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"Face the Music" 40/40/40 Photo Contest, July 1-September 3, 2013

What was the 40/40/40 photo contest?
  • 40 National Music Museum (NMM) t-shirts were given away in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the NMM
  • Four, $40 prizes were awarded to the best photograph in each of four categories
  • The "Face the Music" photo contest was open to the public.
What were the photo contest categories?
  1. "Face the Music" Nationally at landmarks, events, historic sites, museums, restaurants, airports, and elsewhere around the country.

  2. "Face the Music" Internationally at landmarks, events, historic sites, museums, restaurants, airports, and elsewhere around the world.

  3. "Face the Music" Creatively and Artistically.

  4. "Face the Music" in a Photobomb. Sneaking into people's pictures or dropping into a photo shoot in an unexpected way.
How were the winners determined?

Entries were judged by:

  1. A panel of NMM photo contest judges (including members of the NMM staff and a non-staff individual).
  2. The popularity of the photos on the NMM's Facebook page.
  3. One winner in each of the four categories was selected.
  4. The decisions of the contest judges are final.

The Winners

Linn Davis entry
Noah Rini entry

National Category
"Kissing Vera Katz, Former Mayor of Portland"
Linn Davis, Milwaukie, Oregon


Creative/Artistic Category
"Statue of Liberty Wearing NMM T-Shirt"
Noah Rini, Central Valley, New York

Jonathan Bouquet entry

International Category
"Enjoying The Scottish Highlands"
Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet, Edinburgh, Scotland

Wren Elhai entry

Photobomb Category
"Unexpected Photo of a Picketer Being Booked at the Kremlin"
Wren Elhai, Dulles, Virginia

Honorable Mention

Mary Ellis entry
Cully Caveness entry
Sam Gold entry

National Category
"Headwaters of the Mississippi"
Mary Ellis, Laurens, Iowa


National Category
"Rocky Mountain National Park"
Cully Caveness, Denver, Colorado


National Category
"Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park"
Sam Gold, Del Mar, California

Wren Elhai entry
Afshin Khan entry

International Category
"Dancing in Front of Bolshoi Ballet"
Wren Elhai, Dulles, Virginia


International Category
"Posing with a Camel"
Afshin Khan, Karachi, Pakistan

Jonathan Bouquet entry
Jonathan Bouquet entry

Creative/Artistic Category
"Running Away with a Statue"
Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet, Edinburgh, Scotland


Creative/Artistic Category
"Pulling Up a Steeple in Bruges, Belgium"
Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet, Edinburgh, Scotland

Link to contest rules

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Most recent update:   September 12, 2013

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