Another photo contest award
Even cell phone photos can be award winners. There’s an online photography contest website called Photocrowd, which I just heard about a couple of months ago. The site runs monthly photo contests, and has tens of thousands of participants. A few weeks ago I happened to see that their October contest was for silhouettes (“Dark Matters”), and the images had to be made recently. It so happened that I had just taken a couple of sunset silhouettes on my cell phone while visiting my daughter at college, so I decided on a whim to enter those two images in the contest. They weren’t necessarily the best silhouettes I had ever taken , but they were recent enough to qualify for the contest, so, I sent them in. I thought nothing more of it until today when I received an email saying that the contest had ended with over 1214 entries made, and over 180,570 votes cast. And lo and behold, one of my images won the 5th Place Award in the Expert’s Choice category. I’ve attached a screen shot below of the image and the judge’s critique. The critique itself is quite interesting, calling the image a “mini-drama” because of the “balance of harmony” between the cross and the crescent moon, which are the symbols of two major world religions.
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