This Friday marks the end of my first three weeks on the job. Let me tell you: it has been one of the most thrilling and terrifying three weeks of my life. I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old daughter. I actually think becoming a first time parent was less intimidating than stepping into the CEO job at ActiveRain. :)
ActiveRain is and has always been about our wonderful community of real estate professionals. I have gotten an opportunity to speak and communicate with many of you already.
I REALLY want to hear from more of you: what does ActiveRain mean to you?
At the urging of one of our illustrious members, I am announcing a competition, but no ordinary competition - a COLLAGE competition. "A collage?" you ask. Yes, a collage. You know, the art form that your kids brought back from school at some point. According to Wikipedia, a collage is any art or "assemblage" made of "different forms, thus creating a new whole." Collages can be made of newspaper clipping, photos, ribbons, "found objects" or almost anything attached to a canvas. Or, since it's 2011 you can do one the new fashion way (is that the opposite of old fashion?) and use an online collage making website.
Here are some links to some links to collections of collages and I have included some pictures below.
- Wikihow: How to create a collage
- Google Image Search to Children's Collages
- Google Image Search for Collages
- Links to Collage Artists
And here are a few sites that offer collage making software
The Collage Competition:
- Tell us what ActiveRain means to YOU in a collage
- Before May 31, 2011, take a picture of your collage or save a digital image. Post the image as a comment to this blog AND email email@example.com. No late entries will be accepted in the competition.
- No adult content! Keep the content of your collage within the ActiveRain Community Guidelines.
- The team at ActiveRain will select the top five collages and have the community vote on the winner.
- The prizes are as follows:
- 1st Place: 5,000 points
- 2nd Place: 3,000 points
- 3rd Place: 2,000 points
- 4th and 5th place: 1,000 points
- 100 points for every entry submitted (one per person/member)
- For the fifth anniversary of ActiveRain RainCamp and BBQ on June 20-22, we are going to print out and decorate the office with the collages sent in by the members.
Useful Tools: We will post more information here as we find it online, below are some useful photoediting sites:
This will be fun. I can' wait to see how creative our community is and I can't wait to understand what ActiveRain means to you!
Collages By Megapixel Eyes, Curt.dk, Mountain Bread, Mumblion, Angellea