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Today here below we’ll announce our AWAI Photo Challenge 2008 Winner, who will take home a $2,000 grand prize — just in time for holiday season! But before we do, I’d like to take a moment to say thanks to everyone who submitted photos throughout the year.  Keep up the great work on photo composition and watch for next month’s photo challenge theme, coming up next week. We had a lot of good shots to choose from this year.  You picked the winner… so scroll down to see who won… Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing *********************** THE 2008 PHOTO CHALLENGE GRAND PRIZE WINNER The votes are in! The 2008 Photo Challenge $2,000 Grand Prize Winner is… (Drum roll please… ) Ferguson Center for the Arts, by Van White! 2008 Photo Challenge Winner This is a wonderful shot, full of contrast from dark to light and repetition of form.  Even the man’s bald head adds to the repetition.  And the choice of black and white brings out the contrast and the simplicity of the shot. Congratulations, Van White! And in Second Place, winning a copy of our Holiday Photo Guide, a set of AWAI Exclusive Photo Tip Cards, and an AWAI e-bookstore gift certificate for $30: Daddy’s Gentle Touch, by MissMegan This shot was one of the staff favorites here in the Travel Division Office, and it’s no surprise to see it among our top three shots.  Well done, MissMegan! And coming in for a close third place, winning a copy of our Holiday Photo Guide and a set of AWAI Exclusive Photo Tip Cards: Fishin’ for a Pot O’ Gold, by LindaDeMarre A stunning shot, even without the tiny fisherman on the rock.  Great catch, LindaDeMarre! Starting next week, each month will bring you a new theme and a new opportunity to win in the AWAI Photo Challenge.  Submit your best shot, and not only can you win the monthly prize, but if your photo makes the top three that month, you’ll be in the running to win next year’s $2,000 Grand Prize. [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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