FIRST PLACE - $100
Judge John Blanding of the Globe Staff said: "This is a scary photo! It has a human element, yet I don't know what it is. The photographer got this shot at just the right angle to use the light really well."
SECOND PLACE - $50
John Blanding said: "This photo has beautiful colors. Many of the photos were one color; this one conveys fun with the whole rainbow - the prismatic effect. It's captivating."
THIRD PLACE - $25
Here's a gallery of all Top 10 winners. Congratulations!
AND NOW ... more fun begins. I'll post the Top 10 winners in separate entries at noon tomorrow, and as soon as those links are live on the RAW homepage, you can start guessing what the items are. The descriptions that come closest to what the object is, and is posted first, will be the winner. I'll have each photographer choose the winner. Please -- just one guess per person.
I'll send the 10 winners a cool RAW insulated mug. Woo-hoo!