Hey everyone! Can you even believe that we are already in the second month of this year! On one hand I'm all like...phew January is FINALLY over on the other hand I'm like....HOLY MOLY where did January go!
Anyway, I hopped on here today to talk to you about the Shoot and Share photo contest. This contest has been going on for a few years now and it's a pretty huge contest.
To give you an idea of how big it is.
413,000 images were submitted
175,000 people from 160 different countries were involved
and 81,000,000+ votes were cast!
They're expecting even more this year as it seems to grow every year!
It's billed as the only free and fair photography contest. Here's why
this is straight from the shoot and share website
It’s All About the Photos.
No names are shown, so every photo is judged on its own merit.
There are no links to your photos. They are all displayed equally across all voters.
You are the Judge.
Everyone gets to vote, not just some small panel. See 4 photos. Pick the best. Repeat.
Oh yeah, and it's FREE.
Another cool thing about this contest is that ANYONE can enter. Anybody, at any level, of any age.
Who does the voting? YOU DO! Yes you! As often as you like. Anyone can vote. I will warn you that it's get kind of addictive.
So for the last few years I have only participated in the voting because I wasn't confident enough to put my work up against some of the ahhhhhhhmazing artists that enter this contest. This year I took a look at my work and said, you know what? I AM good enough and I'll never know if I don't try. It's free and I have nothing to lose. So not only did I get the Shoot and Share badge of courage for entering for the first time, I got the all in badge for entering the maximum amount of 50 images allowed! I'm pretty psyched to see how far they will go.
When you're voting you may or may not run across my images. It's all very random. Here's the deal. If an image that you recognize as one of mine does pop up, screen shoot it and text it to me at 540-642-0107 (make sure you let me know who you are when you text!) and I will put you on a list to receive 50% off any session with me! (you can only do this once).
Also, please click on my photo for the vote.
Click on the button below to start voting and have fun looking at all of the amazing work of so many talented photo artists!