Sunday, October 9, 2011

GA National Fair Day!!

So, with an anxious heart & butterflies in my stomach (and earplugs in my ears so I didn't have to listen to the movie the kids watched on the way), I set off the GA National Fair in Perry, GA, this morning to see if any of my photographs were deemed worthy of display/awards.

Bear in mind this is my very first photography contest ever and I was super nervous to "put myself out there", as it were, especially in such a HUGE pool. 

Well, just IMAGINE my surprise when I walked around the corner and BAM!, my photograph of my 5 y.o. daughter coming down the dark tunnel slide (called "Courage"), had a shiny red 2nd place ribbon hanging on it!  What!? 

It was such a thrill just to see my works hanging on the wall (all 7 were hung, but I think they must hang all submissions??), but to actually win something was just incredible.  The funny thing is that I almost didn't submit this photo because, honestly, it's not my favourite.  Here's the original:

So, anyway, now I'm an "award winning photographer" and am planning to jack up my rates by 50%.  Tell me, what's 2 times nothing?  Oh, still nothing.  Well, there you go.


  1. Awesome! It's always great to win ribbons! When I was in Michigan I entered like 20 some photos in the fair. I got several ribbons including 2 firsts! It's such a thrill! Unfortunately, the fair where I live Iowa is 4H only, so that sucks. Anyway, congrats on yours!

  2. congrats! that's wonderful! and i love this shot!