Ladies and Gentlemen- The time has come to announce our first winner in Michael The Maven's 2011 Photography contest!
We tallied up the scores this evening and I am proud to announce the following winners in the Animal Category, by place (Our winner was overwhelmingly so with 4 First Place votes)-
1. Aquarium - Anna Rumiantseva - $1000 Cash Prize!
2. Black & White Rhino - $300 Gift Code to Michael's Online Store!
3. Orange Jelly Fish - Photography Business Crash Course DVD Set!
4. Los 3 Amigos - $150 Gift Code to Michael's Canon Training Download Video Store
5. Baby Calf on the Mountain - Think Tank
6. Green Snake - Hissssss! - Custom Michael The Maven 16GB Leather Thumb Drive
7. Moon Over Horse -Custom Michael The Maven 16GB Bamboo Thumb Drive
8. Cage - Angelina Hills Matted Print
9. Water Dog - Ocean Waves Relaxation DVD by Heath Snow
10. White Horse- $20 Gift Code to Michael's Store!
11. Rainbow Parrot - Honorable Mention
12. We Have Lift Off - Honorable Mention
Here is the Finalists Gallery for reference. It turned out quite differently than I expected. All the images are amazing:
We will be announcing winners throughout the rest of the week, either myself or my assistant Adam will be in touch with you about the best way to get your prizes to you. We are also already working on your certificates, which will be emailed at the conclusion of our announcements.
We had over 6000 entries this year, if you made it into the finalists, you need to be commended for your outstanding work!
More to come tomorrow!