Datacolor has announced a new and exciting competition for photographers of all ages and abilities to show off their creative skills called ‘The Real Colors of my Life’. Now open for entries, ’The Real Colors of my Life’ will be a celebration of art and amazing images submitted from photographers all around the world and chosen by a panel of passionate industry professionals.

Photographers from all walks of life can take part in this competition with the chance that their image will be one of 30 chosen for a glossy photo coffee table book entitled ‘The Real Colors of My Life’.

Christoph Gamper, European general manager of Datacolor, says that the company is "looking for images of all types for this photo book – art that encompasses all emotions and feelings. We are looking for images that are windows of expression for an individual’s personality, wishes, identity, dreams, hope and pain. Each photographer featured in the book will get their own free copy and if chosen will need to supply the image in a high resolution format. For three winners, whose images are chosen overall, there are extra prizes. “

Entries will be accepted from now until January 31 2009 and can be in colour or black and white. To enter the competition, photographers should upload their two favourite images to

For three lucky participants, whose images are chosen overall, the prizes include a first prize of a one week workshop with TPW (Tuscany Photographic Workshop); a second prize of Adobe Lightroom and other Adobe software. The third prize is a complete collection of nik software plug-ins.

The photo book will be available from Blurb’s bookstore from the 9th February 2009. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Las Mariposas, a children's village in Chile managed by the organisation Hope for Children.

More information about this exciting opportunity can be found at