VOTE FOR THIS YEAR’S $2,000 GRAND PRIZE PHOTO
Here we are — crossing the finish line of our first year of weekly photo tips and monthly photo challenges.
Over the last 12 months, we’ve run challenge themes on a wide variety of topics — starting with coffee (what every good challenge should start with) and culminating with more personal themes like photographs of your hometown and pictures of your pets.
I’ve really enjoyed looking through all the entries. In many ways I feel like I’ve taken a visual trip around the world and back again.
I should say, too: Your skills are improving. With each week’s photo tip, I would see great improvements in the quality of the entries. I hope you’ll continue to tune in and hone your skills. Once we announce this year’s grand prize winner (at the end of this month), we’ll resume our weekly tips and monthly challenges. But first things first…
$2,000 GOES TO YOUR TOP PICK. HERE’S HOW TO VOTE
This month it’s up to you to choose our “Photograph of the Year.” The top pick will win our $2,000 grand prize and bragging rights for The Year’s Best Photograph.
Here’s how it works…
I took the liberty of adding a few Honorable Mentions to our Hall of Fame — pictures I thought deserved a chance at the pot, even though they hadn’t made it into our collection of winners earlier this year.
While you’re looking through the choices, remember the “technical” considerations, like the rule of thirds, diagonal lines, focus, cropping, etc. Then vote for the photo that touches you — the unique picture that goes beyond your average snap shot.
Voting ends on October 22, 2007. We’ll keep track of the results and announce the grand prize winner (who will take home the $2,000 prize) on October 24.
If you entered one of the monthly photo challenges this year – thank you!
Votes are due by 8:00 a.m. EST, Monday, October 22, 2007.
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