08 March 2013

My Photo Selected by Smithsonian


My Burning Clouds photo got selected as one of the TOP TEN Altered Images in the 10th Annual Photo Contest of Smithsonian Magazine. It was chosen among more than 37,600 submissions from extremely talented photographers in 112 countries. As the Smithsonian Magazine representative says "We feel these images excel in technical quality, clarity and composition and provide fascinating lenses into our world." I feel honored and humbled. 

Smithsonian is an institution I have deep respect for. Established in 1846 it is considered the world's largest museum and research complex with 19 museums, 9 research centers and more than 100 affiliate museums around the world.

Smithsonian Magazine is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution, with articles on history, science, arts and nature.

But I am sure you all know that. Now, on to the main topic:

While the jury is busy deliberating the winner of every category - The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana and Altered Images, as well as the Grand Prize winner, there is also voting going on for the Readers Choice Winner.

So, please, if you like my image, vote for it and help me get the highest percentage of votes! Voting is open until March 29th, 2013 and you can vote once every 24 hours. 

Just in case the link doesn't take you to the page above, my photo is Number 47. I only have a feeble chance to win if you vote just once, so if you want to make sure you are really helping me out you can set a reminder and go back there to vote every day.

You can buy the same image right now in my etsy shop. Use coupon code KAN15 to get 15% discount.

If I win, I promise to send each of you a postcard with the same image. Just drop me a comment every time you vote, so I can keep track and make sure I have a way to contact you later for your mailing address!

Thank you!


27 comments:

  1. Congrats, what an honour! I justed voted for you.

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    1. Thank you, Marieken! I really feel honored! Thank you for voting for my photo! I hope you can go back and vote again after 24 hours.

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  2. Awesome!!! Congrats, Sonya! You must be so very proud... really, really great...

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    1. Yes, yes, I am proud indeed! But I also need your votes for the Peoples Choice award :) I cannot make it without support!

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    2. Hahaha - of course, I will vote. But I wrote the comment this morning and to rush to work. Now I'm back home :)

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    3. Ah, thank you for letting me know! That is reassuring :)

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  3. Congratulations - what a thrill for you, Sonya! Voting was quick and easy. :)

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  4. Hey congrats girl! I voted for you, it is a wonderful photograph!

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  5. Fabulous photo! Congratulations! Just voted for you!

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  6. That is so fantastic! Yours chosen from 37,600 submissions! Wow. You must be proud. I voted for you.

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  7. What a small world... I saw this photo on tumblr and really liked it, and now I've stumbled on your blog!! I'm definitely voting for you and following you now :)

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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    1. Thank you, Mackenzie! Thank you for letting me know about seeing my photo on Tumblr, can you please send me the link?

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  8. You must be so proud! This is great, Sonya! I'm off to vote, and vote, an vote :)

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    1. Thank you, thank you and thank you! :)

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  9. Wow Sonya, that's amazing!! I can't say I'm too surprised they picked yours though. :)
    xoxo

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    1. I wish the jury is as supportive as you, Mary!

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  10. Oh yeah, and I voted too, duh. :D

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  11. Congrats on being in the top 10. Your photo is amazing, I hope you win. I voted and will vote daily! Good luck.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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    1. Thank you, Valerie. Your support is invaluable to me!

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