I have had the good fortune to be invited to be one of the three judges in Chrome Bags new "Streets of Chrome" street photography contest. I'm in excellent company as well, sharing the honor with Ricky Powell and Ken Goto. Submissions are open now until Feb. 14th, one winner will receive a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera with a 35mm F/1.4 lens, and a Chrome Niko Camera Backpack (even I'm jealous of such a sweet prize package).

I asked Chrome if we could offer a separate contest to just Sucka Pants readers, and they generously agreed. The winner will get their choice of any Niko series camera bag from Chrome. To enter the contest submit your best photo (one photo only) to sucka [at] suckapants [dot] com. Make sure to put "Chrome contest" in the subject line so it doesn't get lost in the 100+ band promotional emails I get daily. I'll run the contest until Feb. 14th, so send something in before then. You can't win if you can't stop being lazy.

For Offiical Release:
San Francisco, California | 01.22.13

Chrome Industries launches the Streets of Chrome – A photo contest to find the world’s next great street photographer in conjunction with the drop of its new camera bags.

THE CONTEST: To celebrate the launch of its Niko Camera Bag line, Chrome is calling for entries from street photographers everywhere for its Streets of Chrome photo contest, which runs January 22–February 14, 2013. Finalists will be chosen by Chrome’s panel of expert judges, and the winner will be determined by open voting on www.streetsofchrome.com February 7TH-14TH. Photo submissions will be judged based on creativity, originality, and ability to capture the essence of the streets.

THE JUDGES: Legendary street photographers Rickey Powell, Tod Seelie and Ken Goto.

THE GRAND PRIZE: A Fujifilm X-Pro1 compact-system camera, a Fujifilm X-Pro1 35mm F/1.4 lens, and a Chrome Niko Camera Backpack (see below). Total value: $2,000+.

streetsofchrome.com | #streetsofchrome

CHROME LAUNCHES NEW NIKO CAMERA BACKPACK AS PART OF PHOTO LINE: Designed for street photographers and action videographers who need a covert utility bag, the Niko Camera Pack features a weatherproof 1,000-denier-nylon shell, a military-grade tarpaulin liner, a fully customizable interior for lenses and flashes, multiple pockets for cable and gear storage, and fast, easy swing-around access. Stash your phone, fuel, and an extra layer in the top-loader and securely slide up to a 15” laptop in the padded sleeve. Outside, you’ll find a U-lock holster and Velcro straps for lashing a tripod, skateboard, or cardboard tubes for your photo prints. And, like all Chrome bags, it’s guaranteed for life.



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