Head On Portrait Prize 2011

Sleeping Beauties
Daily Telegraph
Thanks Natalie Angus for alerting me to the Article in the daily telegraph. :)

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.


  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 3 years ago

    Brilliant News. You have every reason to be proud. It’s a gret image. xx

  • Thanks heaps Lorraine. It was a real trial to try to find the negative, but glad I did. :)

    – Jazzyjane

  • Enter next year too. You really should.

    – Jazzyjane

  • natalie angus
    natalie angusover 3 years ago

    So happy for you, your image deserves all the praise and accolades it receives, it is wonderful.

    PS – no problems for letting you know about the article ;-)

  • Thanks heaps, Natalie. Just put something in next year too. :D

    – Jazzyjane

  • chasingsooz
    chasingsoozover 3 years ago

    Oh wow I have always loved this photo. Congratulations on your well deserved recognition. So proud of you :-)

  • Thanks so very much, Sooz. If I’d known how big the festival was, I wouldn’t have entered. lol
    I only realised it after I’d paid. Must say, I’m glad I did. It was great to be able to do the pic again from the Negative…so much better quality. You should enter next year too.

    – Jazzyjane

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 3 years ago

    That’s fantastic JJ….Well done….

  • Thanks John, still pinching myself. So glad I didn’t have time to think before I entered, otherwise I wouldn’t have. :D

    – Jazzyjane

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 3 years ago

    well done JJ:))

  • Thanks Ralph. It’s an old pic, but a goody. I didn’t realise how huge the whole Head On thing was til after I had entered. Wouldn’t have entered if I’d known, pleased I did though.

    – Jazzyjane