Last year I entered the photo contest sponsored by the PSU International Programs office, and I submitted two photos from Italy that I really liked. I spent about a week scouring through my thousands of photos and asking all of my friends for advice. I didn’t even get an honorable mention.
This year, I spent about half an hour picking out photos from England I had on Picasa and choosing the ones with the most comments on them. I settled on two and turned them in, and the little gem you see above took first place in the Landscape category! I stopped by to pick up my certificate, and got a tote bag and a digital photo frame as well. Nice.