Win Trip to Warhol Museum for Trying Warhol D.I.Y. Pop App

This looks like fun! For a chance to win a private tour of the current exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, enter the “Pop Your Culture with the Warhol D.I.Y. Pop App” social media contest. The contest launched March 21, 2013 and closes March 31, 2013 at 12 am EDT.

To enter, simply use The Warhol D.I.Y. POP App to transform an iconic picture of your culture into a Warhol digital screen print. Entries can be submitted via the Acclaro Facebook accounts.

“POP Your Culture with The Warhol D.I.Y. Pop App” will have four winners, three of which will be hand-selected by Nicholas Chambers, the Milton Fine curator of art of The Warhol.
The grand prize will be a trip for two to Pittsburgh including airfare, hotel, museum entrance, and a private tour of the current exhibition. Second and third place winners will receive gift certificates to The Warhol Store (at the museum or online) in the amounts of $300 and $200 respectively.


The fourth winner will be chosen by the public via Facebook after Chambers selects ten finalists. This People’s Choice winner will have their submitted image displayed for 24 hours on The Warhol Facebook and Twitter profiles, which have over 550,000 combined followers.

The contest is sponsored by Acclaro, a New York-based translation and localization agency that helps the world’s leading brands succeed across cultures.  Acclaro is presenting the contest to celebrate a fruitful partnership with The Warhol, a non-profit arts organization that is expanding its presence to key cities across Asia.

The Warhol first called on Acclaro to translate and localize its education website and materials, as well as The Warhol D.I.Y. POP App, into Chinese and Japanese. The visitor materials and mobile application were used to launch the largest retrospective of Warhol’s artwork to travel to Asia, Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal that opened in Singapore and currently is on view in Hong Kong, with futures venues to include Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo.

Over the past 10 years, Acclaro has developed a specialty in the cultural and non-profit realm, providing translation and localization services to such influential organizations as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This contest is a unique opportunity to promote cultural awareness and art appreciation to the online communities of both Acclaro and The Warhol.

“Our goal from the beginning has been to seamlessly communicate The Andy Warhol Museum message across cultures. The beauty of this contest is that everyone has a cultural identity. Now individuals of all backgrounds can experience Warhol by doing exactly what he did: turning an iconic image into a work of art,” said Michael Kriz, founder and president of Acclaro.

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.



Official Warhol Contest Page

App: The Warhol: D.I.Y. Pop

Pinterest Page with Sample Entries

The Andy Warhol Museum


PhoozL Photo Contest Offers One-on-One Feedback from Legendary Photographer Joel Meyerowitz

All creative professionals should know how to take good pictures. But wouldn’t you rather learn by shooting and sharing photos than reading a dull and dry manual? PhoozL is a photography education and entertainment site for photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to have “phun” while learning more about photography.

In conjunction with the launch of their revamped website, PhoozL is conducting a “Seeing the Light” photo contest. The contest winners will be selected by one of photography’s living legends, Joel Meyerowitz, a world-renowned fine-art and documentary photographer whose work has appeared in more than 350 international exhibitions.

In addition to selecting the grand-prize winner of the “Seeing the Light” competition, Joel will provide a one-on-one review of the contest winner’s work.

Other prize winners will receive a voucher to choose a digital photography/video book from the extensive selection offered by Course Technology/CENGAGE Learning or a one-year gift subscription to Aperture magazine.

The PhoozL “Seeing the Light” contest is open to all logged-in members of PhoozL ages 18 and over.  To enter, submit up to five photos related to the theme, “Seeing the Light” by June 4, 2012. There are no restrictions on how or when the image was captured or processed. The complete rules are on the PhoozL website.

What is PhoozL?

“If you like taking pictures, getting exposure and recognition for your photos, improving your photo skills, and being challenged, inspired and motivated to take more and better photographs, then PhoozL is your new home,” says PhoozL founder/creator Harald Johnson.  In addition to photo contests, PhoozL offers photo assignments, photo critiques, photography tips, and discussion phorums.

Johnson, a former professional photographer, art director, and publisher, has been immersed in the worlds of photography, art, and publishing for more than 30 years. He is the author of the groundbreaking book series “Mastering Digital Printing” and has served as a marketing/printing consultant for global technology companies.  He founded an online digital fine-arts discussion group in the 1990s and is now publishing photo apps, such as the PhoozL IQ, a quiz that lets you test your knowledge of photography.  He created PhoozL with Richard Marks and other adventurous friends and colleagues who share a passion for photography.

The PhoozL Photo Pros include professional photographers and photo-industry experts who provide feedback to PhoozL members open to receiving it. The current PhoozL Photo Pro team includes Harald Johnson, Andrew Darlow, C. David Tobie, David Saffir, Jonathan Smith, and Wayne Cosshall.



PhoozL: Seeing the Light Competition

PhoozL: Photo IQ-A Photo IQ Quiz