Community Contest 2007: Sharing is Participation

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Wow, what a week! I’ve had a blast with the Community Contest, and I hope you have too. (Let me know via email or in the comments if you liked it enough for me to do it again) Before we get to today’s discussion and prize (another doozy), let’s recap our previous lessons this week:

Perhaps the most important thing to remember about sharing is that it’s a participatory activity. It’s ongoing, and it takes work. You have to open yourself up, overcome potential discomfort, and stop thinking only about yourself. Great sharing is an ongoing process that gets better over time.

Want to truly share? Start participating!

Day 5 Challenge: Share your own mad skillz

Alright, here’s how today’s challenge works:

  • Select one of the photos linked below
  • Open the photo in Picnik (don’t worry, they’re my photos and under Creative Commons)
  • Create a bad ass variation of the photo with the Picnik tools.
  • Show it off via the comments (Either upload it Flickr, post a <img> tag reference in the comments, or email it knowing I’ll post it on my Flickr stream)

IMG_1066.JPGKennedy Space Center - BlogOrlando TourMighty Eighth Air Force MuseumPhotographySBA Airport - OriginalNot my favorite, but an attempt at something cool.DSC_0217.JPGDSC02240

(This contest isn’t associated with, supported by, or a product of the fine folks at Picnik. I just love their service and think it could be a great part of this contest)

Day 5 Prizes

Today’s the last day of Community Contest 2007, so the prize package is one last hurrah! One person will get the following:

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$25 Threadless Gift CertificateThanks to Jake Nickell from Threadless! HP C4280 All-in-One PrinterProvided by Ants Eye View
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Picnik T-Shirt & Free Picnik.com Premium AccountThanks to the Picnik team! Custom LEGO model design from the incredible LEGO sculptor, Sean Kenney!(This is going to be WAY cool… can I win?? No? Damn.)

Deadline for Submissions: Midnight Central Standard Time (CST), 26 October. That’s tonight, so what are you waiting on?? OK, due to several requests for more time, I’m extending the deadline through the weekend. New deadline: Monday morning, 7a CST!

Original Opening Photo Credit: Jonathan McKnight