Okay, so it’s not really as serious as it sounds. At the encouragement of my wife and a few others, I decided to enter a couple of photos into a photo contest. Why did I title this post “Taking The Plunge” you ask? Simply put, it’s really the first time that I have put my work up against other photographers in a contest.
The contest is being held on a website called Winkflash. They offer free unlimited storage of your photos and you can organize, edit, and order prints and other items with your images printed on them. You can also share your albums with your friends and family, all for free. They even offer you 50 free 4×6 prints to try their printing service and all you have to pay is the 99 cent flat rate shipping fee. Not bad if you ask me! Please keep in mind that I don’t receive one red cent for mentioning Winkflash or their services.
The theme for this contest is “Funny Faces”. I entered a couple images that I think have a chance of winning. The entries are judged based on content, style, photographic skill, and theme relevance. They choose a first, second, and third place winner as well as 10 Runner Ups. The First Place winner receives 2,000 4×6 prints! What a great prize considering the contest is free to enter. You can view more information and the official contest rules here. If you feel you have a couple of images that could be a winner, create a free account and enter. It’s another great way to gain some experience.
Well, that’s it for today. Below are the two images that I entered into the contest. Maybe they will be good enough to win. One never knows.