Monday, June 1, 2015

TO ENTER OR NOT TO ENTER, THAT IS THE QUESTION

I rarely - okay, never - enter online competitions.  But I recently saw this competition from Cheap Joe's Art and thought, well, why not?  I don't have to mat and frame the painting, just have to provide a decent jpg and go for it.  So I did.  I entered the Center Light hydrangea painting I just finished.  

The competition ends today - June 1st - then voting begins.  You can check out the entries by searching Cheap Joe's Spring Contest.  If I understand it, it's not something for online votes from viewers (and friends and family), so it's not just a personality contest for anyone has thousands of "friends" on Facebook because if I'm wrong and it's a "vote for me because you know me and want me to win" I would rather not participate.  I hope the art speaks for itself.

I spent some time looking at the entries before the deadline.  There are A LOT!!!  So many I hope they are winnowed down to a manageable lot.  We'll see.

There is one grand winner of a $500 gift certificate from Cheap Joes, and two runners up winners of a $100 gift certificate.  So free art supplies from Cheap Joe's!  Who wouldn't want that?






8 comments:

Sadami said...

Go, go! Wish you all the very best for you, Rhonda!! Cheers, Sadami

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Good luck Rhonda. Your submission is a beautiful painting.

Gary L. Everest said...

Bravo Rhonda!!
Hope the $500 is yours for that wonderful painting.
Sincerely,
Gary.

E.M. Corsa said...

So funny Rhonda. I rarely enter online competitions either but just two days ago, I entered the Dick Blick one - Fur and Feathers. It's run the same way with a $400 product prize. You should enter it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Good luck, Rhonda!!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami, Carol, Gary :)

I saw that competition, too, Elizabeth, but for some reason I didn't think of anything to enter...we'll see if I can find something recent.

Thanks Sherry!

RH Carpenter said...

Well, the winners were supposed to be announced June 8 and here it is June 15 and still no word. But I haven't gotten an email or phone call, so I guess I'm not one of the finalists...oh well. It was worth a shot!

E.M. Corsa said...

Beautiful photos Rhonda. I think your little point and shoot pics could rival all those impressive cameras! Thanks for sharing these. Just love the "Painted Lady."