Online entries to Tamron's contest go through, a customizable virtual gallery space that reminds us of playing Myst.

Tamron has announced a competition for US-based customers, who are encouraged to submit 8-14 images with a travel theme. Prizes for the winner include having his or her work featured on Tamron's website and in its newsletter, as well as the opportunity to pick up one of the following lenses: the SP 15-30mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8 or 70-200mm F/2.8.

In order to enter, Tamron lens owners must create a virtual gallery of their images, using the company's website. Galleries are free to create, can be customized to the user's taste, and are charmingly reminiscent of early 3D video game graphics. A winning 'exhibit' will be chosen by Tamron based on 'image quality and originality'. 

The contest is open as of April 1st and will run through August 31, 2015. Entrants must be 18 or older, residents of the US and images submitted must be shot with Tamron lenses. 

Press release:


Deadline for Tamron lens users residing in the USA to create their exhibit entry on for a chance to win a Tamron lens is August 31, 2015

Commack, N.Y., April 3, 2015- Tamron USA announces its fourth "My Travel Exhibit" photo contest, offered exclusively to Tamron USA lens users. Entrants will create a 3D virtual exhibit showcasing 8-14 of their best images in a travel theme on Tamron's unique photo-sharing exhibit site, Tamron judges will select the winning exhibit based on overall image quality and originality of the collection. The winning exhibit will be featured on the Tamron USA website and in the Tamron eNewsletter. The winner will also receive his/her choice of one of three full-frame, image-stabilized Tamron lenses:

  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (model A012, $1199 value)
  • SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (model A007, $1299 value)
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (model A009, $1499 value)

The contest officially launched on April 1, 2015. Entrants without a computer or Internet access may send in entries of 8-14 images up to 8.5x11 by mail. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2015; complete contest rules are available at 


Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron's SoHo-styled MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) interface, available at, allows users to create customizable gallery exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience. Photographers simply set up a user avatar and bio, upload their favorite high-resolution images, and create their personalized online exhibit space. After organizing the exhibit and captioning the photographs, users can put finishing design touches on their exhibit. By choosing wall and floor textures and colors, frames, furniture, and lighting, photographers are invited to extend their creativity and show their work in complimentary settings. It's easy to go back into the MPE interface at any time to add more photos, tweak presentation specs, or create an unlimited number of new exhibits that feature travel pictorials, special events, projects, and more. Spreading the word about these custom exhibits is another way in which MyPhotoExhibits stands out from other online galleries. Once an exhibit is ready to "open," it's easy to share it with friends. Users simply send invitations from the website or the iPhone and iPad app to Facebook or other social media platforms or by email. Visitors can sign the photographer's guestbook, choose favorite exhibits, and follow exhibiting photographers. 

Companion Android™, iPhone™ and iPad™ App for On-the-Go Viewing and Sharing

An app for Android, iPhone, and iPad for photography enthusiasts on the go will further enhance MyPhotoExhibits' convenience and user-friendliness. The free apps-available in the iTunes App Store and at Google Play, and all of which can be accessed from -offer easy mobile access to MyPhotoExhibits. Through their iPhone, Android phone, or iPad, users can browse through all available MPE exhibits, view their own exhibits, check out other photographers, and share exhibits by sending out invites to friends