Chicago Photography Competition Results

The public vote has now closed! And the winner is…
Agnes with “Your faith in Christ helps me pursue; My progress depends upon you” (9 votes).
Coming in second, we have:
Gabriel with “Acts 7:49 – Heaven is My throne, and the earth is a footstool for My feet. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place of My rest.” (6 votes)
And third place goes to:
Charis with “2 Peter 1:19 – And we have the prophetic word made more firm, to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” (4 votes)
Thank you for voting. Here are your comments:
  • Very meaningful competition!
  • This training does change life, amen
  • Wonderful pictures!! I wish I could have picked them all!
  • Pursue with those…
  • Simply divine.
  • A breath of fresh air!
  • Because God made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.
  • It’s about eating the Lord in Chicago!
  • Thank You Lord, we can pursue You together with those who call on Your name!
  • Praise the Lord
  • Amen, my favourite verse! I like the picture too 🙂

Chicago Photography Competition

During our second day in Chicago, we held a photo competition! The rules were simple:

– Only one photo submitted
– Must have something “Chicago” related in it
– Must be posted with a caption
– Must be taken with a phone camera
– Videos must be converted into gifs already
– Deadline for submission is 8.40pm today!

Voting will be open to the public 🙂

Winner gets a froyo or bubble tea!

Japanese Garden Photography Competition Results

As the Japanese Garden Photography Competition did not have a prize associated with it, we asked a brother to decide the winners. He is a professional photographer and had a few comments for the photos. Here they are:
Starting with honourable mentions: The balancing one legged zen photo is an interesting one. It really captures the mediator in action, or lack of action :p.. maybe next time try the hovering in mid air while appearing to balance on one leg at the same time haha!
Third place… The letter box shot. Whoever took a letter box to the beautiful park and then jumped inside to take a photo, well that’s commitment to your photography. Nicely framed with the seriously blacked out vignette.
Second place goes to the fishing bird in the stream. Capturing the bird mid hunt while framing the shot with depth of field is impressive.
First place…. Drum roll…….
Goes to the silhouette of the fellowship! This one gets first place… Really to just encourage the students to fellowship! 🙂 But it is a good photo too.. the contrast of colour and lighting brings attention to the silhouette, which in itself is quite interesting. We have the straight lines of the man made building which is organisation vs the God created outline of man fellow-shipping which is very organic!
Congrats to Travis (first place), Lam (second place), Sarah (third place), and Leia (honourable mention), and thank you to all our other entrants!