Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
May 25, 2011

Lights, camera, batteries?  You’ve heard the saying, “A picture’s worth a thousand words?”  Thanks to Energizer and National Geographic, a picture’s now also worth a trip of a lifetime.  Energizer and its Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries are teaming up again with the National Geographic Society for the fourth annual Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, giving photographers the dream opportunity to see their photo appear in an ad in the acclaimed pages of National Geographic magazine and – for the first time – winning their choice of three inspiring trips at different locations across the globe.

The program brings together the society dedicated to inspiring people to care about the planet with the company rooted in developing products that offer high performance with more responsibility.  Energizer brought the world’s first mercury-free alkaline batteries to market, commercially available since 1991, and now Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries last up to 8x longer in digital camera, so you can use up to 8x fewer batteries and create less waste for the planet.  A dedication to performance and responsibility is the backbone of the new communication platform at Eneregizer called now that’s positive energy.

“From Energizer MAX to Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries to solar-powered flashlights and chargers, we’ve always designed with people and the planet in mind,” said Jim Olsen, Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North America.  “Our goal with the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest is to give people the power they need with less impact so they can simply focus on enjoying the beauty around them.  Now thats positive energy.”

This year, the winner of the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest gets to play a role in selecting what part of the world’s beauty they want to enjoy.  For the first time, Energizer and National Geographic are letting the Grand Prize Winner choose their dream trip location – the three options include an Alaska cruise of the state’s remote wilderness, a Moroccan odyssey spanning the sea to the Sahara or a 12-day journey into the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

First, photo enthusiasts must enter their best shots at www.nationalgeographic.com/lithium.  They can enter a photo by June 30 in each of the six thematic categories:  animals/wildlife, nature/weather, travel/cultures, family/community, arts/music and action/energy.  From there, 20-year National Geographic photographer and contest judge Jim Richardson will review all of the entries and select two finalists in each Category.  Then, from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, the public will be asked to go online and vote for their favorite in each category.  Once the Category Winners are determined, Richardson will help choose a Grand Prize Winner, to be announced on or about Nov. 8.

“Through the pages of National Geographic, I’ve had the chance to whisk readers off to faraway lands and exotic cultures,” said Richardson. “Now we have the chance to return the favor, letting one person’s image earn them the trip of a lifetime.”

Only one person will be named the Grand Prize Winner but each of the six Category Winners will receive a prize pack valued at approximately $1,000 that includes an EPIC Action Video Cam, a Nikon digital camera, a Litepanels Micro® camera light, an Energizer®Lithium flashlight, an Energizer® Lithium Headlight, two books from the National Geographic Collection and an assortment of Energizer®Ultimate Lithium batteries.

“I rely on Energizer® Ultimate Lithium because it gives me the peace of mind to know I have power when I need it,” said Richardson. “It’s great to also have peace of mind on another level knowing that when I’m using a battery that lasts up to 8x* longer in digital cameras, I’m also helping to create up to 8x less waste because I am using fewer batteries.”

Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries are the world’s longest-lasting AA and AAA batteries in high-tech devices. They last up to 8x longer* in digital cameras, and up to 2x longer* in flash units than Energizer® MAX®, the company’s flagship alkaline brand. The batteries also last longer in portable GPS units and LED flashlights.

Along with a storage life of 15 years, Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries are 33 percent lighter than ordinary alkaline batteries and perform well in extreme temperatures from -40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 to 60 degrees Celsius), making them ideal for photographers who are on-the-go.

Entry into the Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest begins May 17, 2011, at 12 a.m. ET and ends June 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Photos must be submitted online. No print or film submissions will be accepted. Richardson will review the entries based on the following criteria: extent to which photo captures the essence of the theme selected (25 percent); impact and creativity (50 percent); and composition, clarity and technical quality (25 percent).

*Versus Energizer® MAX®. Results vary by device.


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a battery-powered desktop mini digital photo frame powered by two Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries!!!


– Tell me in a comment a description of one of your favorite photos you’ve taken this past year!


– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Follow Energizer on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook– 1 ENTRY
– Become a Fan of Energizer on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES


– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, June 6th, 2011! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a gift card from Energizer in exchange for posting this giveaway.  The giveaway is sponsored by Energizer.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

131 Responses to “Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest + Giveaway”

  1. Katie kaminski says:

    One of Mt. McKinley in Denali NP

  2. Lisa Davis says:

    we went to SF recently and got some great shots of our family at the Japanese Tea Gardens

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  9. Cory says:

    i actually just did a photo shoot yesterday of my kids up in the canyon by our home. it was beautiful!!!! i love the one of the both of them together
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  10. Angie says:

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  16. Kimberly says:

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  19. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    one of my favorite pictures this year was down at the beach when we had some incredibly high surf

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    I like the picture I took of my 11 year old cat.

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  28. karen b says:

    That picture would have to be our grandaughters band concert, which was just last week. Thanks for the giveaway


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  35. Linda says:

    I love a picture I took of my two grandsons together, they are both smiling and it is a perfect picture of them!

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  37. SANDY says:

    my fav I took this year was one of the kids outside during the ice storm

  38. Denise B. says:

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  43. Marci says:

    We were out hiking and stopped at a river bank. As I looked down I saw what looked like whitish clear super balls. I got a stick and poked it and realized it was pitch balls in the water. After poking it with a stick it created a rinbow of colors on the water. I took a picture and the syky was reflected in it. It’s a really cool picture.

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  52. I just took it yesterday! It’s a photo of our grandson diving for second base to tag the runner out and the next photo is the joy on his face!
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  63. Kristi C says:

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  66. Kristen says:

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  79. Daniel M says:

    my dad snoozing out on the deck

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  85. Melinda Gordon says:

    my fav photo taken this year is every single one of my beautiful new baby girl. they are all perfect 🙂

  86. April Bever says:

    My fav pic was of my daughter learning to walk

  87. Monique Rizzo says:

    I took one of a hummingbird in flight.
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  100. melanie says:

    I love this picture of my fiance and I bowling.

  101. I love the photo of hubby with our fur babies I took early spring

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    I took a photo of my son rolling over for the first time. Not only did I catch a milestone, the colors just happened to be amazing!

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  107. forrell says:

    The picture I took of my kids with thier great grandmother blowing out her birthday candles

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  109. susan smoaks says:

    my favorite photo that i took this year is one of my husband and me at a friends wedding

  110. Diane Baum says:

    My favorite photo this year is a picture from a boat of the ocean

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    A pic of my twins holding hands.

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