Imagine my surprise when my three photos were returned to me with a blue, 1st Prize card and Ten Shillings prize money. I have never looked back.
So you won't be surprised that I have a gallery on a website called Betterphoto.com. (www.betterphoto.com?englishteacher) This website also runs 10 monthly contests and I regularly enter any photo that I consider worth entering. Judging is done in various levels. At the end of the month all photos, thousands of them, are gone through to get the first level of pictures that are worth judging. Each of these photos receives a badge on the website which says "Editor's Pick." I have many of those, but have never got any further.
So it was an exciting surprise this week to receive a message that one of my photos had gone through to the second level of judging, the "Staff Favourites." Well, that is a level I had never reached, so I am very proud of that.
Therefore, imagine, my total elation when I received another message two days later to tell me that my photo had gone through to the next level, "Finalists." I can't explain it, but it is such an honour to have a photo with a "Finalists" badge, Now for the following photo shoot; I have lots to live up to. I sure will continue to try.