Big news! I have a great chance of winning a luxury 2 week Safari in Zambia for two that includes photo tuition and trip documentation by award winning wildlife photographer, Sue Flood.
The contest is by Safarious - Curious by Nature, a social network for adventure travelers. I entered a heat of the contest under the theme "Eye to Eye" and was selected as a winner by the judges. The judges then reduced the 18 winners from all the heats to just 6 finalists.
In order to win, I need your votes! As a thank you for your support and taking the time to vote, I am offering you a chance to share in my adventure. If my image is the winner, three amazing supporters who voted will be selected in a draw and will receive a large ( up to 24" x 36" ) ready to hang print from the safari. See details below under Thank You for Your Support.
The contest closes February 7th, so please don't delay!
How To Vote
You will need to create an account at Safarious before your vote will be registered. Accounts require a valid email address, but the other information you provide is up to you.
1.) Go to www.safarious.com and click on the Join Safarious button in the top right corner. Enter your email address. Enter a Password and then Verify your Password.
2.) After you join, check your email and follow the instructions to verify the email address.
3.) Once your account is verified, Sign in from the top right corner of the page.
4.) Then go to https://www.safarious.com/en/marketplace/contests/posts/9990/entries/3518 and please cast your vote under my image " Nepalese Child ".
If the link above does not work, you can also reach the voting page from the www.safarious.com home page and click on the Photo Contest Grand Finale image on the right hand side, or through Marketplace Tab > Contests > Place Your Vote
Thank You for Your Support
To enter to win one of the three prints after voting you can:
Comment on this blog post, send me a message on facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to provide your full name, how I can contact you, as well as the name on your Safarious account for verification purposes.
If you have already voted and would like to be entered for a chance to win a print, please just make sure I have the same information ( above ) from you.
If I win, I will draw 3 names from the list of supporters soon after the contest is awarded.
After my return from the trip ( date TBD in 2014 ) each of the three supporters drawn may choose their favourite image from an offered selection. The print can be sized up to 24" x 36" and the choice of material ( canvas, acrylic, metal) can be determined by you and in consultation with me based on the image and your preferences.
About the Photo
My husband and I went on a 20+ day trek in Nepal with Kamzang Journeys/Project Himalaya.
One day in the Arun Valley, our group had stopped for chai tea and a snack at a store run from a family home. This little girl was putting out hay for the animals in the yard, and I was so happy to have my camera ready when she flashed me that beautiful smile.
UPDATE: The Contest has ended, and I did not have the most votes. Thank you so much to those of you who took the time to vote and who shared the contest with others. I truly appreciate the effort and support. I still plan to go on safari someday!