Who doesn’t love a great printer? We all need them. They are a necessity in this computer-aged world. Kodak’s EasyShare 5300 is a “jewel in a vast field of rocks” as far as printers go. I have one sitting on my desk and have been playing with it for a few days now… and I absolutely love it!
On of its many desirable features is the 4×6 photo paper tray. You can even print photos directly from your camera WITHOUT your PC on. We have been printing digital prints on it this weekend and they are amazingly clear! My camera is only a 5mpx, so this made me really happy. It also has a scanner (which I used to scan my black and white photo below). I’m impressed with the quality (I blew that photo up huge from the size of a tiny negative).
Kodak claims that your photo prints will only cost 14 cents a piece using this printer (cheaper than most photo developers – even when they are running sales!). How do they do it? CHEAP INK. While you may pay more for a Kodak printer, you will make it up on the ink refills (black is only 9.99$ and color is 14.99$). You just can’t top that!
So now that you know about this superb printer, how would you like to WIN one for free? Usually I have easy give-aways, but this time I’m going to make you do a little work. The Kodak team wants to see how you use your photos for school projects… so we have agreed to run a contest to get your creative juices flowing for fall.
I’ve always been a photo-nut. I started taking pictures in my teens and my love of photography blossomed in college during my first semester. I took a black-and-white photography class that fanned the flame into a fire. If my parents could have afforded all the expensive equipment, I would have gotten a degree in photography. This photo is of me and my first good camera:
Digital cameras may be more convenient, but I miss having my pictures in my hands to flip through and put in albums. I have many years worth of photos on my PC that could be wiped clean with one bolt of lightning. I am going to use my Kodak EasyShare to print them all out in case of a computer disaster (those happen frequently for most people). I can’t wait to get scrapping, projecting and photo-booking. Thanks to Kodak it is now affordable and I don’t have to wait for a sale at Walgreens!
Below are the project choices and contest rules for winning a free Kodak EasyShare 5300 (All-in-One Printer):
1. If you have school aged kids, PLEASE do this project with your kids. Allow them to help in taking the photos and making the craft.
2. If you are a student, over 18, or don’t have kids you may still participate.
3. If you are a teacher and would like to do this for a classroom of kids rather than just your own kids, by all means, do it!
4. You must blog a post about your project with photos of the results.
5. You must link the post back to this post and mention the title of this contest in your post.
6. You must leave a comment in this post with your hyperlink for your entry.
7. You must hyperlink this Kodak EasyShare 5300 link in your post.
Here’s a quick hyperlinked phrase you can cut and paste into your entry post that will get you qualified (feel free to write your own if you don’t want to use mine):
“I’m entering the Fall Five Kodak Printer Give-Away at Sprittibee’s Blog. Kodak and Sprittibee are giving away an EasyShare 5300 printer!”
8. The contest will end at midnight on Oct. 15th! That gives you two weeks! The winner will be announced on October 16th!
Five Project Choices for your Entry:
1. Create a Photo Family Tree with your kids. Can be 2-D or 3-D. Use your imagination. Use photos from your digital camera that you print on your printer at home.
2. Do a photo project entitled “What I Love”. Kids can take pictures of their favorite things. Learn a little about photography as you go (take unusual angle shots, macros, etc.). Make a collage or photo book of your results.
3. Do a photo project entitled “My Town” or “My Neighborhood”. Drive around and shoot some photos of things you enjoy about your town. Make a few scrapbook or lapbook pages and journal on them. Do some computer research on the history of your town and take pictures of the skyline or architecture in your area. Write a story to go with it or captions on your photos. Be creative.
4. Do a photo journalism project for your school (or homeschool). Write an article using your own photos. Tell about your class, a typical day there, your classmates, your teacher, a field trip, or write a newsletter about events going on at your school. You can do this on paper and scan it as a graphic in your post, or you can do it as a blog post entirely.
5. Fall Photos Project – capture the change of the seasons. Go through all your photos and find pictures of the fall. Use magazines to cut out pictures that remind you of fall’s colors and make a photo collage. Paint a picture and scan it. Make a photo collage from shots you take in your town that speak of fall.
All of these are ideas to get you started – not exact descriptions of the project. You don’t have to follow them exactly. One rule that is mandatory is to capture your project on your blog so that we can experience it with you.
Have fun and I hope you win the printer! It truly is a good printer – and a great investment if you do a lot of printing on a thin budget. Don’t wait to win one if you want it that bad! Go buy one from Kodak at the link provided!
Happy Fall, Y‘all!!!