Name Your Dream Assignment!

Win $50,000 to Photograph Your Dream Assignment


By Jeff Greene /


Lenovo and Microsoft are sponsoring the Name Your Dream Assignment contest,

an amazing photography contest that will provide one fortunate photographer with a rare opportunity to photograph their ultimate dream assignment.



Name Your Dream Assignment is a contest for photographers of all backgrounds. We’re looking for the most unique, creative, and inspirational photo assignment concept possible. The photographer with the winning idea will win $50,000 to bring his or her dream assignment to life.



Dates & Deadlines

From March 3 to April 3, 2009, the ideas will be open to a public vote. The Top 20 ideas with the most “Pics” will then be judged by an expert panel, who will select the winner based on the originality and creativity.



The contest is open to residents of the United States of any skill level. You do not need to be a professional photographer to enter.



The Grand Prize
$50,000 to go anywhere and shoot anything.

Lenovo® ThinkPad® W700ds 
A video camera to document the assignment,

The Grand Prize is $50,000 to carry out your dream assignment, plus a digital camcorder and the Lenovo® ThinkPad® W700ds with Microsoft Windows Vista®. Two runners-up will also receive the Lenovo® ThinkPad® W700ds with Microsoft Windows Vista®.

For a complete set of rules and info,, visit Name Your Dream Assignment and click on The Contest tab.



The Lenovo W700ds

Learn more about the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds and visit to watch a video tour of the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds and to see the W700ds in action.




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Comments (3)

  1. Jon Tabar says:

    This is a great contest….lots of awesome ideas posted already.  Please check out <a href="">my idea to shoot panoramic images of European cathedrals</a>, and vote for it if you like it!  I’ll be donating proceeds from pic and book sales to the churches I visit.

    Good luck to all!

  2. Skylab says:

    I just submitted mine today! 🙂 !

  3. Hi:

    I have entered this contest and could really use your votes.  There is so many really good ideas for saving the world and the kids that there is no way to compete with those, so I went in a complete other direction.  I thought that being a ‘Paparazzi to the stars" might be really fun.  It would be entertaining to blog about and would hold the interest of the followers.  Please, Please help me.  

    Here is the link:

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