Drobo and Photofocus Announce First Annual World Photo Day, Impact Photo Contest

Grand prize winner will take home prizes including: Drobo 8D, Drobo 5N2, Retrospect License, Two Seagate HDDs, and Sigma Lens; Second Prize Winner to Receive a Drobo 5D3 and Retrospect License

Sunnyvale, CA. – August 1st, 2019 In honor of World Photo Day, on August 19th,  Drobo, the award-winning provider of storage solutions for businesses, professionals and consumers, is teaming with Photofocus, a premier voice and educator for aspiring and professional photographers, to launch the first annual World Photo Day, ‘Impact’ Photo Contest.

From August 1st to August 15th, any photographer, novice to expert, may submit an impactful photo that “shares their world with the world” embodying the founding theme of the day’s celebration. Each submission will be reviewed by Photofocus Publisher, Rich Harrington; and world renowned photographers, Chamira Young, Michéle Grenier and Kevin Ames, and then two winners will be selected. The grand prize winner will be awarded a Drobo 8D – the fastest Drobo yet, with Thunderbolt™ 3 speed, a Drobo 5N2, a Retrospect Backup Windows or Mac License, two Seagate HDDs, and a Sigma Lens (value up to $1,000). The second prize winner will be awarded a Drobo 5D3 and a Retrospect License. Retrospect Backup software protects every part of the computer environment, from onsite to cloud backup with one single click. Drobo and Retrospect together provide a complete data protection workflow for home or business.

Three entrants per week will be featured on social media by Drobo. The winners of the contest will be announced on Monday, August 19th, which marks the 9th annual World Photo Day (also known as World Photography Day and Photo Day). Now considered the world’s largest celebration of the art and science of photography, the annual celebration was created by Canberra, Australia photographer Korske Ara, and attracts the attention of about 500 million people across the globe.

“When you ask most people what they would rescue in the event of a fire, after loved ones, most if not all will answer their photos. This instinct to rescue recorded memories says a great deal about the role photography plays in our lives. Today, photographs allow us to share and to communicate as we never have before, on a truly global basis,” said Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric. “Drobo has long recognized the immeasurable value digital assets and other creative media, and has engineered the industry’s most robust, flexible and affordable storage solutions to meet the unique requirements of consumers and businesses.” 

To learn more, read the fine print and enter, please visit: https://www.drobo.com/impactphotocontest/.

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About Photofocus

Photography is a beautiful medium. It allows people to capture moments in time for the purpose of keeping, documenting, sharing, protecting and story telling. Regardless of the type of photography you choose to focus on, Photofocus is here as a helpful and educational resource for the aspiring and professional photographer. Our goal is to assist in your success as an artist. Photofocus only provides content from the most accomplished photographers, unique artists and recognized business leaders in the photo industry. We’re here to make sure our audience gains insight into original and educational content from our team of experts, authors and guest contributors.  To learn more, please visit: https://photofocus.com.

About Drobo 
Drobo makes award-winning storage solutions that provide an unprecedented combination of data protection, expandability, and ease of use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAID™ technology, Drobo delivers the best storage experience ever for hundreds of thousands of consumers, professionals, and businesses. For more information, please visit: www.drobo.com.  

About StorCentric

StorCentric provides world-class and award-winning storage solutions for prosumers, SMBs and enterprise customers. Between its Drobo, Nexsan, Retrospect and Vexata divisions, the company has shipped over 1M storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection, performance and expandability. For further information, please visit: www.storcentric.com.


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