I've decided to enter in a photography contest in Rock Hill. I have never really had any formal photography training but I think I have a bit of a natural eye for composition when I try. I have several photos from my trip to Greece that I love and so I've decided to pick two of those to enter. I would enter four but I think that the two I have chosen work well to be submitted together, and plus since it's my first time doing a photography contest I don't want to pay extra for two additional photos when I don't know what to expect. I am looking for a good place to get them printed out fairly larger (I'm thinking at least 11"x14" format), anybody have any suggestions? I know that places like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid all have photo centers but the print quality is what I am apprehensive about. The deadline is June 2nd to have them turned in, and then they notify all of the selected competitors by June 8th. The winners and awards will be announced June 21st. Hopefully I will make the cut! We shall see...it will be fun and it's not too much to enter. The top 3 places get significant monetary prizes so that would be exciting! If I make the cut they also keep your artwork hanging up for about a month and anyone who visits has the opportunity to purchase it, so that is a possibility also. Either way, we still need to get some stuff up on our walls at home so these could maybe go in the hall upstairs or in our dining room. I'm going to try to find a coupon to get frames at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, and hopefully can find a printer at a decent price, maybe even with an online promo code!
There is also an art contest in August for any type of artwork to be submitted in a general contest. I think I might submit the charcoal drawing I did of one of our wedding photos (shown here). That one I am much more confident in, it will just be interesting since all of the different types of artwork will be judged against one another and not knowing what the judges may favor.
I will update with how everything goes.
And yes, I know I haven't updated on Las Vegas yet...It was awesome and exhausting. I will load pictures and summarize this weekend when I have more free time! (Long weekend, woo hoo!!)