Amateur Photographer Wins $10,000 in Scoopshot Competition

October 28, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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Tony Cork has won $10,000 in a photography competition organised by Scoopshot – a service for buying and selling photos captured using the Scoopshot app for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Cork’s photo of his son and granddaughter playing in the ocean beat more than 18,000 other entries to bag the $10,000 prize in the competition, which asked photographers to share photos summing up their summer. The photograph was taken using the Scoopshot app on a Samsung Note 2 smartphone while enjoying a quiet day on the beach by the Atlantic Ocean with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.

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Amateur photographer bags $10,000 with ‘lucky shot’ caught on mobile app

28 October 2013 - A man from the US is ‘jumping for joy’ after winning $10,000 in a photography competition organised by Scoopshot – a service for buying and selling photos captured using the Scoopshot app for iOS, Android and Windows mobile phones.

Tony Cork’s photo of his son and granddaughter playing in the ocean beat more than 18,000 other entries to bag the $10,000 prize in the competition, which asked photographers to share photos summing up their summer. His photo was selected by Yuri Arcurs – the world’s top selling stock photographer. 

The photograph was taken using the Scoopshot app on a Samsung Note 2 smartphone while enjoying a quiet day on the beach by the Atlantic Ocean with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. He plans to share his winnings with his family as they all took part in the photo.

An amateur photographer back in the film days, Tony caught the photography bug while working at a company that analyses military electronics. He was tasked with taking close-up shots of failed devices, but soon found himself picking up the camera in his spare time. Now, a mobile photography convert, Tony only uses his smartphone to take pictures these days. 

Commenting on his winning photo, Tony Cork, said: “When I entered the competition I didn’t think my photo would be a winner, but I thought it was pretty cool and people should see it. The picture shows my granddaughter and son having fun in the sea. She loves to jump and we have tons of photos of her jumping off things. This was literally a one in a million lucky shot.”

Yuri Arcurs, the world’s top selling stock photographer, said: “Tony’s photo stood out from all the others as a brilliantly saved moment in time. It captures the spirit of on-time, on the spot imagery, and shows the immense potential mobile photography can provide. Shots like these are highly suitable for the press or even brand promotion, when there is a need for authentic and realistic content. With such images being possible from mobile devices, we are seeing the birth of a new era.”

About Scoopshot
Scoopshot is a disruptive digital service that changes the way modern media companies and content marketers work with photos and videos. With Scoopshot anyone has instant access to a global pool of both mobile and professional photographers. Send out photo tasks to engage the crowd, assign professional photographers, or buy photos from a constant stream of consumer photos from around the world. Operating in 177 countries, Scoopshot has signed up more than 340,000 mobile photographers and over 1,400 professional photographers. More than 60 media companies in 19 countries use Scoopshot’s service to source photos and commission bespoke photography.

Photo: Tony Cork



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