Mama Focus Photo Contest!
posted by Sheri
We know you have a lot of adorable photos of your kids. I currently have 12,571 photos in my iPhoto and probably 11,491 of those are of my kids. Well, now it's time to shine a little light on you, Mama. And not just the smiley, huggy, fun aspects either. The whole picture. The whole person. So come out from behind the lens, stop dodging the camera, and show us your stuff in the Mama Focus photo contest.
In our Mama Focus photo contest, we challenge you to get artsy, take a self-portrait, give your kids the camera and let them do a mama photo shoot. We don't care how you get the picture, as long as you (mama) are the focus (the photo's actual technical focus is optional). We hope to see photos that show us what modern motherhood can be like: the ugly and the beautiful. We are looking for pictures with a fresh, unique perspective or that capture a moment, convey a feeling, or tell a story. We want interesting and unexpected shots that give us a peek into real mamahood.
Some themes you might choose to explore (but anything goes!): Self & Solitude, Work & Play, Sleep (or lack thereof) & Dreams, Nature & Nurture.
The Mama Focus contest is sponsored by mamazine.com, Picture This, and The Little Zygote That Could. The contest starts Thursday, November 1, 2007, and ends Friday, November 30, 2007. Winners will be announced Friday, December 7, 2007.
How to Enter
Here is an example.
All photos entered will be evaluated by three judges: Tracey Clark of Picture This, Sheri Reed of The Little Zygote That Could, today is pretty, and mamazine.com, and Amy Anderson, also of mamazine.com. Tracey is the professional photographer/mom behind Picture This; however, Sheri and Amy are not trained in photography or artistic presentation or composition. Overall, we aim to select the photos that strike us most for whatever reason.
The Grand Prize
The grand prize, graciously donated by SONY, is a SONY DSC-W55 Cybershot Digital Still (black) (valued on Amazon.com at $184.88). The grand prize winner and the first, second, and third place runner ups will each have their photos displayed in the "mama likes" blog for one month and then eternally in its archives. Tracey will also post them all on Picture This.
Edited to add: Check out our mama winners!