From the title, you likely correctly guessed that with the end of November comes the end of a monthly contest cycle. The prize for November is a pack of the fabulous Polar Pearl Metallic Paper from the generous folks over at Red River Paper! This is the best kind of paper to use for any images that have a wide contrast between light and dark. If you’ve ever seen metallic prints, this paper emulates that style very nicely, and all from your home printer. So, for images that you want to really jump of the page, this is where it’s at! Hence the theme of “Pop!” And, without further ado – the winner for November is the jellyfish captured by BskblJones:
Congratulations to you – and by virtue of this post, simply email me a short note with your contact information and I’ll get you in touch with the right folks at Red River Paper. Thanks to them for their sponsorship, and to everyone who entered. All the images were really deserving this month, so finding one that stood out was really really difficult. I would suggest to everyone who entered (and those on the sidelines) to still take a moment to consider getting yourselves a pack of this paper, as any of these would look really great on the Polar Pearl Metallic paper. Here’s a link to the specific page from Red River for those interested.
And with November closed out, I am sure everyone is wondering what is in store for December. Must be a humdinger, right? Yes, I promise you it is, because I am throwing the doors wide open on this month. The prize is quite simply, the bragging rights for the month. Photography for the sake of photography is important enough too, and without having to worry about restrictions or any guidelines, anyone is welcome to share a picture anywhere this month. Whether it’s a link in any of the blog post comments, in the group Flickr Pool, or the December thread, as long as you let me see an image – you are eligible for the bragging rights! (You know there is likely some prize at the end too, but this go around, it’s a surprise!)
To make it official though, there are three criteria:
Entry Date: Must be submitted between December 1st and December 31st.
Content: Must be work-safe and family friendly.
One image per person
That’s it – the theme is wide open, the sizes are wide open, and you can show it to me anywhere…be it Flickr, the blog in a comment, or in the group pool (please no emails though – part of the idea is to let you showcase your own best work not only to me, but to everyone)! Good luck, and here’s to lots of entries! Enjoy the ride, and take as many pictures as you can, because you can only submit your best one from December! The winner will be announced in 2011!
The last little nugget for today is that a special discount is going to be announced in the December newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up yet (it’s free), don’t forget to get subscribed to it before Friday! Here’s a link to make it nice and easy for y’all! Sign Up for the Newsletter Happy shooting all, and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!