Bing Launches Homepage Facebook App, Photographer Contest

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Microsoft announced today that it is has launched a new Bing Homepage App for Facebook, and is kicking off a contest (part of a partnership with Discovery) for photographers to get their photos feature on the search engine's homepage.

Photographers are encouraged to submit photos of their hometowns, and Bing will pick ten finalists, which it will announce on September 10th. Fans will be able to vote with the Facebook app.

"As you know, every day the Bing homepage shows a beautiful image from around the world with the hope of inspiring and encouraging exploration in our viewers," a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews. "This is just one of many features that sets Bing apart from its competitors, and we want our fans to be a part of it. While the Hometown Homepage Photo Contest closes September 3, the app will still be available beyond that for people to submit photos to the Bing Homepage team."

“We’re thrilled at Discovery to team up with Bing in celebration of World Photography Day, as we both work to inspire people to explore and uncover wonders around the world each and every day," said Conal Byrne, Vice President of Digital Media at Discovery Communications.

The winner of the contest will be revealed on October 1st.

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