Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Meet amateur photographer Bri Martelli, whose photo got the most votes in the Patch Spring Fling Photo Contest.
The Patch Spring Fling Photo Contest kicked off this month to start the warm weather season right. Readers submitted more than 240 photos, the best were picked out of the bunch and then you, the readers, cast the votes to decide which Patch had the photo that best captured the spirit of springtime. It's only fitting that today, the first official day of spring, we announce the winner -- Bri Martelli of Norcross! There were more than 800 votes cast. Martelli swept the contest with 280 votes -- about 34 percent of the total votes cast. Martelli, who is married with three children, submitted two photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Rose, playing with tulips in their front yard in Historic Norcross. Even though Martelli isn't a professional …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Patch readers shared some wonderful photos that capture the essence of springtime. Now we need you to help us pick a winner!
Once you've watched the slideshow, click "Photostream" below to identify your favorite photo, and cast your ballot.
Voting closes at noon March 19.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Nancy Wilkinson is famous around Decatur for holiday decorations at her house.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
You can't miss Nancy Wilkinson's house in Decatur. It's one on Adair Street with a front yard full of plastic skeletons and a hulking pirate ship. Wilkinson loves decorating for all the holidays and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. The IT specialist at Coca-Cola won the first prize in the Spooky Patch Halloween Photo Contest for the photo she submitted of "Poker Pirates." Readers submitted 140 photos that Patch editors narrowed down to five finalists. Readers cast 251 votes, with 98 votes going for Wilkinson’s “Poker Pirates.” For her efforts, Wilkinson won everlasting glory on the internet and a $200 gift card from Patch, though she doesn't care about the fame or the money. She decorates because it's fun and satisfies an artistic …
Friday, October 28, 2011
If you missed the deadline to enter photos of your Halloween decorations, don't fret. You can still enter the Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge with Heidi Klum!
UPDATE- Gremlins stole our brains! And maybe we had a little too much witches' brew while trying to sort through so many great contest entries. But we goofed and included a few non-eligible photos in the finalists that we shared with you earlier. We promise to make it up to our spooky shutterbug friends, but we have to make things right and follow the contest rules. You'll see some new photos in the mix and we've hit the reset button on the voting. (Hey, this is still a lot less embarrassing than that hanging chad business from a few years ago.) Dear readers, ghouls and goblins, We are happy to report that we got 140 wonderful, spooky, creepy fun photos from you, the Halloween loving public! A team of editors burned the midnight oil to …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sorry folks! The submission period is over for this contest. But if you love to dress up your child for Halloween, you should enter our Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge with Heidi Klum!
UPDATE - The entry period for this contest has ended. Please return to Patch at noon Oct. 27 to vote for your favorite photo! Here at Patch, we love people who go all out with holiday decorations, especially when it’s a delightfully creepy holiday such as Halloween. So if you’re the sort of person who loves to decorate for fright night, we’re asking you to take part in our Spooky Patch Halloween Photo Contest. The person who submits the best ghoulish photos of Halloween decorations will get a $200 gift card. The winner will also be featured in an article on Patch and remembered forever in the Creepy People Hall of Fame. (OK, that doesn’t really exist, but the winner does get bragging rights.) Here are the basics — keep your submissions …