At the start of every year the awesome people over at Shoot and Share, a photography community whose focus is to support and encourage one another, run an amazing contest…an addictive contest! You are allowed to enter up to 50 images, into 25 different categories. Its an anonymous contest, if family and friends are voting they can’t find your images to vote on…they have to vote on the images they are presented with randomly, so its totally FAIR. No popularity contest here. Once voting starts you have no way of checking how your photos are doing until the results are counted and announced a few weeks after the voting ends. This years contest was huge, with 412,379 images entered. And the talent was off the charts good. My only goal was to improve on last years results, and I am so pleased that I did. Here are my images that scored Top 10%, 20% and 30% badges, and amazingly two images who made it all the way to the end and proudly sport Finalist badges. I will have to up my game for next year now!!