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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 07:43 AM

***MAY Photo Contest*** Theme and Dates--Submissions opening this week!

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The more I have thought about this idea overnight, the more I like it. Here it is. The theme for our May Contest is Sacred/Inspirational Places/Spaces. I offer it in honor and memory of those who have been victims of hate crimes in their houses of worship, or for the loss of those structures due to arson, bombing, accidental fire, or acts of nature. This is not about religion, but about the freedom to choose among the diverse ways we connect our souls to our families, our communities, our past and our yearning for meaning in life.

This leaves plenty of room for your subject photograph. It could be of the Grand Canyon or your favorite outdoor spot for meditation. It could be a small one room chapel in the country or Notre Dame. It could be a church, a cathedral, a mosque, a synagogue, a shrine or a temple. It could be Stonehenge or the Pyramids or Machu Picchu or the statues on Easter Island. If you choose a structure, it could be an interior or exterior view.

Let's aim for diversity. Let's aim to fill this contest with 30 photos. Go through your archives or take your camera out and shoot something new. Take us on a trip around the country--and maybe even the world--and connect us one to each other.

I will open Submissions on May 8th and hold them open until May 19th unless we fill 30 spots prior to the 19th. Preliminaries will run for 3 days and Finals will run for 3 days
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Reply ***MAY Photo Contest*** Theme and Dates--Submissions opening this week! (Original post)
mnhtnbb Apr 23 OP
MontanaMama Apr 23 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 23 #2
Mira Apr 23 #3
GemDigger Apr 23 #4
alfredo Apr 23 #5
CareerGuyMA Apr 24 #6
mnhtnbb Apr 24 #7
Soph0571 Apr 24 #8
Richard D Apr 26 #9
mnhtnbb May 6 #10

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:05 AM

1. What a beautiful theme.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:51 AM

2. Oh, Good!

Thanks for your great input and work on this wonderful theme!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:06 AM

3. WOW - I'm psyched!

Though there were a number of other possibilities for theme that made me excited, this one is going to be special. Thank you also, mnhtnbb, for giving us specs and a wide berth for our choices. Looking forward!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:53 AM

4. Looking forward for this one. nt

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:06 PM

5. Great theme.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:57 AM

6. Photo contest

How does one submit a photo to the contest?

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Response to CareerGuyMA (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:05 AM

7. I will post a Submissions thread

along with the rules for the contest on May 8 in the Photography group. You put a title for your entry and then post the link for the photo in the message text area.

In order to post your original photo you will need to upload it to a hosting site such as postimages, imgur, Flickr, or others. Then you copy and paste the link for the photo in the Submissions thread.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:42 PM

8. I am so pleased you thought of this theme

So very appropriate given the recent massacres based on religion. Oh and I have the perfect picture in my archives - at least I think so...

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:51 PM

9. I love this topic!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 09:41 AM

10. Submissions are opening in 2 days!

Hope everyone has been thinking about an entry.

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