Favorite Family Photos

December 5, 2011

mont st michel

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Hello, Friends! It’s true, Holiday Giveaway Week 2011 is over, but I have another fun contest up my sleeve that will last until Christmas Eve. And I think you’ll love it. See the photo above? It’s one of my favorite family memories of our time in France. It’s a picture that we took on our first visit to Mont St. Michel.

The image brings up so many thoughts and emotions! It was one of our first big outings since we moved here and I remember feeling nervous about it. We had Mont St. Michel basically to ourselves and didn’t even realize it — on later visits, those same stairs would be wall-to-wall people. The kids running look so kid-like and free. And I love that they happen to be so colorful (a complete accident!).

So here’s the contest: I want to see your favorite family memory photos too!

I’m partnering with Federated Media for this contest, and this is how to enter: Upload your favorite or best photo to flickr. Look for photos that capture a family memory — could be anything! A shot from your last vacation. Hanging out in the kitchen. A birthday party. A summer hike. Maybe decorating for the holidays… I can’t wait to see them! Upload them to Flickr, and tag them with #CapturedPhotoContest_DesignMom. Be sure to mark them as “public” too or I won’t be able to see them.

You can upload up to 5 photos, and you have until December 24th to do it. I’ll be watching for new photo uploads and I’ll share some of my favorites here on Design Mom over the next couple of weeks.

After Christmas, I’ll take a look at all the entries, judge them based on Creativity, Quality, & Best Capture of a Family Memory, and (drumroll please) the winner will receive a $500 Best Buy Gift Card!

How does that sound? I really hope this will be a fun way to celebrate your family, and reminisce about favorite memories throughout the holidays. I’m really excited to see your photos!

P.S. — Here are the official rules.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bre December 5, 2011 at 8:26 am

Such fun! Looking forward to seeing them! I just tagged mine :)


2 Amanda S. December 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

This is a fantastic contest. We did something at my company like this and it was so moving to see what each person values so much. Kudos to you and Best Buy!


3 Design Mom December 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

I think it’s fantastic too! I’m looking forward to seeing what people have captured.


4 StephanieB December 5, 2011 at 8:42 am

I know I didn’t win Friday’s contest but where was the announcement today? I don’t see it anywhere! This contest looks great too!


5 Design Mom December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am

Hi Stephanie! The winner will be posted shortly. Sorry for the delay — I was working on my list of favorite Christmas books. : )


6 StephanieB December 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Haha! I thought I was going crazy or something! I kept reading Friday’s post and both of today’s and didn’t see it! Glad to know it wasn’t my fried brain!


7 Mary December 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

Very fun, but how to choose! That will be tough.


8 Mary December 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

Beautiful picture! I posted one of my favorites and tagged it, but I am Canadian. Is that rule set in stone?!


9 Design Mom December 5, 2011 at 11:40 am

Oh darn. I’m afraid I don’t have control of that part of the rules. But if you tag your images — no matter where you live — I’ll still love to see them, and maybe you’ll be featured when I share some of my favorites.


10 Mary December 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

That’s what I figured. I didn’t read that rule until after I tagged it. No big deal…my kids are cute and I’m happy to share!


11 Helen December 5, 2011 at 10:16 am

How fun – this motivated me to finally use my Flickr account and tag my favorites. Looking forward to seeing all the lovely pictures.


12 Allison Profeta December 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

I just posted mine! Great contest! I copied the tag #CapturedPhotoContest_DesignMom but it looks like they were tagged as “capturedphotocontestdesignmom” instead. I hope that works too! Thanks!


13 Fiona December 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

You right, same thing happened with me when I copied and paste should we change it?


14 Design Mom December 5, 2011 at 11:36 am

Hi Allison! Hi Fiona!

I just checked by doing a flickr search for this:
#CapturedPhotoContest_DesignMom & #CapturedPhotoContestDesignMom

And it looks like the same images are showing up. So I think you’re both good to go. Thanks for playing!


15 Allison Profeta December 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Thanks for letting us know! I appreciate the answer! Can’t wait to see everyone else’s pictures!


16 The Girlie Blogger December 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

This is a fantastic photo. Love the stairs and the kids in action.


17 sarah December 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

just tagged my fav five from the last few months.


18 angie charles December 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

Gabrielle, a question. I’d like to share a few favorites, but they are ‘vintage’, from the days of myself as a child, so others took them. Do I understand that for this purpose they need to be photos that we have taken ourselves? Thanks.


19 Debra Lynelle December 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

How do we put the “tag” on the photo in Flicker?


20 lynn richards December 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

sent my photos in…i think there might have been more than 5, but the three with descriptions are my entries. so much fun to do this!


21 Amelie March 14, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Will you post the winning photos? I’d love to see who won!


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