My participation to “Best Shots” Competition and Exhibition

Earlier this year, I participated to a UK based photography contest called “Best Shots Photographic Competition and Touring Exhibition”. It is a charitable fundraising activity that is open to photographers on a worldwide basis.

The competition was based on 10 categories and each photographers can submit a maximum of 5 photographs. Afterwards, each photo will be judged and graded by three different judges following 10 aspects. Then fun begins with an eight-week summer exhibition for all 100 finalists held at The Station, in Richmond, North Yorkshire. The next leg of the journey will be open to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize-winning images from each of the 10 categories (30 in total) and it includes an exhibition in four of the most beautiful castles and exhibition forums in the UK.

The categories were: Landscapes, Portraiture, Still Life, Food & Drink, Sport, Photo Art, Travel, Animal Life, Phone Photos and Young Snappers.

I participated with the following photos:

Portraiture: Paris under the blue sky. Grades /100: 48, 63, 61

Landscape: Paris under the blue sky.
Grades /100: 48, 63, 61

Portraiture: The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. Grades/100: 60, 66, 80

Portraiture: The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.
Grades/100: 60, 66, 80

Food: Fish Attack Grades/100: 75, 78, 76

Food: & Drink Fish Attack
Grades/100: 75, 78, 76

Photo art: Embracing agony Grade/100: 62, 92, 84

Photo art: Embracing agony
Grade/100: 62, 92, 84

Phone photos: Even in a rainy night Grades/100: 63, 83, 88

Phone photos: Even in a rainy night
Grades/100: 63, 83, 88

Around 8000 photos were submitted to this competition. 100 out of these 8000 were chosen as the finalists.

And guess what… Two of my photos made it to the final 100 😀

Fish Attack” and “Even in a rainy night” are now exhibited in The Station, in Richmond, North Yorkshire. So if you’re close don’t hesitate to go visit and share with me photos of the exhibition. It’ll be going on until September 8th (2013).

Although my photos made it to the finals but I didn’t win any of the first three places in my categories so the photos won’t be exhibited in the rest of the tour.

But the race is on to find the most popular Best Shots Photograph. For every £1 you donate to The Station Charity, you get 3 votes. The photographer with the most votes the end of February 2014, picks up a cool £1000. Also, the photographs can be purchased at the exhibition or online at the following links: “Fish Attack” “Even in a rainy night“.

So since it’s not free, I’m not going to ask you to vote. The aim of the this post is to share my joy with you. It’s the first time I get judged by professionals and my first exhibition. I’m very happy and proud.

Thank you for your constant support.

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