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Become an award-winning photographer with Nintendo 3DS

2nd April 2012 Print

Today heralds the launch of a UK-wide 3D photography competition which will see you put your creative camera skills to the test in a bid to become the UK's Nintendo 3DS photography champion. The competition has been launched in association with National Geographic Kids, famed for its exceptional wildlife photography, and the world’s oldest national photographic society, The Royal Photographic Society (RPS).
Competition entries are split into six dedicated categories and no matter what you love to shoot there is a theme to suit you. The categories include Animals, People, Places, Objects, Plants and Augmented Reality, which fully utilises the Augmented Reality features of the Nintendo 3DS system. The photo entries will be judged by an expert panel, including Lauren Jarvis, editor of National Geographic Kids magazine, and Dr. Michael Pritchard, Director General at the RPS. The most promising photographer will win the top prize of a trip for two to Paris and a photography masterclass, while lucky runners-up will be awarded Nintendo goodies in recognition of their skill.
“We’re really excited to be working with Nintendo on this project,” says Dr. Michael Pritchard, RPS. “3D photography has been around since the 19th century, but Nintendo 3DS gives people of all ages the opportunity to experiment with the technology and create their own 3D masterpieces.”
Lauren Jarvis, Editor of National Geographic Kids magazine, says, “There’s so much to be inspired by in the UK, whether you live in the city or the countryside. National Geographic Kids is all about young people getting out and exploring their world, and I can't wait to see the 3D pictures they capture on Nintendo 3DS.”
How to enter:
Entering the Nintendo 3DS photography competition couldn’t be simpler. Take a 3D photo in-line with one of the six themes, using the cameras of the Nintendo 3DS system. Once you have captured your masterpiece upload it to the dedicated Nintendo 3DS 3D photo contest website ( between April 02 2012 and June 17 2012. The dedicated competition website is accessible through the Nintendo 3DS browser on the Nintendo 3DS system or through an Internet browser on a computer, and will feature galleries of all the images that have been uploaded. Each photo uploaded to the website will have its own dedicated QR Code and by reading these QR Codes on the Nintendo 3DS system users will be able to view their favourite images in 3D.

Recent research from Nintendo found that 60% of Nintendo 3DS owners take more than 100 photos a year and 13% take as many as 1,000, which equates to three a day. So say “cheese” and get capturing using the built-in cameras of the Nintendo 3DS system today!
The Nintendo 3DS features two outer cameras and one inner camera, allowing you to take both 2D and 3D photos, and record up to 10 minutes of 3D video footage. Photos taken using the Nintendo 3DS cameras can be customised by adding fun and creative filters and effects.  You can even draw on your photos using the stylus to give them that personal touch.

To be in with a chance of being crowned the UK's best photographer by the expert panel, check the Nintendo 3DS 3D photo contest website ( for details on entry requirements and the full terms and conditions of entry. If you think you have what it takes to take an award-winning 3D photo, then head out with your Nintendo 3DS system today and get snapping!