As you may have figured out, we spent last week in Telluride, Colorado. It was a fantastic trip! We’re just getting home – and I have all of the fun post-vacation grocery shopping, unpacking, laundry, etc… to deal with. So, I’ll be back with more tomorrow. However, I just had to share some great news…

The photo I told you about last week won 2nd place overall in the Telluride Hot Shot July 4th Photo Contest! WOO-HOO!

Thank you so much for your votes! I did not win “Audience Choice” – but the 2nd place overall win is better. I won $300! Yippee! We’re funneling that cash right back into this here blog. So, some changes are coming your way soon… all good changes, I promise!

If you’d like to see all of the winners, click here. For a write-up on the winners, click here – they say some really nice things about my photo:

Second place went to Michelle Fortin for her beautifully composed “First Parade.” An adorable kid and a flag?  Throw in apple pie and ice cream and we get America in the halcyon days of America in the 1950s.

Wow! I’m humbled. Maybe I should listen to my mom? She’s been pushing me to enter photo contests… I finally do and I win something! Craziness. Fun craziness.

About Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin is a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. She's also an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Training future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and at Arizona Christian University was a cherished focus of her post-TV career. Today, she maintains a roster of public relations clients focused on empowering fellow “momprenuers.” She also serves as a speaker for various women's and mom's events. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young kids and English bulldog call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.


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4 Responses to Photo WINNER!

  1. Leslie Means July 9, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    awesome!!! Can’t wait to see the changes you make to your blog, too!! 😉

  2. Kim@NewlyWoodwards July 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Hurray! You deserve it!


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