Shoot and Share Contest 2018
This year was my year to enter, Shoot and Share contest 2018. Almost since I started with wedding photography I had heard about the Shoot & Share Contest. I have always said I will enter, this next year I will take the time. Again this year in 2018 I was thinking about entering, thought time caught up with me quickly. In the last hours of submissions I went all in and entered 50 images. Since I made the choice in the very last minute I choose images that I loved. I had no idea what to expect as I had never been apart of this contest before. This contest is voted upon based on seeing four images side by side. Millions of votes were cast, thousands of images entered, and I had 18 images of mine place in the top 30% or above!
This is taken from the contest website about what the contest is:
Why We Have the Photo Contest.
The Photo Contest is a way to bring the community together and share what they love. We allow photographers from all over the world to share their work, and inspire others. By sharing our best shots, we can congratulate those who are doing an amazing job and encourage others to continue.
Completely Free and Fair.
The Photo Contest is completely free. You can enter up to 50 photos into 25 different categories. The photographer’s name is never displayed during voting so each photo is judged on its own merit. Every photo is given equal opportunity to be voted on. It is displayed the same number of times to the voters as any other, so every photo is in the running.
It’s All About the Photos.
The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is unique because it’s all about the photos. It’s not about one photographers’s popularity vs. another’s or the ability to rally social media for votes. It’s not about your financial ability to pay for more entries to flood the photo pool.
You are the Judge.
And the best part… You choose the winners. You are the judge. Everyone gets to vote. When the contest starts, we show you a group of 4 photos and you choose your favorite of the bunch. We’ll keep displaying random groups of four photos from the same category for as long as you want. You can vote as many times as you’d like.
Getting the hearts!
As the voting began I hearts were coming in and was honored to find out people were loving my images. As each round passed I would wait with batted breath to see if I would get new hearts. Each round new hearts would come! I had images all the way to the final round, which is the top 3% of all images submitted! Being my first year in the contest I was honored to be apart of the final round. Now for what you are all waiting for the images that took awards during the contest!
The Top 10%
Now to start working on images to enter for next year! If you would like me to capture your special events please contact me!