Monday, July 7, 2014

4th Annual Photography Challenge Contest!!!

It's time! All the hard work that you've all put in for the last 30 days is about to pay off! Thank you all for participating!

It is always hard to choose photos for the contest with so many wonderful submissions!

These are the 25 nominees for the contest.  Each will be captioned and then numbered, at random.  To vote, please click on your favorites in the poll.  It is on the left margin of the blog.

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You can vote for more than one picture if you'd like, I will set it up so that you may vote for one or all of them.  The only way for votes to be properly counted is to register them in the poll. Leaving a comment isn't enough. The poll may only be visible on web editions, not mobile. The voting will end at Noon MST, Monday, July 7th.

Anyone who visits this page can vote, so get your friends to join!

The prizes you are all playing for are listed at the bottom, with links to the amazing sponsors. Please show them some love and good luck!



1. Opie. Dina Fentiman

2. Raindrops. Liz Malone Gerron.

3. Up. Cindy Hayes.

4. Camera. Jennifer Maidl.

5. In my yard. Vickie Alford.

6. The Valley. Lisa Meleo Wicker.

7. Magic Silhouette. Amanda Lakes.

8. The Old Oak. Sarah Rose.

9. Something wicked. Angie Simas.

10. Filtered light. Carolyn Mears.

11. Lilypads. Rebecca Hill Erwin.

12. On the water. Katie Olson.

13. Peonies. Jon Levesque.

14. Contrasting Color. Kelly Black.

15. Sunset Surfer. Maria Ostrowski.

16. Vintage tricycle. Alicia Huron.

17. Playing hands. Cynthia Greene Ragona.

18. Shadow. Sandra Vitrano.

19. Metronome. Shaun Pankoski.

20. Violin. Melissa Sisneros-Zamora.

21. Little Ladybug. Ursula Perry.

22. Farm. Katey Burris.

23. Concert. Melissa Abbott-Keen.

24. Joy. Jennifer Dorey Duncan.

25. Little friend. Tonya Winton.

The Prizes and Sponsors - thank you all!!!

It's a Dome Life has contributed three gorgeous glass alcohol ink pendants, one each for 1st-3rd place! Her work is amazing and has been featured here before. She can be found in her Etsy shop here.


Maria Ostrowski, thirtyone consultant, has contributed this thirtyone organizing tote bag for the first place winner! She is a consultant and her link for thirtyone sales can be found here.

Lady Lisa Designs has contributed a fabulous pendant made from a recycled bullet like the ones pictured below for the first place winner. Stamped with "never never give up", it is gorgeous and inspirational. Her facebook page can be found here. 

Penny Jules has contributed this beautiful necklace and earrings set handmade of white turquoise for the first place winner. Her Etsy shop can be found here.

Shaun Pankoski has contributed a gorgeous matted print of her work for the first place winner. If you are interested in any of her pieces, please contact her through Facebook messaging.

Roberta A Sulls has contributed three small handpainted canvases, to be awarded to 1st-3rd place winners! Her work is just gorgeous.  Her page is located here. 

Frog in Paris has contributed two beautiful embroidered flour sack cloth towels and an apron crafted from a men's dress shirt. They will go to first place. She can be found at her blog here.


Last but not least, Brandi Greff, Jamberry Nails Consultant, has contributed a set of Jamberry nail wraps that fit perfectly with the theme of the contest! These are from the Snapshot print, and the first place winner will be receiving a full sheet of these photography inspired wraps! Her link for Jamberry can be found here. 

Thanks again to all the sponsors and participants!



  1. These photos are amazing. I am so impressed by the talent in this contest!

  2. I love Lady Lisa's Designs, but when I click on the link to her facebook page, is says 'sorry, page is broken'. Does she have a website? Or is there another way to contact her to order something? Thanks!

    1. Just double checked it and it should be working now. Thanks so much for supporting the sponsors! :)

  3. All great photos!

    1. Opie
    2. Something wicked.
    3. The Old Oak.


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