Happy pre-New Year’s eve, fellow Baristavillians. We want to know and most of all, see, what you are doing for New Year’s Eve. Are you going to attend the Little Feat Concert, or some of the other unique and fun First Night activities? Whatever you do–even if you stay home–we want to see your photos. You can post them here in the set titled ‘Baristaville New Year’s Eve 2008’. AND there’s a contest, with the winner receiving a 2009 Baristanet Calendar created by moi, your Baristanet Photo Editor. The guidelines are pretty loose, but we’d love to see champagne in its many forms–bubbling over the top of a bottle, poured into a Dom Perignon champagne flute, nestled in a standing ice bucket. Colorful costumes and fetishes waved around gaily to attract the good spirits and ward off the bad–those make great contest entries too.
But wait – there’s more. I just discovered this second photo contest which is completely unrelated to Baristanet, but which has way cooler prizes: sackfuls of money. It’s the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest. The link is here and the deadline is January 31st, but with all our amazing local gardens, from Avis Campbell to Presby to Van Vleck to Branchbrook Park and more, why not go through your files and send in some of your favorite shots. Hey, you never know.