Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon Photo
Blue Ribbon Photo

The Iowa State Fair is a really big deal, and their Photography Salon (contest) has grown to be quite competitive in its 77-year history.  This year’s contest attracted 1,143 photographers from 23 states, with 3,642 entries.

On average, only 24% of the entered photos were selected for display during the Salon. I had 3 of my 4 entries selected, which put me and the other 60 photographers with three selected entries in the top 5%.  Only two photographers had all four entries accepted for the Salon.

One of my three selected entries, “Wishin and Hopin” won 1st place in its category.  I was thrilled to have my seven year-old grandson, subject of the photo, with me to accept the prize.

Thought for the Day:  Perseverance is a great element of success.                                                                                                                            Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

4 thoughts on “Blue Ribbon

  1. Love it!!!! Congratulations!!! Winning photo of the winners as well!

    Is this the first time the “public” has seen the face behind the camera?😉


    Sent from my iPhone



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