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Manfrotto Launches “Into The Wild” Photo Contest

07/01/2014 — 

Prizes Include Photography Bags from Manfrotto’s Pro Light Collection


Upper Saddle River, N.J. (July 1, 2014) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo and video support products and accessories, has launched an “Into The Wild” photo contest. The contest, which is hosted on, offers professional photographers, hobbyists and enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase their best, most creative photos of moments in the wilderness. Submissions for the contest will be accepted until July 18, 2014.


Each contest entrant is permitted to submit two entries. Color, black and white and edited photos are all accepted, allowing photographers to fully unleash their creativity while captivating the splendor of the wild. Entries will be judged by Elena Shumilova, known for her endearing and ethereal photos of her children and her farm animals in the countryside, on the basis of creativity, originality, and effectiveness in expressing the contest’s wilderness theme. People’s Choice winners will also be selected through voting on, beginning on July 19, 2014, through August 12, 2014.


Winners will receive photography bags from Manfrotto’s Pro Light line which are designed for on-the-move professional photographers and advanced hobbyists delivering superior gear protection and comfort, making it the perfect on location carrying solution. Manfrotto’s Pro Light bag line offers ideal carrying solutions for photographers who bring a considerable amount of gear on active assignments and require immediacy of access. Versatile, functional and extremely ergonomic, Manfrotto’s Pro Light photo bag range offers intuitive solutions for rapid access to equipment.


The Grand Jury winner will receive the Bumblebee Pro Light Backpack which offers the perfect combination of versatility and comfort for on the move photographers. The People’s Choice winner will receive the extremely light, compact and protective Bug Pro Light Backpack. Three Runners Up will have the chance to win the 3 in 1 Pro Light Backpack, which guarantees the fastest, split-second camera quick-draw options and offers three active carrying options in one, effortlessly morphing from right sling to backpack to left sling to x-position, to cater to the dynamic professional’s every need. Price value for prizes range from $220.00 to $310.00. Winners will also be featured on’s blog and social media platforms.


To enter, visit, upload your photo(s) to your ViewBug account, hit the big blue Submit Photo button, and choose the photos you’d like to enter into the contest. The contest is now live and ready for submissions.


For additional information or to learn more about Manfrotto’s photo and video products and accessories, visit Follow Manfrotto on Facebook at or on Twitter @manfrotto_us. Check out Manfrotto’s range of camera bags at


About Manfrotto (Vitec Group) –

Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrottos experience, and its mission has always been to support and simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers. The Imagine More project adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of weekend photographers and supporting the surge of new amateurs. Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its eight key markets Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution, whereas in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors.