Back in January I entered an international photography competition, the Shoot & Share contest. Said to be the only "free and fair" contest as all images are displayed anonymously and voted on all around the world by photographers and non-photographers alike, I am thrilled to have two finalist images out of the 400,000+ entered!
This one of Priya & Kalyan (my three-year-old twins) making scrambled eggs, placed 165th out of 19,330 images in the Lifestyle/Family Documentary category.
Another one of the twins, playing in their room (on the day I introduced pants) came in 372nd out of 19,330 in the same category.
As well as my two finalist images which I am super chuffed with, I also had a number of images in the top 10%, 20% and 30% of certain categories which you can see detailed in the slideshow below. It's my first year entering Shoot & Share and I do wish I'd entered some in different categories (some fit in multiple and it was difficult to decide) but ultimately I'm so happy to have achieved anything. I can't wait for next year (the month of voting is also somewhat addictive)!
Hover over the slideshow below to see where each image placed.