Kodak photo contest

2nd place

Thank you very much to all who heeded my plea and left a comment on my photo entry at the Kodak contest. I appreciate each and every one of them. Unfortunately, my entry did not earn the most number of comments so I didn’t win first prize. I was however, a runner-up, which is great.

It’s ok but then I realize (I am new to this Facebook stuff) that for example, in contests like this, it’s not how beautiful or how deserving your entry is but how many friends you have, the time you spend in campaigning – poking your friends and leaving pleas here and there and MOST importantly, how many of them are willing to take the trouble to do a favor on your behalf.

Also, I have realized that specifically, for photo contests, it would have been better for the contest host to SCREEN the entries first so people only vote for the entries that are really presentable/deserving to win. Why? Because what if a Facebooker submits his borish photo ID (or any borish picture for that matter) and gets a lot of support from friends, friends’ friends? Then he/she wins just because he has the most number of votes regardless of the quality of the photo entered.

PLUS if the winning photo is crap, the hosting party will have to cringe when they announce the result of the contest.

Just a thought. But still would like to thank the wonderful people at Kodak ME for hosting the contest and giving everyone that opportunity to win some cool prizes. Apparently, I will get a Kodak M series digital camera. I can’t thank my friends enough for making this happen!


Anyway, moving on, I had a rough day at work, a week even last week. Let’s just say if I were a really impulsive person with a huge backup money, I would have filed for my resignation already. That bad.

Hope we’ll all have a fabulous week this week!


  1. I completely agree with your sentiments about Facebook contests. It’s all just a big populatiry contest on that site. Which, in a nutshell, is the reason why I gave up on it more or less completely – I have never had the urge to be all that popular. 😉

    I don’t even know what the first price for that Kodak contest was, but if you get a new digital camera out of it, at least it wasn’t a complete waste of time.



  2. You know what? I got curious and nosy to check the pix of the winner. It’s really a disappointment I’m not a shutterbug but I could see the flaws and it’s not even one of those captured Kodak moments. Nevertheless, I agree it’s more of popularity and an insult to art;-)

    As to work, sorry to hear about that I know how it feels ‘coz I once resigned impulsively to a very stressing job but without much of a backup money.lol;-) But it’s worth it and wish I could trade my new job with you for a week ‘coz sometimes it’s really boring doing a no brainer job like playing scrabble, bubbles, solitaire and talking to the phone at your pleasure.(wink)



  3. You are right about the facebook thing. I started with two of my in-laws and ended up with all kinds of people who I didn’t know, had no connection with wanting to be “friends”. It’s one thing if you write a blog as you do and you get regular readers who have a connection with you. It’s something else when it’s a bunch of people you’ve never heard of. As I like to say “I had a friend once”.
    .-= Seb´s last blog ..Pedometer Watches and Pedometers Their Uses and Features =-.



  4. With no offence to the winner (i’m sure she is a nice person) the winning picture was so boring. so boring it has absolutely no redeeming qualities which reflect what Kodak’s mission statement is about. “hello i’m pointing at this foliage!” what is kodak about that? what moment did it capture?

    This was not a photography competition. As some of your friends have pointed out it is a popularity contest. It’s not that either. It’s to direct internet traffic to the site. The winner here is kodak. citizen marketing is hot right now with social media like facebook and twitter. and its free. it cost them 2 prizes and got them a heap of ‘page views/imprints’ and members.



  5. Yeah, I totally understand where you’re coming from-I’ve entered maybe two of these type of photo contests before I realized it’s not the quality of picture you submit, it’s the number of family and friends you have and pester.

    Your photo was such a beautiful tribute, you should be happy and proud that it was included!! Who needs to win-It WAS a Kodak Moment 🙂
    .-= Kayla´s last blog ..Inspirational Tuesday9-21 =-.



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