MIRA SALES CONTEST
September 17, 1997
In July, we offered four prizes to photographers who could supply us with information about sales that were made for them by MPCA'S Media Image Resource Alliance (MIRA). Only two of the prizes were claimed.
The winner of $100 was Rick McClain of Salt Lake City who received approximately $400 for use of a picture of an irrigation system. Rick is not a TAKING STOCK subscriber, but the CEO of ASMP recommended that he call.
The second prize of $50 goes to Tom and Pat Leeson. Pat received $711.38 for a photo of a river otter in a children's magazine and a tiger in a trade show. She was told that the tiger image was the first sale made by MIRA in May.
Doug Peebles commented. "I am sorry I can not claim any reward. That may have been my last chance to make anything off of MPCA/MIRA. I have had images in there since close to the beginning and have yet to make a dime.
"I also have about 40 images on the CD that they finally released earlier this year. I have had similar images on both the Black Book & Stock Workbook discs with great success. The return from MPCA/MIRA has been dismal. They claim that they are unlike any stock agency. I am beginning to believe it, but I would rather have 50% of something than 70% of nothing.
"I hope nobody is really counting on them."