June 13th for drinks at snacks at Englewood Camera, starting at 6:30pm, for our official announcement of the winners! First prize is a Fujifilm X100s, and second prize is a Fuji Mini 90 Neo Classic Instax camera with film. You can meet the judges, Craig Walker and Jamie Cotten, as well as see all of the book entries for the contest. We are looking forward to a fun filled evening, open to all of our loyal customers!
Hey photographers! Have you always wanted to make a custom book with your own photographs? Now is the time! Design a custom photo book with Englewood Camera’s easy to use online ordering tool. Choose as many photos and pages as you want, incorporate text, and design the book exactly how you want it to look. These high quality silver halide books are printed by Fujifilm, and are a great way to showcase your work. Whether you shoot journalism, weddings, landscape, or wildlife, the creative possibilities are endless!
Englewood Camera is pleased to announce Craig Walker and Jamie Cotten as the official contest judges. Craig Walker is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, and currently shoots for The Denver Post. Jamie Cotten is an award-winning freelance photojournalist, specializing in candid portraiture and social issues. Craig and Jamie are married and live in Littleton with their son Quinn. You can read their complete bios at the end of this post, as well as link to their work online.
The winning book design gets you a brand new Fujifilm X100s camera–a value of $1299! Second place will win a Fujifilm Mini 90 Neo Classic Instax camera and film (up to a $200 value!). Books will be returned to the entrants after the winner is announced.
Deadline to enter is Saturday, April 12th at 5:00pm. No late entries will be accepted. Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 26th at an awards banquet at Englewood Camera. Download a copy of our official contest rules and an entry form. Please note: the minimum number of pages is 4 (8 sides). Visit our website to start designing your book, or watch our video (below) to learn how!
Jamie Cotten is an award-winning freelance photographer, specializing in candid portraiture and social issues.
Her work has appeared in The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Telegraph (UK), the Daily Mail, Colorado Life Magazine, and in media outlets via Polaris Images, among others.
Jamie was recently invited to the 5th Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop as a guest speaker in Hong Kong, where she presented her project on motherhood that she shot using the Hipstamatic iPhone app. Shortly after returning from Hong Kong, her story was featured on both the San Francisco Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News’ photo blogs.
She’s also volunteered her photo services for the nonprofit organization PEACE Mexico, shooting staff portraits and documenting PEACE’s involvement in its local community throughout Nayarit, Mexico.
“It’s amazing to see the way people open up to photographer Jamie Cotten,” says Colorado Life Magazine assistant editor, Matt Masich. “Her genuine and irrepressible zest for life puts her photo subjects at ease, letting her capture them as they truly are in unguarded moments.”
Jamie studied fine art photography at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York before returning to her native Colorado where she graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism and international business.
Upon graduating in 2010, Jamie worked at Law Week Colorado as the paper’s first staff photographer, though the paper had been open eight years.
Twice the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awarded Jamie first place in feature photography – once for her photo story on Burmese refugees in Colorado struggling to navigate the complicated U.S. legal system, and once for her story on an inspirational boxing coach.
She was also recognized by SPJ for feature writing on her story of a quadriplegic father, Adam Scaturro, which she photographed as well.
“My ultimate goal as a journalist is to help people relate to one another,” Jamie says.
Craig F. Walker joined the staff of The Denver Post in 1998 and has covered a broad range of stories including the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States military, post-traumatic stress disorder, the Occupy movement and daily life in Colorado.
Raised in York, Pennsylvania, Craig graduated from the Rhode Island School of Photography and began his career working for the Marlborough Enterprise and the Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts.
In 2010, Craig’s photo essay Ian Fisher: American Soldier, an “intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood,” won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Craig’s work was exhibited at The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan in 2010.
In 2012, Craig was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for Welcome Home, The Story of Scott Ostrom, a “compassionate chronicle of an honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq and struggling with a severe case of post-traumatic stress, images that enable viewers to better grasp a national issue.” Craig was also named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition.
Craig’s photography has also been honored by the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Harry Chapin Media Awards, National Press Photographer’s Association Best of Photojournalism Contest, Pictures of the Year International, National Headliner’s Awards, Unicef Photo of the Year Contest, American Society of News Editors and Society of News Design.
Craig’s work can be seen on The Denver Post website, but you can see his award-winning work here.