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I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest-August
I Clicked it Up a Notch

I hate to admit it but I didn’t take as many photos as I would have liked this month. The good thing about that is it makes it a lot easier to choose a photo for the month :O) This is my favorite because it shows how much my little girl is growing up. She is enjoying herself at a local Japanese festival.

In order to be eligible to win, please read the list below.

  • Only one photo in the entry post.
  • Our button (not just a link) must be in the post.
  • The photo needs to have been taken this month.
  • Summit your permalink, not your main blog address.

Click It Up A Notch

That’s it! It’s that simple! So go through all your photos you have taken in August and submit your favorite/best one. Don’t forget to leave comments on the other entries because that is half the fun!! Also, submit your photo early since those seem to be the ones who receive the most comments!

I will pick my top 10 favorite and post them on Saturday morning (Japan Time/Friday evening EST) for you to vote for the winner. The voting will be open until (Wednesday night Japan Time/Wednesday morning EST) and the winner will be announced Thursday (September 8th) in the “I Learned” post. Not only does the winner get the satisfaction of winning but they also get a snazzy button to display on their blog :O)



21 Comments
  • August 31, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    Entered! By the way, you have the post title as “Photo Contest: August,” But In the post is says, “Go through your photos you have taken in July.” Just thought I’d let you know:)

    • August 31, 2011 at 8:30 AM

      THANK YOU for telling me! I thought I caught all the month changes. Much appreciated :O) Glad you entered!

  • August 31, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Love your shot Courtney, gorgeous colours and composition, I love how the road markings are a leading line.

  • August 31, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    love your picture! the colours are great :)

  • August 31, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Just posted mine. :) Hey, are you on Twitter? I was going to give your link a shout out but couldn’t find you.

  • August 31, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Nevermind. I found you. :)

  • August 31, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    This picture is adorable!

  • August 31, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Adorable capture! Thanks for hosting a fun contest!

  • August 31, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    I posted mine, and added the button to the page but I sure can’t figure out how to add it to the actual post. Oh well – your button is now a permanent fixture!

    • August 31, 2011 at 9:39 PM

      Oh no! Click on your post, then copy the web address. Then click on the “add your link” it’s a blue button underneath all the entries. Once you click on it, it will ask you for your name, address (the one you copied). Let me know if you still have any trouble. I can do it for you if you need me to :O)

  • August 31, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    Courtney, Thanks for checking out my submission. This is my precious son. He’s such a joy to photograph with the big blue inquisitive eyes. He is so peaceful and has been going through a lot of health issues lately so this weekend I dedicated some shooting just to him! :) Again, thanks for all your tips, encouragement and opportunity to learn from each other! And I LOVE the picture of your sweetest! The colors are so serene but the spunk in her eye just adds such an element of child to the picture!

  • August 31, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Lovely photo, beautiful light!

  • September 1, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    I love your shot! Love the background, and the cutie!

  • September 1, 2011 at 4:25 AM

    Great shot! She is super cute, I love the composition.

  • September 1, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    The colors and depth of field are lovely in this photo. I love your daughter’s facial expression and the fact that this photo tells a story by capturing a moment. Thank you for sharing!

  • September 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    this is a darling shot with her looking back like this and standing off to the right side. Great pictures and colors!

  • September 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    so sweet, love that look on her face!

  • September 2, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Did you post this photo earlier in the month? I seem to remember commenting about how it makes me think Mary Tyler Moore, lol. Love it! So cute!

    • September 5, 2011 at 7:22 PM

      Look at your memory! Yes, I did post it earlier :O) I love that you see Mary Tyler Moore :O) Too fun!

  • September 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    This is such a sweet photo! Looking forward to looking through all the entries.

  • Kelley Spencer
    December 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Love your shot Courtney, gorgeous colours and composition, I love how the road markings are a leading line. He is so peaceful and has been going through a lot of health issues lately so this weekend I dedicated some shooting just to him! The colors are so serene but the spunk in her eye just adds such an element of child to the picture! Entered!

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