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2013 October Photo Contest: The Country Roads We Find Ourselves On

  • Oct 29, 2013 · 11:45 PM

The theme for OCTOBER is THE COUNTRY ROADS WE FIND OURSELVES! Our September Monthly Contest Winner, Kristal Kraft has no further explanation for the theme. So the interpretation and creativity is completely up to you! Let your creativity run wild, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

The October contest will be open for entries beginning on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and runs until midnight Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

NEWS FLASH!  Our newest sponsor the Digital Photo Academy will be providing this month's winner with a PRIZE WILL BE FREE ATTENDANCE OF ANY DPA COMPOSITION IN THE FIELD CLASS, TO BE REDEEMED WHENEVER YOU LIKE!!  Here's a schedule of DPA's Classes.  (NOTE: Even if you don't win, DPA offers  members of the Front Range Photography Meetup a 50% discount on classes!)

Happy shooting!

MEANING...The date this event is scheduled for is just a place holder for the deadline of the Monthly Photo Contest!

We are NOT meeting anywhere to shoot!

The October Guest Judge is Judged by DPA Instructor and award-winning photographer Dan Jahn.

BIO: I was born in Sri Lanka to Peace Corps parents, and from that beginning I have lived in a number of countries and continue to travel and explore other cultures as often as possible. I am never happier than in some new place, eating food I have never had, surrounded by people whose language I don’t speak, trying to communicate with a smile and a camera.

I studied religion, culture and politics as an undergraduate and in graduate school both in the United States and in the UK, worked at The White House and then as a visual communications consultant for ten years, and found my passion for photography one foggy morning on a mountaintop in Bhutan.

Now, I am lucky enough to be an award-winning, Denver-based photographer working locally and globally, in commercial, assignment, editorial, fashion and stock photography. I strive to consistently produce the highest quality still and motion images for advertising and commercial clients as well as fine art photography collectors. As a private pilot with access to a small plane, I am also available for shoots on location throughout the Rocky Mountain area on very short notice. Or if you just want to do some loops and barrel rolls over a lake in an antique bi-plane, I am your guy!

I am also the owner of photospace , the premier workspace and rental equipment source for professional photography in Colorado. The studio is a perfect place to shoot: 2300 sq ft (1900 sq ft shooting space) centrally located close to downtown in Denver’s Santa Fe Art District. photospace is comfortable, clean, and spacious, with all the latest photographic technology available: cyc wall, green screen, medium format digital capture, video gear and more.



YOU HAVE TO HAVE TAKEN THE IMAGE YOU ARE ENTERING: We know this should be obvious, but we just want to clarify this. So no restored photos, Photoshop compilations or creations etc.

YOU CANNOT ENTER A PHOTO THAT HAS BEEN ENTERED IN A PREVIOUS MONTHLY CONTEST AND WON 1ST OR 2ND PLACE OR HONORABLE MENTION! Again, we know this should be obvious, but just in case you were thinking about doing this, we have been keeping records of the Monthly Contest Winners for quite a few years.

ONLY 1 ENTRY, PER MONTHLY CONTEST, PER GROUP MEMBER!! You can post multiple images to the Photo Album, but be sure to mark the additional images as EXHIBITION ONLY!

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid your $10.00 contest fee to enter last month's contest YOU DON'T have to pay again to enter the monthly contests for the rest of the year.

IF YOU HAVEN'T paid to enter the contest, please be sure to do so BEFORE you enter your photo.  (The payment link can be found on the left sidebar where it says "Contest Entry Fee. You don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card.) If you don't pay, no worries, your image will just be flagged as exhibition only!


Click the "PHOTO" tab on the navigation bar at the top of the Meetup site.

In the "PHOTO" tab, there will be a PHOTO ALBUM titled "2013 October Photo Contest: "THE COUNTRY ROADS WE FIND OURSELVES ON"

Upload your entry there

Don't forget to give it a creative title, or I will give it a generic one!  LOL...much better if you name your image!

All submissions will be posted on this Meetup site.  If you don't want your image online, please don't post it!

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  • Linda

    How/where can I view the entries and winning photos?

    November 2, 2013

    • John K.

      The winner is in the upper left of this page. All of them are in the photos tab here­

      November 2, 2013

    • Teri V.

      To view the photos in the contest go to the home page and click on the PHOTOS tab, find the photo album titled "2013 October Photo Contest: The Country Roads We Find Ourselves On" The judges comments are in the "Comments" Section! Our 1st Place Winner was #21 and 2nd Place Winner was #14. Hope that helps!

      November 2, 2013

  • Teri V.

    To view the photos in the contest go to the home page and click on the PHOTOS tab, find the photo album titled "2013 October Photo Contest: The Country Roads We Find Ourselves On" The judges comments are in the "Comments" Section! Our 1st Place Winner was #21 and 2nd Place Winner was #14. Hope that helps!

    November 2, 2013

  • richard r.

    Teri, can you explain to Linda about how she can view the winners?

    November 2, 2013

  • richard r.

    At DPA, we look forward to viewing the entries. If it is ok with the winner we will also post their image on our Facebook page which has over 9800 followers who will enjoy seeing the photo.

    2 · October 28, 2013

    • Elin V.

      Hello Richard. As the October winner I would be pleased if you shared it on your FB page.

      1 · November 1, 2013

  • richard r.

    We enjoyed viewing the images here at DPA headquarters as well.

    November 1, 2013

  • Stuart

    I am really impressed by all the entries this month. I see the beauty of the country and the talent of those capturing it. It helps me realize how much I love living in the country. Like viewing my daily life through a different lens, so to speak.

    November 1, 2013

  • Fernando B.

    Folks, I have not been to these before. Is the meeting really at 11:45 PM? Thanks

    October 28, 2013

    • Teri V.

      Fernando, this isn't an actual Meetup. It's just a place holder to display the deadline for entries into the monthly photo contest. So you have until midnight tonight to enter the contest. Sorry for the confusion!

      October 28, 2013

    • Fernando B.

      Got it. Thank you

      October 29, 2013

  • richard r.

    Best of luck to everyone!!

    October 25, 2013

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