The Iowa State Fair is a really big deal, and their Photography Salon (contest) has grown to be quite competitive in its 77-year history. This year’s contest attracted 1,143 photographers from 23 states, with 3,642 entries.
On average, only 24% of the entered photos were selected for display during the Salon. I had 3 of my 4 entries selected, which put me and the other 60 photographers with three selected entries in the top 5%. Only two photographers had all four entries accepted for the Salon.
One of my three selected entries, “Wishin and Hopin” won 1st place in its category. I was thrilled to have my seven year-old grandson, subject of the photo, with me to accept the prize.
Thought for the Day: Perseverance is a great element of success. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow