WOW…after seeing a post for the Head On Portrait Prize 2011 24 hrs before entries closed, I decided to take a chance and lose $30 (entry fee), entered … then promptly kicked myself for being stupid enough to think I would even get a look in.
To my huge surprise, I received a phonecall to say my image had been selected as a finalist.
Of course I didn’t win, but I feel like I did, as I never even expected to get as far as I have. The image is slightly different to the one here, as I scanned the original negative and re-cropped, to enable it to be blown up to A1 or 2 size. I prefer the new one. :) I will upload it as soon as I can.