SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 7 TH-14 TH. Photo submissions will be judged based on creativity, originality, and ability to capture the essence of the streets.
THE JUDGES: Legendary street photographers Ricky 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+. WEB: www.streetsofchrome.com | #streetsofchromeCHROME 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. WEB: chromecamerabags.com CHROME INTEL: Chrome Industries makes bombproof bags, footwear, and apparel for people who live in and ride the city.