Hit Us With Your Best Shot!

This is an exact re-enactment of when DarkJade68 asked me to judge Dark Globe's photo contest. He even said those precise words. I was just minding my own business reading about someone else's business ...

In a surprising and totally illogical…delightful turn of events, I’ve become a judge in Dark Globe’s most recent contest: The 2012 Dark Globe February Shoot Off. Click here to get all the details, but I’ll summarize for you.

This is a contest for all you shutter-bugs out there–that means photographers for those of you not into picture-snapping. I may sound like a shutter-bug myself, but I’m not. I just know lots of words. My qualifications as a judge are: I’m an awesome blogger (according to those who voted for me in Dark Globe’s last contest); I’m an artist, too, if you count the amazing things I can do with uncooked elbow macaroni, Elmer’s glue and gold glitter–not necessarily all at once; I can usually tell if a photo is upside down or right side up; and I said “yes” to DarkJade68’s invitation to judge (because I have a hard time saying “no” to DarkJade68 and several other bloggers–please don’t let that get around).

I simply can't say "no" to you. I'll stop work on my memoir and judge your photo contest. Anything else you'd like?

But this isn’t about me. It’s about YOU: the photographers out there who should be recognized for your craft. Here are the basics of the contest (again, go here to get ALL the details):

  1. Submissions begin today (2/1/12) at Dark Globe’s site (which will be updated frequently) and end FRIDAY 2/10/12.
  2. There are three categories (themes) for submissions: Hope, People at Work, and Broken. You can submit one (1) photo per category.
  3. Judges can’t enter the contest. (Good thing. I was told to stop lurking around construction sites. The men were getting uncomfortable.)
  4. You can submit to more than one category (meaning two or three), but you can only win in one category (meaning one), thus spreading the awards out.
  5. All three winners will be announced on 2/15/12 after we judges have mud-wrestled…deliberated and decided. Each winner will receive bragging rights and a fancy graphic to paste proudly on her/his site.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE spread this post around to everyone you know who might want to enter this contest or who might know someone who might want to enter this contest.

Get the word out so that my fellow judges and I can look at poop-tons of marvelous pictures and stay awake at night trying to decide which ones we think are the best ones. What’s an all-nighter when the pay-off is highlighting the art and finesse of photography? I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

And If I get dizzy and fall off the ladder, don't feel guilty. I made the choice to do this. Just send donations to "The Scrappy Dog-Walker Benevolent Society."

~ by Lorna's Voice on February 1, 2012.

22 Responses to “Hit Us With Your Best Shot!”

  1. Just submit an awesome picture for each category–that will triple your chances of winning. I must remain objective as a judge, otherwise I face censure and public ridicule on the Maury Povich Show (only if my agent is any good at all). 😉

  2. Cool! I hope I find some time to participate in this. Sounds like fun. Any ideas on how to bribe er… I mean impress the judges? 😀

  3. Oh good! I was really hoping you’d submit to each category. 🙂

  4. This could be interesting. I have few I’m thinking of.
    You’ll be a fab judge.
    MMmmmm … need to decide … that’s always the hard part.
    Izzy ~~~ : – )

  5. Yeah, “poop-ton” is my version of “s**t-load.” I am serious about my Buddhist path of “Right Speech” so I try my best not to use foul language. Thought that was a nifty compromise! 😉

  6. It should be great fun. Already some great pictures… 🙂

  7. Hey I have a Scrappy too, but he’s a cat. A cool cat, but a cat.
    Have fun with the photo contest!

  8. Bank some sleep-hours before you begin because you can’t expire on us anytime soon. Not having Lornas Voice in our lives would leave a void.
    One last comment–poop-ton?

  9. I’m glad, too! I really am just a mild-mannered 54-year-old who stays out of trouble. It’s just that when my fingers hit the keys of my laptop, some zany alter-ego comes out and I never know what’s going to come out of her mouth! 🙂

  10. I absolutely LOVE your sense of humor !! I’ve not been able to stop smiling lol . I’m so glad Julie sent me your link.:)

  11. I just read your correction post, but I wouldn’t mind judging your “pots” either! 😉

  12. That’s okay. I type backwards (to correct my typos) more than I type forwards! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping in and commenting. 🙂

  13. Yes, I’ll be extra careful on that ladder! Thanks, Molly! 🙂

  14. Great, Al!

    And we have to keep going through this because Scrappy loves the attention. He’s such a glutton for the limelight (so unlike his Human). 😉

  15. OK. Lorna just because it’s you I’m going to submit a photo (hope).

    And, again, if you fall off that ladder we’ll come to get Scrappy while you convalesce so you don’t have to worry about a dog walker. Haven’t I made this offer before? Why don’t you just let us have him so we don’t have to keep going through this?

  16. Hope you get to pass a few cosy all-nighters savouring judging fantastic photography in front of an open fire, with snow drizzling down outside, rum tea and man alongside – of course Scrappy near too. I doubt donations will be needed for “The Scrappy Dog-Walker Benevolent Society.” cheers catchul8r molly

  17. oh my goodness overtired that should read photo’s oh my !!

  18. lol Love this will have to look and see which of my pot’s might qualify to be judged:)

  19. Wonderful! Thanks Julie. The more the word gets spread, the more wonderful talent we all can enjoy! 🙂

  20. Awesome, Lorna, thanks for the tip – I’m not exactly a shutterbug, but my friend and fellow blogger Selena Howard is; so I’m going to make sure she sees this. Good luck, everyone! ~ Julie 🙂

  21. Thanks! I had to put my Smarty McSmarterson touch on it.

  22. lol, well, that’s just an Awesome Post

    Thanks Lorna, lol


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