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Next month’s Photo Challenge theme is “Patterns Interrupted,” and it’s designed to have you out taking pictures of patterns that surround you in everyday life — in nature, at work, at home, and everywhere in between. First, look for a pattern.  Then, look for an interruption in it – a picket fence with one fence post broken, a sea of black umbrellas and one red, three men in black suits with a fourth man in bright purple, etc. August’s first-place winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to our online bookstore.  And, first-, second-, and third-place winners will be entered into our grand prize photo challenge — coming up in October — for a chance to win $2,000. Scroll below for examples that qualify and more details on how you can enter … -Lori Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing ****************** The Right Way to Travel July 28, 2010 ****************** AUGUST’S PHOTO CHALLENGE THEME: PATTERNS INTERRUPTED By Shelly Perry in Portland, OR. Take a look around you right now. What sort of patterns do you see? From where I’m sitting I see patterns in a hardwood floor… a pattern in my carpet…a striped pattern on my living room chairs… Outside I notice the pattern of the brick terrace…the wooden fence… tiled shingles on my neighbor’s garage. For this month’s challenge, first, take note of these natural and man-made patterns that surround you in your daily life. Then, look even closer to find interruptions in those patterns. Here are a few examples to get you started: ** Object photos where on object stands out from the rest Patterns Interrupted     ** People photos where one person stands out from the crowd ** A pattern interrupted by a change in color   Submissions for August’s Challenge are due by 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, August 30. You can submit your photos by clicking on the “Enter to Win” tab on our website. Remember — only ONE photo per person is allowed in the Challenge.  If you submit multiple photos, they’ll be deleted and you’ll be out of the running. Our first-place winner will get a $30 gift certificate for the AWAI E-Bookstore, and the first-, second-, and third-place winners will all be entered into the Hall of Fame to compete for a $2,000 Grand Prize in October. Get creative, and good luck! [Editor’s Note: Learn more about how you can turn your pictures into cash in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.  Sign up here today and we’ll send you a new report, Selling Photos for Cash: A Quick-Start Guide, completely FREE.]  

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