I spotted a calendar photo competition run by the Halifax Bank (Ireland). €10,000 first prize!!!! - Man you betta be good to win this!! Right?? I didn't get my hopes up but I said I'd have a go. The theme was... "Halifax - Always giving you extra" is their catch phrase I didn't have much time to enter, I thought about it, had a few ideas but no time to put them together. Just so I could enter I dug out this photo... Maybe not a competition winner but if you're not in you definately won't win that much we do know. In fact it's just a snapshot taken on our trip to Paris (Guess what the trip was about). As you can see I framed it and gave it the title "...a little extra sparkle". Having looked at the winners I get the feeling it's not exactly what they were looking for. All pro's take note. Am I suffering from sour grapes (bad loser). I don't think so since I don't care but as a discussion for photographers can you see any €10k winners there? I see blurry, out of focus, etc etc poor quality images (for their calendar). Click this link to see for yourself. Direct criticism on my shot also welcome. And from comparing to the competition 12 shots do you think it was at least a runner up by comparison?