Monday, October 25, 2010

{this beautiful life} photography contest

EDIT: this contest is now closed! 
you can view the finalists here.


I am super excited to announce my first-ever 
photo contest!

Besides loving to take pictures, I love looking at others' beautiful pictures,
 so this is a good excuse.
And a contest is much better when there are prizes, right? 
Especially polka-dot ones.



Melissa from  Studio MCA Designs is providing 
the first-place prize--a custom-made camera strap cover! 


Sarah McCay at A Lost Feather is providing this lovely "necklace for a photographer", 
which will be awarded to the second-place winner.


Rules:
a) you can enter up to 3 photos.
b) photos can be edited, and I'd love to know what you did to them, 
but you can keep it a secret if you want. ;-)
c) the theme is loose. Just show me the beauty that you have found in this beautiful world.
So that would exclude slugs.
c) if you're planning on participating,
please grab a button on my sidebar to help spread the the word!

If you'd like to participate, you can either
a) post the photo(s) that you want to enter on your blog,
and add the link to the widget at the end of this post.
If you put your photos on your blog, please link back to this post.
b) add your your entry to the {this beautiful life} group on Flickr
c) email me with your photos

Finalists will be chosen on November 3rd.




55 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH. I am so excited! One question, though. What is the subject? Can we enter any picture we want?

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  2. Ooh oh! I want to enter! :) I'll be looking through my pictures and enter them soon. This sounds like fun!

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  3. Yee haw! This looks great! BTW, I love the new header. :)

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  4. Oh nevermind, I just read what the theme was. I was so excited I skipped over it the first time :-P

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  5. This is SOO exciting!! Can't WAIT to get my photos up!! ;)

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  6. I'll be posting them on my blog AND probably send them to you via e-mail ;)

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  7. PS: Would you like me to donate one of my fabric flowers for the third place winner?

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  8. PS: Whoops! Just had to comment again :P
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new header!!!!!!!!!!


    :) ♥

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  9. Oh, how exciting!! I will have to join in! :)

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  10. This is very cool! I've entered my post URL in the linky.

    -Megan

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  11. Great idea with the photo contest :)

    I'm sooo excited to see all the entries!

    Good luck everyone!

    -Sarah
    (from A Lost Feather)

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  12. I am excited to enter!! I love love your header and title. Too cute.

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  13. Posted one of my favorite pictures! Thanks for this contest. Love Studio MCA Designs! :)

    Blessings,
    Dori

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  14. This sounds like fun... though, I'm kind of intimidated. I've never entered a photo contest before. I think I need a day or two to build my courage ;)

    AForeignLand.blogspot.com

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  15. I just found ya.. and LOVE this blog.. and although I am truly an amateur, and have no idea how to edit.. I wanna play... bwahahahaha

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  16. Hey, I emailed you my entries....did you get them?
    :)

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  17. I just found your blog and this contest...I almost want to win 2nd for that necklace. Let's see what I have to contribute...I have several beauties. :) PS: I am now following!

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  18. First of all, thank you so much for hosting this! I am so excited to enter! I have entered :) I love both prizes!
    -Danielle

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  19. Very exciting! :)
    Love your blog, too.

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  20. Awesome! Love this blog...
    TOtally going to enter!!

    HuGs ~

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  21. i just entered!
    found your blog through pastor girl's ponderings

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  22. I enterd! I found you from Libby D's blog!

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  23. I entered! So excited to see the results :)

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  24. I just entered your contest! Love it! =)

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  25. I love this idea and am glad I came across your blog today! Your blog is beautiful and I've had a blast going through your entries!

    I entered my photos - as generic and amateur as they are!

    Take care,
    Mandy

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  26. I love the theme of this particular photo contest, and I am really excited that you are putting it on, and that I am able to enter on in! Whoohoo!

    If you happen to need my photos enlarged for your own post (I had to make them smaller because my background wouldn't let me squeeze them in there right...) I can send them to you in an e-mail, in a larger format.

    Thanks for putting this on, Polka Dot! :)
    ~Sarah (DOTK)

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  27. I entered! The picture isn't on my blog though, well it was but it was on my photography page, I enlarged it so you could know which one it was. :D

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  28. I entered my 3 photo into the flickr place. I'm Jean Z Mae

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  29. wow,everyone is doing such a great job. God's world truly is beautiful. :)

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  30. Hi, I would like to enter a few photos by email, but your link isn't working.

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  31. Hello !
    I found your blog through another blog!

    I would like to enter!

    Anna

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  32. Here is a link to my pictures!
    I really Like contests and givaways! So I was quit happy to find out that you where having a contest! I also Like to take photos!!

    Anna

    http://homeschoolblogger.com/sevensisters/784534/

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  33. glad i found your blog! i entered! :)

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  34. Awesome!
    I love your header and button! =)

    Sister in Christ,
    Emily
    emilygrace-photography.blogspot.com

    P.S. I found your blog through May Amelia's entry. =)

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  35. OH my goodness!! I can't believe I didn't know about this until now!! =( Fail.
    I'm so going to enter... really quickly! :)

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  36. I always love a good photo contest. :)

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  37. I've linked three of my photos from my October 2010 Photo Hunt to your contest. I'll also add them to flickr. Thanks for hosting!

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  38. Hey! Thanks for hosting a photo contest! Good luck on the judging. That would be the part I would hate. Having to pick only a couple. :)

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  39. So glad I found another photo challenge! :) I think I am developing a slight addiction !

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  40. Oh, how exciting! I entered 2 from my main blgo and 1 from my photography blog! (On my photography blog it's the last photo in the posts I linked it too)

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  41. I sent you an email with my entries and linked up! :)

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  42. Thanks for the fun contest. Hope I'm not entering too late!!! Have an awesome week.

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  43. I am going to enter your contest this week. I am following your blog also. I love the theme in your contest!

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  44. I linked up my pictures! I am so excited! What a fun contest! The prizes are SO cool; I love them both!!!:)
    Many Blessing,
    Grace

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  45. I missed your contest and it looked so fun.. but I am your newest follower so I am sure to find you...and another contest again

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  46. Che un bel post. Adoro leggere questi tipi o articoli. Posso? T aspettare di vedere ciò che altri hanno da dire.

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