The Giveaway Winners (Finally)

It’s been a little over a year since I shared this post about the 2017 Corolla Wild Horse Fund Calendar contest.

This was my third time participating in the contest, and as I had done in the past, I offered a little giveaway for my readers. I asked them to select which of the three photos I submitted they thought might have a chance to be chosen for the calendar.

To refresh your memory, here are the three pictures I submitted.  Photo # 1:

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Photo # 2:

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And Photo # 3:


Last week, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund announced on Facebook that the calendars were back from the publisher and available for purchase at the museum in Corolla or by mail order. Motor Man and I just happened to be in the area last week, so we stopped at the museum. Since the winners hadn’t yet been announced, I stood at the gift shop counter and nervously opened one of the calendars. And had quite a surprise.

Not just one of my photos was in the calendar, but TWO.


Back at home, Sundae wonders what all the fuss is about…

So, I’ve had Motor Man randomly select two readers’ names, one from those who thought Picture # 1 had a chance, and another who chose Picture # 2. (Drum roll, please…...)

“Wishing Welsh”, who chose Picture # 1, was the name drawn as winner of one calendar. (Note: My nephew, Connor, also chose this picture, but I didn’t include his name in the drawing, because he’s a teenager, and I wasn’t sure he’d want a horse calendar.)

And “Lady Lisa Bear” is the winner of the other calendar because she chose Picture # 2. (Note: Marshall and my friend, Doris, also thought this was a winning photo. I didn’t include their names in the drawing, though, because they regularly receive calendars as gifts from me anyway.)

I am so honored to have my photos included in the Corolla calendar for the third consecutive year. And, as part of my acceptance “speech”, I must give credit to my driver, Motor Man: the most patient man I know. And at no time do I try his patience more than on our Corolla trips.  I’m constantly asking him to “stop here”, “pull up a few feet”, “can we turn around and go back for that picture?”, etc.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest.  The deadline for entries for the 2018 calendar is October 30, so I am in the process of deciding which photos I’ll submit. And, once I make my decision, I’ll have another contest for you to enter.

~These Days Of Mine~

19 responses to “The Giveaway Winners (Finally)

  1. Congratulations! ! That is incredibly wonderful good news! Not only to have been chosen three years in a row, but to have TWO chosen, a beautiful compliment to your ability and love of these beauties! ! Job done well and we thank you for sharing!

  2. Congratulations! Your photos are amazing and deserve to be winners! 🙂

  3. Congratulations – again! All three of those photos were winners if you ask me………..and no doubt you’ll have photos in the 2018 calendar as well – you capture those beauties better than most photographers I think because you’re seeing them not just with your eyes and camera – but with your heart.


  4. Congratulations! They should use all of your photos. 🙂

  5. Congratulations!!!!!! And I agree with Jill! Your comment about Sundae and her sitting there cracks me up!

  6. Yay! 2 photos in the calendar. They should just have you do the next one as all you photos are worthy.

  7. How exciting and well deserved, Dianna!
    Love the pictures 😊

  8. Congratulations Dianna! What a remarkable tribute to your photographic talent. The selected winning photos are amazingly beautiful and there is no doubt why they published two!

  9. Double congratulations !!
    All three are calendar-worthy ..
    Thanks for my copy !

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Congratulations my friend! You so deserve it. Looking forward to the 2018 selections!

  11. How wonderful! Of course, I think EVERY photo you take of ‘your’ horses is the best!!

  12. I’m so grateful and filled with joy that I get to receive this wonderful calendar. It is so timely, too, and a special comfort to me. My beloved grandmother “Mimi” just passed the night before last – she absolutely adored horses – and I will be thinking of her and hold her close to my heart as I enjoy this wonderful gift. Thank you so much!!!

  13. AMAZING – Congratulations! So glad that your talented photography is recognized doubly. Just so pleased for you.

  14. Congratulations, Dianna! And to the winners! Be sure MM gets a calendar for all his hard work and patience. 😀

  15. Congratulations! Lovely horse photos!

  16. Many congratulations! You really do capture the spirit of your beloved Wild Horses in your photos. Beautiful.

  17. Congratulations Dianna! You truly deserve this award. As a recipient of one of your beautiful calendars I can vouch for your photographic skills. You are one talented lady, well done!

  18. Wow! Congratulations on having two chosen this year. I’m honored to have the opportunity to enjoy your photos and the others that were selected this coming year.

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