drumroll please... | 2018 shoot + share contest results

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So about 2 months ago, I entered some of my work into a photography contest on a whim. Most of it was my work of the boys, but a few of you babes may recognize your beautiful faces (or bellies 😉) in there.

Around 412,000 images were submitted to this contest from some insanely talented photographers across the world. There was a month-long period of voting, where over 60 MILLION votes were cast from over 125 different countries.

Last night, I was finally able to see my results andddd drumroll please:

I had 5 photos place in the TOP 100. I placed 22nd, 35th, 46th, 64th + 88th in my category!!

My highest placing images, in order of rank from L-R (22nd, 35th, 46th, 64th + 88th)

20 photos were finalists (top 3% of all images)

16 photos were in the top 10%

3 photos were in the top 20%

and the remainder of my images placed in the top 30%!

 

While I didn't crack the top 20 this year (SO CLOSE THOUGH!), I'm going to humble brag here + say I'm pretty damn proud of myself for my first year in the competition, and having been shooting "professionally" for a little over a year and a half. The talent in this competition was incredible + I am so humbled and honored to have my work even be in the running alongside so many photographers who I admire. <3

Also, I have to give HUGE congratulations to some of my dear friends + fellow photogs who kicked major butt in the competition this year! I am so proud of you guys + always inspired by you!

Anyway, I'm over the moon + just had to share the exciting news with you all! Oh and Top 20, I'm coming for you next year ;)

xo,

Amanda