This holiday season, I’m participating in the Giving is Awesome project. Giving is Awesome is a simple effort by photographers worldwide to give back to their communities. Since I know what you’re really looking for are the contest details, here we go, folks:
You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.
You know someone. I guarantee it.
I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography — $1,500 worth, to be exact. The recipient will receive a lifestyle session (to be scheduled in January, February or March), a 20-page 8×8 album, a 16×20 matted, framed, and signed print and a disc of all final images with printing rights.
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a lifestyle session (to be scheduled January, February or March) and a 16×20 matted, framed, and signed print, a $500 value. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* The nominee must reside in Indiana. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.
* You must e-mail me the full story: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve — get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!
Open your heart to someone this holiday season — and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.
And because what’s a post without a photo? This photo always gets me in the holiday spirit!!