Shutterbug Joins EISA; EISA Awards, Including Camera of the Year, to Be Announced Next Week

Shutterbug recently became the first and only US-based photography website to join the prestigious Expert Imaging & Sound Association (EISA). EISA is the world's largest independent collection of magazines and websites focusing on consumer electronics.

Shutterbug joins EISA as the 17th member of its Photography group and the first from North America. As one of its first roles as a new media member of EISA, Shutterbug's Editor-in-Chief Dan Havlik cast his votes in EISA's esteemed annual product Awards, which will be announced next week.

"Shutterbug is honored and excited to become the first US-based photography brand to join EISA," Havlik said. "The EISA Awards is one of the most respected product competitions in the world, not just for new photography gear, but for the entire consumer electronics market, and I'm proud to represent Shutterbug by voting for the best of the best in photo products."

For the 2019-2020 photography competition, awards include Camera of the Year, Zoom Lens of the Year, Photo Innovation of the Year, and many other photo product honors. Here's a look at last year's winners of the EISA Photography Awards.

To win an EISA award, products undergo a comprehensive multi-step judging process. Products are intensively tested at the facilities of individual EISA member magazines and websites and are also presented at the Association’s annual Convention in Antwerp, Belgium in May. Products that pass this stage already rank among the best in the world. The final deliberations take place at EISA’s annual General Meeting in June where the winning products are chosen.

The 2019-2020 EISA Awards will be officially presented at a Gala Ceremony on September 6, 2019 during IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics fair held in Berlin, Germany. Along with becoming a voting member for the EISA awards, Shutterbug now has to opportunity to collaborate and share resources with the 55 special interest magazines and websites from 29 countries that comprise EISA.

"Shutterbug's membership in EISA will allow us to continue to grow our presence as one of the top photography websites in the world," Havlik said. "We look forward to working with all the members of EISA and, in particular, the Photography group to help inform and educate consumers about what the best photo gear has to offer."