I have a picture in the running for the Grand Prize in Unified Color’s HDR photo contest. If you are so inclined, I would be delighted if you gave it your vote. The image is a monochrome HDR of the Chevron Tower in Houston and you can find the voting page here. Voting requires that you register on the site and you can vote once per email address registered.
If you read this blog, you are probably aware that I am a supporter of, and great believer in the message sent by, Dean Kamen’s FIRST organisation which promotes science and engineering through robotics competitions in schools. I received the following message from FIRST today and am passing it on in the hope that other readers will vote and help them towards some serious funding from Google.
A Vote to help FIRST!
You may be familiar with Google’s Project 10^100 (Project 10 to the 100) where Google opened up a suggestion box for ways to solve world problems that fell into different categories. Well, a FIRST’s team suggestion was picked to go into a small group of only 67 selected suggestions out of the over 150,000 suggestions received. Grouped into 16 categories, these suggestions are now up for final voting by the world! Of these 16 categories, up to five categories will be selected as winners of the $10,000,000 prize money – which will be split among them (so $2 million per category).
Go to http://www.project10tothe100.com/submit.html?id=T09 and cast your vote for this category which involves using funds to spread FIRST to more students and schools around the world!
Voting ends on Thursday, October 8th — so please help by voting soon! And if you can encourage others to vote as well – that would be great!
Voting is open until Tuesday for the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk 2009 People’s Choice Award. My winning picture from the Austin walk is one of those in the running so, if you like HDRs of tire sculptures, your vote would be greatly appreciated. You can find the picture 4th down on the left on this page. To vote, click the rating you think the photo deserves, from 1 to 5 stars.