Black and White Contest Winners Announced

November 22nd, 2010 by John Batdorff

I want to say this was probably the hardest Black and White contest I’ve ever had the privilege of judging. Before I announce the winners I want to remind everyone that I enter contests every year and guess what? That’s right, I don’t always win. I know can you believe it…;)  If there’s one thing I’ve learned from not only entering contests but judging them is this: we look at every image based upon composition, exposure, etc., but in the end, to be very truthful, it’s very subjective. Either an image speaks to a judge or it doesn’t. I have to come to terms with this when I submit my own work for contests and I hope everyone here understands the same.  Moving forward…

I want to thank everyone for entering and as always there are no real losers. As a matter of fact, I would say everyone was a winner because your work has been seen by well over 12,000 unique visitors!  This truly was the best Black and White Photo Contest with the most talented artists to date.

I want to thank my partners for helping me put together a great contest and for donating killer prizes for our winners.

Black Rapid for donating a strap of your choice.  Black Rapid is the only strap I use on my camera…Period!

Outdoor Photo Gear for donating Nik Software Silver eFex Pro. Outdoor Photo Gear is simply the best when you need expert advice!

Drum roll please….

The winners of the Second Annual Black and White Photo contest are:

Portrait Photography

Saeed Rezvanian- Portrait Days



Steve Silverman-  The Tin Man

Still Life

Peter Rose- English Country Tea Time

Congrats to the winners.  Please feel free to email me so that I can arrange delivery of your prizes.  I want to thank everyone once again for entering.  It was just a wonderful contest with some amazing images.   Keep posted because this Wednesday I’ll be updating my blog with the honorable mentions. 

Thanks again, John



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