Updated – Help Me Enter the DCist Photo Contest (And Maybe You’ll Win a Free Print)


RNA?So, D.C.’s wonderful blog DCist is sponsoring their annual photography contest/exhibition. The deadline to enter is Wednesday night, and I’m debating which photos I should enter. We’re limited to three (click the link above for the full rules), and the pictures had to be taken in the Washington, D.C. area during 2008.

It was a pretty good year for photography, and I guess this will work as well as any for a “Favorite Images of 2008” post, though I might do another at the end of the week with other images from across the globe.

I’ve whittled my choices down to about 10, and I’m looking for your help in making the final selections. I’m definitely including the image to the left (which is perhaps one of my favorite pictures of all time), but that leaves two spots open. So, below are our options — keep reading to find out how to vote, and learn how you could win a free print:

The Chase Seeing Yellow Bountiful

Stairway to Heaven Walking Tall

Watching over You 1...2...3

By Land, Air and Sea

So, here’s the bonus part of this post: once you all have helped me determine my three entries, I’m going to print them out and send them to three lucky commenters. This will help me get ready for the exhibition (how’s that for optimism?), and I will therefore be printing the photos on high-quality paper using my fancy new photo printer. I’ll select three commenters at random (you MUST use a valid e-mail address so I can follow up for a shipping address) and send them each one print next week.

So, here’s the drill:

  1. Leave a comment on this post (and be sure to include a working e-mail address).
  2. Somewhere in your comment, list your favorite two photos from the selection above.

That’s it. You have to comment by 11 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 7, to be included in the contest. That’s only 48 hours, but it means there shouldn’t be much competition for you! If you have any questions, please shoot me an e-mail.

1/7/09 Update: Check this post for the vote breakdown.