Saturday, April 09, 2011

First Entry in my Photography Contest

On April 1st, I announced my photography contest, awarding an autographed copy of Deadly Currents to the person who could take the best photo of the book in its "natural setting," such as a bookstore or library. I've received the first entry in the contest from Michelle Auffant of Scottsdale, AZ, and it's shown below.

As you can see, it's very creative. Michelle used the sketch setting on her camera to take an artistic photo of Deadly Currents in a virtual bookstore on her Nook, on her desk at work. I had suggested in my contest announcement that entrants let their imagination run wild. Props, costumes, characters (people or animals), interesting lighting, etc. were all encouraged. Michelle not only did that, she made a creative interpretation of what constituted a bookstore.

What do you think of her photograph? Can you top it with one of your own? If you think so, take a photo of Deadly Currents in your local library or bookstore and send it to me at my website.

Click on "Contact Me" and please provide the following information in the email:

- your name (First name only is okay, if you want.)
- your email address (This won't be shared. It's for me to contact you if you win.)
- the name of the bookstore or library where the photo was taken
- the city and state where the photo was taken
- the photo in a .jpg file
- permission to post the photo on my blog

Hurry! The deadline for the contest is midnight MST on April 15th.


Unknown said...

Love this pic! Very creative!


Beth Groundwater said...

I liked it, too, Val! Do you think you can come up with a more creative one for the contest? Give it a go.