Friday, December 02, 2005

Military Picture Contest Press Release

Cell Journalist Announces Photo Contest for Soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan

Nashville, TN -

(December 1, 2005) - Cell Journalist, a unique internetservice designed to connect citizen journalists with major media outlets announced today that it will host a contest for the U.S. soldiers serving overseas. The "Military Picture Contest" calls upon the troops to send in their best photos taken from overseas for a chance to win a round-trip airline ticket while they are home for the holidays.

"Right now it is impossible not to think about our troops overseas," saidParker Polidor, President of Cell Journalist. "With the Military Picture Contest, Cell Journalist hopes to help boost morale by offering a chance for soldiers to come home and visit their families, while also facilitating an opportunity for media outlets to get unique images for their ongoing war coverage."

"Images of war captivate us all," said Polidor. "However, most of what we're seeing right now comes through a filter, as images are hand-picked to fit the spin of whatever story they accompany." "Armed with thousands of military journalists, who see war from a perspective that cannot be manipulated, Cell Journalist will provide a real, gripping, and at times harsh, view of the war overseas."

To enter the Military Picture contest, soldiers simply signup at the CellJournalist website become a "cell journalist" and upload their digital pictures. Uploading and submitting their photos is as easy as sending an email. Pictures can be submitted from cell phones, digital cameras or anyother device capable of capturing digital photographs.

All contest entries must be received by December 21st, 2005. One round-trip airline ticket will be awarded to the top entry, the second place entry will receive Apple's new iPod Nano, while the third place entry will receive a 1,000 minute calling card More information about the contest can be found at:http://militarycontest.celljournalist.com

Selected photos will be published at militarycontest.blogger.com.

About Cell Journalist: Cell Journalist is an innovative service that gives anyone and everyone who joins the opportunity to get paid for their digital pictures. News-related images such as hurricanes, car crashes and celebrity sightings are entered into a database where various media outlets have the opportunity to view and purchase rights to relevant images.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Cell Journalist



Cell Journalist announces its first annual Military Photo Contest. We are looking for all dramatic and capitvating photos from our men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To enter the contest, simply sign up at www.militarycontest.celljournalist.com and send in your best images from the front lines! Its that simple!

Here is what you can win:
  • Round trip ticket home
  • Apple Ipod Nano
  • $100 calling card

Images will be posted as they come in, so check back often.

For more information, visit www.celljournalist.com