Whistler, BC, February 9, 2000 ¿ Whistler’s second annual FUJI Pro Photographer Search invites all action-sports photographers to compete for the chance to showcase their work during North America’s premier snowsport festival, the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival. The Search, presented in part by Transworld Snowboarding and Freeze magazines, is a celebration of epic moments in action sports, and a tribute to the artists whose passion enables them to capture these moments on film.

Photographers are invited to submit a slide page of 20 action-sports images for consideration by March 6. Six finalists will be chosen to present a 12-minute slide show at one of two public screenings, April 17 and 18. The talented photographer who is chosen Best of Show will be awarded the honour of showing his or her work among the world’s best at the FUJI International Pro Photographer Showdown on April 20.

“The FUJI Pro Photographer Search is a great opportunity for professionals and amateurs alike to showcase their work, not only to the public but to the industry, the media, and fellow artists as well,” says Jack Turner, Commissioner, FUJI Pro Photographer Search. “As with all art forms, the difficulty is often in getting your work shown. The tremendous growth in the scope of the FUJI Pro Photographer events offers photographers an ideal venue to do just that.”

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WHISTLER’S FUJI PRO PHOTOGRAPHER SEARCH

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The FUJI Pro Photographer events are a cornerstone of the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival, taking place April 14-23, 2000. Firmly established as the single largest winter sports event in North America, the fifth annual TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival will present an unrivaled collection of events. For ten unforgettable days and nights, Whistler will be infused by a youthful energy surrounding 28 events, 50 live bands and deejays, celebrity events, film premieres, demo days and action-sports photography events. The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is presented in partnership by Whistler/Blackcomb and Tourism Whistler.

Entry Procedure: All interested action-sports photographers are asked to submit a slide page of twenty duplicated images of their work to the Festival office at the address below by March 6, 2000. Images may not necessarily be returned and will not be published without prior consent of the photographer. A selection committee composed of key industry figures will choose six finalists to present their work at the FUJI Pro Photographer Search.

Entries and inquiries should be directed to:

Jeannette Nadon
Photography Events Manager
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Suite 304, 4204 Village Square
Whistler, B.C.
V0N 1B4
P 604-905-3036 F 604-938-1005
E-mail: jnadon@resortcommunications.com

Deadline for submissions is March 6, 2000.