Thanks to SMH, guest judge Stephen Dupont and to all others involved, for the award of “highly commended participant”. The brief this year was light, which was great fun to shoot. Congratulations to Cali Sifonas for first place, and may I mention Shuaib Yeung’s work also, just beautiful, likewise with all of the work featured at the SMH, 1440 Winners 2013 page. Please follow link http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/photos1440-challenge-winners-2013-20130618-2oha7.html for viewing. When viewing at the 1440 website you have the option to like or dislike the selected images, don’t be shy to dislike a few, ’cause this seems to be the norm….hello photo-journalism world. My photo story is actually the previous blogged story “family night out”. From every comp that I’ve entered, I’ve learned something from not wearing your heart on your sleeve to not submitting when the kids are screaming, but this “photo challenge”, taught me to read the categories better. I think as a mature age student photographer I probably should of entered “general” rather than “student”, but you know ‘Cali Sifonios” assignment really does shine, and deserves first place.