I am thinking of sponsoring another contest and this below is the potential announcement. Comments welcome. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I was thinking today why it is that I like to shoot street photography and, as I ran through the short list of reasons why anything else bored me, I realized that other people must have their own thoughts and opinions about why they shoot what they do. So, here are the basic rules. Submit a short-medium length essay on why you shoot the subjects or niches that you do? - and also pledge to submit one of your own photos as an illustration to that essay Credit will be given for insight and understanding. Short snarky replies such as 'I shoot portraits because people pay me' will get exactly the credit they deserve. If you have not yet decided on a specific niche or do not yet have a niche, tell me something about why you do what you do. This is not necessarily for advanced photographers or beginners, it is the level of thought and understanding that will count. There is a stipulation: this contest won't be held unless at least ten people publicly pledge to enter by adding their name to this thread. All essays will be posted along with the image sent. If we start contest will run until Dec 1. The prize will probably be a book or something available on all continents. I am happy for co-sponsors to raise their homely but generous hands to contribute. I will be the sole judge - well, just because.