Deal 8: Here it is: The most requested deal of 2014!
update – this competition is now over – it was run earlier in the year. Please do check out our Forum for new competitions and assignments.
It is time for another competition here at DPS. This time we’re taking it up a notch and giving away a DSLR for the first time ever to one lucky DPS Forum member.
The prize is a Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens worth $729.99.
This wonderful light and compact DSLR has has a 10.2 CCD megapixel sensor, built-in dust reduction, eye sensor, 2.5 inch LCD, built-in flash, continuous shooting at 3 frames per second, a good variety of shooting modes and much more. I have a number of friends with this camera who regularly boast of its features.
This prize is being sponsored purely by DPS (although if anyone from Nikon is reading and wants to donate a D60 do get in touch).
To win you need to do two things:
1. be a member of our forums
2. be active on our forums between now and the end of April.
Every time you post in our forums in any way (asking a question, answering someone else’s, sharing an image, critiquing someone else’s, posting a review of a camera or book etc) you enter this competition. The more you post the more chances you have to win (make one post in April and you have one chance to win, make 200 posts and you have 200 chances to win).
All we ask is that your posts in the forum are genuine and not spammy. Add value and you’ll be fine but spam the forum and you’ll be taken out of the running. Again – let me emphasize this – if you just add a whole lot of empty posts you’ll be taken out of the running.
The winner will be chosen at random at the start of May and I’ll ship the prize to you as soon as I get your details.
PS: this is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Please also note that it’s post in our FORUM NOT HERE ON THE BLOG that count for this competition
update – this competition is now over – it was run earlier in the year. Please do check out our Forum for new competitions and assignments.
April 26, 2010 08:15 am
Lol,it is over.Missed that!But I'm glad I found the website.
April 2, 2009 12:58 pm
I'm trying to start a Photography Business, I have read on this site, you should have a Contract. Wow, I guess I'm really nieve. I'm trying to find people who want good Wedding Pictures. In this ecomony, with people being out of work and I have been blessed in my life, I thought "I don't need a Contract". We have a program called, "Bids For Bargains", you sell them something and in turn you get radio Advertising for the same amount of money you invested. I sold a "Wedding Package", the Bride and I have an agreement, no contract, yes it's in writing. Her Dad, as a great Dad he is, see's Dollar Signs $$$$$$$, he bids on the Wedding Package and gets it, half price. Yes, I guess I should had thought about this a head of time. Like I said, I'm new. But I can guarantee you one thing, the next time I do this, there will be an exception added on to the selling of Wedding Packages on Radio and I will have a Contract. I have two Nikon D 40's and love them. Yes, I need two, incase one breaks or my assitant can't make it. Go NIKON, Yea! Jacquie
January 2, 2009 07:13 am
Santa didn't bring me my Nikon this year :( But maybe my wish will still come true.
Happy O Nine to all of you :)
January 2, 2009 02:58 am
Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a blast!
December 20, 2008 10:43 pm
Reading through this thread indicates that many have not read the competition rules, open to anyone in the world and spammers will be cut from the draw... to name but two.
I found this site interesting because I'm looking for a vehicle to design a series of projects for my partner, to help her to bring her hobby into sharp focus... to enable her in the future to use her natural photographic talents in the commercial arena - whilst also using photography to market "our" various other business aspirations.
An infrequent happy-snapper myself, I have captured moments of excellence like the luck in all of us, and produce some memorable perhaps even iconic images - but I have never, until now perhaps, considered taking photography on personally? An interesting competition for dPS to consider might target pure novices... taking them from an initial submission of their "snaps", to measuring their progress over say a six months competition period - with the winners being judged by a combination of subscriber votes and prize sponsors.
As a marketing strategist I can see significant value in such a competition: dPS would find a new wave of photography students; subscribers/contributors would enjoy interacting and playing a role in developing new talent; and not least, prize sponsors would capture an opportunity to indoctrinate lifelong customers for their products.
What do you think of my idea?
I'm not looking for a reward, but if you want to make an exception... a Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens would put a smile on my face, and ya never know I might get lucky and take some more iconic shots!
Merry Christmas to one and all.
December 12, 2008 08:22 pm
good contest by DPS, great efforts by all readers, a good web material for learners like me. i want to go for DSLR, having SonyH1, i learned alot from this camera.
i hope it is april 2009 for the end of this contest.
December 5, 2008 09:41 am
This to me is an amazing opportunity. Good Luck Everyone
November 19, 2008 01:02 pm
I found this in google, while looking up the Nikon D60 DSL.
I have joined the forum, which has great stuff on it anyway (I may never get anything else in my life done, trying to see and read everything on it!)
But, looking over this blog, I don't see anything with a date (year) on it.
It says the contest is on (posting on the forum) till April, but was that las April 2008 or the coming one 2009?
I don't see any dates, but one post says it's April 30 when the person is writing.
July 5, 2008 11:13 am
I'm addicted to photography and a Nikon D60 would be an awesome camera to have.
July 4, 2008 07:33 pm
Its a great change
May 1, 2008 01:48 pm
is this over yet?
can;'t wait to see the lucky winner
May 1, 2008 09:27 am
oh but the scenery here just can't wait or me either the camera would be awesome :) for now a BC-ite with photography fever ..........
May 1, 2008 06:43 am
So.. i don't get it. Here... it's April 30 (childs day)...
May 1, 2008 03:01 am
I pray that the person that needs this camera the most will get it. After which DPS will be a better photography site by God's grace. Bye
May 1, 2008 02:58 am
I pray that the person who really needs this camera the most will get it. After which DPS will become a better phtography site by God's grace. Bye.
April 30, 2008 02:25 pm
oh oh i need this...
please give me
April 29, 2008 01:13 pm
Any new DSLR would be wonderful, but a NIKON...really nice.
I'm trying to learn as much as I can about photography, this site is wonderful.
April 29, 2008 12:01 am
A great camera to win here is hoping :) There is so much scenery on the BC coast to capture. This is a awesome site, lots to learn.
April 28, 2008 08:14 pm
There's this crazy rumour going round
That a Nikon on their doorstep one day will be found!
So just to help the Judges to me say Yes
I have included my postal address!!!
April 28, 2008 03:12 am
OMG, I love this camera...I am a first time mom takig pcitrues like crazy. With camera like that I would have my son's childhood as a living proof that you can stop the time.
April 27, 2008 09:41 pm
What a sensational prize! Living in such a diverse place has endless opertunity for quality photos with this awesome prize.
April 27, 2008 01:15 pm
I love DPS!
April 27, 2008 11:15 am
this is another fun way of learning photography! that is to get some cool prices such as this. (--,)
April 27, 2008 06:26 am
I just found your site, so I doubt that I can win the camera, but I will share by back ground in photography. In the dark ages when I was in college I bought my first Nikon SLR. There was nothing automatic on it and I really love that camera. It weighed a ton--but I was young. About nine years ago I bought my 2nd Nikon, a Nuvis. It was the year before digital came out, but it took great pictures. This year it died. I started a web site on back-yard birding and I needed a digital camera so I could post my pictures on the site. Knowing very little about it, I bought a Kodak Easy Share and got a couple of extra lenses. I want a Nikon, but I have sunk all my money into my website, and I have gotten some really good pictures with this little camera. Obviously I am into birds. Since moving to Florida (where it's too hot to go outside most of the year) I have really gotten into the beautiful birds that are outside my window. In particular I love raptors. My Osprey I've named Gorgeous, my Kestrel is Mama and my owl is Sweetie. There are pictures of all of them on my website and I will soon be posting others I have taken. But I always want to know more about photography. I read a good book put out by National Geographic called Photographing Birds by Rulon E. Simmons and Bates Little Hales. Ilook forward to reading how all of you work.
thanks for listening.
lone11 (otherwise known as Nancy S)
April 27, 2008 06:15 am
Good luck to all. I am so happy some lucky person will win. I love photography and hope to have a DSLR one day. Maybe this is my lucky time.
April 26, 2008 02:51 pm
Hi, I started taking pictures of runners in this early spring in Minnesota with D80 that I borrowed!! I wish I could own a camera like that. I am going to win and take more pictures for runners, bikers in this summer. I need to learn more stuff with the camera. I couldn't figure out shutter speed and focusing a main image. I would like to listen people's experience using Nicon DSLR cameras. I am so exited to be a member of this site!!
April 25, 2008 07:20 pm
what a great prize i would love to win it but so would everyone else but heres hoping
April 25, 2008 06:44 pm
SO MANY ENTRIES BUT ONLY ONE CAN WIN
SO MANY WANT TO - BUT AVARICE IS A SIN!!!
THE NIKON ON OFFER IS THE ULTIMATE PRIZE
IF I DON'T WIN IT WILL BRING TEARS TO MY EYES!!
April 25, 2008 06:26 pm
okay, if i win this great prize, i will look for a good home for my canon rebel 300 (film) camera. Nothing like getting another enthusiast started. That's a promise.
Have a great day folks.
April 24, 2008 11:15 pm
Thanks for the contest ^^
Just a question.."random" ?? thought it was how good the candidate is
April 24, 2008 07:51 pm
I think this is a great idea... with new gear comes new inspiration... funny how that works!
April 22, 2008 08:11 am
Awsome site... I am glad I found it before the Camera was won by someone else ;).
Many photo resources... keep it up, amatures like me need all they help we can get.
Good luck to everyone entering the DSLR contest.
April 21, 2008 11:43 pm
Once again I write my Blog on site
Dream about the camera every night
Oh to win would bring such glee
To the winner, if not Meeeeeeeee
April 21, 2008 11:14 pm
I;m not going to beg,or lie,but Please,please please,let
me win that camera.Iwish to make it a gift to my little brother who is in his last days and this might make the
little time we have more special.
just A joke, I would like to win
April 20, 2008 04:17 pm
This is music to my ears! Yesterday my camara was dropped and is beyond repair. Is suck to not have my camara
April 18, 2008 08:17 pm
I've tried the rest can't wait to get my hands on the BEST
April 18, 2008 04:40 am
Great prize and intelligent way to participate...
April 18, 2008 04:13 am
This is a great contest and I wish everyone good luck. It is a wonderful prize. thanks for the change to win.
April 17, 2008 08:39 pm
I wanted to know from other dSLRs users how they would compare the D60 to other cameras in the same range of capabilities and prices?
April 17, 2008 12:07 am
You'll never know how this will encourage new photographers. Keep it up and God bless you all at DPS.
April 15, 2008 06:14 pm
Can't wait to take part of the comp!
I have also enjoyed articles and this site.
April 15, 2008 12:13 am
Just wanted to thank Peter Carey for his timely article on retrieving lost images. Have just returned from a short holiday in Canberra to visit my 2 year old granddaughter and took loads of photos. Took my Sandisk into Officeworks just to have photos transferred to disc for safety reasons -to have them advise me they had "lost the lot" (after first telling me I hadn't taken any photos at all!!!). Manager took my disc home to retrieve and returned it to me a couple of days later - still empty. Am waiting for it to be returned by post and will in the meantime thoroughly peruse the article. Many thanks.
April 14, 2008 08:11 pm
Saw a new camera the other day
It fair took my breath away!
Said it was a Nikon SLR (D)
Said I that is the camera for me!!
Well they said enter the Blog
and you could win it for FREE!!
So wait and hope here we sit, me and my dog!!!
April 14, 2008 03:32 pm
Who wouldn't want to win a new Nikon DSLR? Count me in...
April 13, 2008 11:25 pm
Me to! but then again reckon I have an easier chance of winning the National Lottery!!!
April 13, 2008 04:24 am
I'd really be happy to be the winner!
April 12, 2008 07:06 am
Did I win yet ?
April 12, 2008 07:02 am
Here's my hat in the ring,I wish all luck and for my self
the best luck
April 12, 2008 12:40 am
I JUST found out about this and am very excited to read about other's views, experiences, tips, etc.
The "give-away" sounds too good to be true. Good luck to all.
April 11, 2008 06:52 pm
thats cool. this is another better reasons for being close to your hobbies and passion of better photography which anywayz we are. Its encouraging on the part of guys at DPS.
I was looking for one NIk 80 D.. but appears I`ll have to settle for a 20 points lesser 60 D.
yeah.. all the best guys.....n me!!!
April 11, 2008 05:24 pm
I wonder if they will do a random drawing or if this contest is based on how good we can grovel for the camera. I can grovel. Perhaps as good as the next person. Maybe better.
April 11, 2008 03:56 pm
I would really love to win this camera!
April 11, 2008 11:45 am
I bought my first used Canon 620slr 8 years ago & love it.I have not used any other brand, I still use film, one reason being I cant afford to update,so if I win I'll be able to silence my critics for not being digital!! Thanks for the opportunity!! Even though Iam film, I have learnt so much from this site. Thanks Darren.
Sandy W, Queensland. Australia
April 11, 2008 08:41 am
I'm trilled with the incentive of being active to win. As a newbie, it's interesting to read others comments on photography tips & Tricks. This site is the best of the best. 3 cheers for Darren.
April 11, 2008 07:12 am
I have been a dig.camera school subscriber for sometime&find the tips very useful. Frankly speaking,the little Nikon looks nice &I'd like to have it.Huge hug to all.
April 11, 2008 02:32 am
Hope this applies to us poor old Poms in Blighty
April 11, 2008 12:44 am
I don't think wanting a spare makes you greedy...perhaps wise, though. A backup camera is always good.
April 10, 2008 11:47 pm
Oooh Nice prize :) i bought a nikon d40 My first DLSR, so happy with it, but another 1 would go down lovely. does that make me greedy? :P
April 9, 2008 10:29 pm
Wow! what a great prize! It's a dream come true to own such thing! Good luck!
April 9, 2008 02:08 am
What a nice surprise when I received mention of this in an email! Fantastic!
April 8, 2008 07:19 pm
Nice prize I'm looking for a dslr, and that one would be really nice!
I can but hope...
April 8, 2008 01:00 pm
This seems like a real friendly place to be! I'm new, but glad to be here.
April 8, 2008 09:25 am
Had I known this I wouldn't have bought my D40x yet! haha!
April 8, 2008 01:52 am
hey thats cool! wat a great idea.....I often read the forums and look thru whilst I'm at work...but never think I have much of interest to post myself....time to re-evaulate that thought process...teehee =)
April 7, 2008 05:37 pm
This is seriously a great opportunity for those who cannot afford to buy even a cheaper model.
A lot of people will be competing for it though. *sigh*
I wanna hug people today. I'm ecstatic!!! :P
April 7, 2008 01:33 am
I was looking at buying a new DSL..but I'll wait until I win this cool prize..LOL..Also just started receiving news letters..wow
April 7, 2008 12:11 am
Nice piece of kit. Now I just have to think of something intelligent to post everyday!
April 6, 2008 08:13 pm
That is really nice one... i had been off the forum lately.. & this one is really pull back...ofcoure not for camera ;)
April 6, 2008 03:51 pm
You got my attention. I have posted in the forums and I am awaiting notification. ;-)
April 6, 2008 01:16 pm
Did I win yet?
April 6, 2008 12:21 pm
How exciting!This site has given me so much motivation.
April 6, 2008 08:26 am
Thanks for the chance!
April 6, 2008 03:07 am
is it possible to repair the screen on my fuji e550? just in case i do not win the nikon d60
April 6, 2008 02:50 am
April 5, 2008 10:57 pm
I agree with slycat! This is a great opportunity, I've been craving for a Dslr for ages and this contest seriously is the answer to my prayers!
I'm willing to spend my entire april here! :D
April 5, 2008 08:15 pm
I guess this is like my one in a thousand chance to win a camera.. I can't afford to buy one, but I have wanted to own a camera for AGES. I don't care what model it is, honestly, as long as I could finally take up photography.
Gods, thanks for this great great opportunity! When I found out that you could participate from ANYWHERE, I was thrilled! I thought I wouldn't qualify.. I'm excited! Haha!
April 5, 2008 02:50 pm
By all means join DPS. Learn with us and teach us new things. Just don't flood the site. The last camera was won with about 60 posts for the month the count was taken.
The last time a contest was held, we ended up shutting down for a day, and redesigning the site. So enter, enjoy yourself, and be comfortable in the knowledge that you could win a Nikon by posting twice a day for a month.
April 5, 2008 12:58 pm
Is this open to people from Chicago?
April 5, 2008 08:58 am
Great prize, will generate lots of interest, but prize is still not as good as your sight, keep up the good work.
April 5, 2008 08:33 am
Great way to get people to participate in the groups
April 5, 2008 06:51 am
A free Nikon for something I do already. That is Cool! Good Luck to everyone
April 5, 2008 04:30 am
This is so cool! Gives me the drive to be active here.
April 5, 2008 03:34 am
Dear god that's a huge prize. I hope one of the more dedicated people wins it! (Unless they hate Nikon or already have one...) I hope this fantabulous prize won't lead to spamming. (Yes, fantabulous is a word.)
April 5, 2008 01:09 am
I am considering the purchase of a Nikon D60 DSLR. A chance to win it would be great! Good luck to all!
April 5, 2008 01:03 am
:) It's no longer April 1 in Australia when you posted this entry, right?
April 4, 2008 11:08 pm
Thanks! I'm off to the forums...
April 4, 2008 10:21 pm
when i open tody's mail if find the dps newsletter and the announcent of winning a digital camera ie. Nikon D 60 DSLR. but i was further happy when i scrolled down the details of the news letter. congratulation to you and it is a matter of pleasure of finding such beautiful write ups with very useful and demonastrative photographs. i was amazed with the photographs of the time time along with 7 tips. and then comes to the wildlife photography and finally it is the time for identifying your lens particularly. thanks.
April 4, 2008 09:55 pm
Wow, quite the contest. There will be lots of comments for sure now!
April 4, 2008 09:44 pm
Just adding a comment so I'm in the draw.
April 4, 2008 09:39 pm
Pretty nice prize!
April 4, 2008 09:19 pm
It's great to me. I think it's a great opportunity to everyone want to have a great camera.
April 4, 2008 09:16 pm
WOW, this is an amazing prize. I would ver much like to learn how to use this camera, and the only way is to win! So will be working on winning it for sure. Good Luck to everyone.
April 4, 2008 06:43 pm
awesome my birthday is april 5th this would make an amazing late birthday gift even though i won't win it though it's still nice to imagine heh
April 4, 2008 05:07 pm
Superb prize from what is undoubtedly the best digital photo site around.
April 4, 2008 04:42 pm
Folks,I'm sorry, but I'm a Canon guy...however I think this is a wonderful prize at the best place a photographer of any "class" can be at...& I honestly mean that...DPS is the best place I've seen,not because of the "lessons" but because of the photographers(people) that are here...
April 4, 2008 02:54 pm
Wow, what a great prize. I will be sure to do everything I can to try and win this camera. Good luck to all.
April 4, 2008 02:07 pm
In response to the invitation rather than to win the prize (course if it wins it'll be an added bonus). I'll definitely participate in the forum and support it.
April 4, 2008 01:20 pm
this is definitely exciting. I'm sure I'd give it a shot! Good luck to me! hehe
April 4, 2008 12:57 pm
wow what a great prize!! i love nikon cameras and i would love to win this!! with so many people on these forums though seems a slim chance but hey a chance is a chance! good luck people
April 4, 2008 12:09 pm
Awesome price Darren.
April 4, 2008 09:52 am
Darren, you are insane, yet at the same time, reeeeeeeallly generous with the contest prize this time around. Kudos to you.
I guess it's time to start posting again. Maybe this time I'll get more feedback in the critique section... =P
April 4, 2008 09:44 am
I'd cry if I won that... it looks really nice... really really nice. I know the D-80 was awesome, I used to use one at my old portrait studio job.
April 4, 2008 07:06 am
Yes this is open to people from all parts of the world. As an Aussie I don't like competitions that don't open themselves up to non US people :-)
Sinbad - we've never had trouble with spam in our forum competitions before - hoping this will be no exception.
Please also note that it's post in our FORUM NOT HERE ON THE BLOG that count for this competition
April 4, 2008 06:29 am
Wow! I neeeeeed this.
whoo hoo this counts as a chance... :)
April 4, 2008 05:21 am
I can't wait to win!
April 4, 2008 04:21 am
I an a member of a couple news letters related to digital photography. I love DPS (Digital Photography School) because as a beginner I'm learning so much about this great hobby of mine. I'm learning tips on white balance all the way to lighting techniques. I'm using a digital point and shoot right now but hope to advance to a digital SLR in the near future. Keep up the great job Mr. Rowse at DPS.
April 4, 2008 04:19 am
I agree, great contest. I love how it's posts through this month so that being a new member or an old makes no difference, everyone has a fair shot. Love it.
April 4, 2008 04:17 am
wow, cool. :)
April 4, 2008 04:00 am
a nice chance to own a D60.
April 4, 2008 03:31 am
Not sure if it's fair or advisable to have a "one ticket per post" rule; it could be simply an invitation for unnecessary, spammy posts. One could spend the whole day in the "chit chat" section just to increase the chances.
By the way, are people outside the US eligible too?
April 4, 2008 03:29 am
Open to indians too?
April 4, 2008 03:06 am
Wow! I love this forum! Best on the net!
April 4, 2008 02:56 am
Did you have to go and giveaway a D60?! I was just about to order my D40 =[.
April 4, 2008 02:52 am
I'd like to win the camera.
Thanks for the contest.
April 4, 2008 02:48 am
wow, i want to join this competition
April 4, 2008 02:44 am
Aside from the giveaway...which I hope I win...I love this forum. So many helpful tips and a lot of great comments from a lot of great people. Hope my kids will be able to enjoy this forum in the future as much as I have.
April 4, 2008 02:39 am
is it open to the members coming from Asia?
April 4, 2008 02:24 am
Is it open to members outside the US, like from India?
April 4, 2008 02:02 am
Is it open to Canadian readers / posters as well?
April 4, 2008 01:47 am
Nice invitation to spam and flood the forum. Good idea? I dunno, we'll see.
April 4, 2008 01:13 am
Free chance to win! Yeah!
April 4, 2008 01:04 am
I agree with Nobie. I love this site also. By daily reading the articles and assignments, I am contemplating exactly what I want to express through the lense. It helps to get lessons on light, lens, and concept of how a camera works. I also like to look at other people's work and the results of their assignments. Now, if someone will help me figure out how to update my original "sign up info" and how to download the results of my lessons or pictures, I would greatly appreciate it. Unfortunatly, in the past, I have had no interest in computers. Now I discover I am behind in the basics!!!!
April 4, 2008 12:42 am
I love this place.
April 4, 2008 12:41 am
Many people have told me about this blog and I have had it on my feed reader for some time. I am going to give it a shot and join up in the forums. I just might be spending my entire April here. :-)
I've also heard about the assignments and other challenges. I am certainly up for trying those out as well.
April 4, 2008 12:35 am
Wow...that's an awesome giveaway. TONS of members eligible for this one though. Good luck to all!
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