LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Award-winning photographer, Peter Lik, is pleased to announce the winners of the Ultimate Peter Lik Experience Promotion. Launched on August 27, 2016, during a kick-off event at all 13 LIK Galleries across the country, Lik’s Ultimate Experience contest was open to the public through October 31. Participants were given the chance to accrue entries during the promotion by attending LIK Gallery events, referring new collectors, posting on social media, and acquiring Peter Lik fine art photographs.
“Katie is a wonderful person with a real love for photography. We are excited for her to have the opportunity to go to Las Vegas, experience the Artist Studio and meet Peter in person”
“We weren’t sure at first what kind of response we’d get,” Peter reflects. “But social media proved to be an amazing instrument in bringing thousands of people all over the globe together for a fun contest with great prizes. A tremendous thanks to all those who entered, and I look forward to meeting the grand prize winner soon!” In case there was any doubt, the Ultimate Peter Lik Experience Promotion will be back in 2017, with a chance to win even more amazing prizes. To get a glimpse at what may be in store, see below for a list of 2016’s lucky winners, who were chosen at random among participating fans.
While all of Lik’s national galleries took part in this unprecedented contest, it was Katie C. from California, a patron of LIK La Jolla who was selected as the Ultimate Experience Grand Prize Winner. Longtime LIK Gallery Director Kerry Bohanon could not be happier for this lucky fan.
“Katie is a wonderful person with a real love for photography. We are excited for her to have the opportunity to go to Las Vegas, experience the Artist Studio and meet Peter in person,” says Bohanon. As the Grand Prize winner, Katie will receive first-class round trip airfare for two to Las Vegas, a three-night stay in a suite on the Las Vegas strip, a Maverick Helicopter Dream Catcher Helicopter Tour for two to the Grand Canyon to visit one of Peter’s favorite locations to shoot, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of LIK USA with a special lunch at the artist’s studio, a meet and greet with the Master Photographer featuring a personally dedicated gift, and dinner for two at one of Peter’s favorite Las Vegas dining locations.
Second place goes to R. Vingan from New Jersey. Vingan will receive a signed and dedicated copy of Peter’s epic book, Equation of Time, along with a framed Peter Lik Limited Edition Print of his choice.
Says LIK SoHo Art Consultant Ruth Hayden: "Mr. Vingan has a wonderful sense of design. I have enjoyed working with him and look forward to helping him choose his image.”
Lucky couple Darwin and Barbara D. of Arizona wrap up the top prizes with a signed and dedicated Peter Lik Library Collection (Hawaii, New York, Las Vegas, and America), an Open Edition Print, and a LIK ELEMENTS Pack of their choice.
“LIK Lahaina congratulates our very own Barb and Darwin, winners in the LIK Experience,” states Jesse Haga, Gallery Director of LIK Lahaina. “We can't wait to see what art they’ll choose to add to their collection. A huge thanks to these two for sharing in The Experience!”
In addition, one fan each from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were chosen to receive a special Prize Pack, which includes a signed and dedicated Peter Lik Library Collection, and a LIK ELEMENTS Pack of their choice. Congratulations to Audra B., Ryan W., and Rebecca S.!
About Peter Lik
Peter Lik began capturing the wonders of nature as a young boy in his native Australia and never stopped. In 1984, Lik migrated to the U.S. and discovered his passion for panoramic photography. One of Lik’s most notable projects, “Spirit of America,” is a 50-state landscape exploration of perilous deserts, ethereal mountain peaks, lush fields and glimmering cityscapes. Peter Lik’s love for America and its landscapes led him to become a naturalized citizen in 2013. Over the years, Lik’s career has been marked with award wins as a Master Photographer from both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also been awarded fellowships from the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). In 2011, Peter jumped into mainstream culture by starring in the NBC-produced TV series, “From the Edge with Peter Lik.” With 14 galleries around the United States, Peter Lik counts presidents and celebrities among his collectors. Lik’s masterworks “Ghost” and “Inner Peace” have been included in an exhibition of Nature’s Best Photography at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. In 2015, Peter was honored at PPA’s Imaging USA with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is one of only 13 recipients in history to receive this honor.