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Amateur Photographers, Car Buffs: Enter to Win Prizes at The NAIAS 2008 Photo Contest Sponsored by WWJ Newsradio 950


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  • DETROIT, Jan. 17 -- The 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is proud to announce the second annual Photo Contest sponsored by WWJ Newsradio 950. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, visitors with a camera and an auto show ticket will be able to attend the show an hour early (8 a.m.), giving them unprecedented access to photograph the show for the photo contest.

    "Last year's inaugural contest was a huge success and we are very excited to once again partner with WWJ Newsradio 950 to provide this unique opportunity to NAIAS attendees," said Carl Galeana, senior co-chairman for the NAIAS 2008. "The contest not only allows show attendees early access to the show floor for photo opportunities, but their photos will be posted on the NAIAS Web site and prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding photos."

    Photos must be taken with a camera (camera phones do not qualify). Photos can be submitted from Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 27, but participants are only allowed early entry on Tuesday, Jan. 22, through the Oakland entrance. Participants will be able to upload their photos on, browse photos from other participants and enter to win an official framed NAIAS 2008 poster.

    "I know we'll be amazed with the photography submitted," said Joe Serra, co-chairman for the NAIAS 2008. "Last year's contest brought additional fun and excitement to the show and we expect to have more photographers for this year's contest."

      Photos must be submitted in any one of the following categories:
      -- Convertibles, Coupes and Sports Cars -- Fast and Flirty in 2008.
      -- Cutting Edge Concepts -- Your most innovative photo of a concept
         vehicle at the show.
      -- Luxury -- Which vehicles are red-carpet ready?
      -- Coolest Close-Up -- Send your favorite picture of small details that
         tell a bigger story.
      -- Snapshots at the Show -- The crowd, concourse or food court; capture
         the excitement that is the auto show.
      -- Black and White photos -- We want your best black and white image from
         the show floor.

    For more information on the NAIAS 2008 Photo Contest sponsored by WWJ Newsradio 950, please visit

      NAIAS 2008 Official Dates
      Public Days will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 27.
      The North American International Auto Show
      Rod Alberts -- Executive Director

    Entering its 20th year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris- based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at Don't Miss It for the World!