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EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS LAUNCES ONLINE 'CAPTURE MY ARIZONA' WEBSITE
WHERE PHOTOGRAPHERS SHARE, VOTE AND PUBLISH THEIR WORK

PHOENIX…April 4, 2012…Calling all photographers – from novices to experienced shutterbugs and seasoned pros! Eight, Arizona PBS announces “Capture My Arizona,” an online community of people who love to take, share and publish their photos via capturemyarizona.com. Joining this digital photographic community is free.

Here’s how it works: Photographers submit their photos in a wide range of categories, everyone votes on their favorites and editors highlight the best. Every day, Capture My Arizona members weigh in on their top choices, and those photos with the most votes, comments and “loves” are recognized on the website and Eight’s Facebook page: facebook.com/arizonapbs.

At the same time, rotating photo challenges ask for entries that illustrate specific topics – like sunsets, desert flowers and summer heat – by specific deadlines. Top-rated photos and editors' picks get showcased in online digital publications. Additionally, Eight will publish the best of the best photographs annually in a coffee-table book and calendar available to the public.

“As a public television station, we’re in the business of sharing high-quality images,” said Eight’s General Manager Kelly McCullough. “We want Capture My Arizona to connect and reward Arizona photographers who share our passion for top-notch digital photography.”

Sunset Tracks

“Sunset Tracks” by Mark Harms was voted a Photo of the Day by the capturemyarizona.com community.

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.