A quick post to mark the date when I submitted my first anything to anything.
To begin, begin.
— William Wordsworth
It has been on my mind for a while, to research all the millions of competitions, contests and the like, be it word or image-related. I’ve been saving links too. But I never did it or submitted either a written or photo evidence of my existence anywhere if we don’t count Thursday Doors. And we should and shouldn’t – since over there we are all winners.
I’m not competitive in nature, except of course when I am, such as in cards. It’s better to say that I choose my battles wisely because I plan to win them all. But now I’m learning to take part without competing. It’s not hard since my motto has always been:
I’m not interested in competing with anyone, I hope we all make it.
I also admit that I hadn’t studied the entries submitted by others much before submitting mine. After glancing at the rules I proclaimed to amore that even if I came third, it’s 1000 dollars, but then I had a closer look. How does blown away sound?
For my first competition I have namely chosen The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2018 to which I submitted the featured photo under the title “To begin, begin”. The call for entries is here and one photo submission is free. If you post five you pay, but you get a free review of your submitted work. This is something that I’m not so keen on. What could they say? You suck but keep on trying? 😀
It’s not that I don’t believe in rules…
Wait, I don’t believe in rules.
I think I may be having a hard time with this winning. But today is my little victory anyway.
Photo: © signature mmm