For Immediate Release


Chicago, IL- Photographers from all over the world descended upon Chicago this weekend to partake in the first ever “Professional Camera Bag Competition” at Union Station. The competition, which is the first of its kind, is the brain child of Sally Costanza, a professional camera bag owner who grew tired of the photography-related competitions currently available. Sally sat down with us to share more about the competition.

“I’ve been a professional camera bag owner for, oh my gosh, it’s been a little over ten years, now,” Ms. Costanza said. “It’s a lot of hard work but I am proud to say that I have accumulated well over 100 camera bags in that amount of time. If you had asked me ten years ago if I would be as successful as I am today, what with all my bags, I would have laughed. It’s true that dreams really do come true; I’m living proof of that.”

The competition is divided into categories:

Rolling Bags
Bag for one Camera
Bag for two Cameras
Mini Camera Bags
Cross-Body Camera Bags
Bag that Doubles as Diaper Bag
Bag Most Likely to be Owned by a 12-year old

As for the rules, Ms. Costanza explained they are very simple:

“The competition is open to anyone with a camera bag and the $50 entry fee. Camera Bag owners can enter as many different bags as they’d like; we do not discriminate in any way. In fact, we encourage multiple entries. The winners will receive a gift certificate to Applebees, but more importantly, a printed certificate suitable for framing. So enter as much as you’d like, as long as you have the $50 entry fee per bag. I can’t stress that enough.”

When asked if Ms. Costanza would be entering the competition, she laughed and said, “Me? Enter my own competition? Of course I will.” And with a wink said, “Not that I expect to win, or anything.”

For more information on the event, email inquiries can be sent to


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