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2012 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest: And the Winners Are….

I’ve been working on personal stuff during the week, but I managed to get the judging done on Version 3 of the Oscar Fashion Photo Contest — which, judging by past performance, is about average.  Thanks to all who entered directly, or accepted group invitations for submission.  The number of entrants was up this year, with 58 from Second Life, and two from other worlds via Koinup.  Since I still don’t have enough to really declare a winner from other worlds, I’ll simply feature both of them at the end of the SL results.

As always, the quality of entries was very good, and judging was difficult.  The talent of composition and photography out there using the tools of Second Life is fantastic!  Everyone did an excellent job, and I hope those who didn’t make the cut this year will consider entering again next year.

Turn the page for the winners and my comments…

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2012 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest — Update 1

With about a week and a half gone out of the month before the RL Academy Awards are handed out, I have 18 entries on Flickr, and only three on Koinup.  And most of these were hand-invited.  If you know anyone who enjoys evening gowns and would be interested in entering my Oscar Fashion Photo Contest, please let them know about it.  Even better, if you write or publish a blog, please link back here to my announcement article, so that your readers can find the rules and consider entering.  Remember, there’s a slice of L$6,500 at stake, as well as the sheer fun and glory of matching your fashion chops against some of the fiercest fashionistas ever hatched in RL (grin).

Incidentally, vintage fashion is quite acceptable, and I’ll amend the rules to reflect this.  Keep in mind that Oscar is 84 years old this year.  People were walking the red carpet long before it became so important to fashion critics.  Witness this small retrospective of past Academy Awards ceremonies:

Remember, get your entries in!

Best of Second Life Announces BOSL Awards 2011 Nominations

Some late news: Best of Second Life magazine has announced their nominees for the 2011 BOSL Awards at their blog.  There’s a lot of great talent in the 21 categories, such as Bax Coen in Best Shoe Designer; Di Hoorenbeek in Best Poses; and Skip Staheli and Strawberry Singh, both up for Best Photographer.  Take a run through and see whose names you recognize.

Better, if you’re eligible to vote according to Number 7 of the FAQ at the end of their article, send your votes for each category you’re familiar with to, I believe, Frolic Mills on a notecard in world.  The winners will be announced in a live broadcast on April 23 on Metaverse TV.

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