This week is brimming with news here at Life Refocused. The Sheldon Art Museum in town is hosting the Lincoln PhotoFest Contest, and I’ve thrown my hat in the ring. The museum and galleries around town have exhibited photography during the past few weeks, and the contest asked participants to visit these exhibits. Then, inspired by the images seen, participants were instructed to take their own photos and create abstract images. A bit of a daunting task, but I decided that the contest would allow me to stretch creatively. And, I thought it would help me have some fun to look forward to amidst the work and academic deadlines I am managing. Each participant was allowed to submit 5 photos and they were “due” Tuesday night. Without further ado, here are the 5 images I selected to enter into the contest.
First, a double exposure using Polaroid film.
I’m excited about the contest, if not a bit nervous. Like the photography show last month, I feel a bit vulnerable in entering the PhotoFest Contest. But I’m glad I’ve taken this next step…it’s all a part of this creative journey. There are three jurors for the contest and they will select a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner next week. A “fan favorite” is also going to be awarded based on the most “likes” the photo receives on the Sheldon Museum of Art’s Facebook Page. So, if you like any of my photos and want to vote for the “fan fave,” here’s what you do.
1. Go to the Sheldon Museum of Art’s Facebook Page and “like” the page.
2. Then go to the Lincoln PhotoFest 2011 album on the Sheldon’s Facebook Page.
3. Once there, you can see all the photos submitted for the contest. If you want to “like” a specific photo, you must click on the individual photo. There are some really great shots that folks submitted. If you’re looking for mine (shameless, I know), they are located on the 4th and 5th rows from the bottom.
I’d love your support if you like any of my photos I submitted for the contest! And if you like some of the other entries, those photographers would appreciate your support, too! Wish me luck. xoxo