[Blog] Jellyfish Photo: That’s Awesome

Got a photo that makes you say “that’s awesome”? Enter it in the “That’s Awesome” Photo Contest to win great prizes. The deadline is TODAY, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 to enter!

There are few things simpler and more awesome than a jellyfish. Over 95% water, with a dash of salt and protein thrown in, and voila! You’ve got a funky sea creature. AND, if someone you know gets stung by one, it’s one of the few times you’re permitted to urinate on your friend.

Jelly Fish

My friend Janele got this shot at the Newport Aquarium on a recent vacation we took to Kentucky. I could watch jellyfish for days. It’s amazing the spectrum of life out there—from simple life forms like jellyfish to the complexities of the human body and brain—and to marvel at the process of evolution from the simple to the complex.

You gotta love jellyfish.

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Virgin Mary vs. Squid

[Blog] The Virgin Mary vs. Giant Squid: That’s Awesome

Got a photo that makes you say “that’s awesome”? Enter it in the “That’s Awesome” Photo Contest to win great prizes.

When I first saw this mural, in a tiny restaurant in Banos, Ecuador, my first reaction was “guh?” However, upon closer inspection I realized what I was looking at: The Virgin Mary wrestling a giant squid. My reaction immediately changed to “that’s awesome!”

Virgin Mary vs. Squid

I kept picturing a Godzilla-like confrontation between Mary and the Super Squid. Looks like Mary’s got the upper hand in this photo.

What strange, beautiful or outrageous photos have you snapped? Enter your “That’s awesome!” photos into the photo contest for your chance to win prizes and be the new cover image for the Badge of Awesome Facebook page.

Badge of AwesomeBadge of Awesome is a collection of cool things to do close to home, around the world and to help others. Share your own awesome experiences by visiting the Submissions Section. Or add your stories, photos and videos to the Badge of Awesome Facebook Page.

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The "That's Awesome" Photo Contest

The “That’s Awesome” Photo Contest

The "That's Awesome" Photo Contest

The Badge of Awesome Facebook Page needs a new cover image. That’s where you come in. Enter your photos into the That’s Awesome Photo Contest to be the “face” of our Facebook page and win other great prizes. It’s free to enter and a great way to showcase your stuff. Be sure to share this contest with your friends that are into photography!

What we’re looking for

The criterion for this contest is pretty broad. Basically, we want photos that make people say “That’s awesome!” when they see it.*

How to enter, how to win.

  1. Until Friday, September 14th, post your photo(s) to the Badge of Awesome Facebook wall (or email me your entry). All photos must belong to you.
  2. Be sure to include “That’s Awesome Photo Contest” in your caption/description of the photo to flag it as an official entry. (Feel free to include links back to your website/blog as well so you can show off more of your stuff.)
  3. On September 17th, shortlisted candidates will be announced and voting will open for the best photo.
  4. Voting closes on September 27th and the winner will be announced on September 28th.

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What you’ll win

The winner will receive the following prizes:

  1. $100 cash prize (CAD)
  2. Their photo will be used as the Badge of Awesome Facebook cover image (with credit given to the winner) throughout the month of October.
  3. The Photography Badge of Awesome
  4. Signed copies of my books.
  5. A 5-in-1 card reader/writer

The best photos will also be added to the Badge of Awesome Photo Gallery with credits and links given back to the owner.

So get those cameras out and let’s get as many people saying “that’s awesome” as we can. Good luck!

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*Note: what’s awesome to you may not be awesome to us. As such, Badge of Awesome reserves the right to remove any content it deems inappropriate or offensive.