What a year it has been so far. After being featured on the PFRE-site, I finally dared to enter a photo (see above) to the PFRE Photographer of the Month contest for the very first time and believe it or not I won. I am the first Belgian ever to win the contest.
For those that aren’t familiar with PFRE, this means Photography For Real Estate, the website receives on average between 50.000 and 60.000 visitors a month. It is probably the biggest PFRE-website that is around.
The theme of this past February contest was “living room or family room”. Definitely a theme were there is a lot of great competition, which was also visible after a couple of days in the entry period. In the end there were 35 entered photos by photographers from all over the world, from the U.S.A. to Australia to Belgium and so on … You can still see all of the entered photos in the Flickr-group.
The winner was chosen by a Distinguished PFRE Jury, a combination of past winners and experts in the field, who all voted on the photos in 2 rounds due to the high number of entries. The Jury awarded my photo (see above) a total of 45 points, 9 points more than the runner-up.
What did I get for winning?
- The honor of being recognized by my peers
- An entry on the PFRE Best-of-the-best page that contains your winning photo and a link to your web site.
- A PFRE post that features your business.
- A free 1 year PFRE real estate photographer directory listing
- An invitation to participate on the PFRE Jury.
And what did it do for me personaly?
It has motivated me to continue improving, learning and developing my skills and become the best photographer I can be. And maybe I can win this again somewhere in the future.