Fire ‘Em Up Photographers

There are only a couple of days left for those rugby photographers to get their pics in to the IRB for the Fifth Annual IRB/Emirates Airline Rugby Photograph of the Year Competition. So far over 200 pictures have been entered in the contest. (Only 200!?There are more entries in the Albuquerque Journal’s yearly “Who Can Take a Hot Air Balloon Picture” contest!)

The winner of the competition will receive a trip for two to the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament this year.  And how awesome would a trip to the Dubai Sevens be?

The judges for this year’s competition include Rugby World Editor Paul Morgan, Getty Images photographer Dave Rogers and others who will meet in London later this month to select the winning picture.

How will they select the lucky picture?  Well.. :

The judges will again be looking for a stand out picture that depicts Rugby’s unique blend of qualities, including teamwork, camaraderie, fellowship, skill and fair play. Photographs can be submitted from all levels of the Game, from Test arena action shots and supporters to behind the scenes snapshots or an image of community Rugby life.

Entries for this competition must be received no later than 9 a.m. GMT on Monday, Sept. 13 – which isn’t too much time from now! Get your pictures from this weekend’s matches sorted out, set them up as 300dpi JPEGs and emailed in to photooftheyear@irb.com right away!

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