Sorry to be so late this month, folks, but it was difficult finding a judge who was available. With summer here, many of the pros are off studying, teaching workshops, traveling, and of course, taking pictures.
Fortunately, I lined up the July judge a couple of weeks ago, so that judging will start around Aug. 5. (We give folks a few days to straighten out their Flickr tags and make sure their photos made it into our full-screen galleries.)
Award-winning Globe staff photographer Bill Greene has stepped up to help us out with the June contest, and is looking over your 217 entries.
Bill has been with the Globe since 1985. He's been honored twice as Photographer of the Year in the annual Pictures of the Year competition for portfolios shot in 1987 and 1998. He is an 11-time winner of the Photographer of the Year award from the Boston Press Photographers Association. Other honors include the Robert F. Kennedy International Photojournalism Award for his story on the Lost Boys of Sudan, as well as a first place in the World Press competition for his coverage of the Mississippi River flooding in 1993.
Bill and I went to UMass-Amherst together and worked on the Daily Collegian at the same time. I have so much dirt on him that persuading him to judge this contest was easy. I just pray to God that he never has to ask me for a favor.
As usual, Bill will narrow your contest photos to a Final 50, then a Top 10, with the first three in order. First Place will get a $100 gift card, Second Place $50, and Third Place $25.
Meanwhile, we have about 70 entries in the July Self-Portraits contest; you can see them on this Flickr tags search page.
Please make sure that you have just ONE photo tagged for the contest.
If you don't see your photo, and you've read the guidelines closely and checked all your Flickr settings, then send a link to your Flickr photo page to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll check it out for you.
If you have to set up a new Flickr account to enter, don't proscratinate ... get 5 photos into your new account ASAP to give Flickr time to find it and add it to its search index.
Good luck, and I'll keep you posted on Bill's progress.
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