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Shoot & Share Results | Finalists, Top 10%, Top 20%, Top 30% Entries - Part I | Fresh Pine Photography

A few months ago, I entered a few pieces of my work into a huge, global photography contest. (there were like 600K+ images entered from artists all over the world) There were twelve rounds of voting that eventually narrowed the images down to the top 1% (finalists). I cannot even believe two of my images made it through to the end and were finalists!! 22/50 of my entered images finished in the top 30% or better, which is super exciting and a huge surprise. This was the very first contest I've ever entered my work in. 

 

 I entered my images into a few different categories - the ones above were in the Families, Share Joy, Babies & Toddlers, Passion Portraits, Lifestyle/Documentary, and Maternity categories. There was some TOUGH competition... check out the total numbers of images entered into each of those and how well my best entries finished!

 

 

 

The 'Families' category had 41,257 images entered.  

 

This image below finished in the top 10%, made it to round 11, and placed 666/41,257! 

 

This entry below in the Families category also finished in the top 10%. This one made it to round 10 and placed 2,469/41,257!  Sweet little Scout never disappoints, haha! 

This image below finished in the top 20%, made it to round 8, and placed 6,691/41,257

 

 

 

The 'Share Joy' category had 10,810 images entered.

 

This image below finished in the top 10%, made it to round 11, and placed 944/10,810.

 

 

The 'Maternity' category had 26,188 images entered.

 

This image below finished in the top 20%, made it to round 10, and placed 2,832/26,188.

 

 This image below finished in the top 20%, made it to round 9, and placed 3,848/26,188.

 

 

 

The 'Lifestyle/Documentary' category had 27,467 images entered.

 

This image below finished in the top 10%, made it to round 10, and placed 2,541/27,467.

This image below finished in the top 30%, made it to round 8, and placed 7,711/27,467

 

 

The 'Babies & Toddlers' category had 41,322 images entered.

 

This image below finished in the top 20%, made it to round 9, and placed 4,299/41,322.

 

 

This image below finished in the top 20%, made it to round 8, and placed 6,567/41,322.

This image below finished in the top 20%, made it to round 8, and placed 6,671/41,322.

 

 

The 'Passion Portraits' category had 3,009 images entered.

 

This image below was one of my finalist entries! It finished in the top 1%, made it through all 12 rounds, and placed 204/3,009. It was one of the snaps from my dear friend, Alex's birth of her son, Clark. 

 

This image below finished in the top 30%, made it to round 10, and placed 721/3,006. This was an image from a birth I shot last year that ended in a cesarean. The woman in the photograph was my client's mama. I waited in the hallway with her while her daughter was in the OR. 

 

This image finished in the top 30%, made it to round 10, and placed 878/3,006. This was an image from Alex's maternity session the evening she found out her sweet baby boy, Clark, had passed. 

 

Check back later to see how my birth, newborn, and fresh 48 images finished in the contest! A huge thank you to all my friends and family who took time out of their days to vote in the contest. I'm already looking forward to Shoot & Share 2020!!

 

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