Saturday, July 11, 2009

Great blogs, fun competitions & super prizes

I have a long list of blogs, mostly relating to photography, that I like to browse through during the week - looking for ideas & inspiration, learning new techniques, finding new things to buy and generally enjoying the amazing talent and generosity of my fellow cyberspace friends.  This week has led me to a couple of great causes and a couple of great give-aways that I'd like to pass on. 

The Pioneer Woman is an awesome blog site created by a strong, independent and funny woman living life the way she wants to. She cooks, home schools, laughs, loves her friends & family, shoots lovely images and shares her knowledge about all things. This blog is extremely engaging and incredibly popular - some of her posts get thousands of comments.

Right now she has a contest going where you can win a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS4 or a brand new dslr camera + lens and it's all in support of The Fat Cyclist's Team Fatty support for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. These guys are working hard to fight cancer and find cures. Click the links, find out more and join in!

Another way to make a difference is to support the Star Shooter program whose mission is to provide kids with cameras as a tool for self-expression and to aid them in finding value in themeselves.  I love this cause! There's an awesome Photo Contest running until 1st August that anyone can join. It's a perfect way to support this worthy cause and maybe even win a prize! It gets better for those who want to jump in - head over to Amanda K's Blog, support Star Shooter by either entering the photo contest linked above or simply making a small donation. It's that easy!

Want to win something just because? Check out Jodi's MCP Actions Blog for a chance to win a very cool Tamron zoom lens.  All you have to do is pop a link to the contest on your own blog or Facebook account then leave a comment on the MCP Actions Blog - the winners will be announced Sunday (US time) so you'd better hurry!

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