For all you aspiring fashion photographers, this is your chance! In it's second year, Bottega Veneta is on the search for someone to shoot their next campaign in their "New Exposure" photography competition. Co-sponsored by Vogue, this competition offers up an uber glamour panel of judges to include: Linda Evangelista, Craig McDean, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Pat McGrath, and Bottega creative director Tomas Maier.
What does the winner receive along with (obvi!) the opportunity to shoot Bottega Veneta's next campaign? A year-long mentorship with Ivan Shaw, Vogue‘s Director of Photography and with photographic agency Art + Commerce, which represents the likes of Patrick Demarchelier and Tim Walker; a gallery exhibition in New York during fashion week and $10,000.
Last year's winner, An Le, went on to moving to NY full-time and having the opportunity to shoot for campaigns such as Saks Off Fifth and Elle Vietnam.
So, if you have what it takes - go for it! Just remember, this contest is only open to photographers and students without an official agent.
p.s. The deadline for US residents was July 10th but international residents have until July 17th.