PX3: I’m a winner! And a loser …
For the first time in my life, last January I entered a photo contest. I felt a little stupid entering the PX3 Photo Competition, because it attracts thousands of photographers from around the world each year. I didn’t think my work was worthy but I decided to give it a shot anyway. Four shots, actually:
In the “Fine art — abstract” category, I offered the stairs from the Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris. I shot *lots* of frames of this rickety staircase last September, but this image was my favorite:
In the “Wildlife — other” category, I entered one of my favorite shots from Como Lake. I call this one “Zen Duck Butt:”
In the “Portraiture — wedding” category, I submitted “Le Mariage de Tiffany.” I have no idea who she is; I just happened to walk by as she stood there.
Anyway … I’d honestly kind of forgotten about the contest, until I got an email last Friday:
Congratulations your entry 1-21581-11 has been chosen as a ” Px3 Official Selection for 2011″ competition. The jury’s final selection will be announced next week. Good luck.
… and then I got another email last night:
I am writing to congratulate you on winning an award in this year’s Prix de la Photographie competition. Please see the attached PDF for more details!
I’m proud to say that Tiffany brought home the silver medal in the non-professional wedding portraiture category (scroll to the bottom of the winner’s page to take a look at the other entries), and that the Galerie Véro-Dodat stairs got the abstract fine-art bronze.
But don’t worry: I won’t let it go to my head. After all, I did have two winners—but I also had two losers!
A big thanks to the PX3 jurors. I’m both humbled and very honored.
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