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Well we had such a fun morning judging the Female Photography Competition and were pretty excited about the collection of images we've pulled together. So much in fact that this month as well as the winner receiving a monetary prize we'll be offering the runners up one too! All that and they get a fab design book too!
So without further ado this month's winner is 'Ellie's Shoes as shown above by Pandaslovebamboo. All the judges loved the composition of this image and the fab use of colour. It's a really contemporary image and bang on trend. Congratulations!
The runners up are as follows:
A really well composed shot here by Stephanie and bang on trend with showing only the legs. This also makes it very commercial as it doesn't become a limited send by showing a persons face. We could see this image working with a variety of backgrounds too. Well done Stephanie.
This entry really stood out as the composition is really contemporary and the subject matter perfect for a female send. A really beautiful and commercial entry - well done Rosie.
We don't often tend to show people's faces on our products as it tends to limit the send. However this stunning entry really changed our minds. A great composition and colour treatment. Great work Terri.
I'll let you in on a little secret here, this entry was one of my favourites. It's a beautiful composition and I would love to send this as a blank to friends. The treatment really adds to this and again it's a quirky yet contemporary entry which really stood out. Fantastic Nicola.
So a huge congratulations to our winner and runners up and we'll keep you posted on where these entries end up.
The judges were really impressed with the quality of entries and there are some amazing photographers and stylists out there that we would love to work with.
We will be contacting a few of you with a view to purchasing your photos as we were really blown away by them especially some of the floral photography. Hence why we've decided to add an extra competition this month in addition to Calendars and Diaries. Floral Photography will be launched tomorrow so check back for updates.
In the meantime you all deserve a huge thank you from the team at Tigerprint for all your hard work this month - well done guys!
The Female Photography Competition ended last night and all entries are now on-line in the competition gallery. Judging will take place next Tuesday morning with live updates here on the blog and Facebook and we can't wait!
The next competition is Calendars and Diaries which is something new for you to try your hand at but hopefully you'll love it just as much. So have a good look at the brief and relevant downloads and let us know if you have any questions.
We'll be holding a live Q&A session with the Design Managers who have set the brief in the next few weeks so look out for details.
Wednesday 24th August will be my last day in the studio for a few weeks as I head off to get married and go on honeymoon. I'll be returning Monday 12th September but in the mean time the lovely Laura and Graham will be on hand to upload your entries and answer any queries. I'll make sure I post their details before I leave next week.
So for now a big thank you to everyone who entered the Female Photography Competition and good luck for judging next week.
Today is the last day to submit your photography for the Female Photography Competition. In order to be in with a chance of winning your entries need to be in my email in-box by midnight (GMT) tonight.
We've had some lovely entries so far and it'd be great to get some of you photo stylists in to help us on our photographic shoots. So watch this space!
I've loved the feet and legs which seem to be a great trend and inspired by quick snap above.
Judging will be taking place on Tuesday and we will bring you live updates here on the blog and Facebook. I'm looking for runner up prizes as we speak so if you have any suggestions please leave a comment.
The next competition will be on-line in the morning and thank you and good luck to everyone who has entered.