What do Afsaneh Akmali, Jeffrey Borchert, Rob Watt, Brittany Smolders and Gerald Ford all have in common? They were all selected as featured photographers in Oilweek's 2011 Patch in Pictures contest, and had their photographic work featured in an issue of Oilweek last year.
Now, next question. What does Jamie Angus have in common with Don Gunn, Trevor Rubak, Peter Davis and Matthew Goffinet? Well, they too were also selected as feature photographers in Patch in Pictures 2011.
And question three? What sets Jamie apart from all those others I mentioned? Well, Jamie was the only photographer to be featured three separate times as a monthly Patch in Pictures winner, nailing the trifecta in May, November and December. And his November shot of lightning arcing over a Savanna rig drilling for Crescent Point near Dollard, Sask. earned Jamie bragging rights as Oilweek's inaugural Patch in Pictures contest winner - and a brand new iPad!
And the point of all this? Patch in Pictures, Season 2 is now underway, with another chance for photo bugs - amateur, semi-pro or pro - to get their work featured in the pages of Oilweek and earn a chance to win an iPad at the end of the year. Harlen Mackey of Viking and Gordon Shand of the Edmonton area have already caught the bug and been rewarded: their work was featured in the January and February editions, respectively, of Oilweek. Now we're looking for submissions for our March edition, and for every edition coming up this year.
For more information, and for a link to our submissions page, visit our Patch in Pictures page at Oilweek.com. Or if you want to skip all the rules and regs, you can jump straight to our submission page. Just remember, maximum file size is four megabytes, and the deadline for the March edition is coming up fast: Jan. 20 is when we've set the deadline, but we'll take submissions right up until Jan. 27.
So get snapping, and get your best efforts in to Patch in Pictures, Season 2!
-- Dale Lunan, Editor