The results are in! With fewer than 100 eligible submissions this month, we asked our judge, James Worrell, to choose 25 finalists instead of 50. He did so, and sent this comment:
"I have been asked to judge a couple amateur/beginner contests this year and it really makes you think about your own work. I enter a lot of contests. They are a way of giving myself an assignment and a deadline, and it really helps me focus. Being on the other side of the contest reminds me of their subjective nature and the amount of images out there competing for your eyeballs. Keep shooting!"
James also posted a comment about each of the 25 finalists, but since his comments refer to the Top 10 and the First, Second, and Third Places photos, we won't add the comments to this gallery until we announce those winners at noon tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the 25 finalists can revel in their status for the next 24 hours. Congratulations to everyone who tackled this theme so creatively!
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