Thursday, April 17, 2008

There's A New Carnival In Town

If a picture is worth a thousand words, why can't words be worth a thousand pictures?

That's the premise behind Smile For The Camera ~ A Carnival of Images. Smile is a monthly showcase of articles that will feature the very best of your family photographs or those orphan photographs contained in your collection. The goal of this carnival is to provide a regular showcase of the best of those cherished photographs and articles based on word prompts.

This carnival consists of a listing, with editorial comments, of a range of recently-published articles about the people, places, and things important to your family history or of interest in your photographic collection. Smile For The Camera is published on the 15th day of each month.

1ST EDITION
Smile For The Camera ~ A Carnival of Images

The 1st Edition of Smile For The Camera takes its word prompts from May's Mothers' Day. Choose a photograph of an ancestor, relative or an orphan photograph that embodies Love of Mother or a Mother's Love.


Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!

The "I Smile For The Camera" bumper sticker is yours for posting on your blog. Right click and copy.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions for specific editions must arrive by 12:00pm PDT on the 10th of each month. Each carnival will be given word prompts to help you select the image(s) you wish to showcase.

Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!

HOW TO SUBMIT:

There are two options:

1. Send an email to the host, footnoteMaven. Include the title and permalink URL of the post you are submitting, and the name of your blog. Put 'Smile For The Camera' clearly in the title of your email!

2. Use the handy submission form provided by Blog Carnival, or select the "I Smile" Bumper Sticker in the upper right hand corner.

I hope to see you at the Carnival!

TheEnd

6 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous idea for a carnival, fM! And a perfect subject for the 1st edition. Looking forward to participating! :-)

April 17, 2008 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Thomas MacEntee said...

Great idea - I have placed this on the Genea-Bloggers Google Calendar.

http://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=YTJqZ2M5NmF0NHRmZ3QzaTN1N2lyZnFxYTAgODNkMzNjOHN2cm5kdm4ydm04Z3RmcG0xcmNAZw

April 17, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Nikki-ann said...

I need to get scanning, I already have a photo in mind :D Fantastic idea!

April 17, 2008 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'll be smiling for the camera - or at least my ancestors will.

What a wonderful idea for a carnival and so fitting that you came up with it!

Lisa
Small-leaved Shamrock
A light that shines again
100 Years in America

April 17, 2008 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

And with this a new carnival is born...

Congrats fM! Looking forward to the first edition!

April 17, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger G.Geder said...

fM,

I'm loving this idea!

Which Ancestor to choose?
Don't all shout out at once!

Peace,
"Guided by the Ancestors"

April 19, 2008 at 10:14 PM  

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