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07/09/2005 04:51:32 PM · #1
I actually won first prize with my photo in a contest sponsored by a local sculpture park. The contest was open to pros and amateurs alike and there were over 70 entries. I went to the exhibit and announcement of the winner today and I got first prize! ($300). Out of the top five, I had two of them - first and an honorable mention. I'm so exited!!! I actually talked to 2 of the 3 judges (one local pro, one local pro from the newspaper, and another pro) and they said this one just jumped out to all three of them as tops.

Thanks for helping me pick the winner to submit. Here is the winning shot:

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EDIT: edited to update with an article from today's (Sunday's) paper about the contest. My 15 minutes of fame and I'm shamelessly tooting my own horn. I'm really glad they didn't print a photo OF me, however!

LINK TO TODAY'S PHOTO AND ARTICLE ABOUT THE CONTEST.

Message edited by author 2005-07-10 15:41:46.
07/09/2005 04:53:23 PM · #2
WOWZA! That's great news!

Robt.
07/09/2005 04:53:25 PM · #3
congrats..dont go spend all that money in one place unless its for your camera;o)
07/09/2005 04:54:17 PM · #4
Very cool! Congrats!
07/09/2005 04:54:46 PM · #5
I remember you asking for advice.. and I remember being one [of many] that recommended the butterfly pic. Hm.. split those winnings about 30 ways.. and I think you owe us each $10!! LOL - jk of course :). Many congratulations on your winning photo - it's definitely a beauty and shows some unique character to the park.
07/09/2005 04:55:08 PM · #6
congrats, good job, great pic!

keep it up
07/09/2005 04:56:18 PM · #7
Congrats, Judy!

(Does this mean you're buying the first round in DC?) =)
07/09/2005 04:56:33 PM · #8
Congrats on a fine win with a great photograph!

Beats the heck out of a little ribbon graphic, don't it? LOL!

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07/09/2005 04:56:47 PM · #9
Way to go Judy.
When I read that, I got happy goosebumps!

Congrats!
07/09/2005 04:56:47 PM · #10
Great job! Wooooo Hooooooooo :)
07/09/2005 04:59:14 PM · #11
Congratulations Judy!!!! :) ' . substr('//smilies.sofrayt.com/fsc/champagne.gif', strrpos('//smilies.sofrayt.com/fsc/champagne.gif', '/') + 1) . '
07/09/2005 04:59:48 PM · #12
Congrats Judy!! Apart from the prize money and the joy of winning, what is so great is all the local exposure you're going to be getting for your work (((hugs))) So cool!!
07/09/2005 05:00:12 PM · #13
that's awesome...congrats! beautiful shot, too! :)
07/09/2005 05:00:17 PM · #14
Originally posted by KaDi:

Congrats, Judy!

(Does this mean you're buying the first round in DC?) =)


It will sure help us in getting there!
07/09/2005 05:01:58 PM · #15
Congrats Judy! How exciting for you!
07/09/2005 05:04:36 PM · #16
Great news Judy
Congratulations a nice fuzzy warm feeling isn't it!
Well Done!
07/09/2005 05:05:21 PM · #17
Thats cool, congrats! :)
07/09/2005 05:06:37 PM · #18
Woot! Good for you! Congratulations, and I'm glad the one I helped pick was the winner!
07/09/2005 05:52:30 PM · #19
Originally posted by stdavidson:

Congrats on a fine win with a great photograph!

Beats the heck out of a little ribbon graphic, don't it? LOL!


I wouldn't know :p

I'll take the check, but I still want one of those little ribbon thingys!
07/09/2005 05:58:45 PM · #20
Congrats! Wow, that is really great. What a nice surprise. It's 10x nicer knowing were able to beat out some pros! Love the shots. It's really pretty.

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07/09/2005 06:13:57 PM · #21
I forgot to mention...in this morning's paper (Saturday's) there was a short blurb about the photos and the exhibit. They used my photo for that also, which was a nice surprise when I opened up the paper this morning. This was before the judging, and just happened to be the one the PR person liked and chose. They also had a reporter and took photos at the awards exhibit today.

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Thanks so much for all your congratulations! I have really improved a great deal through my membership here. Details I would have never noticed, I now find myself examining in my work. Taking the time to comment on other's shots has also really improved my critiquing of my own work I think.

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07/09/2005 06:23:20 PM · #22
Congrats on your win!! Hey... do you have $300 I can borrow? ;)

Jen
07/09/2005 06:23:44 PM · #23
Congratulations Judy! Great photo! I want my backyard to look like that. :)

07/10/2005 03:40:48 PM · #24
One quick bump. My first post in the thread has been updated to include a link to today's (Sunday) newspaper article and photo about the contest! :) I'm still psyched up about it, so thanks for putting up with my shameless boasting. You guys are the one place I think would surely understand the "high" from something like this!

Message edited by author 2005-07-10 15:43:37.
07/10/2005 03:55:47 PM · #25
Fantastic news. I rally thing DPC helps a little in this, honing your skills and ability in identifying candidate competition images.

Well done, now what you going to do to yop that? ;-)
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