Update – July 24, 2009 – the winning photos have been announced. Congratulations to Zoe, Braden, and Reid who will appear in the calendar. That means a quarter of the photos in the calendar came from this community! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who submitted a photo and voted!
Update – June 30, 2009 – the contest is now closed, thanks to everyone for participating! According to the website, results will be posted by July 10. I wish I’d grabbed final numbers, but that doesn’t seem to be an option.
Update – June 8, 2009: There are only a few weeks left in the contest. The top 12 vote getters will receive digital cameras, but more importantly, the photos for the calendar will be chosen from the group that receives the most votes (I don’t know what the cut off is). Please vote for the photos on this page to get them in to the running for the calendar!
Have I missed your photo? If you’ve submitted a picture and would like to be listed on this page, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment.
18 photos submitted!! More than enough to make our own calendar… There are a lot of great new pictures there now! Check it out.
Voting information: I’ve gotten a few questions: Yes, you can vote more than once and for more than one photo. To vote again, just close your browser and re-open it, or in Firefox, clear your cookies (note: this will affect more than just the voting page, for instance, if I clear my cookies, I have to re-log in to my blog to post). Voting runs until June 30, 2009.
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I mentioned the Children’s Eye Foundation’s photo contest for their 2010 calendar in my post on Monday. It’s been bothering me ever since that so many of the photos that have been submitted seem to have nothing to do with children’s eye care. Now, to be fair, the theme of the calendar is “It’s a beautiful thing to see” and the site specifically says that pictures could be ” a child with glasses, a photo with children, or pretty much any beautiful thing.” So, I guess most of the submitted pictures qualify. But honestly, if the Children’s Eye Foundation publishes its “I care for eye care” calendar and it’s full of pictures of flowers and landscapes and puppies, but there aren’t at least a few pictures of kids in glasses? Well, that’s just not right!
Happily, we’ve got at least 5 photo submissions from the Little Four Eyes community, and they’re great submissions, too! I’m going to post the submitted photos here and if you click on a picture, it will take you to the voting page. Again, no registration is necessary to vote, and you can vote for more than one picture! I know that we can all band together and make sure this calendar has pictures of our beautiful kids.
I’d also love to see more pictures from our community submitted. Just take a look at our photo gallery and tell me that we aren’t a group with beautiful kids and good photography skills. If you do submit a picture, let me know and as soon as I see it’s posted (it usually takes 24-48 hours), I’ll post that picture as well. [Edited to add: One of the few restrictions is that you can only submit one photo per person.] I’ll also link to this page from the sidebar, so if you’re ever looking for some way to fill some time, you can go back and vote some more (voting runs until June 30). Pass along this link to friends and family, too, and ask them to vote with us.
Here are the photos submitted by Little Four Eyes parents to the Children’s Eye Foundation’s “I care for eye care” 2010 calendar contest. Click any picture to get to its voting page. I’ll put newly submitted photos at the beginning of this group, so it should be easy to find new pictures if you check back later. Vote for as many pictures as you like (including ones not from our group, there are other pictures that I quite like).