Tuesday, March 24, 2009

And the winners are.....

Just a quick note first...

When you vote, if you could please just write:
Best overall: _______ (fill in with one name)
Best take on the challenge: __________

and below you can write your shoutouts and praise.

It's tough to count when there are so many names and people don't decide on ONE, or don't label which category someone should win. Keeping it simple will be SO much easier!

Thanks...

Now, onto the winners. DRUMROLL....

Best overall picture was TERI

Best Take on the Challenge was MINDY

But I have to give an honorary mention to AprilF, who got TONS of votes (just not in the same categories)

You all did an extraordinary job this week! I was SO impressed! It feels like so many of you are really stepping it up and doing amazing things with those cameras. I love that inspiration.

I had been going to create a separate blog, and actually even began the process this morning. But I am actually leaning towards not doing that. It just adds an extra step of work, that I don't know if I can to pick up right now. A thought I had was to go back into the winners posts and add the category they won under their picture so it will show up on the sidebar and you can still click through easily to see the winning pictures.

Anyone else have a better idea? Or do you like the idea of a separate blog for the winning pictures? And if so, is there someone who wants to manage that?

CONGRATS TO EVERYONE! You all did an awesome job! I am so excited to see what the next challenge brings!

16 comments:

Charles & Amanda said...

I think putting it in the sidebar is a great idea...another blog is a lot of work.

Lindy said...

Congrats to Teri and Mindy, great job!

I agree with Amanda, maybe you should add a tag for each winning photo that just says something like "weekly awards" or something like that, so we can just click on one link on the sidebar to see all of them. Also, does anyone know of a blog where team members just post photos whenever to be critiqued by others? I'm dying for more feedback so I can learn more.

Janelle said...

Wait, I thought yesterday was the nominating, and then we were going to vote on a top three in each category. Did that change?

Also, when you post the results, could you include links to their posts, so we can easily go back and find them? Thanks!

Maybe instead of a separate blog, you could have a sidebar gadget for each category, and then just a list of links (called whatever the challenge is) to the winning posts.

Janelle said...

Oh yeah, and congrats to Teri and Mindy! :)

Mindy said...

Wow! Wow wow!! Thanks, everyone! :D

Rach, I think a separate blog would be a lot of work. I like the idea of labels, or a sidebar gadget. Much simpler. Simple is good!

Lindy, check out http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/index.php (Digital Photography School). There are forums there, and even threads specifically for critique.

Mindy said...

Simpler... is that a word? ;)

Oh, and congratulations to Teri and AprilF too!!

Rachel H. said...

The next winners I will definitely go in and put the link right away on the winning post. Like I said, I am new to this whole thing and a lot is by trial and error. So thanks for your patience.

Janelle, I think we had talked about doing it that way, but that adds a whole extra day and step, and from the feedback I got, it seemed like people were just going to nominate and win from there. Sorry I didn't explain that again. I think that after following the last piece asking for info I just assumed it was clear. MY BAD. Really. I am so sorry!

And yes Mindy, I dare say, in my book simpler is a word. :) hehe.

Anyone want to request a word for tomorrow's challenge? I would love someone else to put in on this one...

Mindy said...

How about:

abstract
angles
joy
simple :)
home
inanimate
black and white



(you don't have to use any of those... just throwing out some ideas!)

Teri said...

Wow! Thank you everyone for the vote on my picture, I was just so thrilled to see my name even nominated. Thank you so much, this makes me feel wonderful. Thank you Rachel for this great opportunity to take photos and step outside of our comfort zone and to take pictures of things we might have never done before. Congrats to Mindy too. Can't wait for the next challange!

Rachel H. said...

OOOH! MINDY! Great words! I have one for tomorrow...I think this one will be fun. :)

Alan J said...

I think that when you list the winnders you should link their names to the winning post so i can find it. Thank you.

Candace said...

Congratulations to Mindy and Teri!! Fabulous work, girls..

And I've been wanting to suggest the word ADDICTION for a while, don't have to use it, I just think it can be interpretted in so many ways.

Loved the voting yesterday, I think it definitely adds more excitement to the challenge! Can't wait to get started on the next one! :)

Candace said...

Congratulations to Mindy and Teri!! Fabulous work, girls..

And I've been wanting to suggest the word ADDICTION for a while, don't have to use it, I just think it can be interpretted in so many ways.

Loved the voting yesterday, I think it definitely adds more excitement to the challenge! Can't wait to get started on the next one! :)

AprilF said...

Congrats Teri and Mindy! Great photos!

Blake said...

If we dont do the sidebar I would be willing to do the blog. Blogging is my release and I do it somewhat well.

So if we go that route I can do it and manage it!

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