A few weeks ago I entered a couple of shots into an amateur photography competition run by Australian Photography Magazine, mostly just for fun. They sent out an email announcing the winner a couple of days ago, and I only just opened it up to have a look at the shortlisted photos.
To my surprise, my photo was right in the middle of the list of 23 shortlisted images! I’m so pleased!! I was surprised because they didn’t notify me that my image was on the shortlist, and while I didn’t win, it’s one of those things that makes you feel validated as a creative artist.