Vote for This Year’s Grand Prize Winner!

It’s time to vote for this year’s Photo Challenge Grand Prize Winner! The winner takes home $2,000, just in time for holiday shopping season.

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-- Lori

Lori Allen
Director, Great Escape Publishing

October 6, 2010
The Right Way to Travel

By Shelly Perry in Portland, Oregon

It’s always fun this time of year to look back through all of the monthly winners in the Photo Challenge. The tough part is deciding which shot wins the Grand Prize.

The theme of the month was critically important when these images were chosen -- but now that they are all together without a main theme, it’s more difficult to narrow the field. Some images certainly stand out more than others, but it still isn’t an easy choice.

That’s why, when looking through the 2010 Hall of Fame (don’t forget to check both pages), you should be sure to watch for strong technical elements like…

-- Composition
-- Depth of field
-- Action moving into the frame
-- Nice lighting
-- Sharp focus

And most importantly, watch for the image that speaks to you above all the rest. A shot that has story.


Here’s how to vote for your favorite photo:

1. Go to and click on “Hall of Fame 2010 -- Vote for This Year’s Grand Prize Winner!” Log in on this page. (If you’re not yet registered, join using the links at the top of the page. Then log in.)

2.Once you’re logged in, click “Hall of Fame 2010 – Vote for This Year’s Grand Prize Winner!” Scroll to the bottom of the page. Peruse through the photos until you find your favorite (again, don’t forget to check the second page). Click the image thumbnail of your top choice.

3. Scroll down below the photo and, using the pull-down box, rate your favorite image with a “5.” Then click “rate.”

That’s it!

At the end of this month, we’ll tally up the results and announce the Grand Prize-winning photo. The photographer will take home $2,000 cash, so cast your vote with care.

WARNING: Make sure you rate your favorite image with a “5.”

Voting begins today and ends on Friday, October 29 at 8:00 am.


Shelly Perry from Portland, Oregon, specializes in people photography, what she calls documentary or lifestyle portraits.

She is known especially for her imaging of children. Shelly’s concern for people is reflected both in her sense of purpose and the images she produces.  Her images have been seen all over the globe on music CD covers, books, magazines, catalogues, web sites, ad campaigns and even on TV. Her work has also appeared in several local exhibits and gallery shows.

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