This is my 4th year entering the Shoot and Share Contest. At least once a year you'll see a post about it on my fb and most social media sites explaining how excited I am to enter.
In a nutshell, here is how the Shoot & Share Photo Contest works: When submissions open, photographers are able to enter up to 50 images into 25 different categories. The categories range from wedding to pets to families to travel. Once the submission period closes, the contest opens for 12 rounds. With each round, a percentage of images are eliminated as the contest whittles down to the best of the best. How are these “best” images chosen? The contest is completely free & fair – meaning anyone can get on and vote. You are presented with a category & then 4 random images from that category. You simply pick your favorite out of those 4 and then the page refreshes to present you with a new category & 4 new images. Every image is completely anonymous and every image is shown an equal amount of times within each round (so it’s given a completely fair chance). Obviously, there are prizes for the winners of each category & also an overall grand winner is chosen.
Over the past few years, I’ve had images place in the top 30%, top 20%, and top 10% and Finalist. The top 30% may not sound super prestigious, but when you take into consideration how many photos were entered and eliminated, it truly is something to be proud of!
This year, I had 3 images make it into the top 30% and 2 images that made it into the top 20 % . I didn't have an many images place this year as years past but that's okay.
Here are my images that placed this year.
A Wave of the Wand Photography
This image was in the Top 30 % of the Travel and Landscape Category . Made it to Round 9 out of 12 rounds.- 26.070 photos in the category.
Placed 6876 out of 26,070 images in the category.
This image placed in the Top 30 % for the Travel and Landscape Category | Made it to Round 9 of 12 Rounds- - 26,070 images in the category. Placed 7024 out of 26,070 images .
This Image placed in the top 20 % of the Phone Photography Category. Made it to round 11 out of 12 rounds . 8413 images in category. Placed 1055 out of 8413 images
This Image was in the top 30 % for the Phone Photography Category .Made it to Round 9 of 12 Rounds. 8413 images in category. Placed 2074 out of 8413 images.
This image was in the top 20 % for the Phone Photography Category .Made it to round 11 out of 12 rounds . 8413 images in the category. Placed 1127 out of 8413 images.