Shoot and Share Photo Contest 2018.....Results are in!!!

I posted on Adrienne Cowen Photography Facebook page  in January that I entered the Shoot and Share Photo Contest. The contest ended the beginning of March. Results were finally posted the end of last week! EEEKKK!!! For my first year entering I am stoked about my results. I am excited to share them with you!

What is the Shoot and Share Contest?

The Shoot and Share Photo Contest is a contest for photographers. It is the only fair contest where photos are voted on based on their merits rather than who took the photo. Anyone could vote in the contest but no one knew who the photographer of the photograph was during the contest. The contest is made up of 25 categories and photographers are able to submit 50 images, either all in one category or spread over various categories. During voting, 4 images are displayed for a category. The voter must choose the image that they like out of the four. There are 12 rounds and after each round the photos with least votes were removed from the contest and the rest moved on. Results are Top 10%, Top 20%, Top 30%, 1ST-20TH PLACE, Top 100 of all categories (Best of the Best), Finalists and the Grand Prize winner of the contest. (The image below shows how the contest awards work this year.)

 Credit: Shoot and Share

Credit: Shoot and Share

This year there was over 412,000 photos submitted and 81 million votes throughout 160 countries.

I know you are all asking “So what are your results?”

Here it goes…..

2018 Shoot and Share Photo Contest Results:

Top 30% of all categories

Travel/Landscape - Placed 3,345 out of 16,373 photos in this category

 South Lake Tahoe, California sunset

South Lake Tahoe, California sunset

Teens & Seniors - Placed 7,705 out of 29,460 photos in this category

 Dancer - Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii

Dancer - Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Top 20%of all categories

Travel/Landscape – Placed 2,198 out of 16,373 photos in this category

 Nimitz Beach in Kapolei, Hawaii

Nimitz Beach in Kapolei, Hawaii

 

Top 10% of all categories

Teens & Seniors –Placed 2,235 out of 29,460 photos in this category

 Dancer - Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii

Dancer - Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii

Teens & Seniors - Placed 2,551 out of 29,460 photos in this category

 Dancer - Nimitz Beach

Dancer - Nimitz Beach

I also received the badge of courage for my first time submitting and the all in club badge for submitting 50 images into the contest. I am so excited that my first year entering the contest I did so well. Thank you to those who went to vote in the contest. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my amazing clients! Without you I would not have had so many amazing photos to submit! I am excited for the 2019 Shoot and Share Photo Contest! I have already started capturing so many amazing images!

-Adrienne