One of the most popular features of Bing’s home page, launched in May, has been its use of stunning photographs taken from around the world. Embedded within each photo are mouse-able “hot spots” that offer more information about what’s in the photo.
Each day, Bing editorial lead Stephanie Horstmanshof receives e-mails complimenting the photos. Along with those come many questions from people asking how to submit their own photos.
The first Bing photo contest this summer drew more than 10,000 entries. Winner Jeremy Somers of Australia submitted the winning image, a photo of a summer storm over Sydney.
So a new Bing photo contest, called “Home Sweet Homepage,” asks photographers to do just that—submit photos demonstrating what’s special about their hometown.
The winner’s work, in part determined by a public vote, will become the Bing backdrop for a day. “This contest is how we allow our users to both submit and decide what we display,” says Horstmanshof.
To participate, become Bing’s friend on Facebook and download the “Bing Snap” application. Users can then submit a photo to the contest before the deadline. The top vote-getting photos will move on to the contest’s second round, where the Bing homepage editorial team will pick finalists.
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