Guess what…??? I WON

Remember a while ago when I asked everyone to vote for my Osprey photo for that photo competition they were having?? Well I didn’t win based on votes, although you guys were great!  But they were doing the voting in five different timed segments and the first five people to get fifty votes in their batch of photos automatically one.  I entered at a bad time, five people had already got fifty votes for my batch, so I was going to have to go on merit alone, because the last five people of each segment were chosen based on the badassness of their picture.  That was weeks ago, I figure the whole thing was over and life had moved on, until yesterday when I got an email informing me that I was the 40th winner of the contest and that my photo had been selected based on merit!! WAHOOO!  So, thank you to everyone who did vote, I’m always touched by what people will do for each other on the internet, it was great to see your support.

This was my photo entry for the competition, big winner, #40!

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9 thoughts on “Guess what…??? I WON

  1. Lindsey,

    You might be interested in this:

    The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

    The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. The contest, which is open now, ends June 30 at 12 pm EDT. ENTER HERE

    The entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. Judging consists of two rounds of evaluation based on creativity and photographic quality. The second-prize winner will receive a five-day National Geographic Photography Workshop for one in Santa Fe, N.M., and the third-prize winner will receive a six-day cruise for two on a Maine windjammer schooner. Seven merit-prize winners will receive a print of their photo, matted and framed by the National Geographic Imaging Lab, a $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo and “The Art of Travel Photography” course on DVD from National Geographic and The Great Courses.

    The Sifter’s friends at Nat Geo were kind enough to share some notable entries already entered into this year’s contest. Stay tuned for additional coverage of this always amazing contest.

    Love reading your blog!


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  2. Lindsey————-congratulations! Great photo of very clear water and boots!


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