As promised (though a day late, I know…), the winner of the December Bonanza giveaway has been selected, and the annual honors go to PanShovel for his well-thought out image of sharing and cheer during the holiday season:
Thanks so much to all the participants for your wonderful images of Cheer! It really did bring a smile to my face going through all the images and selecting a winner! As always, the decision was quite difficult, but ultimately, the nod goes to Pan Shovel for the annual holiday giveaway. As you all may recall, the prizes this year were donated by the good folks of Craft & Vision (David DuChemin), Thinktank Photo, and Photojojo for the books, bags and lenscap holder respectively. So if you get a moment to check out their respective product lines, you can say thanks to them in your own way too!
The downside after all this excitement is that the January giveaway does not have a sponsor (same as last year), so this means the prize will be the ability to choose the theme for the February contest giveaway. Think of January as a practicing month to take your own shots of whatever you find appealing. No themes to restrict your creativity, but the rest of the standard rules apply:
1. One photo per person
2. Must be work-safe/family-friendly
3. Posted to the Flickr thread
4. Largest side must be no more than 800px or less than 600px (this is only so that the winning image can be displayed well…)
5. Taken within the last 60 days (preferably during the contest window)
6. Images must be done by Feb 3rd (Friday).
7. Theme is open (no theme)
8. And most importantly, have fun!
Congrats again to Pan Shovel, and good luck to everyone in the coming months for the 2012 giveaways – keep the great shots and creativity churning!